Negative but not unanimous recommendation

(Two negative and one positive)

1 The assessment committee provides a written report describing the grounds for their decision to recommend the dissertation for acceptance for defence or for rejection.
If there is a difference of opinion in the committee about the recommendation, the members report individually or in groups. The report must be suitably objective and provide a sufficient basis for a decision (see the Ministerial Order, section 10).
2 A Select Committee under the Academic Council ensures that the assessment committee’s recommendation meets all of the formal requirements.
3 If the report or, in case of division, one of the reports recommends rejection, the author is notified that, within a period of three weeks, written objections to the report may be submitted or the dissertation may be withdrawn from further consideration (see the Ministerial Order, section 11 (2)).
3a The author withdraws the dissertation (see the Ministerial Order, section 11 (3)).
3b If the author submits comments

The Academic Council votes on the assessment committee’s recommendation (see the Ministerial Order, section 13). In order to clarify any doubts about the recommendation, members of the assessment committee who are not also members of the collegiate body concerned may be summoned to consider the recommendation with at least two weeks’ notice (see the Ministerial Order, section 12).

If the decision is taken to not follow the assessment committee’s recommendation, the matter is treated by an extended assessment committee (see the Ministerial Order, section 13).