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Public defence of doctoral thesis and licentiate thesis seminar logistics

Here you will find the procedure for arranging the logistics and celebratory parts of the defence of your doctoral thesis or your licentiate thesis seminar.

The formal process for applying for a public defence of doctoral thesis you will find here. 

The formal process for applying for a licentiate seminar you will find here.

Logistics and celebration procedures

  1. Booking of lecture hall for the defence or seminar
    1. Campus Valhallavägen
      Please contact the KTH central room booking at
    2. Campus Kista (Electrum)
      To book a lecture hall and Faculty Lounge for the celebration please contact Service Center at  

2. Travel arrangement for opponent and committee members or special reviewers

Service Center will contact them to arrange their travel details (travel and accommodation). This is usually done when the formal decision has been made.

3. Planning for KTH celebrations of your public defence or seminar

Service Center will arrange a flower bouquet, gift and diploma. If a celebration is wanted Service Center also arranges catering. Service Center will contact the doctoral student and the main supervisor regarding this after the decision has been made.

4. What happens after the defence or seminar?

After the defence or seminar, KTH will reimburse potential costs concerning travels (not food) that the host has agreed to cover. The honorarium that the guest is entitled to, will also be arranged for by KTH.


Please contact  if you have any questions.