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Fabian Engel's picture

The Uppsala University Doctoral Education Survey 2019

on Wed, 2019-05-15 15:23

Dear PhD collegues,this year the Doctoral Board (DN) conducts a large Doctoral Education Survey.We would like to ask for 10–15 minutes of your time to tell us about your work environment, supervision, research funding etc. This information is vital for the work of DN; it will help your representatives at various levels of the university administration to improve doctoral education.The survey will close on 3 June. Results will inform the work of DN and the faculties' Doctoral Councils.Thank you for your time, and we wish you a successful semester ahead.And here is the link to the survey:

Maria Langa's picture

Undisciplined Connections: PhD Student Conference and Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research

on Mon, 2019-03-25 13:29

Undisciplined Connections: Networking and Practice of Interdisciplinary Research is a one-day conference on interdisciplinary research to take place on April 10, 9 AM at Geijersalen (6-1023), campus Engelska Parken. The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences will open the event and introduce our keynote speaker Malin Lindberg from Luleå University presenting Innovative Co-Production for Scientific and Societal Impact. Professor Lindberg will be followed by a panel of scholars from different disciplinary domains to discuss the practice and challenges of interdisciplinary research. This morning session welcomes everyone to join us!PhD students are invited to register for our afternoon activities: a Speed Conference and a Workshop lead by Claes-Fredrick Helgesson, director of CIRCUS. The Speed conference is an innovative format where PhD students will pair up for a few minutes to present their research, an opportunity for networking and finding opportunities for collaboration. To register please follow this link Registered participants will be invited to lunch with the keynote speaker and panellists.For more information check the poster below or contact the chair of SDR:

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on Tue, 2019-03-12 16:15

Now it is time to apply for positions at the doctoral board for the period July 2019- June 2020. The elections will take place in May and the application deadline is 7th of May 2019. All announced positions and more information can be found HERE .  To apply please use the application form and send it to

Maria Langa's picture

CIRCUS: Opportunity for Funding for PhD Students

on Mon, 2019-02-18 10:16

CIRCUS (Center for Integrated Research in Culture and Society) is a Uppsala University's new platform for the development of problem-based and thematic research-driven collaborations across disciplines. They have now opened the opportunity for PhD students to apply for funding for inter- and multi- disicplinary  events and initiatives. The objective of this call is to promote collaboration between PhD students of different disciplines, particularly in the Social Sciences and Humanitites. Doctoral students can apply up to a maximum of 30.000 SEK. The only time restriction is that applications have a 2 month processing period, which means you will need to apply at least two monts before the date you have planned for the startr of your initiative. For more information, follow this link.

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CEFO Workshop: Writing a Succesful Grant Application

on Thu, 2019-02-07 12:24

CEMUS' research forum, part of the Uppsala Center for Sustainable Development, invites PhD students to sign up for their interdisciplinary workshop Writing a Successful Grant Application.  In this interdisciplinary workshop, the guest speaker Anneli Ekblom (Department of Archeology and Ancient History) will share her knowledge on writing grants and assess some of the participant’s grant proposals. The event is especially relevant for PhD students and early career academics planning to write grant proposals for postdoctoral, doctoral, or travel funding. It will also be free of charge and fika will bw provided during the sessions.The event will take place on 26 February from 9:15-12. There are only 20 spots available, so register now in this address: registered will need to send a one-page summary of the applicationthey are trying to send by 15 February to  

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Swedish for Academics now free of charge

on Mon, 2018-12-03 11:07

The doctoral board has been informed that the language courses 'Swedish for Academics' at the Department for Nordic Languages will be free of charge from spring semester onwards. The number of places is, however, still limited. This is a great improvement for PhD students, since the possibility to attend the courses is now independent from the willingness of your home department to pay for Swedish education during your PhD. The courses in 'Basic Swedish' are, as before, free of charge.

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Equal Opportunities Day: This Time in English!

on Thu, 2018-10-04 09:39

Our representatives at the Equal Opportunities Committee has informed us that, responding to the requests of many, the next Equal Opportunities Day will be in English!The event will take place on October 23, between 13:15 and 16:15 at Gustavianum. The keynote speaker will be Anneli Häyrén with a talk entitled #MeToo and More. The Laureate of the Equal Opportunities Prize 2017, Michael Thuné, will share his experiences of working for equal opportunities in Academia with a focus on gender equality.More information about the program can be found here. Those interested in attending, please note that you have time to register until October 16 through this address.

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women's Career Paths in Academia: Seminar with Skytte Prize Laurete

on Wed, 2018-09-26 11:59

The Society of Women Researchers in Uppsala (Föreningen för kvinnliga forskare i Uppsala, FKF for short) is co-organising a seminar with this year's Skytte Prize Laureate Jane Mansbridge on career paths for women in academia. The seminar will take place on Friday 28 from 10 to 11:30 at the Lewin Hall, Department of Government, Östra Ågatan 16. In this morning seminar, Mansbridge will share insights from her career in academia. What paths are open to women in academia today? Which difficulties do female academics still face and how can they be overcome? The seminar will take on the form of an extended Q&A session and all participants are warmly encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences. The President of the Uppsala Society of Women Researchers, senior lecturer Annie Mattsson, will be chairing the session. For more information check out this link:     

Fabian Engel's picture

Vacant positions of PhD student representatives for different boards - APPLY NOW

on Mon, 2018-09-03 17:40

Dear fellow PhD students, 

    the Doctoral board for Uppsala University (Doktorandsnämden) appoints PhD students to several boards at Uppsala University. Some of these positions could not be filled during the election in spring, so here is the big opportunity to apply now and widen your scope by representing the PhD students at Uppsala University in different boards. We strongly encourage you to apply! 

      The positions that need to be filled are PhD student representatives for the:

      • Academic Senate (1 regular)
      • Quality Advisory Board (1 deputy)
      • Scholarship Board (1 regular + 1 deputy)
      • Joint Committee on Work Environment Issues (1 regular)
      • Educational Renewal and Development (1 regular)
      • Center of Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (1 regular)
      • Advisory Board for External Collaboration (1 regular)
      • Center for Research Ethics and Bioethics (1 regular)
      • Equal opportunity Advisory Board (1 regular + 1 deputy)

       If any of these sounds interesting to you, or if you want to know more, please contact the Chair

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      Vacant Position in The Doctoral board of Uppsala University (Doktorandsnämden) Election 2018/2019

      on Wed, 2018-04-18 20:54

      Dear fellow PhD students, The Doctoral board for Uppsala University (Doktorandsnämden) is having elections  on 31st May 2018 for the next term, July 2018 to June 2019. Doktorandsnämden is central platform where any issues related to PhD students from all the faculties are dealt (for more information please visit ). Here is the big opportunity to widen your scope and develop your skills in administration by being part of Doktorandsnämden. You can be on one of the following posts. If any of these sounds interesting to you, or if you want to know more, please contact the Election Committee at  Send in your applications to before 14th May. (application form attched) Please note that most positions require certain level of Swedish! 

       Best regards, Megha Bendre,Chair, Doctoral Board of Uppsala University(Ordförande, Doktorandsnämden)