Thesis support

What is electronic posting?
Posting means that the doctoral student publishes a summary of the thesis (abstract) together with information about the public defence of the thesis. Posting is mandatory prior to the public defence of the thesis. Electronic posting means that the posting information – the abstract as well as the time and place of the public defence – is published on the University’s website. At the same time, you are required to submit 10 copies of the printed thesis to Postal Services at Carolina Rediviva.


When do I do the posting?
Postings must be done no later than three weeks before the day of the public defence. Since posting must be done during the period from 16 August to 14 June, anyone defending a thesis earlier than 5 September must post it before 14 June during the preceding spring semester.


When is the information about the thesis and the public defence published in the University thesis database?
Information about the thesis and the public defence is published on the University thesis database DiVA as soon as the doctoral student has posted his/her thesis.


Can I proofread information in the notification of submission of a doctoral thesis (“spikbladet”)?
Yes, you will have the opportunity to proofread the notification.


What is required for posting?
To post, the doctoral student must have received approval of the thesis from the relevant faculty and have booked a date for the public defence. Information about the thesis and public defence must also be registered in DiVA. Ten printed copies of the thesis also must be submitted when posting.


Do I have to post information both electronically and manually at the University Main Building?
The Vice-Chancellor has ruled that only electronic posting is mandatory. Traditional posting in the University Main Building is now completely optional. (If you want to post a notification or a thesis in the University Main Building, bring a posting receipt with you and show it to the caretaker in the building to receive assistance.)


Where should I do the posting?
You do the posting in the Postal Services office in Carolina Rediviva. Please go to the south side of Carolina, the side facing Uppsala Castle, and call on the entry phone. The caretaker’s office is open for thesis matters from 8:30 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00 every weekday during the academic year except for holidays and working days between a holiday and a weekend. If you have additional questions, please contact Postal Services: +46 (0)18-471 39 28.


Where can I apply for a shortened posting time?
If you have special reasons, you can apply for a posting time shorter than three weeks (normally very restrictive on this). The application, which must be approved by your supervisor and the external reviewer, should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty and sent to the Office of the Faculty.


What should I do if I’m unable to do the posting myself and deliver the books at Carolina Rediviva?
If you are unable to do the posting yourself for whatever reason, you are welcome to send a representative with proxy authorisation to do the posting and deliver the books.


What is a posting receipt?
When copies of the printed thesis are delivered to the University Library, a posting receipt will be printed and signed by the student. This confirms delivery of the theses and posting by the doctoral student. The student receives a copy of the posting receipt.