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Blog,  Election

General Elections & Annual General Meeting 2021

It is time to elect the new generation of doctoral student representatives! The application period to be evaluated by the DSA’s nomination committee has now closed. It is still possible to candidate for positions by attending our annual general meeting on October 16. More info with times and zoom links will be posted soon.

2020-21 have been intense years for all of us, they have pushed us to re-think our education, our community, and our work environment. We are still facing many challenges, but, slowly and with all the necessary precautions we are going back to a more normal life.  

As the DSA, we never stopped taking care of our community. Thanks to the network of departmental doctoral student representatives, over the past two years we were able to constantly have feedback from each department and, at the same time, forward all the information we could collect to discuss them at the central level with KI. Thanks to all of you, we could face the KI leadership and let our worries and requests be heard and our rights observed.  

All of that could not happen without the choice of some of us to dedicate part of our time as doctoral student representatives. Now it’s time to elect the new generation of representatives for 2022.  

On October 16th, we will hold the DSA Annual General Meeting, which will be organized online via Zoom. All doctoral students at KI with a valid MF membership can attend the event, express their opinions, and vote for their favorite candidate for each position. Remember, to vote is a right and a duty, especially if we want to make a difference in our community at KI.

Detailed information about the meeting and the schedule is below:  

  • If you have applied for one of the positions, we will ask you to be present during the time slot that is assigned for you to present yourself.
  • If you missed the chance to apply, but you are still interested in becoming a student representative, then you can join during the session that corresponds to the position you are interested in and candidate yourself.
  • You can also join for voting during the session of your choosing. We encourage all PhD students to join and exercise their right to vote for the next generation of student representatives.

The agenda for the Annual General Meeting:

10.00-11.00DSA positions
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Central positions
12.30-13:00 Break
13.00-14.00Department positions, Doctoral Programs and Research Schools

You can find more information on each position through the following links:  

We are here for you! See you on October 16th!