Dissertation defence at FyFa

FyFa follows the general rules for dissertation defence at Karolinska Institutet.

General information about thesis defence

Time to defend your thesis (link to internwebben) 

FyFa timeframe for public defence application

Send your completed public defence application to the Head of Department at FyFa at least one week before the last submission date of the application to the Dissertation Committee at KI. Prior to this, your application and attached documents need to be reviewed and signed by the applicable Director of Doctoral Studies at the department.

Transcript of public defence

The completed and signed transcription of your public defence should be handed to the FyFa educational administrator for doctoral studies, who sends it to the Dissertation Committee together with a LADOK extract (UT90).

Educational administrator

Sofia Pettersson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 872 29
E-mail: fyskursexp@fyfa.ki.se
Visiting address: Course service desk
von Eulers väg 4a, floor 3. 
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 09:30-11:00, and 13:30-14.30. Fri 09:30-12:00 (closed for summer and winter holidays)

Opponent's fee and reimbursement

After the dissertation defence, your opponent is entitled to receive an opponent's fee of SEK 10 000 (minus taxes). Opponents are also reimbursed for expenses they have had in connection to the dissertation defence.

Ask your opponent for the following information:

  • Full name
  • Birth data
  • Address
  • A photo copy of his/her passport detail page
  • Bank account number (for foreign bank accounts, please include the IBAN and SWIFT numbers)
  • Tax registration number (TIN) in his/her country of origin (foreign opponents only)
  • Receipts in original (flight tickets, taxi ...)

Submit the information to FyFa HR administrator Sofia Schilken: 

HR officer

Sofia Schilken

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 868 78
Organizational unit: Administration
E-mail: sofia.schilken@ki.se

Announcement of your thesis defence

Your thesis defence will be announced in the KI calendar when the electronic version of your thesis has been uploaded to the KI Open Archive database

Communications officer

Ida Rutström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 852 55
Organizational unit: Communications and Public Relations Office
E-mail: ida.rutstrom@ki.se