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Some good news from Forskarservice. If you are running out of travel budget, this might just solve your problem!

Forskarservice is announcing two travel grants each worth 25000 SEK for students with thesis work in sustainable urban development:

The grants are intended to fund the stay abroad, primarily for research or course work and secondly conference participation.

The application should be sent in as a PDF document addressed to ‘Stiftelsen för främjandet av Malmö högskolas utveckling’, then send an email to

Application deadline is August 15, 2016.

Två resestipendier à 25 000 kronor utlyses för doktorander med avhandlingsarbete inom hållbar stadsutveckling i bred bemärkelse

Stipendierna är avsedda att bekosta utlandsvistelse för i första hand forskning eller kursläsning och i andra hand konferensdeltagande.

Ansökan samlas i ett PDF-dokument, ställs till och skickas till Registrator vid Malmö högskola:

Sista ansökningsdag är den 15 augusti 2016.


Seminar on strategic publishing (specially designed for KS doctoral students)

Malmö University Library offers you an opportunity to get further knowledge about publishing strategies and what aspects can be included in your choices of publication outlets.

By the end of this seminar, you will have reflected on your publication strategy and publishing choices as well as identified how this can influence impact, accessibility and dissemination of your research. Session activities will include a mix of lectures, discussions and hands-on exercises.

The seminar will cover:

  • A general introduction to citation indexes and bibliometric analysis.
  • An introduction to the what and how of open access publishing, including financing publishing fees, copyright and policies.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how bibliometrics is used for assessment and funding
  • Learned how to use some supporting tools, for e.g. searching journals visibility and impact, like Web of Science, Journal Citation Report, SCImago journal & country rank, Google Scholar
  • Know what to bear in mind when publishing open access
  • Know how to assess a journal’s or publisher’s quality

Date: 20 April

Time: 9.00-12.00 Including coffee :-)

Room: C526 Orkanen Library

Registration: – deadline for registration 15th of April

If the sessions are of interest to you, but the dates do not suit you, or if you have any questions, please contact Sara.

Workshop @ MAH: Challange-based learning – Education for development

Challenge-based learning is an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages learners to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve societal problems. Challenge Based Learning is collaborative and hands-on, asking students to work with peers, teachers, and experts in their communities and around the world to ask good questions, develop deep subject area knowledge, identify and solve challenges, take action, and share their experience. Development of cross-border meeting places is a part of this.

Very much welcome to this workshop where we deal with learning in practice and raise awareness of the potential in how to develop your teaching.

Course Instructor: Jonas Christensen, PhD
Date: 25/4 kl. 14.15 – 16.15
Place: B 526 Orkanenbiblioteket


Welcome to 2nd DSU breakfast + annual meeting!


All PhDs are invited to the second Doctoral Student Union breakfast and annual meeting on January 26th 2016, between 09.00-11.00 in room NIA0404 in the Niagara building. The DSU will provide a breakfast and an opportunity to mingle with Ph.D. colleagues.

The breakfast and informal mingle will begin at 09.00. From 09.15-10.00, Research Support (Forskarservice) will give a short presentation on how they can help PhDs to apply for grants and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion on this topic. Our annual meeting will follow this discussion, from 10.00-11.00, where the DSU board will present its annual activity report for 2015 and following this all members are invited to elect a new board for 2016.

Please note that the DSU is still seeking nominations for the 2016 Board! This is an opportunity for you PhDs who are interested in improving the quality of your Ph.D. education and would like to have a voice on important issues related to your work and research. You are welcome to submit your nominations at indicating contact details (name, email, phone number, faculty and department). All positions relating to the Doctoral Student Union Board are paid by Malmö University (in other words, your Ph.D. will be extended by the amount of time you work on the Board).

Please also try to let us know whether you plan to attend by giving a short reply to at least a day before the meeting, so that we make sure to order the right amount of food. Members are also invited to send in other points to discuss at the annual meeting (see agenda below). Please also send these requests to, again, no later than the day before the meeting.

Meeting Agenda, annual meeting 26/1 2016
1. Annual report from the current DSU board (this will be sent to all in advance of the meeting)
2. Budget 2016
3. Discharge for the current DSU board
4. Election of new DSU board
5. Election of a nomination committee for 2017
6. Statutes for 2016
7. Memberhship fees for 2016

Regards and very welcome
/Doctoral Student Union Board