How does the doctoral examination work?

The doctoral examination consists of a dissertation defense based on the evaluation report provided in advance. Each member of the Doctoral Committee produces a report on the dissertation and submits this to the Office of the Dean of Research at the latest 15 working days before the examination date. The candidate is then provided with the reports (including grades) at the latest 10 working days before the examination.
The defense starts with a presentation lasting around 15 minutes followed by a discussion, which can cover the wider subject area to which the dissertation belongs.