The remote format will allow older persons who are members of dissertation examination boards to be protected.
Candidate of Sciences and doctoral theses can be defended remotely during the spread of the novel coronavirus under certain conditions approved by the Government by its resolution.
Thus, members of the dissertation councils (exam boards) do not need to be physically present at the session if they have “an audiovisual contact“ with other participants. However, the share of remotely participating members of the examining board should not exceed 2/3 of the total board.
Under the remote regime, a person’s degree may be conferred after an open vote.
The remote format of holding sessions will make it possible not to suspend the work of the state system of academic attestation during the period of restrictive measures and at the same time to protect older people who are on the exam boards.