Do you like to improve your research writing skills by participating in a 10-day 3.0-credits course from an entirely different perspective?

Karolinska Institute offers KTH PhD students an opportunity to participate in Scientific Writing courses.  The course consists of two parts: scientific writing and popular science writing. The focus is on scientific writing (manuscript, abstract and poster). The popular science writing is covering the skills you need in order to successfully write a popular science summary for a project plan or in order to apply for grants.



  • Course name: Write your research results and get them published, Course code: 2618, Doctoral level.
  • Organised by: Department of Women’s and children’s health; Karolinska Institutet.
  • Course mode and schedule: full-time as follows 7-18 Nov and 28 Nov – 9 Dec.
  • Deadline is when the class is full.
  • Place: City of Stockholm, in Gamla Brogatan (close to Hötorget).
  • Selection of students: Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant’s doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to LATER registration date).
  • The credits can be transcribed; as several students from KTH had this course before.


To apply or enquire about further details, please do not hesitate to contact the course coordinator:

Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister,

Anna [DOT] Hildenbrand [DOT] Wachtmeister [AT] ki [DOT] se

+46 70 789 0607

Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health

Karolinska Institutet

Postal address:

WHO-centre, C1:05

Karolinska University Hospital

SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden

Vote for your Student Union Council Representative

The Student Union Council (KF) is now electing the new representatives. The PhD Chapter is electing 2 candidates who need your votes. 🙂

Vote for your Student Union Council Representative here!

The voting period ends on October 12th.

Swedish a-kassa (unemployment benefit) – SULF Day at KTH

PhD candidates always want to know information about the Swedish a-kassa (unemployment benefit) and what happens when project funds run out.

Welcome to SULF Day at KTH Campus on October 6th, from 12:00 to 14:00, in room E36 (Map location), where experts from SULF will give you more information and answer questions.  The meeting will be held in English.

Lunch will be available for the first 30 people to register. Please find the link to register here.

It’s PhD Pub!

Welcome to the first PhD Pub of the term on Friday September 23rd at 17.17. Please bring your THS cards. Members can bring one personal guest. Facebook event here.

Location: T-Centralen, Drottning Kristinas Väg 29

Do you also want to get engaged in pub and event organization for the PhD Chapter? Come and talk to Omar! 🙂

Yoga with the PhD Chapter!

There are plenty of heath benefits with practicing yoga, both for your body and mind! Join us on the morning of October 5th from 9:00 to 10:00 for the first yoga session arranged by the PhD chapter, at KTH-Hallen.
The session will be held by a professional instructor (in English, of course) and you can use the lockers and shower facilitices in connection with the session (bring a towel if you want to shower). There will be yoga mats you can borrow during the session, dress comfortably (like for a work-out). It will be a perfect start for your day!


When: Wednesday, October 5th
What time: 09.00-10.00
Where: KTH-Hallen, Brinellvägen 38. There will be signs at the entrance and we will be there to help you find it.
Cost: FREE if you are a member of THS/PhD Chapter (become a member here:, 20kr otherwise (still a bargain!), please bring cash.

The number of places is limited, register HERE: to be guaranteed a spot. You can also try your luck and just show up, if there are places available they will be filled at first come/first serve basis.

Also, if you think yoga is a great idea but cannot attend this time, please let us know! (you can use the same form:

Hope we’ll see you at yoga! Namaste!

Network for female PhD students at KTH

ST, trade union at KTH, arranges on October 13th, 09.30-12.00 a start up meeting of a Network for female PhD students at KTH together with the PhD Candidate Advisor, Ingrid Iliou and Professor Anna Wahl.

You, female PhD-student at KTH are welcome to the lecture hall V2, Teknikringen 76.

Anna Wahl is going to talk about the academy, change methods and the integration of equality at KTH.

The advisors from ST will inform you about the preferences joining a trade union.

ST will also have group work where you will work with what you think is important with a network for female PhD-students, lead by Anna Wahl.

ST will be offering a slight lunch, so please apply at 5th October, the latest, to, if your are coming and tell if you are vegetarian or have other allergies.

Apply for a grant from KTH Opportunities Fund

Thanks to donations from alumni and friends of KTH, KTH Opportunities Fund is able to support student projects and initiatives. All KTH students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level are able to apply for funding from KTH Opportunities Fund. Since the launch of the fund in 2013, the fund has financed over 200 project by students, PhD and student associations.

