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Dissertation approved :)

Actually I don’t have any official papers yet, but I know that a feedback from all members of the PhD committee is in place and positive. So – I can prepare the dissertation for printing and myself for the PhD defense 🙂

Other things you might want to know:

  • PhD defense will be at 16:15 on 22 June 2009 in Utrecht University and it’s open
  • I’m trying to release the dissertation under Creative Commons licence; it will be available online, most likely in May

It feels funny that I’ve got all the congratulations on Twitter last night, while only a few of my colleagues know so far and I haven’t told my mom yet. I wrote on Twitter that I was dancing around when I’ve heard the news, but actually I cried while my heart was dancing inside. I’m still not sure what’s more in it – being happy or being relieved (if you have someone around finishing their PhD go and hug them).

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • ismael April 2, 2009, 16:08

    one step closer!!!

  • cathy April 2, 2009, 16:53

    Congratulations! I am of course green with envy, but it also gives me hope that I may finish as well. I’ll be looking forward to reading the thesis online 🙂

  • thedullfig April 2, 2009, 17:12

    That is fabulous news. Congratulations!

  • Jan April 2, 2009, 18:17

    Well deserved! 🙂

  • Elmine April 2, 2009, 18:27

    Hurray! Congratuliations! W00t! Gratuliere! Gefeliciteerd!

  • Cornelius April 2, 2009, 19:04

    Once more, congrats 🙂

  • Anjo April 3, 2009, 12:57

    Congratulations! And, I liked reading it as well 🙂

  • Torill April 3, 2009, 13:03

    YAY! Congratulations!

  • Sylvie April 3, 2009, 14:34

    Congratulations! The hard part is done, now you can relax a bit while getting ready for your defense.

  • Wilfred Rubens April 4, 2009, 13:58

    What a milestone! Good luck with your defense

  • Riccardo April 5, 2009, 22:07


  • Olga Karlyukova April 8, 2009, 09:48

    hello there!!
    remember similar triangles? 🙂
    that’s funny i’m at the ame stage of life at the moment
    had my pre-defense on monday (6th of April), the feedback is rather positive though there are some amendments to do
    moreover, i got married!
    that was actually a big secret, we got married just with two of us, so don’t be surprised that you were not invited for a wedding
    my husband is that man i told you about when we met in Moscow last time. it turned out that a) he’s not shorter than me and b) that he’s perfect )) so i got married…
    after all, my PhD research says that CoPs are influencing motivation more than anything else, so you were right ))
    I’d love to get in touch again… sorry, i currently do not use any on-line communicators as there’s much strain on finalising PhD – you know that – … but if you had a second to mail me???

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