First doctoral theses defended via videoconference at the UGR

The UGR logoOn 30 March 2020, the first doctoral thesis defences were held publicly via remote media at the University of Granada. The two sessions, which took place via videoconference using an application provided by the UGR’s Network and IT Services Centre (CSIRC), were attended by dozens of members of the university community. The sessions were conducted in line with current regulations, including all of the academic and administrative requirements that a doctoral thesis defence entails at the UGR.

This online modality was made possible thanks to the Resolution of 26 March 2020 establishing the necessary organisational measures and instructions for the procedures to submit and defend doctoral theses during the health emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

The theses were defended by doctoral candidates Luis Monasterio Guillot (‘Alteration and carbonation of calcium and magnesium silicates: implications on capture, storage and use of CO2’), from the Doctoral Programme in Earth Sciences, and Francisco Javier Leyva Jiménez (‘Aplicación de Tecnologías avanzadas de extracción y encapsulación para la obtención de ingredientes funcionales a partir de Lippia citriodora’), from the Doctoral Programme in Chemistry.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday 31 March, Saúl Abenhamar Navarro Marchal, from the Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine, defended his thesis titled ‘Development and Evaluation of Smart Polymeric and Lipidic Nanoparticles for Theranosis of Breast and Pancreatic Cancer’.

The entire university community is welcome to attend thesis defences held online via the UGR SALVE System for Centralised Videoconference Services:

UGR SALVE System 

Resolution of 26 March 2020 by the Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning establishing the necessary organisational measures and instructions for the procedures to submit and defend doctoral theses

Link to press release in Spanish