Let the examiner or the related Director of Studies sign your filled-in form it and leave it to your student counselor. The student first presents his/her Master's Thesis.
The opposition should take 20-30 minutes and as an opponent you review the solutions of the thesis and must also suggest alternative solutions. Your focus should primarily be on the general impression of the thesis rather than on details.
To register you have to leave a transcript from Ladok to the examiner.
If you qualify your examiner will register you in the Master´s Thesis system.
This lunch serves to let the candidate meet the opponent in an informal, low-pressure setting, rather than at or just before the defence.
(The Chair of the defence was there, though, to enforce a rule that we not talk about the thesis.) This contrasts with the North American system, in which the external examiner is discouraged, or even disallowed, from making any contact with candidate or supervisor before the defence.There were several points where I think I interpreted the results and what they meant for the big picture a bit differently than the candidate did.This makes the defence more interesting, and it also aids the committee’s assessment of the way the work challenges or changes our understanding of the thesis topic.About two months before the defence, I received the candidate’s thesis.That seems like a long time, but I needed to work harder on this than on a typical North American defence, so I was grateful for the time. Although I didn’t participate in this part, about three weeks before the defence, the candidate had a “nailing” ceremony – in which the Abstract of the thesis was (literally) nailed to a plank in a department common room.I’ll describe my experience, and share some thoughts about its advantages and disadvantages compared to the North American convention.The process I was invited to be the opponent about five months before the defence.Please notice that there are other regulations for ERASMUS-students. You can find the departments student office in the B-building close to Caf Java, D-corridor, entrance 27.Opening hours: Closed for summer holidays 20/6 - 13/8 2019. Here’s how it went: That was the defence, but it wasn’t the end of the day.There was another lunch for candidate, opponent, and committee; and then in the evening, a very big party including dinner, toasts and toastmasters, speeches, songs, gifts from supervisor to candidate and candidate to supervisor, and dancing that lasted longer into the wee hours than I did.