Nazira Hammoud Shahwan & Therese Jalstrand Olsson

Student & Doctoral Students’ ombudspersons

The ombudspersons act as a support for students and doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet (KI).

Medicinska Föreningen’s student and doctoral student ombudspersons are an independent body from KI, whom you as a student or doctoral student can turn to with questions regarding KI’s rules, or as support in conflicts and other situations that can arise during your time at KI. Matters are treated in confidence, i.e. the ombuds are bound by confidentiality. It’s always free of charge and is available for all students and doctoral students, regardless of membership in the student union.

What can the ombudspersons do?

Be a neutral and independent instance between you and Karolinska Institutet (KI) in a possible conflict

Help you understand your own rights and obligations

Help you with complaints

Investigate whether KI follows the rules in handling your cases and protects your rights

What can’t the ombudspersons do?

Take sides in the matter and speak on behalf of the student against KI

Decide on the matter

Instruct or get instructed by units or decision-making bodies at KI

Be an appeal body for issues already addressed and dealt with by other entities or decision-making bodies at KI

General Contact

Students’ and doctoral students’ ombudspersons

Never hesitate to contact the ombudspersons, as the work entails supporting individual students as well as improving the environment for everyone at KI. Contact the ombudspersons via the form for doctoral student matters below.

Nazira Hammoud Shahwan and Therese Jalstrand Olsson 

E-mail: [email protected]