Dear PhD Candidates,
Welcome (back!) to KTH for the 2015-2016 academic year. As you may have noticed there are already updates posted for this year on events past and upcoming of interest for you. This post in particular is about the PhD Chapter’s love for your research and your rights as PhD candidates.
The new PhD Chapter board was elected at our summer meeting June 5th, 2015. Some focus areas this year is to increasingly use the website to give you updates on how to get involved, who to contact for your questions and allow you to join or create projects that the PhD Chapter should work with. Some highlights in our ongoing work are:
- Equality: Specifically terms and conditions for employed PhDs and PhD stipendiates, as well as addressing LGBTQ-equality,
- E-Quality: Develop the website to support you and friends to organize within and between the KTH-schools you are researching at,
- Quality: A pedagogical program is under development that both involves our own education and teaching opportunities. Part of this is to move forward on previous issues like standardised course evaluation but also for KTH to adopt more progressive aims and rules for how to improve its PhD programs.
You are always, at any time of the day or from any part of the world, welcome to join the PhD Chapter in these and other projects, suggest challenges to be addressed and be part of our school councils and working groups.
Additionally, you can of course always contact us if you have any issues or have any conflicts to be resolved within your PhD studies. It is our job to help you overcome these as well as representing all PhD candidates at KTH.
We look forward to keep you posted on coming events and talk soon.
Live, learn and prosper,
KTH PhD Chapter Chairman 2015/16
KTH PhD Chapter Vice-Chairman 2015/16