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Banning theses

Ban your thesis from being publicly accessible

Subject to § 86 Abs. 2 Universitätsgesetz 2002 the author of a thesis may ban their work from being accessible to the public for a period of a maximum of five years. The thesis will be hold in a secured closed stack at the library. The ban has to be granted if important legal or economic interests of the author are at risk.


A ban may be requested at the Dean's office using an application form signed by the supervising tutor.


A valid ban however doesn't exclude the thesis from being entered into the library catalogue where it will be marked as not available. It is the author’s responsibility to block or allow the upload of the electronic version. Therefore please consider the options for the entry of final papers in UNIGRAZonline.


Forms available at the Dean's offices


Information desk
Universitätsplatz 3a 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 3118

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