• Become a DSA Board member!

    The Doctoral Students’ Association (Doktorandsektionen, DSA) is the section for students registered at doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet. As a member of Medicinska Föreningen and a registered doctoral student, you are a member of DSA. The main function of DSA is to represent the interests and concerns of doctoral students to the university administration and other relevant bodies.  Additionally, DSA organizes events, workshops, and conferences to facilitate networking among doctoral students and with faculty members.  Further, DSA also provides information about academic policies, procedures, and resources available to doctoral students. They may also offer support in various aspects of academic life.  It is worth noting that board meetings are conducted…

  • General Elections & Annual General Meeting 2022

    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 15. More info with times and zoom links will be posted soon.

  • DSA Board Member 2023 Election Start Today!

    The DSA Board consists of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and another seven 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, taking care of the doctoral education and welfare needs, and maintaining a dialogue with the KI doctoral education leadership. Moreover, the board is responsible for electing and coordinating the work of central and local doctoral student representatives. This workload is divided among the workgroups that focus on specific aspects of PhD life at KI.  The board has its own budget that can be used to organize activities and events for doctoral students at KI.   It’s a rewarding job to be a DSA board member, since you have the possibility to meet and interact with many people, understand the internal organization of KI and MF in-depth, and represent more than 2000 doctoral students.  It also…

  • Apply for Doctoral Student Representative at Central 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).  The DSA nomination committee will review all applications and the annual general meeting will elect suitable candidates. If elected, your position starts in January 2023, and you will hold it till the end of the year. At DSA’s…

  • Become Doctoral Representatives & Safety Ombudsperson at Your Department!

    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 discussions regarding green light applications for PIs, or asked to participate in the work environment committee. Some Departmental Representatives also choose to organize social events to improve the communication between all students of the department.  Some positions are already filled and have been removed from…

  • Become a Student Representative for KI’s Doctoral Programmes and Research Schools!

    Doctoral programs and Research schools organize and coordinate courses and learning activities specific to their research field. As a student representative, you will contribute to organizing, planning, developing, and evaluating courses, seminars, and other activities. The steering groups for Doctoral Programs and Research Schools usually meet 2-3 times per semester (varies between each group). The Doctoral Course and Programs Committee is the superordinate committee, and coordinates/evaluates all steering groups. 

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    Vacant positions – Become a student representative!

    A new generation of doctoral student representatives were elected! However, a few vacant positions are waiting for motivated PhD students to apply for. Do you want to join the DSA board? Are you the next student representative in the docent committee? Or do you want to improve our research schools?