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interdisciplinary doctoral study program

By the start of the summer semester in the 2nd year of study (the middle of February) a doctoral student hands in an application for approval of the topic and title of a doctoral thesis.

In accordance with the programme of doctoral study of Biosciences a student must present the topic of the doctoral dissertation. With the successful presentation of the topic, the student obtains 5 ECTS, which count towards the quota of credit points that he/she must obtain for advancement to the third year of study.

By the time of submission of the application for approval of the topic and title of doctoral dissertation, a doctoral student must have attended the presentation of at least three topics of doctoral dissertations of other doctorands. At the time of submission of his application, she or he shall attach evidence (form) by which she or he proves participation in the presentations of topics. Presentation dates will be announced on an ongoing basis. Presentations will take place live or online. After the online presentation, the chairman of the commission confirms by confirmation email that the student participated in the presentation. The student prepares a short report on each presentation he / she has listened to and attaches it to the confirmation e-mail of the chairman of the commission or add it the form if the presentation was live.

Dates of presentations of the topics of the doctoral dissertations of individual students are published in the table below:


Scientific area

Title of doctoral dissertation
Date and location of the presentation
 Jakob Aljaž     biology

 Patterns of vegetation diversity in karstic depressions (dolines) in the Illyrian floristic province

president of the commission: assist. prof. dr. Martina Bačič (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 Wednesday, August 30, 2023, lecture room B3, Dep. of Biology, Večna pot 111, Ljubljana