Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Guide for publishing Licentiate and Master's theses: Save in Osuva

This guide you can publish your thesis in the Osuva Publication Archive


University of Vaasa OSUVA Open Science


  1. When your thesis is finished, submit it to your supervisor for feedback and possible suggested corrections.
  2. When you have revised your text and your supervisor has given you permission to submit your thesis in Moodle, follow your supervisor’s instructions for plagiarism check in Moodle.
  3. The thesis version submitted in Moodle must be the same version you will submit in Osuva and to your supervisor.
  4. Submit your thesis in the Osuva publications archive and e-mail the same file to your supervisor and to Education Services. This will start the 30 day review period.
  5. The examiner(s) will now conduct a review of your thesis. You will be notified about the grade after the review is completed.
  6. When the review is completed, your thesis will be archived and published in Osuva.

In more detail:

Please check before submitting

That your thesis is finished, and that

  • you have submitted it for plagiarism check in Moodle according to your supervisor’s instructions
  • you have received permission from your supervisor to submit your thesis for review

that you can submit your thesis only once, and

  • that submitting the wrong file will cause the review period to start over
  • that you cannot edit your thesis after submitting it
  • that your thesis will not be visible in Osuva until it has been officially approved

that your thesis data can be found online, e.g. by Google search, and that

  • although access to your thesis is limited to Tritonia’s network, the abstract and other data entered in the form will be publicly available
  • if someone is searching for your name with a search engine, data on your thesis will be included in the search results

If you have written your thesis for a company, ensure that the company is aware of the online visibility of thesis data.

The thesis is a public document to which everyone who is interested has access.
Only Bachelor's theses are not visible online at all, it is not even possible to find the name of the author.

In general, Master's theses are publicly available.

In exceptional cases, with permission from the supervisor, you can limit access to your thesis to Tritonia’s network, which means that the pdf file can be read only on Tritonia’s computers.

Despite the limited access, your name, the title of your work, the abstract and other data you have filled in will be visible online.

Licentiate theses are always readable online.

Theses completed at School of Technology and Innovation can include a secret attachment. For more information, contact School of Technology and Innovation.

Creative Commons (CC license)

When you save your thesis to Osuva, you have to choose with which rights the reader can use your work.

Submitting your thesis

  1. Read these instructions and save your PDF file in the right format.
  2. Go to and log in with your student credentials, Shibboleth.
  • Prefer browsers like Chrome or Firefox. Submitting might not be possible with Internet Explorer.
  1. Choose the collection, where you want to save your work.
  • recommended Master's theses
  • with permission from the supervisor Master's theses (restricted access) or
  • Licentiate theses.
  1. Read and grant the license.
  2. Browse and add your PDF file.
  3. Fill in the form.
  4. Check that the information you gave is correct and fix them if needed.
  5. Send.
  6. Email the exact same file to your supervisor and Education services (see the contact list). The evaluation begins after this.
  7. Your work will be public after it is evaluated and approved by the school.

Osuva is using automated keywords. Only words that can be found in YSO are accepted as keywords.


After you have submitted your thesis, it will be reviewed. When you have submitted your thesis in Osuva and emailed it to your supervisor and Education Services, a 30 day review period starts, during which your thesis will be graded (University of Vaasa Degree Ordinance, Section 16). The examiner of a Bachelor’s thesis is the teacher (supervisor) of the thesis. The thesis will be graded on a scale from 0 to 5 (failed, sufficient, satisfactory, good, very good, excellent) or i, a, b, nons, c, m, exim and l.

When your thesis is graded, the grade will be recorded in the student data system and you will receive a copy of the review.

When your Master’s thesis is graded, the examiner(s) will send it to Education Services and the proposed grade will be emailed to you before approval by the Dean of the School. The Dean will confirm the grade according to a timetable announced on the university website. Education Services will send you a copy of the review form after the Dean’s decision.

Master’s theses are visible in Osuva when they have been approved at the university unit.


For more information about the thesis process check your supervisor, the Graduation website or the Education Services.

Education Services in Schools

Your supervisor

With technical problems at Osuva

Education Services - contact persons

Bachelor’s theses:

    Business Studies: Salla Järvisalo

    Technology, Production and Information Systems, Administrative Sciences: Oona Andrejeff

   Communication and languages: Salla Järvisalo

Master’s theses:

    Communication and languages: Hanna Korpela

    Information Systems: Oona Andrejeff

    Technology: Oona Andrejeff

    Industrial Management, Industrial Digitalisation, Industrial Systems Analytics, Smart Energy: Oona Andrejeff

    Business Studies: Leena Larimo

    Administrative Sciences: Marja Vettenranta

Licentiate theses:

    Technology, Production and Information Systems, Administrative Sciences, Communication and languages and Business Studies: Juuli Honko

I found errors in my thesis

If you find errors in your thesis immediately after submitting it in Osuva, contact Education Services. Please note that the 30 day review period starts all over if you add a new file to Osuva.

If you find errors in your thesis after it has been approved and published in Osuva

  • if the error is in the form data you have filled in, contact Education Services
  • if the error is in the file, make an erratum and ask Education Services to add it to Osuva, in addition to the file

Recently accepted Master's theses

Loading ...
Saavutettavuusseloste Tillgänglighetsutlåtande