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The doctoral examination itself consists of several parts:


  • Short introduction of a PhD student, motivation to study, and scientific intention
  • Research of professional literature: Students are required to prepare a state-of-the-art review paper describing the existing level of scientific development in the studied area (the format of at least: 2xA4 and ten relevant sources)
  • Presentation: Students are required to prepare a presentation for the processed research, including their own view of the studied problem (10-12min)
  • Professional discussion on the review paper, own publication activities, preparation for a conference, the current state of own research, methods, procedures, etc.


Further instructions 

  • All doctoral students are required to demonstrate knowledge of the academic, scientific, and professional terminology
  • All doctoral students will bring three printed copies of the review paper to the exam 
  • All doctoral students are responsible for the factual and linguistic correctness of the text

Recommended structure and organization of an academic review paper

  1. Title
  2. Author
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords
  5. Introduction
  6. Literature review (min 10 significant authors, citations)
  7. Methodology and results (or expected results in your research)
  8. Discussion
  9. Conclusion
  10. References


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