The great day comes and with it the end of several years of efforts and intensive research.
We explain you how the thesis committee has to be and how the process of the public thesis defence is.
Legislation and regulation applicable to the procedure The defence of the doctoral thesis is a public event which is announced in advance.
In order to be considered valid the three members of the thesis committee have to be present.
In case you want to apply for the international mention you have to take into account some specific requirements to be able to apply for the European mention of the Doctorate degree.
At least one of the members of the thesis committee has to be part of a higher education institution or research centre of a member state of the European Union different from Spain taking into account the applicable regulation established in the additional provisions of this regulation.
Not every doctor can be a member of the thesis committee.
It consists of three full members (one president, one secretary and one chair) and three substitutes, all with a doctoral degree and with proven research experience.
Then the members of thesis committee will ask questions or say general considerations about the thesis and the doctoral student will have to answer (individually to each member of the court or when they all have spoken, according to the President of the thesis committee).
Doctors are invited to participate in the public event by asking questions at the moment and in the way indicated by the president of the thesis committee.