• 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. 

  • Gaining more insight into mental health among doctoral students at KI

    Pursuing a PhD is not an easy task -especially in the midst of a pandemic -a challenge that most of us were unprepared for. The Covid19 pandemic has displayed the challenges that PhD students face, especially our mental health struggles. With the goal of better understanding the difficulties of the PhD community at KI, the DSA ran a survey last summer and the results are staggering, but not surprising.