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THESIS SUBMISSION FOR REVISION

Thesis submission

PhD candidates enrolled at the 32nd cycle who successfully completed their last year course and applied to be admitted to the final exam, must submit their PhD Thesis by 31/10/2019 at 2 p.m. (local time).

How to submit your PhD Thesis:

  • Log on the site 'PhD Thesis Review' using their name.surname@unibo.it user and password;
  • Update your personal contact details (email, telephone number)
  • Enter the final dissertation title
  • Upload the pdf version of the PhD thesis. Please, upload a unique pdf file including:
    • The final version of the PhD Thesis, already checked by the supervisor. The thesis can be drawn up in Italian or English. Please, note that the prior authorization of the Academic Board is required to drawn up the thesis in languages other than Italian and English.
    • abstract of the thesis drawn up in Italian or English;
    • document reporting on the academic activities carried out during the doctoral path and the list of publications to be drawn up in Italian or English.
  • Submit your thesis, making this available to the external evaluators appointed by the Academic Board. Please, note that after the submission is completed, the title may no longer be modified. 

Failing to upload the PhD thesis on ‘PhD Thesis Review' by the above deadlines will result in the exclusion from the PhD course.

Revision by two external evaluators

PhD thesis shall be assessed by at least two “external evaluators”, appointed by the Academic Board from among experts holding a position in Institutions that do not contribute in the awarding of the degree. They cannot be members of the Examination Board for the awarding of the PhD degree.

Notably, external evaluators can be appointed from among:

  1. Academics and researches, including those working on a temporary basis, which hold a position in Institutions other than the University of Bologna. External evaluators cannot be appointed from among academics and researches holding a position in Italian of foreign Institutions actively collaborating at the implementation of the PhD Progamme on the basis of specific agreements.
  2. high-qualified international experts in the specific scientific field of the PhD thesis, holding a position in public or private research institutions not playing a role in the implementation of the PhD Programme. Qualification of these experts must be attested by the Academic Board.

The external evaluators express a written, analytical opinion on the thesis and propose the admission to the thesis defence. They can also propose the deferral of the final defence for a period not exceeding six months.

By 17/12/2019 the analytical opinion expressed by the external evaluators will be available on PhD Thesis Review.

Following the positive opinion of the external evaluators, by 18/02/2020 at 2 p.m. (local time) PhD candidates authorized to take the final exam must upload the final version the thesis in the Unibo repository (see dedicated webpage).

Otherwise, PhD candidates that will receive a negative opinion from the external evaluators, must resubmit the amended version of the thesis by 15/06/2020 at 2 p.m. (local time) and their final defence will be postponed by 6 months (see below).

Re-submission of the thesis for Ph.D. candidates (ONLY FOR CANDIDATES that received a NEGATIVE EVALUATION from the first round of thesis revision)

By 17/06/2020 at 2 p.m. (local time), PhD candidates, whose the final defence has been deferred must:

  • Log on the site 'PhD Thesis Review' using their name.surname@unibo.it user and password;
    • Upload a revised copy of the PhD thesis, including integrations/amendments requested by the external evaluators.  Please, enclose also the abstract of the thesis drawn up in Italian or English and a document reporting on the academic activities carried out during the doctoral path and the list of publications. The latter must be drawn up in Italian or English; the use of a language other than Italian or English, must be approved by the Academic Board.

Failing to perform this task by the 17/06/2020 at 2 p.m. (local time) will result in the exclusion from the PhD programme.

The external evaluators express a new written, analytical opinion on the PhD thesis, in light of the  integrations/amendments included. At this stage, the PhD thesis is admitted to the public defence in any case.

By 01/08/2020 the analytical opinion expressed by the external evaluators will be available on PhD Thesis Review.