Negative or divided defence report from the official opponents

1 The author ensures that copies of the dissertation are available at least four weeks before the oral defence (see the Ministerial Order, section 16).
2 The Faculty announces the time and place of the defence (see the Ministerial Order, section 17 (3)). It also ensures that an audio recording is made of the defence.
3 The opponents deliver a unanimous or divided report on whether they consider the defence to have been satisfactory or not (see the Ministerial Order, section 21 (2), items 2–3).
4 The report is submitted to the Select Committee under the Academic Council.
5 The author is consulted (see the Danish Public Administration Act, section 19).
6 The Academic Council votes on the basis of the defence report (see the Ministerial Order, section 21).
If a majority of the members vote that, due to extraordinary circumstances, a decision should not be taken on the sole basis of the defence report and that further information should be sought, this information is supplied in written form. The author and the opponents are notified and given the option to comment on material provided by other parties before a decision is taken on the matter (see the Ministerial Order, section 21 (3)).
7 The author is notified of the Academic Council’s decision (and, where appropriate, the consultation and appeal guidelines).