Permission for defence and publishing

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Did your doctoral dissertation receive approving statements from the preliminary examiners? Congratulations! Under this theme, you will find instructions aimed at doctoral candidates who have been granted the permission to proceed to public examination. Instructions on the public examination and the grading of dissertations, as well as graduation are available under separate themes.