Hunan’s Universities Handle Dissertation Defenses Online
Hunan educational authority announced on March 18 that, some universities adopt online defense or preliminary defense of thesis amid the epidemic, including Central South University, Hunan University, Hunan Normal University, Changsha University of Science and Technology, and Central South University of Forestry and Technology. It is in a bid to ensure that the postgraduate students can complete their study and apply for their master’s or doctoral degrees.
According to the Central South University of Forestry and Technology, all pre-defense of dissertations and degree application which should be done before school opening are handled online. The first doctoral dissertation defense was held via video call on February 10.
Central South University recently announced that all procedures of postgraduate and doctoral dissertation defense, including pre-review, checking, expert review, and oral defense, will be handled online. All paper materials can be submitted after reopening of the school.
Hunan University held its first online postgraduate student thesis defense on March 7. Jia Yanfang from its College of Foreign Languages was the first doctoral candidate who passed dissertation defense online. Teng Jingjing, a MBA student from Business School, completed her postgraduate thesis defense via video call.
Hunan Normal University announced that postgraduate students can complete pre-defenses of theses via video calls, and thesis review can be handled online. Pre-defenses of all postgraduate theses will be completed by the end of this month.