External assignment of theses

External assignment of theses

A brief résumé and recommendation for external theses assignments and developing solutions.

Legal framework

Student working on an external thesis assignment should be fully aware of the laws and obligations that arise from the law as well as inform the potential employer.

  1. Thesis (e.g. bachelor's, master's) is a school work (§ 60 of the Copyright law). School is obliged to publish the thesis after its defense (regardless of the outcome). In exceptional cases (must be justified), the publishing can be delayed, no more than three years (§ 47b of the Higher Education Act).
  2. Author (and the holder of rights for the thesis) is a student, who can decide how their will be used (§ 60 of the Copyright law).
  3. School can use the thesis for non-profit purposes even without the author's permission (in teaching activities, for it's own account), but never for any form of economic benefit, not even indirectly (§ 35 of the Copyright law).
  4. In addition to § 35 of the Copyright law, school has the right to have licence granted (including commercial use) under the usual conditions (§ 60 of the Copyright law) regardless of the holder of rights (author, employer).
  5. BUT (respectively faculty) has the right to request a refund of the costs incurred to create a thesis from the earnings achieved by the author in connection with it's use or granting a license (§ 60 of the Copyright law). Earnings can be in the form of any economic benefit (remuneration, wage, salary or income).

Student´s external assignment

  1. Thesis assignment must be sufficiently technical, develop the student's abilities and solve relevant technical or social problems.
  2. Student needs to find their thesis supervisor, that will guarantee the expertise of a thesis assignment.
  3. Supervisor guarantees that the qualification thesis is sufficiently beneficial for the academic community or society and the use of public resources spent on its solution can be justified by its general contribution.
  4. Otherwise, or with greater use of public resources (IP/BUT infrastructure, etc.) for its own earnings (student, third parties, etc.), the faculty may claim reimbursement of costs (see Legal Framework, point 5).
  5. Student must be familiarized with the legal framework, inform their potential employer and consult these conditions with their supervisor.
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