No, it is also possible to send us the required documents by post. When all is complete, we will issue the acknowledgement of receipt and send it directly to the examinations office.
Another possibility is that a third person submits all the required documents for you. An authorization is not necessary.
The imprimatur (permission to print), meaning the authorization to publish a dissertation after the defense, is issued by the department. The original of this paper has to be submitted to the Dissertations Department.
If necessary, please contact the appropriate examinations office.
One part of the URL which you found is probably
The sequence of numbers which follows after ”FUDISS_thesis” is the ID number of the document you are looking for. This number (the zeros before this number can be left out) has to be prefixed by the leader
- and you will have the URL of the dissertation you are looking for.
Standards for dissertations published in a publishing house where the print run is not 150 copies at a time but which offers a “print on demand” service, meaning (additional) copies will not be produced until the company receives an order:
we don’t need a written confirmation about the print run. Still, we request that you provide us with an electronic version of your dissertation which will not be made available online until after five years. This guarantees long-term archiving on our server which is certified by the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI).