Monthly Archives: October 2018

PhD School Council Election

Do you:
– like to engage and network with other doctoral students and faculty outside your immediate research?
– like to work with challenging and interesting issues beyond the scope of your own self?
– care for your fellow doctoral students social life and welfare?
– like to positively impact your education policy, beyond the scope of yourself?
– have a capacity to speak out for the interest of your fellow doctoral students and the standing of KTH in research and education?
– like to hone your organisational and leadership skills through experiencing the world of academia behind the scenes?
If you’ve answered any of the above with a Yes, then join us and be a member of the council at your own school!

If you’re at  CBH or EECS school, follow-up with phdcouncil@cbh.kth.se and doktorandrad@eecs.kth.se respectively.

If you’re at ABE/ITM/SCI Schools, then apply to join.

Vacancies: council chairperson, vice chairperson, council members. Council members can take functionary roles (social responsible) or representational role (e.g. representative at the programme or specialisation or department or unit/division, doctoral education council, school’s executive committee, recruitment/appointment/promotion committees, school’s strategic councils, safety/equality/sustainability committees.)

Pre-requisites: Being an active PhD student on January 2019.

Expectations:
– Being a member of the student union,
– Workload of at least 5 days a semester. This workload can be time compensated subject to different school-level conventions.
– Attending meetings with council member and be communicative with the PhD chapter board, THS and KTH within the capacity of your representational role.

Application: The application is considered valid if it was filled via the form at the end of this page. Alternatively, you can download, fill this Application form and send it to nominations [at] dr.kth.se. A person can nominate someone else, but then the nominee must accept the nomination before it is considered valid. If you have further questions please email nominations [at] dr.kth.se . The deadline for application is Dec 7th at midnight.

Election: The nominees will be elected as per their school affiliations as follows: ABE 10th/Dec, ITM 11th/Dec, SCI 18th/Dec. Fika served from 17:17. Location: chapter hall (T-centralen), Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

Curios to learn more?
– PhD student representatives are entitled for time compensation according to the policies: Dnr930-2005-0345 (school level), DnrV-2016-0451  (central and national level)
– The PhD Chapter and PhD school councils are guided by the PhD Chapter Statutes and PhD Chapter Bylaws and subject to THS statutes and bylawes.
Brief guide on PhD students representation
PhD Chapter workshop

Greetings from the nomination team and chapter board,
Robin, Tage, Kateryna, Fangkai, Amanda and Harsha

  • PhD School Council Election

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Apply to NII International Internship Program for informatics research visits in Tokyo

As PhD-candidate or master student at KTH you have an opportunity to be guest researcher at the leading institute for informatics in Japan

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo has identified KTH as a prioritized partner institution and has therefore decided to award grants for up to 3 persons from KTH per year for the coming years. Master students and PhD-students at KTH are eligible.

Students are encouraged to find a supervising professor at NII and then write a Letter of Motivation. The Letter should be sent to Assoc.Prof.  Atsuto Maki, Atsuto@kth.se, who is coordinating this program at KTH. Do that before November 2nd. Then the applications will be ranked.

The interns should arrive to NII before March 15th, 2019.

The grant will cover living costs during the internship for between 2 and 6 months (5,700 yen per day). It can be possible to stay even longer but then without funding.
NII also offers some courses during the year taught in English that visiting students can take.

The final nomination for KTH is done by vice president Stefan Östlund.
The nominees should then apply to NII before their deadline on Nov. 7th.

 

NII is an extremely strong research institution. It is the only national institute in the area of computer science with 76 permanent professors and also many visiting professors. NII also offers PhD-programmes. The institute is located in central Tokyo.

 

Website: http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/

Information about the scholarship programme: https://www.nii.ac.jp/en/about/international/mouresearch/internship2018-2/

PhD Pub Special – Bring your supervisor (or professor) to the pub

The PhD Pub opens its door on Friday 19th of October as per tradition at 17:17. The address is unchanged – Drottning Kristinas väg 29

Attention dear guests!!! We host a special Pub this time. Our goal:
– breaking the ice between students and teachers
– raising the alcohol level in your professors’ bloodstream
– showing where you spend your Friday evenings and come up with all your crazy ideas for your projects

The PhD Pub encourages you to treat your mentor for a drink!
Our supervisors are already excited O_o

Our kitchen is open this Friday: burgers will be available for purchase.

Entrance: you should have an active THS membership of the PhD Chapter or Flygsektionen. Every member has the right to bring 1 Dr. guest.

Check the event on Facebook 

Don’t forget to invite your supervisor!

Workshop on PhD student influence and upcoming elections 2019!

It’s workshop time!

 

This time we will discuss and talk about general aspects related to the PhD student influence and have some focus on the PhD school councils! Very suitable for you if you’ve been a PhD representative or interested to be one.

It will be held in the chapter hall at Drottning Kristinas Väg 29 on the 18th of October at 18:18.

Do not hesitate to contact the board at board@dr.kth.se if you have any questions about the workshop.

See you there!

P.S. If you’re curious about what it is exactly about, here is a content draft of the workshop.

PhD Chapter workshop with focun on PhD councils 2019 [2018-10-18]

PhD Event: Game Night

The PhD Board once more welcomes guests to a Game Night in the Chapter Hall, TC.

There will be an assortment of board games available but if there is any special game you want to play you can bring that along as well!

The doors open at 17:17 on Thursday, the 11th of October. Address: Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

P.S. If you have any questions about the event, or if you have an idea for another event, you can contact the hosts of the evening at board@dr.kth.se

For more information, go to the event at PhD Chapter website or Facebook

Call for PhD Chapter Meeting (SM)

The PhD Chapter board welcomes the members of the PhD Chapter to the first chapter meeting of the academic year.

It will be held in the chapter hall at Drottning Kristinas Väg 29 on the 24th of October at 18:18. And since this is in the end of October, there will be a Halloween theme in the meeting. After the meeting is finished, everyone is invited to gather for a horror movie.

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

It can be found here: Chapter Meeting 20181024

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.

PhD Event: Game Night

The PhD Board once more welcomes guests to a Game Night in the Chapter Hall, TC.

There will be an assortment of board games available but if there is any special game you want to play you can bring that along as well!

The doors open at 17:17 on Thursday, the 4th of October. Address: Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

P.S. If you have any questions about the event, or if you have an idea for another event, you can contact the hosts of the evening at board@dr.kth.se

For more information, go to the event at PhD Chapter website or Facebook