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Guidelines for trial lecture at the Department of Chemistry

Here you can find the guidelines for the trial lecture / seminar over a given topic.


The trial lecuture is normally held after the thesis has been approved for public defence. The topic will be published to the candidate 10 working days (two weeks) ahead of the lecture date.

The trial lecture is 45 minutes and will be evaluated by a committee of three members of the department permanent scientific staff, where the committee chair is the internal member of the PhD defense committee. The lecture has no course code, but will be evaluated passed or failed.

Please see the guidelines for detalied information about the trial lecture.

The UiB regulations for the trial lecture: Section 14.1 Trial lecture