The deadline for applications is: October 7th 2016. Visit for more info.

Apply for the Student Union Council / Kårfullmäktige (KF)

Do you want the absolute best education and an amazing time here at KTH? The Student Union THS exists to run the students interests, and to be able to do that we need students in the Student Union Council who decides on what our resources are to be used for.

Today there is available spots in the Council at all chapters except from Media, and these are to be filled now! Click the link below and read more about what it means to be a part of the Student Union Council and apply today, THS needs you!

Apply for the Student Union Council (Deadline: September 22nd)

Kårfullmäktige (KF) is the supreme council body in THS. KF decides on topics such as THS budget, plan of operations and opinion body, as well as elects the executive board and nominating committee.

Each member has one vote and the chapters delegates are determined by making the candidate with most votes a regular delegate of the Kårfullmäktige. When all regular delegates are determined the candidate remaining with the most votes are named substitute until there are as many substitutes as regular delegates.

The PhD Chapter has the right to elect 3 delegates and 2 substitutes.

PhD Boot Camp, Fall 2016

PhD Boot Camp

PhD Student rights & fights

Nymble, 20 September kl. 12.00-15.00

As a PhD student, we want you to have an excellent time at KTH where you thrive academically, professionally, and personally. To reach this goal we need to train and work to improve the quality of your PhD program. We want YOU to join the PhD Boot Camp.

The PhD Boot Camp is organized at the start of every semester to give you workshops on the rights of a PhD student and how to represent PhD students at your school, department, or division. If you are not (yet) a PhD representative but you are curious and want to know more about your rights and how to have a great time as a PhD student at KTH, then you too should sign up for the Camp.

At the PhD Boot Camp 20 September you are provided a lunch, presentations and workshops. We will practice the various routines of being a PhD representative such as working with the faculty during meetings, working groups, knowing, and applying the rights of PhD students. You will learn how to produce policy documents for matters of concern to you and fellow PhD students. You will also get to know other PhD students, become part of a network of representatives in PhD school councils and the PhD Chapter board.

Schedule for the PhD Boot Camp on 20 September, kl. 12.00 – 15.00, Nymble, Kröken (map).

PhD Boot Camp Agenda

Sign up for the PhD Boot Camp here! (Deadline 16 September, kl. 12.00)
Note: limited number of seats (but expanded from previous years).

Suit up and see you at the Camp!

Your PhD Chapter at KTH,

For further questions:

Welcome (back!) to KTH

The PhD Chapter Chairperson (Ordförande) 2016/17 Andrea de Giorgio

The PhD Chapter Chairperson (Ordförande) 2016/17 Andrea de Giorgio

Dear PhD students,

Welcome (back!) to KTH for the 2016/17 academic year. As you may have noticed, we have never stopped working for you during summer. So, this post is mainly to remind you about the PhD Chapter’s love for your research and your rights as PhD students.

The new PhD Chapter board was elected at our summer meeting in June 2016 and is presented on this page.

Since last year, our website – now reachable at – has been used to give you updates on how to get involved, who to contact for your questions and allow you to join or propose projects that the PhD Chapter should work on.

While you have fun with us, as in any of the other local student chapters at KTH, the PhD Chapter board works centrally (all ten schools are represented) at KTH with several committees and councils where important decisions about your studies and research are taken. To give you an idea, you may take a look at this page.

As you may know, there are two different PhD positions at KTH: PhD employees and PhD stipendiates. Both have the right to be represented by us.

We always keep our eyes open for LGBTQ-equality, working conditions, quality of education and research and you can of course always contact us if you have any issues or have any conflicts to be resolved within your PhD studies. It is our responsibility to help you overcome these, as well as representing all the about 2000 PhD candidates at KTH.

Remember that you are always, at any time of the day or from any part of the world, welcome to join the PhD Chapter in our activities and projects, suggest challenges to be addressed, be part of our school councils and start or join our projects.

As for the next activities at the beginning of this new academic year, don’t miss our first pub in September, the opportunity to practice yoga with us and, most importantly, the next PhD Boot Camp where you can learn everything about your rights as PhD students and how to become PhD student representatives yourselves! Further info on all these events will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

May this year be productive, successful and fun for all!

Andrea de Giorgio

PhD Chapter Chairperson (Ordförande) 2016/17