Final Countdown 2017

Part I  - 9 January 2017 / Osmo Järvi auditorium, Medisiina

  • 15:15 Docent Eriika Savontaus: When is it ready? / Have I copied from somebody else? No panic; Turnitin helps
  • 15:45 Chief Academic Officer Outi Irjala: Accepting the postgraduate studies in the Faculty / Preliminary review and the permission to defend the doctoral dissertation
  • 16:15 Professor Pirjo Nuutila, Director of UTUGS: The Big Day - Practical arrangements and the Short Survival Guide for the defence
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Part II - 30 January / Osmo Järvi auditorium, Medisiina

  • 15:15 Mikko Pennanen, UTU Library: Printing permission granted - what´s next? Publishing and printing the dissertation
  • 15:45 Taru Suhonen, UTU Communications: How to handle the media? Announcement of the public defence and the press release
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Part III: Participation in a public defence and a report 

Participate in a public defence of a thesis and write a report about it:

In the report, please answer the following questions:

  • Briefly describe:
    • opponent
    • custodian (kustos)
    • lectio precursoria
    • karonkka
    • karonkka after-party
    • additional opponent
    • ceremonial conferment of doctoral degree
  • What was the defence you participated in? (name of the defendant, title of the thesis, name of the opponent, subject, language)
  • How does the defence proceed; which parts it includes?
  • How would  you rate the lectio precursoria? Was it informative, too simple or too difficult for general public, entertaining, something else? 
  • How was the opponent? Kind and easy, very strict, not well prepared, etc?
  • How would you rate the academic discussion?
  • Was it possible to follow if you did not know much about the topic?
  • No-one usually asks questions after the defence, but what would you have asked?
  • What you would have done differently if it had been your defence?

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