Public Defence

Public defence process

LTH has decided on a new dissertation process from 6 November 2020.

Step 1 - Well in advance before registration of the public defence

Doctoral student:

  1. Book a date for public defence on LTH website
  2. Contact on of Lund University's internal printing houses to schedule an appointment for printing


  1. Contact opponent and members of the examination committee
  2. Book premises for the public defence

Step 2 - At the latest 12 weeks before the public defence


Register the public defence on LTH:s website and send a signed copy to: 

LTH Kansli
Public defence
Internal mailing (HS) code 55

Step 3 - At least 8 weeks before the public defence


Distribute the dissertation for preliminary review to the grading committee and the opponent.

Step 4 - No later than 6 weeks before the dissertation


Clearly mark a preview in the dissertation system.

Step 5 - In good time before "spikningsdagen"

Doctoral student:

Submit the material for printing.

Step 6 - No later than 3 weeks and 3 working days before the dissertation (Spikningsdagen)

Doctoral student: 

  1. Submit 4 copies of the dissertation (in its final form both in terms of content and execution) incl. "spikblad" and popular science summary to the University library.
  2. Electronic "spikning" in LUCRIS (login: STIL / LUCAT ID). Do not forget to enter the popular science summary which is mandatory at LTH.
  3. Submit 1 copy of the dissertation (in its final form both in terms of content and execution) with "spikblad" and a receipt from the University library to LTH's reception at Studiecentrum.

Step 7 - When the dissertation is completed


Distribute the dissertation.


Step 9 - After the public defence

Doctoral student:

Apply for a diploma when all results have been submitted


As soon as possible, send the grading committee's minutes in original to:

LTH's Kansli 
Hämtställe 55.

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