Press release about a dissertation
The Communications and External Relations at the University of Lapland will e-mail the doctoral candidate well before the public examination to discuss communication about the dissertation. The candidate should write a draft to be further edited into a press release. The draft should be delivered to the Communications and External Relations no later than two weeks prior to the public examination.
Language versions and their distribution should also be agreed on well in advance.
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A lectio praecursoria is a short presentation or an introductory lecture given by the doctoral candidate about the background and most interesting points of the research. A good lectio praecursoria is understandable also to those who have not familiarised themselves with the dissertation earlier.
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The faculty council grants the doctoral candidate permission to defend the dissertation. The council also appoints both the opponent and the custos. The public examination is arranged no earlier than four weeks after permission to defend the dissertation has been granted so that there is enough time for preparations. When the permission has been granted, the administrative secretary of the faculty sends a letter to the doctoral candidate to provide further advice about the arrangements. The faculty covers the travel and accommodation costs of the opponent while helping with other practicalities. The administrative secretary also contacts the custos and the opponent about to make necessary arrangements.
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