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New year – new board and membership fee

At its annual meeting on 3 December 2013, an official election committee suggested a new board for the doctoral student union. The new board has now convened and assigned its tasks as follows:

  • Susan Lindholm from the faculty of Education and Society (LS) has been elected as the new chairman of the union with
  • Malin McGlinn from the faculty of Culture and Society (KS) as its vice-chairman,
  • Banafsheh Hajinasab from the faculty of Technology and Society (TS) as its accountant,
  • Åsa Ståhl from the faculty of Health and Society (HS) as a deputy member, and
  • Margareta Serder from the faculty of Education and Society (LS) as a second deputy member.

As our first official act we want to remind all members and those who want to become members of the union to pay the membership fee of 120 kr/ semester for spring semester 2014. In order to be valid from the first of March, it has to be transferred until latest 16 February. 

You can transfer it to Plusgiro 654080-1. Please include your name, address and your Swedish person number and send an additional mail with your name, Swedish person number, faculty and degree of employment to

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions or suggestions!

We are very much looking forward to working with the union in 2014!

Susan, Malin, Banafsheh, Åsa and Margareta


Research on Display

The event aims to present ongoing research at Malmö University. Recently published books will be presented by the authors through both a discussion and an exhibition surrounding the book.

Welcome to listen, ask questions and fika on

Wednesday December 11 at 4pm at the Orkanen library café when

Michael Strange talks about his new book “Writing Global Trade Governance: Discourse and the WTO”.

Read more.




Breakfast Seminar on E-books!

The Orkanen library invites PhD students and researchers to join them for breakfast seminars on digital tools that are handy in your everyday research.

The next seminar on E-books will take place on

Thursday November 28th at 9.00-10.00

at the Orkanen Library, room ORC526

Can I use the Library’s e-books on mobile devices, like iPads, smartphones?
How do I make notes and highlight paragraphs or whole sections?
Do I need to install any programs? Do I need to create accounts on the platforms?
How do I know which titles are available as e-books?


Bring your own computer, reader, tablet, iPad, or smartphone and get started!

With: Carina Olsson, Linda Karlsson and Hanna Wilhelmsson

Give us a little BIT* of your time and save time

Guest post by Sara Kjellberg, coordinator research support services at Library and ICT Services.

I visited recently a day organized for PhD students at the Faculty of Health and Society. The presentation I held was about what we from Library and ICT Services* can provide in terms of support for researchers and PhD students at Malmö University. I asked the PhD students what kind of obstacles or challenges they find in their everyday work as researchers’ or in relation to the research process. One very common answer was the lack of time. The things that came up as hindering the research process was everything from that it´s hard to handle all the stages in the publishing process to that you have to wait for other people or find and get answers from possible informants. Of course we can´t save time for you in every stage of your research process, but I think that we provide services that might help you overcome some obstacles. We support different parts of your work as a PhD student. I will give some examples here, these are picked to highlight aspects where we think it can help you specifically as researchers, but of course there are lots more.

Liaison librarians (In Swedish)

A librarian is associated with every department at Malmö University, this is to facilitate for you to have one person to interact with and who can guide you further.

Creating literature overviews, keeping up to date and current awareness

We help you with information seeking and different ways of finding, accessing, and organizing information.

  • Book a Librarian
    Free individual 60 minute session of guided information searching.
  • Bibliometrics (In Swedish)
    Bibliometrics involves quantitative studies of scientific publications, for example, with respect to: the production and productivity; impact; collaboration patterns and disciplinary structures. For example we can show you how you as a researcher can use Citation databases to learn more about your area.

Use of software and different ICT tools

In a research project it can be useful to handle your references in an organized way or to have possibilities to collaborate with others online. Some examples of tools that we provide: