Our Workgroups

A lot of the work we do as the doctoral student association is achieved through our workgroups. Joining workgroups is an excellent way to develop soft skills like communication, leadership, project management, etc. PLUS, you will be making a real difference in the lives of your fellow PhD students!

We are always looking for enthusiastic PhD students to join our workgroups!

Feel free to contact the managers of the workgroup that interest you!

The Student Representation group works with organizing the student representatives’ workshop and establishing communication platforms for student representatives. The group also works to coordinate representatives in KI’s central committees.

Manager: Hager Saleh

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The group works together with the Doctoral Education Committee at KI to oversee the doctoral education at KI. This entails the evaluation of the available doctoral courses, suggestions for necessary ones, planning and implementation of the new admission system as well as doctoral funding. In addition, the group is in constant contact with KI boards to student-supervisor relationships.

Manager: Sylvya Pasca

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The Doctoral Welfare and Health group works hard to ensure students’ welfare during their PhD journey. The focus spans from physical and mental health, work environment conditions to migration issues. This year some of the tasks we undertook were the salary negotiations and a pilot mentorship program for PhD students by KI Alumni.

Manager: Maya Molinari

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The Social Events group is responsible for the organization of mingles for the PhD students, including the DSA pub and sports events. This group works to make sure PhD students also have the opportunity to enjoy leisure time.

Wish to help organize events or have event ideas? Get in touch with us!

Manager: Martha Paskin

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The PR group works with distributing information from the DSA, and others (E.g. KICC, KI career service, TEDx), to PhD students at KI. We utilize Facebook, Instagram, our newsletter, and of course this website. We also have a blogging team together with KI Career Service!

Manager: Katalin Vincze

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