Doctoral dissertations

Doctoral dissertations

The higher doctoral degree is Denmark’s highest academic degree and is awarded based on a dissertation which is defended at an oral defence. The doctoral degree is awarded as the university’s acknowledgement of the author’s considerable scientific insight and maturity, and that the dissertation has contributed substantially to the advancement of science. 

Health may award higher doctoral degrees in medicine and odontology. 

Doctoral dissertations are considered in accordance with the rules set out in Ministerial Order no. 750 on doctoral dissertations of 14 August 1996. Receipt of dissertations and other consideration of the assessment process is carried out by HE PhD Administration. 

The dean – or a person authorised by the dean – has the political and academic responsibility for the assessment process. Decisions on recommendation for the defence and the awarding of higher doctoral degree are made by the academic council.

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