The thesis process

Information for degree supervisors on the doctoral thesis examination process at Hanken

Information on the Submission of Doctoral Theses:

The Doctoral Thesis Examination Process
Rules of procedure for studies and examination (1.8.2021)
14 § Review of doctoral thesis / Doctoral thesis examination
The Research Council, at the request of the doctoral student and on the proposal of the degree supervisor as chair of the doctoral student’s thesis committee, nominates at least two pre-examiners to give their assessment on the scientific value of the manuscript.
The Research Council, on the proposal of the degree supervisor, appoints one or more opponents as well as a public examination chair (custos). The public examination chair should be a full-time professor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor emeritus at Hanken. Co-authorship is not an obstacle to acting as custos.
The pre-examiners and the opponent should hold a doctoral degree or be appointed professor. A person who has acted as thesis supervisor for the doctoral thesis or is employed by Hanken cannot be appointed pre-examiner or opponent. 7 (13) The doctoral thesis is assessed as either “pass” or “fail”.
  • Instructions for composite theses
  • Information about current fee for pre-examiners and opponents can be obtained from the department secretary
  • General information for external reviewers and opponents here:
    Instructions for reviewers and opponents

    Instructions for reviewers and opponents

    (in addition to the assessment form sent by the registrar to all reviewers and opponents).

Links to the most important forms for you as a degree supervisor in the thesis process:

(Please note that you are called 'administrator' in the forms)