Announcement of the public defence of a doctoral dissertation

The information on the doctoral dissertation and the public defence is used by the University Communications of the University of Turku for sharing information about the public defence. The information on the doctoral candidate is used for the authority record created at the University of Turku Library and included in the Asteri database maintained by the National Library. Privacy policy

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Doctoral dissertation

Date and weekday of the public defence *
(e.g. 28.5.2014 at 12.05)
Public defence is held... *
I would like training/instructions from it-support for organising the dissertation defence event
(date, that is suitable for you eg. 5.5.2021)
Time of the public defence *
Place and lecture hall of the public defence *
(e.g. University of Turku, Publicum, Pub3)
Your name *
(e.g. First name Last name)
Your degree *
(e.g. MSc)
Name of the dissertation *
Link to your publication, if it already is in UTUPub-repository
Language of the public defence *
Name(s), degree and institution of the Opponent *
(e.g. Professor First name Last name, Harvard University / Harvardin yliopisto, USA. Write the organisation’s name in English and Finnish)
Name, degree and institution of the Custos *
Discipline (i.e. major subject of the doctoral degree) *
(in English and Finnish)
Doctoral Programme *
Summary of the dissertation’s contents in popularised language in English or Finnish *

Answer the following questions in your text:

  • What are the key findings of your dissertation research?
  • What are the key findings of your dissertation research?
  • What is the impact of your research on the surrounding world?

Tips for writing the text:

  • Please write the text so that it is easy to understand, use standard language, and try to avoid scientific terminology.
  • Write clear sentences and short paragraphs.
  • Imagine you are writing to a friend who is not familiar with the topic.
  • If you use the abstract of your dissertation as the base, please note that it is not suitable as such but needs to be popularised to make the content understandable to those unfamiliar with the topic as well.
(max. 2000 characters)

Doctoral candidate

(For the authority record compiled by the University Library; will not be published elsewhere)

Year of birth *
Place of birth *
The latest Higher education degree (year) and name of university/institution *
(e.g. MSc, 2008, University of Turku)
Current place of employment and position *
ORCID identifier (if available):
More information about the ORCID identifier
Twitter handle that the University can tag on tweets:

Doctoral Candidate’s contact information

Home address (not published in the press release) *
Telephone *
Email *