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!
We all are in the need for some cheer. The DSA has decided against stopping our pandemic-safe, virtual social events over this holiday season! We hope to bring along some fun and joy for you in the coming days. Stay tuned to our social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as our website, for more updates.
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.
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).
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 usually meet 2-3 times/semester (might be different for each group).
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.
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.
You are hereby called to the 7th DSA board meeting of 2021 on Thursday, September 23th, which will take place at 18.00 via Zoom! In this meeting, we will discuss the application to MF for budget allocation, the role of doctoral student representatives, and the procedure concerning change in doctoral supervisors. See the agenda below for all the details!
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.
Please join us for our third DSA board meeting of 2021 on Monday, April 26th, which will take place at 18.00 via Zoom! In this meeting, we will discuss doctoral and student ombudspersons and changes to the DSA board meeting structure. We will also have a decision point on the make-up of future surveys.