You have to determine your co-examiner/s, in agreement with your supervisor, no later than three years following the date of provisional admission. The Doctoral Committee of the Department (“Doktoratsausschuss”) approves a co-examiner based on an application from the doctoral supervisor. During the procedure further experts can be nominated and reviewed by the Doctoral Committee.
The following co-examiners do not need approval from the Doctoral Committee:
- Full professors at ETH Zurich
- Associate and assistant professors of ETH Zurich
- SNF sponsered professors
--> Please send an e-mail to the MTEC doctoral administration (cc to your supervisor) with name and further details (if he/she is not from D-MTEC).
All other examiners and co-examiners require approval from the Doctoral Committee:
- Titular professors
- PDs (Privatdozenten)
- Other internal ETH Zurich scientific personnel
- All external examiners and co-examiners.
--> The supervisor hands in the proposals for co-examiners, with the cv and publication list of the external co-examiners, to the doctoral administration of the department, who then submits them to the “Doktoratsausschuss”. After approval, the Academic Services is informed.
Evaluation of the thesis and doctoral examination
Co-examiners co-evaluate the written doctoral thesis and participate in the oral doctoral examination.