240 EUI theses in open access
There are more than 2,400 EUI theses (PhD and LLM). Out of these, 247 is currently available online (PDF) on Cadmus, the EUI research repository.
Open Access Theses
240 theses are Open Access and freely available online to all.
Consult the pages on how to make your thesis available online if you are interested in online publication.
The Library has an ongoing project of digitising ‘old’ EUI theses. To make those digitised available online, the EUI needs the permission from the author. To get an idea of the Open Access results of the Library theses-scanning project, please go to EUI digitised theses
If you are interested in transforming your thesis from print to an online publication, please consult the pages on how to make your thesis available online .
Theses with embargo
According to Art. 14 of the EUI Convention and section 9.13 of the Academic Rules and Regulations an EUI thesis must be published.
As of September this year, the EUI introduced therefore this rule concerning theses: any thesis defended since that date must be published (on paper or electronically) within four years. Failing that, the EUI acquires the right to make the entire thesis available on Cadmus. Until August 2014 only theses authorised for the immediate open access publication could be made available in Cadmus. Since September, Cadmus also stores files that are embargoed until four years after a specific defence date. To see recent EUI theses available on Cadmus, try the link to all recent EUI theses. The files that are embargoed for the above-mentioned four-year-period are restricted until the lift date (eg. 9 October 2018); this is described in the record metadata (as in the image 1 and 2 below).
Image 1: Simple view of Cadmus record
Image 2: Full view of Cadmus record