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Publishing your dissertation is a requirement at RWTH Aachen University. The number of copies you need to submit will depend upon the doctoral degree regulations and the form of publication. You can publish your dissertation online or in printed form, both of which can also be published by a publishing house. Once your dissertation has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt, which you will need to hand in at the Office for Doctoral Studies.

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Please consult your faculty or institute for guidelines and regulations concerning the format, content, organization and style of your dissertation or post-doctoral (habilitation) thesis. The same applies for the cover and overall presentation of your dissertation. The Library accepts dissertations in a variety of binding styles provided that the dissertation is securely bound, i.e. not spiral or coil bound.


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