After a few futile attempts, feel free to say that you don’t know the answer. It is perfectly acceptable to think for a couple of seconds, or ask if you are on the right track. A good defense means that you can provide strong logical arguments as well as empirical support o defend your position or conclusion.
The jury shall decide on the basis of the thesis submitted and the way the candidate has defended it.
A reasoned report on the thesis and its defence shall then be adopted within no more than three months after the defence.
The four members should not all be nationals of the same state or be currently employed in the same state.
The thesis cannot be sent to the Examining Board members before the final confirmation by the Executive Committee.
Researchers shall not contact potential jury members directly.
The Board is normally made up of two internal and two external members.
The new doctor should indicate to the administrative assistant in which language(s) s/he defended and in which language(s) the diploma and the certificates should be issued.
The Academic Service will prepare the documents after having received this information.
The doctoral dissertation should be a work of independent research.
It should reveal the ability to formulate a problem or research question, gather, analyse and interpret source material, demonstrate knowledge of the literature relating to the subject, describe the methods and procedures used, report the results, and display the researcher’s ability to discuss fully and coherently the meaning of the outcome of his/her research.