Sustainability Pub for PhD students!

Pub night for PhD students and young researchers interested in sustainability.

Say hello, grab a drink and a bite while you mingle with fellow doctoral candidates from Stockholm region interested in and or working within sustainability research. All disciplines, expertise and interests linked to sustainability are welcome. The pub night is an opportunity for all who are interested in sustainability to meet in a relaxed form.

Our guest for the evening is Professor Sverker Sörlin who will share how a strategic investment in environmental and sustainability research has formed his academic career up until now. Recently Sörlin has published “The Environment — a history of the idea” which he co-authored. The book provides a foundation in understanding the historical roots of the concept the environment. He has also been chosen as a recipient of a prestigious ERC Advanced grant from the European Research Council. The grant will provide funding to carry out a historical study into the emergence and development of environmental governance.

Register for the sustainability pub here

About Sverker Sörlin

In 1993, Sörlin assumed the first chair in environmental history in Scandinavia, at Umeå University. He has held an adjunct position at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and visiting positions at University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Oslo, University of Cape Town, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and stints at the Peder Wall Institute for Advanced Study at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Sörlin has been Associate Director for the Center for History of Science in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and has served as an advisor to the Swedish government on research-, innovation-, and environmental issues for over two decades. He is currently a member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council which is charged with the task to evaluate Sweden’s government policies to reach the zero CO2 emission target for year 2045.

During the 1990s Sörlin started taking an interest ‘greening of the campus’ issues. In 2010-11 he chaired the committee at KTH that proposed the establishment of KTH Sustainability that became operational in 2012.

Sörlin is published in the fields of history of science, environmental history, the history of forestry, human ecology, environmental humanities, European history, research policy, innovations studies, and the history and politics of higher education. He frequently appears in Swedish media, and writes popular science and narrative non-fiction. He has received several awards, including the August Prize (2004; named after August Strindberg) and the Lars Salvius award (2012) for his work to popularize environmental and climate issues for a wide audience.

PhD Chapter board introduction day

On August 14, the PhD chapter board had its first meeting where the board discussed about strategic plans for the chapter and also took decisions regarding representation.

Follow up with with the plan of the day and the official results as per the minutes here and usually the minutes are found here: About us -> Governing documents and minutes /URL: https://www.dr.kth.se/minutes/

If you have any questions regarding the chapter and its work, do not hesitate to contact us via:  board @dr.kth.se

 

Some final words from the Chairperson 18/19

Photo taken by Milan Jocevski

I would like to take this opportunity to say some final words during my last hour as chairperson for this chapter.

It has been a fantastic year, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be the chairperson of this wonderful chapter during this period!

We have managed to do a lot of changes to the structure of how the chapter works, and I am confident that those changes will help improve the chapter overall.

In less than an hour, the new academic year starts with a new board and a new chairperson, Emma Riese. It is going to be a great year!

So, I would like to say thank you for this past year to everyone involved in the chapter. It has been an exciting ride!

Over and out,
Robin Palmberg

The results are in!

Yesterday, we held elections in the chapter hall for the coming academic year and here are the results!

Emma Riese

Chairperson

2019-2020

Let us introduce our new Chairperson, Emma Riese! Emma has previously been a member of the board and has actively represented the PhD students in the Education Committee (Utbildningsutskottet) at KTH. We believe Emma will do a great job in leading the PhD Chapter Board and congratulate her on the electoral win!

Parts of the new board for the fall 2019: (from left to right) Rinat Yapparov, Alessandro Enrico, Emma Riese, Tage Mohammadat (unfortunately Kasra had already left when we took the photo)
Photos taken by: Milan Jocevski

There were four more board members elected. Two of these are elected for the coming academic year and two are by-elected for the fall as those positions will be elected during the fall because of the board reform issued by the resigning board. Apart from these positions, a new Master of Ceremonies was elected as well as a Vice Banner Carrier and Nominating Committee member was by-elected.

Chapter Board Members:
Chairperson (2019-2020): Emma Riese
Vice Chairperson (2019): Tage Mohammadat
Council Coordinator (2019): Alessandro Enrico
Education Manager (2019-2020): Kasra Khatami Mashhadi
Event Manager (2019-2020): Rinat Yapparov

Chapter Functionaries:
Vice Standard Bearer (2019): Kateryna Morozovska
Master of Ceremonies (2019-2020): Federico Rorro
Nominating committee member (2019): Kateryna Morozovska

There are currently 5 board member positions that will be by-elected at the next chapter meeting:
Webmaster (2019-2020)
Working Group Manager (2019-2020)
Treasurer (2019)
Communication Manager (2019)
Business Manager (2019)
If you are interested in any of these board positions, please contact nominations@dr.kth.se

There were also elections regarding the council members of each of the PhD School Councils. These people were elected for the positions as council members and PADs.

