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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

Required: 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.

Required: 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.
No other form needs to be submitted.

Evaluation of the thesis and doctoral examination

Co-examiners co-evaluate the written doctoral thesis and participate in the oral doctoral examination.

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