Uploading a thesis to the Theseus Open Repository
Start the uploading process of your thesis once it has been completed and your supervisor has approved
it. A thesis may be uploaded to the database only once and cannot be edited once it has been uploaded.
Therefore it is important that you upload the final, approved version of your thesis.
- Convert your thesis to a PDF file (see separate instructions). Name the file
using the format of “Surname_Forename”, for example “Student_Steve.pdf”. The characters allowed are
1-9, a-z, A-Z, _, - and space.
- Click on the ‘Save thesis’ button on the submissions.theseus.fi page
- Select the rights you would like to grant to the readers of your thesis:
Enter you e-mail address and click on ‘Continue’. The system will provide you
with a URN link, which will be the permanent address of your thesis on the Internet. In addition you
will be given a link which you should follow to continue saving your thesis. You will also receive
the URN identifier and the link for saving the thesis via email. Continue saving the thesis by
clicking the link on the page.
Fill in all the required information in the thesis publication form and upload
the PDF file into Theseus.
You will receive confirmation by email that your thesis has been transferred to
the Theseus open repository. Your work will be visible online once the library personnel of your
university of applied sciences have checked the information related to your thesis
- “All rights reserved” means that you will retain the rights to your
work in accordance with normal copyright legislation.
- You also have the opportunity to share
some of your copyrights with the users of your thesis by
adopting a Creative Commons licence. With a Creative Commons
licence, you can inform other users of what they are allowed to
do with your work. You can, for example, allow them to copy,
share, display or present your thesis or modified versions of it
and to obligate them to reference your name as the original
author. You can select a Creative Commons licence when you own
all rights to your thesis or you have permission from the owners
of parallel copyrights to use the licence. Read more about
Theses published in Theseus are freely available for browsing on the Internet and can also be found with
a Google search, for example. We recommend that you remove any personal contact information, such as
addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers, from the published thesis.
Before commencing the uploading of your thesis in Theseus, please read the
If you encounter any problems uploading your work, or if you for some reason want to cancel your
uploading, please contact the library of your university of applied sciences.