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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!

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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

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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.

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DN's chair is visiting Universities in California

on Thu, 2017-03-30 11:48

This week the doctoral board's chair, Adam Sabir, is visiting several universities in the USA together with The Vice-Chancellor’s Management Council. Read an update of the trip written by Adam on the vice chancellor's blog here (unfortunately only in Swedish).

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Welcome to the spring term 2017

on Wed, 2017-01-18 12:21

The doctoral board welcomes all PhD students to the spring term 2017. For us this means that the second half of our term of office has started. One issue that still concerns us is the missing Club Mästare, this year's PhD gasque is at risk not to take place! The position of Club Mästare entails a onetime salary of about 2000 SEK (after taxes) and comes with valuable experiences: "You get the opportunity to understand more about the way the university works through the DN meetings, about how your colleagues prefer spending their after-work time and basically socialize with people from different fields that you might never meet otherwise!", as the previous Club Mästare Angeliki puts it. If you are interested in what a Club Mästare does, we can provide more information; just send us an Email ( You can also apply for the position by sending an Email to the same address, or just visit us at our next Doctoral Board meeting on the 30th of January 3pm in Lauritzen-salen at Uppsala Studentkår.

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The Vice-Chancellor is coming to visit DN

on Wed, 2016-12-07 17:52

The Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson will visit us during our next DN meeting on December 12. Do you have questions or issues that we should discuss with her? Send them to us via Mail (!

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Film screening of the Geocentrum Film Club

on Sat, 2016-10-22 21:35

" Dear all,this is the announcement of the last meeting with the Geocentrum Film Club. We therefore welcome you all to the screening of "En Man Som Heter Ove - A Man Called Ove" (2015) a Swedish Film based on Fredrik Backman's book (with English subtitles) Wednesday 26th of October 17.30 Hambergsalen, Geocentrum. See you there :) Cine-vägen 16 "

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Seminar for PhD students

on Fri, 2016-10-21 19:18

SULF (The Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers) organizes a PhDay on October 27 which includes a seminar about how to continue your research career in Sweden after your PhD followed by the screening of The PhD movie 2. Find more information on the flyer of the event.

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Hot Debates about the Upcoming Election of the Vice Chancellor

on Thu, 2016-10-13 22:26

Update: The Doctoral board published an open letter about this issue in UTN, you can read it here. If you are interested in this topic, you can find more information, including interviews and open letters from professors and student unions, at the webpages of Dagens Nyheter ( or Uppsala Nya Tidningen ( (unfortunately only in Swedish).In our previous Doctoral Board meeting on Monday October 10th, we had hot discussions about the upcoming election of the vice chancellor of the university. The university’s consistory is currently discussing to make changes to the election procedure that will severely limit the transparency as well as the influence of students and employees of the university. If you are interested in this topic, you can find more information, including interviews and open letters from professors and student unions at the webpages of Dagens Nyheter ( or Uppsala Nya Tidningen ( (unfortunately only in Swedish).

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Welcome to the Doctoral board's new website!

on Sun, 2015-03-22 16:03

Hi everyone! Welcome to the new website of the Doctoral board! I hope you take the opportunity to have a look at it. If so, you will find a calendar with previous and upcoming meetings. If you click on a meeting in the calendar, you will find the agenda, the protocol (when finished), and in some cases, other documents related to the meeting. All other relevant documents related to PhD students and Doctoral studies should also be uploaded on the website. With the USER GUIDE (see previous blog post) now available, I hope you will find it easy to navigate on the website and add information when needed. Since I have not been responsible for setting up the website, I find the user guide really helpful. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in creating our new website. They have done a great job! See you at the DN meeting on Thursday! Cheers Sara.