ABE School Council:
Chairperson: David Leffler
Vice Chairperson: Olli Kytömäki
Board members: David Leffler, Olli Kytömäki & Sofia Eckersten
Representative in the strategic councils: Olli Kytömäki
ABE PADs:
Architecture (Main): Janek Ozmin
Architecture (Deputy): Anna Lena Stina Andersson & Helena Westerlind
Civil and Architectural Engineering (Main): David Leffler
Civil and Architectural Engineering (Deputy): Andreas Sjölander, Cong Wang & Jonas Hatzenbühler
Philosophy and History (Main): Anna Wedin
Philosophy and History (deputy): Jesse Peterson & Maria Nordström
Real Estate and Construction Management (Main): Olli Kytömäki
Real Estate and Construction Management (Deputy): Mo Zheng
SEED (Main): Sofia Eckersten
SEED (Deputy): Elias Sebastian Azzi, Nicolas Francart & Per Sherif Zakhour
Urband Planning and Environment (Main): Kelsey Oldbury

CBH School Council:
Chairperson: Valentina Furlanetto
Vice Chairpersons: Cevin Zhang & Henrik Grimler
Board Members: Valentina Furlanetto, Cevin Zhang & Henrik Grimler

EECS School Council:
Board Members: Alessandro Enrico, Alexey Metreveli, Dan Pettersson, Dimitrios Voulgaris, Erik Berglund, Estera Stefániková, Lars Herre & Viktoriia Mishukova

ITM School Council:
Board Members: Lorenzo Marchetti & Devy Kartika Ratnasari

SCI School Council (based on school recommendations):
Board Members: Anders Johansson, Ross Harnden, Yulia Mishchenko, Petter Lind, Hjalmar Staf , Carl-Magnus Everitt, Nasrin Altafi Razlighi, Philippe Pierre Haïm Moreillon, Samuel Fromm, Nicolas Offermans, Sagar Zade, Annie Westerlund, Felix Vennberg, Katharina Zeuner, Kian Shaker Doodran, Shan Williams Jolin & Johan Westerborn Alenlöv

PhD Chapter Meeting Agenda

As promised, here is the agenda for the chapter meeting next Monday!

It will be held in the chapter hall at Drottning Kristinas Väg 29 on the 3rd of June at 18:18

Chapter Meeting Agenda 20190603

After the meeting, we will have the PhD Summer Party! Don’t forget to sign up to the meeting and the party here (See deadline in the form): https://forms.gle/5VA5iXdgjFfRccGm6

During this chapter meeting, we will elect several positions. Please apply to any position you are interested in through this link: dr.kth.se/vacancies/

Feel free to contact the board at board@dr.kth.se if you have any questions about the meeting or if there is anything you would like to bring up during the meeting.

Call for PhD chapter meeting and Summer Party Invitation

The PhD Chapter board welcomes the members of the PhD Chapter to the second chapter meeting of 2019.

It will be held in the chapter hall at Drottning Kristinas Väg 29 on the 3rd of June at 18:18.

After the meeting, we will have the PhD Summer Party! Sign up to the meeting and the party here (See deadline in the form): https://forms.gle/5VA5iXdgjFfRccGm6

During this chapter meeting, we will elect several positions. Please apply to any position you are interested in through this link: dr.kth.se/vacancies/

More information and the agenda will be posted at the PhD Chapter website at least 4 working days before the meeting.

Feel free to contact the board at board@dr.kth.se if you have any questions about the meeting or if there is anything you would like to bring up during the meeting. Motions should be sent to the board in written form (to board@dr.kth.se) before 17:00 on the 24th of May. Template for the Motions can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GGvzJiVQ58ec6DUy0QIpd3DlFl09daUy

Vote in the Union Election!

This is your chance to choose who will represent you as a PhD student in the Student Union THS. If you are a THS member, you can still vote, but there is only a few days left to vote in the union election. You can vote until 14th of April. Don’t forget to VOTE!! 😉

ths.kth.se/vote

PhD Chapter’s 39th Birthday Party!

We are celebrating PhD Chapter’s 39th birthday! We are going to celebrate on the 4th of April and you are of course invited to join the celebrations! We will serve dinner and the bar will be open so you can purchase any drinks of your choosing throughout the night. So, put the date in your calendar right now and sign up using the form below!

Happy Chapter’s Birthday!

Date: Thursday 4/4 18:18
Place: Drottning Kristinas Väg 29 ( T-Centralen)
Theme: Birthday Party!
Price: 39 SEK (includes dinner and welcome punch)

PhD Chapter’s 39th Birthday Party!

We are celebrating PhD Chapter’s 39th birthday! We are going to celebrate on the 4th of April and you are of course invited to join the celebrations! We will serve dinner and the bar will be open so you can purchase any drinks of your choosing throughout the night. So, put the date in your calendar right now and sign up using the form below!

Happy Chapter’s Birthday!

Date: Thursday 4/4 18:18
Place: Drottning Kristinas Väg 29 ( T-Centralen)
Theme: Birthday Party!
Price: 39 SEK (includes dinner and welcome punch)
Tickets available at: https://goo.gl/forms/hCduvSBlfORBZ44b2

For more information, please follow these links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/314662335863777/
Event: https://www.dr.kth.se/event/phd-chapters-39th-birthday-party/


Workshop for Women PhD Students (and Postdocs) from KTH

Rising Stars at KTH is a workshop for women PhD students from KTH. This first edition will be held April 26 – 27, 2019 at Djurönäset Conference Hotel, in the Stockholm archipelago. The workshop consists of seminars, group discussions, social activities, and is a great opportunity to network and get to know other women PhD students from KTH. This year’s topic is “Career building: mission, leadership, presence and relational intelligence” and we have the pleasure of hosting two great speakers: Annelène Decaux and Jennifer Krahn. The workshop is sponsored by KTH (including the schools ABE, CBH, EECS, ITM and SCI) and KTH Opportunities Fund. Applications open on Monday, February 25 and close on Monday, March 11. For more information, and to apply, visit our webpage: http://www.kth.se/blogs/wop/