Preliminary Defence/ Colloquium
Since academic year 2014/2015 Definition of the colloquium and the ‘small’ defence – From the Dean’s Decree N1/14 of 10th September, 2014, regarding the further duties of doctoral students of the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Economics, Prague.
Colloquium (= preliminary defence)
Information and instructions
- Colloquium is a scientific debate over already in progress version of the doctoral dissertation. Ph.D. student is defending his/her doctoral dissertation, procedures and results of his/her scientific activities.
- The date when Colloquium is held is usually laid down by the relevant Department.
- The student prepares for the Colloquium according to the instructions of the Supervisor. At the Colloquium in third year, ¾ of the PHD dissertation should be completed. For the small defence, the whole thesis should be completed.
- Colloquium is ensured by the relevant Department (in collaboration with the Supervisor) and the Department also informs all its members and doctoral students about the action (Colloquium is open to the public and the attendance is explicitly recommended to Ph.D. students).
- The teachers or professionals in the field which were addressed by the Supervisor (or by the Head of the respective Department) express their opinion on the Ph.D. thesis (in written or electronic form) and hand in their comments and questions to the Ph.D. student at least a week in advance (the deadline for suggestions may be individually adjusted by the Department).
- The output of the Colloquium is a protocol. The responsibility for the execution of the protocol lies with the Supervisor, who immediately after the Colloquium is finished, hands in the signed protocol to the Ing. Adriana Válová, Ph.D. (RB 347) and forwards the copy of the protocol (e.g.via e-mail) to the Ph.D. student.
- Ph.D. student hands in the thesis (in the form required by the Department) to the Department 4-5 weeks before the Colloquium is held, and at the same time he/she sends it in electronic form to Ing. Válová, Ph.D. to the following e-mail address: email@example.com together with detailed information concerning the colloquium, so that the thesis could be placed in the Web application accessible for all who have a user’s account in the integrated study information system (InSIS).
- If necessary, the Supervisor agrees in advance with Ing. Válová, Ph.D. to ensure the translation of the Preliminiary defence (only for students of the English study programme)
- The Student must have completed a DISSERTATION THESIS ASSIGNMENT (in the InSIS system) before the PD/Colloquium is held (the approved and signed thesis assignment must be placed in the documentation of the PhD student at the secretary of the PhD study). After the Preliminary defense is held, the disseratation thesis assignment can no longer be edited.
(1) A small defence is a defence of the first version of the dissertation thesis in front of a team of the department, where the student is scientifically working or where he or she belongs from the point of view of the topic of the dissertation thesis. In case of doubt the Dean will determine the relevant department.
(2) The student presents his or her work to the head of the department, who organizes a small defence without any unnecessary delay. The aim of the small defence is to evaluate whether the dissertation thesis meets the requirements imposed by the law on these papers, including checking the originality of the submitted thesis. For this purpose, the head of the department may request the assessment of the thesis by other experts.
(3) From a small defence, a record is made, indicating whether the thesis is recommended for defence, or for redrafting and re-submitting to another small defence. The record is handed over by the head of the department to the Dean immediately. The protocol of the results of checking the originality of the submitted thesis is annexed to the record.
Enrollment into a Higher Year of Study
(1) A student has the right to enroll to the second year of study, when he or she has passed at least two of the prescribed examinations in the previous academic year of study, and has completed further study obligations as set out in the individual curriculum.
(2) A student has the right to enroll to the third year of study, when he or she has passed all the prescribed examinations, and has completed further study obligations set out in the individual curriculum.
(3) A student has the right to enroll to the fourth year of study, when he or she has successfully passed a state doctoral examination, and has completed further study obligations set out in the individual curriculum.
(4) A student has the right to enroll to the fifth year of study, when he or she has successfully passed a small defence, and the thesis was recommended for defence, and he or she has completed further study obligations stipulated by the individual curriculum.
(5) The maximum duration of studies is five years. The time of study does not involve the period during which the student would otherwise have taken her maternity leave, on condition that she does not interrupt the studies at that time.
(6) A student is enrolled in the higher year of study on the day on which the Dean gives his or her consent on the basis of the Report on the course of study.
(7) A student who does not meet the conditions for enrolling in a higher year of study may request the Dean for conditional enrollment if he or she does so immediately after he or she finds out that he or she does not qualify for a higher year of study. The request for conditional enrollment must be substantiated.
(8) The enrollment into the higher year of study is recorded in the VSE information system.