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Till alla doktorander vid HS (see below for the same message in English),

Doktorandkåren vill bjuda er på lunch torsdagen den 30 mars, kl. 12-13!

Vi vill berätta lite kort om doktorandkårens arbete, särskilt inför kommande universitetsstatus.  Men främst vill vi höra vad ni har för åsikter, tankar och funderingar om er utbildning. Att vi under lunchen samtalar om er nuvarande situation, vad ni är nöjda med och vad ni tänker kan förbättras. Har ni inga särskilda synpunkter är ni ändå varmt välkomna för att äta lunch och/eller bara umgås.

Doktorandkåren hjälper er att lösa ut lunch i restaurang ”Freda” kl. 12 och vi sätter oss tillsammans i rum U103 på HS.

Välkomna på en ”gratis” lunch!

(Håll ögonen öppna för ett liknande event på en fakultet nära dig.)


To all doctoral students at HS,

The Doctoral Student Union (DSU) wishes to buy you lunch on the 30th of March!

We want to inform you about our work, especially considering the upcoming university status. But most of all we would like to hear more about your thoughts and opinions as doctoral students at HS. That is, just a casual chat about aspects you are satisfied with and aspects that you would like to improve in regards to your education. Even if you don’t have any special thoughts regarding your doctoral studies, come join us for lunch!

We´ll meet at 12 o’clock at the restaurant “Freda” where the DSU will buy you lunch, and we´ll sit together in room U103.

Welcome for a “free” lunch!

(Keep your eyes open for a similar event at a faculty near you.)

Introduction days for doctoral students

Are you a doctoral student (new or old) at Malmö University and want to know more about what it means to be a PhD student at the university? Don’t miss the “Introduction days”, where you for instance will learn more about Malmö University as an organization, how quality is assured, generic PhD-courses, questions of IT and the library, and you will meet us (the DSU) on the 6th. Read more and apply no later than March 31 here.

Also, a seminar on “Research ethics and responsible conduct in science” open to all doctoral students will be held on April 20th. It will give an overview and understanding of important ethical questions in research, as well as give a foretaste to the PhD-course “Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research” (4 credits), which is given this fall semester. Read more about it and apply here.

Information from the new board

At the Doctoral Student Union (DSU) annual meeting, held 2017-01-27, a new board was elected. The new board consists of: Alberto Chrysoulakis (Faculty of Health and Society, HS), Alexander Engström (HS), Therese Lindgren (Faculty of Education and Society, LS), and Camilla Safrankova (LS). Marie Appelgren (HS) and Adrian Lundberg (LS) continue as board members, Marie as the Collegium Coordinator and Adrian as the Treasurer. As President, Alexander was elected, replacing Ida Runge. Camilla was elected as the Vice President, Alberto as the Communications Officer, and Therese as board member.

The new board will continue the work of the former, to monitor and strive to improve postgraduate education at Malmö University. Issues earlier raised include, for instance, ones regarding a “Doktorandombudsman”, questions of AKL- and Doctoral courses, as well as questions of lacking internationalization (e.g. language issues).

One central goal is to involve as many PhD students as possible in our work regarding their education, workplace environment, resources, etc. Through our collective organizing and your experiences we can strive to improve our education and work situation. An especially important matter in the upcoming transition to a University status.

Furthermore, if you as a PhD student at Malmö University want the opportunity not only to improve the quality of education and work environment for doctoral students, but also gain meritorious experience via insights into senior decision-making bodies in the University, do not hesitate to contact us. There are still vacant positions at local faculty boards (Fakultetsstyrelser), Boards of Research (Forskningsnämnder), and Faculty councils (Fakultetsråd/ Doktorandkollegier). This will not only give you insight where most employees do not have access, it is also paid work in the form of extension of your PhD time (see Decision Ref. no. 68-2013/106 in English, or Beslut Dnr Mahr 68-2013/106 in Swedish, for more details).

Do not forget to become a DSU member today! The fee is 120 SEK/semester (click on “Membership” for more information)!

Also, like us on Facebook (Doctoral Student Union Malmö) and follow us on Twitter (@DSU_MalmoU) for more continuous updates of our work.

We would like to thank the prior board for their work, from which we will draw experiences and inspiration for the upcoming task of improving the situation for all us PhD candidates.