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The Doctoral Student Union (DSU) Malmö was founded in the summer of 2012 as the second student union in Sweden that solely represents postgraduate students. It is open to all postgraduate students affiliated with Malmö University and one of its five faculties: Education and Society (LS), Culture and Society (KS), Health and Society (HS), Technology and Society (TS) and Odontology (OD).

The DSU is involved in monitoring and improving postgraduate education at Malmö University by working towards increased transparency, having representatives within the university’s bodies at the central and faculty levels, pushing for improved communication and helping establish a bottom-up approach by promoting doctoral collegia throughout the faculties. It seeks to promote awareness of doctoral students’ rights and support when conflictual situations arise. The DSU believes an ongoing discussion that seeks to include all relevant parties at all faculties and at all levels is a healthy way to continue improving doctoral education at Malmö University.

Latest news and events

8 October, 2021

Doctoral PhD handbook/Doktorandhandbok

SFS- the Swedish united student unions have published a comprehensive guide for doctoral studies in Sweden,…

Nominations for the DSU board 2022
8 October, 2021

The doctoral student union are calling for nominations to the 2022 Doctoral Student Unions board!  (For english…

Introduction day new PhD candidates 2021
18 May, 2021

On 18/5/21 the DSU gave an introduction to the union to new PhD students. The slides…

Report on the impact of the Corona pandemic for Doctoral students at Malmö University
13 April, 2021

Dear all fellow doctoral students at Malmö University! The DSU would like to share our written…