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Reduce paper consumption by eliminating the print version of dissertations

According to the approval of the Board of Directors of Amirkabir University of Technology, in order to reduce paper consumption, from now on, undergraduate to doctoral dissertations will be presented and a printed version will be provided at the request of professors and judges of doctoral dissertations. According to the public relations of Amirkabir University of Technology: Due to the huge volume consumed in the process of implementing printed dissertations in the university and the loss of relevant resources, a preliminary study was conducted by the university central library in 2016 and a plan to reduce print printing of dissertations in coordination Graduate management of the university was prepared. According to the statistics of the number of students of different levels in 2016, about 3 tons of paper was used to print the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral dissertations. According to the available information, each ton of paper is equivalent to cutting 20 trees and consuming 4,000 kilowatts. Electricity clock and 400,000 liters of water. Each tree is able to convert an average of 6 kg of carbon dioxide into oxygen per year. Considering the number of judges, supervisors and consultants in the defense sessions and the proposal of the dissertation, the amount of paper consumed will be at least 13 tons per year. Therefore, eliminating or reducing the printed dissertation and related prints will reduce the consumption of about 15 to 16 tons of paper per year at Amirkabir University of Technology. In this regard, the plan to reduce the print run of dissertations was approved by the university board. According to this decree, in order to save paper consumption and also due to the possibility of proper and integrated service in the field of printed and electronic dissertations in the central library of Amirkabir University of Technology, from this date undergraduate students to settle the only electronic file of their dissertation To the Central Library.
Graduate students also submit a copy of the printed dissertation along with its electronic files to the Central Library, and supervisors can receive a printed copy from students for personal archiving if they wish. Also, due to the large amount of paper lost in the defense sessions, students will provide the PDF file of their dissertation to the dissertation referees before defending it, and only if the referee requests and emphasizes, the printout will be presented in two sides. Supervisors and consultants should also use the electronic version for corrections.