Once the date and venue for the public defence of the thesis has been set, the department submits proposals for a faculty opponent, a chair and an examining committee to the LUSEM faculty office (Charlina Lunvald), at least five weeks before the event. Before that, the proposal (including a motivation) is to be reviewed by a collegial body at the department, and then by the Department Board.
The decision to appoint a faculty opponent, chair and the examining committee has been delegated to the dean of LUSEM.
The main supervisor is usually appointed to chair the public defence of the thesis. The examining committee is to consist of five or three members who must at least be qualified as associate professors.
- If the committee consists of five members, at most two of them may work in the department where the public defence is taking place. Of the remaining three members, at most two of them may be from other LUSEM departments. At least one of the members must be employed outside Lund University.
- If the committee consists of three members, no more than one may work at the department where the public defence of the thesis is taking place. Of the remaining members, no more than one may be from another LUSEM department. At least one of the members must be employed outside Lund University.
The main supervisor is responsible for contact with the faculty opponent and the examining committee.