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Publishing a thesis through the web

When your thesis has been approved and evaluated by the Faculty Council, upload your thesis to Lauda, the University of Lapland's institutional repository.

Read more about Lauda.

For further information, please contact the head of study affairs of your faculty.

Contact persons in the library:
Sinikka Tuohino, phone p. 040 185 7834

Convert your thesis (PDF/A)

Convert your thesis to PDF/A, which is suitable for archives and long-term preservation, before uploading it to Lauda. You can convert your work for example using Adobe Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Word. Below are instructions for both programs. 

Microsoft Word

  1. Open your thesis on Word, select File
  2. Select Save as Adobe PDF

Word menu

3. Select Options

Options button

4. Select option Create PDF/A-1a:2005 compliant file). Click OK. Save PDF and upload to Lauda.

PDF options

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

  1. Open your thesis on Adobe acrobat Pro. Select File - Save as Other - Archivable PDF (PDF/A)

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC menu

2. Name your File: lastname_firstname, e.g. "Candidate_Clark" using only standard letter and numbers: 1-9, a-z, A-Z, _, -
3. Save PFD

Submit your thesis in Lauda

  1. Select collection "Master's Thesis" (open access, university recommends), or "Thesis (restricted access)".
  2. Log in with your Haka credentials (your ulapland username and password)


3. Click  "Submit a new item to this collection"

Lauda, master's thesis

Upload your thesis to Lauda

  • Upload your archiveable thesis (Archievable PDF/A) to Lauda

Lauda, Item submission, upload

Describe your thesis in Lauda

Fill in all the necessary information. Fields that are marked with an asterisk are required.

  • Check all information and correct errors if necessary
  • Submit item
  • Sign out from the top right

Lauda, Item submission

The thesis you submitted is now under review in the library. You will receive an email notification when your thesis is accepted to Lauda or if there is any problems processing it. Your thesis will appear in Lauda when accepted. The content of Lauda is also visible in LUC-Finna. 

More help

More help with URN address, Creative Commons License ja Access level

URN address

  • URN id is a permanent and unique identification. This is a required field
  • Click "Hae URN-tunnus" (Retrieve URN id), and the URN id is retrieved automatically

creative commons lisenssi

Access level and Restrictions

When you submit your thesis, you also allow your thesis to be read, browsed and printed without compensation. Options for access level are open network (openAccess) or restricted collection only on premises of the university library.

  • The most common access level is openAccess.

Access level: openAccess

  • Fill in restriction only if you want that availability of your thesis is restricted to the university library

Access level: restrictedAccess, Restrictions: Available only on the premises of  University Library

Thesis abstract form

A thesis submitted to the University of Lapland must include an abstract. For the sake of consistency, write it in the following format. 

Content of the abstract form:
1. Title of the work
2. Author(s)
3. Degree programme / teaching programme [TA1] / subject
4. Type of work (thesis, laudatur work[TA2] , licentiate thesis, written work)
5. Number of pages and appendices
6. Year - term and year when the work was submitted to the university (autumn/spring)
7. Abstract
   - a short, clear account of the content of your thesis (max. 250 words)
   - contains all the conclusions and new information
   - presents the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of the work
   - organized as the thesis that it depicts
   - does not exceed one A4-sized page, organized into paragraphs (SFS 3855)
   - further instructions provided by the faculties
8. Keywords
   - the author lists 3–6 keywords (e.g. the topics and themes, research methods, conclusions, results, and the related context or discipline)

Theses at the University of Lapland

LUC-Finna contains information on all the printed and e-theses.

The theses are in print format up to 2011. As of 2014, all the approved theses are as full texts.