PhD defense: highly protocolised ceremony

the Pedel takes on a prominent role during the PhD-defense ceremony

A PhD defense in the Netherlands is a highly protocolised ceremony (plechtigheid). No clapping, only pictures at some moments, scripted words, weirds dresses, unwritten do’s and dont’s… it can be quite confusing. Want to know more?Have a look at the webpage of the universty of Leiden.


Date of defense

A date has been set: February 5th 2013, 13:45! All that remains is printing the book itself, inviting everybody, and find a nice place to have festive dinner afterwards.