Elections to THS Student Union Council: Now!

Between the 22nd of August and the 11th of September, you may apply as a candidate in the by-election to  Council for the fiscal year of 2017-2018. Apply as a candidate here.

Being a member or substitute in the Student Union Council is an assignment that gives you:

  • The chance to change and make THS better
  • A community and network that stretches to all chapters within THS
  • A vote about the last say at THS

THS Student Union Council is THS highest governing body and consists of 42 members and 26 substitutes. Together they decide the Unions operations and values by electing THS President and Board, deciding upon a budget and operational plan as well as voting on motions and propositions.

The Student Union Council has planned for 5 formal meetings this fiscal year, but will also be meeting for a few workshops, an education and team building. This makes the Student Union Council a commitment that is suitable to combine with other union assignments if you want to.

The elections are held in divisions between the 25th of September to the 1st of October where every chapter is its own division. To become a candidate you have to be a member of THS. The number of members in a chapter decide how many members its division gets in the Student Union Council. The by-elections are not held in the Chapter for Teachers and Masters of Science in Engineering, the Computer Science Chapter, The Electro Chapter, The Physics Chapter or the Chapter for Media Technology.

If you have any questions please turn to the Election Coordinator Filip Schulze at: valgeneral@ths.kth.se

Apply as a candidate here.

How to succeed as a researcher in KTH: Career path and opportunities

Are you a researcher (or about to be one) and wondering about career paths in typical academic institute such as KTH and what opportunities you generally have as a young researcher?

Then, we have the pleasure to invite you to a half day event about KTH career track, followed up by a discussion on how to succeed as a researcher.

We welcome research engineers, PhD-students, postdocs and young faculty at KTH!

Date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017
Time: 13:15-16:00
Venue: Q2, Osquldas väg 10 (floor 2), KTH Royal Institute of Technologylänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster
The seminar is free. Coffee and refreshments are included for registered participants.
Registration page is here.
Last day to register: 10 November, 2017
Hosts: Young Academy of Sweden, PhD Chapter at KTH and KTH Relocation.

Preliminary program

  • Welcome!
  • Presentation of The Young Academy of Sweden
  • Support for young researchers – KTH PhD Chapter and KTH Relocation
  • Tenure track at KTH – Katja Tollmar Grillner, Dean of Faculty at KTH and Professor of Critical Studies in Architecture
  • Panel discussions and Q&A
  • Mingle and networking

For further questions or inquiries concerning the event, please contact: tagem {AT} kth {DoT} se

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Yoga with PhD Student Chapter

Join us for a yoga at KTH-Hallen on Wednesdays every 4th week from 14:00 to 15:00.

Next session will be on August 30.

There are plenty of health benefits with practicing yoga, both for your body and mind! In addition you get to hang out with your PhD chapter friends from your or different institutions, a great way to get new inspiration!

The session will be held by a professional instructor (in English, of course) and you can use the lockers and shower facilities 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 break during your day and you can start the afternoon with lots of new energy!

When: Wednesday, August 30 14.00-15.00
Where: KTH-Hallen, Brinellvägen 38
Cost: FREE if you are a member of THS/PhD Chapter , 20kr in cash otherwise

You can become a member here. In case don’t find anybody, ask at the counter.

Mark your calendars from 2-3 pm on the following days for the yoga classes:
Week 35,          August,             Wednesday, August 30, 2017,                            Session 7
Week 39,          September,     Wednesday, September 27, 2017,                    Session 8
Week 43,          October,           Wednesday, October 25, 2017,                          Session 9
Week 47,          November,      Wednesday, November 22, 2017,                     Session 10

 

Hope we’ll see you at yoga! Namaste!

 

PhD Chapter Summer Meeting election results

The PhD Chapter Summer Meeting confirmed Andrea de Giorgio (ITM school / Production Engineering dept.) as Chairperson for 2017/18 and elected Bahram Saadatfar (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.) as Vice Chairperson for 2017/18.

The Meeting elected as Board Members for 2017/18:

  • Elena Malakhatka (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.)
  • Tage Mohammadat (Nickname: Taj – ICT school / Electronics dept.)
  • Abdullah Kahn (ABE school / Civil and Architectural Engineering dept.)
  • Muhammad Afzal (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.)
  • Antonio Adaldo (EE school / Automatic Control dept.)
  • Milan Jocevski (ITM school / Industrial Economy dept.)
  • Fareed Ashraf Khan (ITM school / Materials Science and Engineering dept.)
  • Cong Wang (ABE school / Civil and Architectural Engineering dept.)

A Treasurer is vacant, but the Meeting gave mandate to the Board to designate one between their members.

The Meeting elected as Auditors for 2017/18 Johan Gärdebo (ABE school / History of Science, Technology & Environment division) and Omard Shafqat (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.).

