BORIS Theses and Dissertations

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All dissertations submitted at the University of Bern are included in the library catalog. Additionally, we will make the full text of your dissertation available in Open Access via Swisscovery and BORIS Theses if this is legally possible.


BORIS Thesis is a repository created so that the university's PhD candidates can publish and archive their dissertations in open access. This offers our PhDs a path to publish their theses fast and free of charge while at the same time fulfilling their obligation to publish and deliver statutory copies to their deaneries. A prerequisite is, of course, that this option is covered by the PhD regulation of the relevant deanery/faculty.


If you have questions or would like to upload a dissertation, make sure to contact our team. You can reach us at

  • Your dissertation will be able to be seen in full free of charge all over the world.
  • Your dissertation can be found via international library catalogs and using the dissertation portal DART Europe.
  • Long-term archiving is guaranteed due to the collaboration with the Swiss National Library

Make sure to chekc with your advisor(s) and your deanery, whether a publication on the University Library Bern servers or repository is considered to be an additional form of publication or if it replaces the requirement to submit statutory copies or the publication with a publishing house. The individual faculties deal with this in different ways. You will find details in the relevant PhD regulations.


Should you wish to publish your dissertation on BORIS Theses; or you are looking for a way to publish parts of your thesis, or you want to archive it, please read the following documents carefully. If you have any questions, contact us directly: