Knowledge is power and Slatengine discourages the waste of knowledge.

With the current trend of research thesis being submitted, marked and later archived on a computer or forgotten on a bookshelf, probably never to be used again; Slatengine believes lots of priceless information is being wasted despite the hard work, time & effort in producing it.

“Learn from history or you’re doomed to repeat it.” ― Jesse Ventura

Sharing of information is liberating and it also helps to ensure we are able to learn from history and not doomed to repeat it. The earlier mentioned trend may only be facilitating the repetition of research works which will not only draw us back, but slows the progress of developing our society and world in general.

This brings us to some of the fundamental reasons why Slatengine promotes the sharing of thesis and other academic materials.

Prevent the waste
In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted to others” – Deuteronomy Rabbah C. 450-900.
Academic thesis, the product of many hours of study and hard work, are usually marked and filed away, only to be archived to gather dust; probably never to be used again. The original work on the PC may eventually get lost. Slatengine creates a platform that ensures that past thesis will no longer be taken off the radar. Slatengine encourages recycling of information for the benefit of all.

Global Exposure and Accessibility
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it” – Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
Slatengine serves as a Global Knowledge Management platform to ensu re that records of past research are readily available to help future studies or research. Slatengine reaches out to the global academic community by giving individuals the potential to access a wide range of material from anywhere in the world, regardless of geographic limitations or boundaries. Students & researchers can access past academic materials from the comfort of their home, library, and school while studying over the Internet.

Research Progress and Development
“The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do”– Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

As graduates continue to upload their research documents, thereby helping students to learn and develop from past research, Slatengine believes that more eureka moments will be realised as students find answers to their research.


“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family” – Kofi Annan

Your work will be valued by other researchers or students – upload on Slatengine today.




The world is in the information age where the level of exchange and transfer of knowledge is unprecedented. Although information and knowledge will continue to be exchanged around the world, there is also the growing issue of what can be legally transferred, exchanged or uploaded onto the internet.

Thesis and dissertations are valuable academic materials which Slatengine believes are useful to researchers and students and other professionals. You will agree the world welcomes knowledge exchange but if it is shared without due consent and approval, it can equally result in legal issues.

So, can graduates or students legally upload their thesis, articles, journals or coursework onto Slatengine?



Without any doubt, the answer is “Yes You Can”; provided you are the author or owner of the uploaded document. You can refer to our previous blog article for clarity on who owns an academic project or thesis.



Graduates and Students are the primary author and owner of academic works and should have the rights to distribute, transfer, upload or lease their thesis and dissertations.

Slatengine is aware Universities and Colleges may request their Students sign a “Thesis Deposit Declaration Form” while submitting their dissertation to the University. This simply means the academic institution is seeking the student’s permission, (the student being the owner of the academic work); to make it available in their library, send it on inter-library loan or digitised the work and make it available for their students.

By uploading their work onto the Slatengine website, the student and graduates do not surrender ownership of the thesis/dissertation, they continue to own the copyright of the uploaded academic works. Slatengine serves as a platform to ensure that their thesis is not left to gather dust or archived away in their computer thus, making their thesis/dissertation globally accessible while the owner completely retains the copyright.

Slatengine requires authorisation from the owner of a thesis/dissertation before a work can be published. The author grants permission to Slatengine to publish the thesis at the point of registration/upload.

More importantly, “Knowledge increases by sharing but not by saving” Kamari aka Lyrikal.


If you are reading this, you may have asked the question while reading about Slatengine. If you are planning to upload your academic thesis/project on Slatengine, it is most likely you will be seeking clarification on this subject. So, who owns the academic thesis, which has been compiled by a student under the supervision of an academic tutor or company/industrial professional?

Who owns their academic thesis?

 The good news is that by default, Students (mostly graduates now), generally own the copyright to their academic thesis/project report.

Below are links to Universities in UK, USA and Canada to substantiate this.


In some circumstances, there are other factors which students and graduates need to consider prior to uploading and making their knowledge available on Slatengine.

“Sharing will enrich everyone with more knowledge” – Ana Monnar

To clarify on this topic, one will need to consider the different contributors that may have added value to the project or research work. Institutions (University & College), the Student, Groups of Students and Companies often add value to student’s research or project, during the completion of their academic studies in order to obtain a Bachelors’ degree, Masters or PhD qualification. This further highlights the possibility that the ownership of the final project report may vary.

Although students should generally own their academic project/thesis report; listed below are some additional considerations to think about.

  • Were you a member of the University staff while studying?
  • Did you study under a University scholarship?
  • Did you do your research and reporting whilst working as an intern for a company?
  • Is your research fully company sponsored?
  • Did you study under a company scholarship?

If any of the above applies to you, there is the likelihood that you may have signed a confidential agreement with the Company or University, or signed off the copyright of your research or project report. As the terms of such agreement can vary or expire after a period of time, it is advisable that you review the signed agreement or check with the company or university.

If you are (or were) a self-financing student and none of the above considerations apply to you, by default, you should own the copyright of your most valued work (project/thesis report) from your academic study. As the copyright owner, you have the exclusive right to control the reproduction and distribution of the work.

You may think of your thesis/project report as just another ordinary document required to pass your academic course or degree; Slatengine sees it as your valued knowledge which should be shared.

“Knowledge increases by sharing but not by saving” – Kamari aka Lyrikal

Sharing knowledge is vital for future generations. Share your knowledge today; add positively to the future.

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