Dos and Don'ts when publishing your thesis on websites outside the Technion
As a student, your thesis is one of the most important essays you will ever write. True, it was indeed written by you, you signed it and therefore you own its copyright. But unlike other essays, the thesis was written while you were a student at the Technion and therefore the copyright belongs to the Technion as well.
It is recommended to save this blog post for after your studies – these are the technical requirements for those who wish to publish their thesis on external websites:
The Technion’s policy is to enable access to theses for Technion users only. In accordance with Technion’s academic regulations the provision of access to a thesis for non-Technion users is subject to obtaining a written agreement from the thesis advisor. Accordingly, prior to uploading a thesis to external websites, the advisor’s approval must be obtained in writing.
If such an approval is obtained, the thesis may be uploaded to external websites but without the cover page, without the Technion’s logo, and without any mention of the Technion’s name in the deposited copy.
- The indication of the supervisors is permitted but not their affiliation to their academic units or to the Technion.
- The sentence that indicates the thesis is in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an academic degree should be omitted.
- The sentence that indicates the thesis was submitted to the Senate of the Technion should be omitted.
- Sentences that indicate in what capacity (academic units) the work was done should be omitted.
- Sentences that indicate any financial help that was received from the Technion should be omitted.
Examples of the above requirements can be found on the page:
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