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Fabian Engel's picture

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.

Maria Langa's picture

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.

Maria Langa's picture

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

      Rekha Tripathi's picture

      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)  

      Katharina Rudisch's picture

      Now you can download the new PhD Handbook

      on Mon, 2018-02-12 14:18

      The Doctoral Board revised the PhD handbook and updated its contents. Now you can download the newest versions in English or in Swedish from our website.

      Rekha Tripathi's picture

      "EVENT MANAGER." for DN

      on Fri, 2018-01-19 12:05

      For all those who like organizing events, Doctoral Board for Uppsala University (Doktorandsnämden, in short-DN) announces a position "EVENT MANAGER."The role of the DN's Event manager is to organize: Social events, Academic events, seminars, competitions or any event that could be for the betterment of Ph.D. students and that provides a platform for interaction among Ph.D. students and with the University.Skills: The candidate should be creative, social, take the lead, micro planer.No language barrier.The post is valid for this semester only. Compensation will be in the form of money (2500 SEK).Interested candidates should write in brief about your skills and previous experiences of holding such posts if any. In short, you should motivate why you are suitable for this post and send it to no later than 24th January 2018, so hurry up!Note: The post is only for those who are currently pursuing Ph.D. studies. If you have already completed Ph.D. studies, then please ignore this email.Since the list of Ph.D. students might not be up to date, it is likely that many of your Ph.D. colleagues or friends might not receive this email. In that case, please spread the word

      Katharina Rudisch's picture

      Doctoral Board in Need for a New Presidium!

      on Thu, 2017-09-07 14:57

      Apply for Chair or Vice Chair positions to now! The Doctoral Board had a bit of a rough start of this academic year: Unfortunately, the elected chair and vice-chair declined before our first meeting and now the doctoral board is left without a working presidium.

      • The Chair position entails 50 days prolongation (20% of one year full time employment) plus a one time salary of 35 000 SEK before taxes. The Chair organizes and calls for meetings of the doctoral board and represents the doctoral student body in the Vice Chancellor's Management Council (Rektorns ledningsråd).
      • The two Vice Chairs get 15 days prolongation each (about 6% of one year full time employment) plus a one time salary of 21 000 SEK before taxes. The Vice Chairs assist the Chair in leading the work of the doctoral board.

      It is common that Chair or Vice Chair also take part in the Konsistorium, which gives another 20 days prolongation.If you are interested in such aposition, contact the chair of the student union at and describe yourself and why you are qualified for these positions. The Doctoral Board will have a first meeting on the 12th of September at 3pm, so you can also come by and meet the rest of the board!

      Katharina Rudisch's picture

      Apply for Positions at DN for the coming Academic Year NOW!

      on Tue, 2017-05-09 18:17

      The Doctoral Board (Doktorandnämnden) has elections soon, and we still have several positions to fill. The Doctoral Board organizes PhD student at the University level. Through the representatives that we appoint to the various boards, committees and decision-making bodies of the university, we allow the PhD students in Uppsala to have a say in how the university is run, and let our concerns be heard. Participating in the work of the doctoral board is an excellent way to learn more about the University and how it functions, and an opportunity to promote your interests and those of your fellow PhD students. Below, you find a list of the positions that still lack candidates. If you should find one of them interesting, or if you have questions, please contact the Election Committee: * CO-CHAIR OF THE PRESIDIUM: As co-chair, you help the chair of the doctoral board with managing the day-to-day work of the board and prepare meetings. The position grants 15 days of prolongation. For more information, please see * CLUBMASTER: The clubmaster is responsible for organizing the social activities of the doctoral board, including the PhD gasque that we hold each spring. * REPRESENTATIVE TO THE LIBRARY LIAISON COMMITTEE: Each research area (HumSam, TekNat and MedFarm) has a library liaison committee which deals with library questions on an area basis. * REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ADVISORY BOARD FOR EXTERNAL COLLABORATION: The advisory board for external collaboration advises the vice-chancellor on questions of collaboration with external actors, like corporations and civil society. You are also welcome to apply to some of the positions for which we already have candidates. We will then judge you against the other candidates and make a final decision at the election later this May. For a full list of the available positions, please see

      Katharina Rudisch's picture

      PhD Days at the Faculty of Science and Technology

      on Tue, 2017-05-02 14:04

      Are you a PhD student at the Faculty of Science and Technology? Then don't miss out on the PhD Days: Three days of lectures, seminars and workshops, held next week from the 8th to the 10th of May.Here is the text from the organizers:"Welcome to this year's PhD days, which will be held from Monday, 8. May, to Wednesday 10. May. The event will be held all over the TekNat campuses: Geocentrum, EBC, Ångström, ITC and BMC.We compiled a host of interesting seminars and workshops with a focus on soft and hard skills that are very useful for a PhD but are not necessarily part of the everyday curriculum. Among others we offer a Voice coaching workshop, a seminar on Time Management and workshops on Python and Matlab. The event will conclude with a Career Panel, where we have invited several former PhD students to talk about their career paths both inside and outside of academia."For the conrete schedule and the link to sign up, click here.