Dissertation approved :)

by Lilia Efimova on 2 April 2009

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).

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1 ismael 2 April 2009 at 16:08

one step closer!!!

2 cathy 2 April 2009 at 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 :)

3 thedullfig 2 April 2009 at 17:12

That is fabulous news. Congratulations!

4 Jan 2 April 2009 at 18:17

Well deserved! :-)

5 Elmine 2 April 2009 at 18:27

Hurray! Congratuliations! W00t! Gratuliere! Gefeliciteerd!

6 Cornelius 2 April 2009 at 19:04

Once more, congrats :-)

7 Anjo 3 April 2009 at 12:57

Congratulations! And, I liked reading it as well :-)

8 Torill 3 April 2009 at 13:03

YAY! Congratulations!

9 Sylvie 3 April 2009 at 14:34

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

10 Wilfred Rubens 4 April 2009 at 13:58

What a milestone! Good luck with your defense

11 Riccardo 5 April 2009 at 22:07


12 Olga Karlyukova 8 April 2009 at 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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