Positive but not unanimous recommendation

(Two positive and one negative)

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. At the same time, the chair submits a list of the order of the opponents (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 and recommends a chair of the defence ceremony to the Academic Council.
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that, within a period of three weeks, written objections to the report may be submitted or the dissertation may be withdrawn from further consideration (see the Ministerial Order, section 11 (2)).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 If the author does not submit comments
The Academic Council receives the assessment committee’s recommendation for consultation and approval (see the Ministerial Order, section 13). The Academic Council approves the order of the opponents and the chair of the defence ceremony if the dissertation is accepted for defence.
If questions arise about the approval, the case is heard at the next meeting of the Academic Council.
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).