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Thesis defences and licentiate seminars

11 February 2022

Scenario LOW is valid for study period 3, 2022

The prerequisites for study period 3 (P3) are that KTH applies KTH's scenario “LOW” for education, which means that the campus is open. The students who have not been able to participate in the on-campus examination during the exam period for P2 should be referred to the re-examination period in Easter.

KTH's action plan for education for study period 3, 2022

After 9 February

Scenario "LOW" still applies after restrictions have been lifted. Re-furnishing on campus will take place. Teaching and examination where students' learning and the opportunity to achieve intended learning objectives, which benefit from being implemented in the digital environment, continue to be implemented digitally. Apart from this, teaching and examination are to be carried out on campus.

Comprehensive guidelines due to COVID-19

Public defences of doctoral thesis and licentiate seminars are open to the public and are subject to Government restrictions such as public gatherings*.

Digital thesis defences and licentiate seminars are encouraged partly for quality reasons (due to the opportunities for broader international participation in the grading committee and as an opponent) and partly for sustainability reasons (reduced travel).

All thesis defences and licentiate seminars on campus shall be made available to spectators digitally.

*Information about public gatherings and public can be found in English on Current rules and recommendations (