Dear PhD Candidates,
Welcome back to KTH for the 2014-2015 academic year. The PhD Chapter would like to take this opportunity to update you about on-going projects and up-coming events.
The new PhD chapter board was elected at our summer chapter meeting 6-5-2014. This year we are going to be focused on developing tools to improve PhD education quality:
- We have created a video guide to the ISP, explaining its importance and how to use it effectively.
- An electronic ISP (eISP) is being developed by KTH in conjunction with the PhD Chapter. We hope to test the eISP in a few schools in the spring of 2015.
- We plan to create a standardized coarse evaluation model for all PhD courses to more accurately evaluate quality between different courses.
Other ongoing projects include developing an Introduction Day for new PhD Candidates, hosting career events for PhD Students, and fighting for PhD student rights. Please feel free to contact the board with questions or suggestions! Within the board, many board members are coordinating specific projects or areas of interest, so in some cases it may be more appropriate to directly contact a certain individual directly.
I wish you all the best of luck with your research and studies in the upcoming academic year. Let's make this year a good one!
KTH PhD Chapter Chairman 2014/15