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    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.

  • Apply for a Central Position within KI

    Student representation at KI’s central level is super important to make sure that the voice of doctoral students is heard in KI’s highest decision-making bodies. These are bodies that shape KI’s vision, strategy, investments, recruitment, and work environment. Many of these positions require that you are proficient in Swedish as this is KI’s working language according to the law (for more information on the language requirements check the description for each position).  

  • Department doctoral representatives

    Departmental Student Representatives can have a wide variety of responsibilities, depending on the department’s needs and culture. Generally, your duties will include improving education and the work environment for students in your department. Specifically, you will be asked to participate in the admission seminars, establishment of new doctoral positions and have close contact with the study director. In some departments, you might be invited to the discussions regarding the green light applications for PIs. Some Departmental Representatives also choose to organize socials events to improve the communication between all students of the department. You can also opt for additional roles like department council and support the Prefekt if you choose to.

  • DSA Board Member Elections 2022 Start Today!

    The DSA Board consists of the Presidium (Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson), Secretary, Treasurer and another 7 board members. It is the main decision-making body of the Doctoral Students’ Association and is responsible for organizing social and scientific events for the doctoral student community at KI, monitoring and championing the improvement of doctoral education and welfare needs of students, and maintaining a close dialogue with KI’s doctoral education leadership. 

  • Changes in The Aliens Act – new legislation applies for permanent residency from July 20th

    In September 2020, the parliamentary Migration Committee proposed a new migration legislation (SOU 2020:54) that imposes stricter eligibility requirements for permanent residence in Sweden. On June 22, 2021, the bill was approved, and it went into effect on July 20, 2021. There are no transitional rules, so all decisions made on July 20 or later are based on the new rules, regardless of when the application was submitted. 

  • DSA Mental Health Survey 2021

    To better understand the situation of doctoral students at KI, we ask you to participate in our yearly DSA Mental Health Survey! We urge you all to participate. The survey only takes 10 minutes of your time but helps the DSA and KI prioritize our resources and time. The survey is completely anonymous(!) and there will as such be no repercussions or targeting of individuals based on their answers.

  • Fika with the DSA!

    Thinking of ways to meet new people? Then you are invited to join our (every other) Friday fika during the summer months, starting on June 4th at 14:00. We plan to have this outside (in the summer) and socially distanced! We usually meet on the lawn outside Aula Medica in Solna. RSVP on our facebook event page!

  • Next meeting: Tuesday June 1st @ 18:00 – 21:00 on Zoom

    You are hereby called to the 5th DSA board meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, June 1st, which will take place at 18.00 via Zoom! In this meeting, we will schedule the DSA board meetings for the fall, discuss the changes to new students joining the DSA Teams channel and get more information about the student representatives follow-up.