Three step quide for organising the public examination of a dissertation

1. The coffee or sparkling wine service for the audience takes place after the public examination of the dissertation.

2. The post-doctoral party is a graduation party organised by the doctoral candidate in the evening to thank the opponent, custos and other people who influenced the work. In addition to members of the academic community, the invitees may include family and friends. The party includes a food service, drinks, speeches, and possibly even a programme.

3. The custom of a post-post doctoral party has become more widespread in recent years. In addition to the people present at the post-doctoral party, the people at this “after-party” include other friends, acquaintances and relatives of the doctoral candidate,gathered around conversation, a small evening snack and music.

See University's instructions for doctoral dissertation