Intellectual Property Dissertations

For both electronic and multimodal theses/dissertations, students may wish to include supplementary files as part of their final submission (see Final Thesis/Dissertation Submission).

[ Top ] A thesis or dissertation should be written in English, but approval may be given to a written request from a student for a thesis or dissertation to be written in French or in the language of any Aboriginal/First Nations people in North America, subject to confirmation from the director of the graduate program concerned that relevant supervision and sufficient support for the completion of such written work can be provided.

In cases where one or more chapters of the thesis or dissertation have been previously published in a journal or book to which the author has assigned copyright, permission to include the chapter(s) in the thesis or dissertation must be obtained from the copyright holder(s).

Please see the section on Copyright for more details.

A multimodal thesis/dissertation is a work in which the key component is a performance or piece of art.

For multimodal theses/dissertations, part of the work can be produced in traditional written form, but key elements of the work depend on direct experience by the exam committee with, for example, displayed artworks or theatrical productions.

However, a student may work in or submit work in an unsupported format as part of the oral exam as long as the work is readily accessible by the exam committee and the student submits a written component.

Where there has been collaboration with others in the collection or preparation of data, materials, or documentation included in the thesis or dissertation, then appropriate acknowledgment must be made in the thesis or dissertation.

If a thesis or dissertation – or any part thereof – has been published prior to submission of the thesis/dissertation, then the candidate must disclose this fact in a signed written statement, and the supervisor must approve in writing the inclusion of such work in the thesis or dissertation.

Theses and dissertations produced by VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava staff and students are kept in the library's Circulation Department (either on open shelves in the study room or in the library store) and may not be borrowed.

Records for all theses and dissertations available in the reading room are on the separate library's online catalogue: DSpace at the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava.

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