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Posting a doctoral or licentiate thesis

According to a decision by the KTH president, doctoral thesis and licentiate thesis should be handled according to the same routines and be made available (posted) in both printed and electronic form, at least three weeks prior to the doctoral defence or licentiate seminar.

The tree for posted thesis at the KTH Main Library
The tree for posted thesis at the KTH Main Library

The posting must be done no later than three weeks prior to the public defence/seminar.

The electronic posting is carried out in the KTH publication database DiVA. Posting your thesis includes registering information about the thesis and the defence of the theses, as well as uploading your thesis in full-text (pdf). It will then be made freely available. Only material protected by secrecy is exempted from this. If you have written a compilation thesis the summary should be uploaded in fulltext as a PDF.

Posting in printed form means that you deliver one printed copy of your thesis to the library. You may also, if you choose to do so, hang a copy of the printed thesis in the "thesis tree" in the library hall. In that case, please remember to take it down after your defence. Theses that has not been taken down in due time will be discarded.

To facilitate the posting process it is important that everything is done in a certain order. Please go to the web page Posting step by step  to understand the posting procedure in DiVA.

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