On April 27, 2023, a scientific seminar was held at the Higher School of Natural Sciences. PhD, lecturer Gavrilova Y.N. made a presentation on the topic “Rules and stages of doctoral dissertation defense” at the seminar. The purpose of the seminar is the acquisition by doctoral students of the skills of documentation related to the defense of a doctoral dissertation. During the seminar, the doctoral students were given methodological recommendations on the design of a doctoral dissertation and related documentation. And also reports of the results of scientific research of doctoral students of EP 8D01502 Physics were heard.