Kateryna Morozovska (EE school / Electromagnetic Engineering dept. / RCAM group) was elected as Master of Ceremonies 2017/18.

Qingyun Liu (BIO school / Theoretical Chemistry and Biology dept.) was elected as Event Manager 2017/18.

Suha Babikir Kambalawi Hasan (Industrial PhD student – ABE school / Urban Planning and Environment dept. / Urban and Regional Planning division) as Graphic Desinger 2017/18.

The new board and functionaries will start working from July 1st 2017.

Congratulations to everybody and good luck with the new tasks!

PhD Chapter Annual BBQ

PhD Chapter Annual BBQ is today! 13th of June starting at 17.00
Time: 17:00
Place: Chapter House (T-Centralen) Drottning Kristinas väg 29

Please sign up here so we can figure out how much food to get and special requirements.

Bring your THS member cards.
The dinner costs 20 SEK for THS members and 50 SEK for non-members.

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PhD Chapter Summer Meeting and BBQ

Are you ready for the PhD Chapter Summer Meeting? We will convene on Thursday June 8th at 17:00 in a first meeting, and at 17:15 in a second meeting, in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

The summer meeting is followed by the PhD Chapter annual BBQ.
Please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/F0V3Ysumz4J5Xx5m2
The last date to sign up for the BBQ is June 6th, 2017.

Bring your THS member card and join for both the meeting and the dinner. The dinner will cost 20 SEK for THS members and 50 SEK for non-members. Our members will also have the chance to get a PhD Chapter pin.

The summer meeting meeting will decide on some changes in the PhD Chapter Statutes and will host elections for:

  • Chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Vice chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Treasurer, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Board Members, 7 positions to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30 (Note that the PhD Chapter Board includes Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, for a total of 10 members);
  • Auditors, 2 positions to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to (at least) 2018.12.31;
  • Deputy Auditor, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to (at least) 2018.12.31;
  • Master of Ceremonies (Klubbmästare), 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Event Manager, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Graphic Designer, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30.

All the info, updates and how to nominate yourself (or others) for the elections are on this page.

The final agenda for the first meeting is here and for the second meeting is here, the amendment to the statutes is here. Any minor errors in the amendment that may be found will be fixed before the PhD Chapter meeting approval.

Update: In order to facilitate the reading, the new Statutes version is rewritten here with tracked changes, and the old Statutes version is rewritten with tracked changes here.

Welcome to join the next PhD Chapter meeting!

Winners of Kamratstipendiet 2017

On May 15th KTH Stipendierådet has signed the decision for Kamratstipendiet 2017 to the most active THS chapter members. If you hadn’t heard anything before about Kamratstipendiet, read more here and here.

The winners at our PhD Chapter are……………!!!

  • Andrea de Giorgio
  • Johan Gärdebo
  • Afzal Muhammad

They are sharing the price of 2’423,00 SEK in three: 808,00 SEK each. The nominees have been selected by our Committee for Kamratstipendiet 2017, over a list of candidates proposed by our chapter members. The decision from KTH Stipendierådet is attached here.

Next year it could be YOU. Get engaged now!

Enjoy!

The PhD Chapter is looking for two Auditors and a Deputy Auditor

Do you know well the PhD Chapter activities and have familiarity with some no-profit organization bookkeeping? Are you comfortable about checking other people’s work and suggesting the right thing to do when they fail to see it? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Auditor or Deputy Auditor!

Checking that everything works as expected at the PhD Chapter is essential. If you know what we are talking about, you are the right person to apply for it.

The PhD Chapter needs to elect 2 (two) Auditors and 1 (one) Deputy Auditor.

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Auditor” or “Deputy Auditor”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks. The position lasts until the PhD Chapter Board is freed from responsibilities (typically 1,5 years after the election).

The PhD Chapter is looking for a Master of Ceremonies

Would you enjoy throwing the most amazing parties, pubs and recreational activities? Do you want to invest your free time and energies to make the PhD Chapter Pub “T-Centralen” the most interesting meeting point for the PhD students’ afterwork? Would you also enjoy the challenge of recruiting and leading a team of stewards? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Master of Ceremonies!

We have 2074 PhD students to invite at our pubs and parties. What will be your record in attendance?

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Master of Ceremonies”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks.

Update: Check the status of nominations on our Elections page!

The PhD Chapter is looking for a Graphic Designer

Do you enjoy making thinks beautiful and impressing people? Do you want to invest your free time and energies to learn and improve soft skills such as design? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Graphic Designer!

We have 2074 PhD students to reach out to with the most amazing websites, news, newsletters, flyers, posters, business cards and much more. But, no worries, you’ll get some help too!

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Graphic Designer”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks. It is also OK to apply for it if you’re not (yet?) a PhD student at KTH.

Update: Check the status of nominations on our Elections page!