1. 8 to 6 weeks in advance The supervisor proposes an opponent and one external committee member as well as a planned time for the defense to the ämnesansvarig. The seminar time should have been discussed with the MISU administrator responsible for scheduling. Ämnesansvarig appoints an internal reviewer at MISU, who performs a preliminary assessment of the thesis and gives a recommendation of whether it meets the criteria for a licentiate thesis. It is practical if the internal reviewer also can serve as the internal committee member at the licentiate seminar.
  2. Information about the template and layout of the thesis can be found at Medarbetarwebben/Visuell Identitet (Swedish).
  3. 4 weeks before the seminar
    i) The internal reviewer gives a recommendation to ämnesansvarig.
    ii) Ämnesansvarig takes a formal decision on the seminar time and the committee members and
    opponent. The supervisor normally chairs at the seminar.
    iii) The candidate distributes the thesis to the committee.
  4. 3 weeks before the seminar
    i) The committee gives a recommendation to ämnesansvarig on whether the thesis holds sufficient quality to be publicly defended.
    ii) The licentiate seminar is announced by the department; the announcement provides information on how an electronic version of the thesis can be obtained.
    iii) The candidate publishes the summary/abstract of the thesis in DiVA and distributes the thesis to relevant institutions in Sweden.
    iv) The candidate starts the printing process.
  5. 3 weeks before the seminar Contact Eprint in Stockholm for printing the thesis. They offer a test-print service and would need at least 10 working days to print the thesis. The delivery might take 2 extra days. The SU-contact person at e-print can be found here.

Some general remarks of responsibility in relation with Licentiate seminars.

The supervisor:

  • proposes an opponent and one external committee member.
  • in consultation with the MISU administrator responsible for scheduling, finds a suitable seminar time.
  • puts the opponent and external committee member in contact with relevant MISU administrator if they need assistance with travel booking.
  • chairs the seminar (as a general rule).
  • takes part in the grading discussion directly after the seminar.

Ämnesansvarig:

  • appoints the internal reviewer, the committee members, and the opponent.
  • receives the recommendations from the internal reviewer, the committee members and the opponent.

Internal committee member:

  • is the examinator.
  • chairs the grading discussion directly after the seminar; the committee members, the opponent, and the supervisor should be present.
  • makes sure that the grade is documented in a written protocol, singed by the internal committee member and the supervisor.

The candidate:

  • distributes a preliminary thesis to the internal reviewer in time.
  • distributes the thesis to the committee members, and opponent/discussion leader in time.
  • takes care of the printing of the thesis.
  • publishes in DiVA.

More information:

SU library: Questions about printing

General information about dissertations

Offical Licentiate info (353 Kb) at MISU