Author Archives: Andrea de Giorgio

About Andrea de Giorgio

PhD Candidate in Production Engineering and Chairperson 2016/18 of the PhD Chapter at KTH

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!

The PhD Chapter is looking for an Event Manager

Do you want to invest your free time and energies to learn soft skills and improve your CV? Do you want to expand your network? Do you want to be the organizer of interesting and/or fun events for all the 2074 PhD students at KTH? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Event Manager!

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 “Event Manager”), 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 are not (yet?) a PhD student at KTH.

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

The PhD Chapter wants YOU to join the board for 2017-2018

Do you want to get paid time during PhD to work with career events, educational projects and policy? Do you want to get involved in the decision-making process and represent PhD student rights at KTH? Are you ready to meet new friends and be inspired besides your own research? Then we want you for the PhD Chapter board. Applications are open until June 5th. Please send an email to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se with your

1) Name

2) Contact information (email and phone)

3) School and department information

4) Short summary of why you would like to join the board (50-100 words).

5) Specify if you would like to become Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer or simply a Board Member.

6) List previous experiences with PhD representation work (i.e. PAD representative, local school PhD board member, etc.).

Once you have submitted your application we will contact you for interviews. The next board is elected at the summer meeting on June 8th and followed by a delicious barbeque.

For more information: board [at] phd.ths.kth.se

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

The perfect PhD student?

KTH Campi published an article (in Swedish) about a sustainable future for the PhD studies in Sweden. It features a research from Erik Joelsson (University of Gothenburg) and contains a contribute from the PhD Chapter.

Read it here: https://campi.kth.se/nyheter/den-perfekta-doktoranden-1.724877

Working groups for school merging

Following the KTH president decision to plan to merge ten KTH schools possibly into five, two working groups (WGs) have been formed to investigate how to merge CSC, EES and ICT schools, and BIO, CHE and STH schools together.

The PhD Chapter, together with the PhD Student Councils of the involved schools, has nominated 3 PhD student representatives for each WG:

Workgroup for BIO-CHE-STH merging

BIO school PhD student representative: Tom Reichenbach

CHE school PhD student representative: Ramiar Sadegh-Vaziri

STH school PhD student representative: Victor Strömbäck-Alvarez

Workgroup for CSC-EES-ICT merging

CSC school PhD student representative: Anastasiia Varava

EES school PhD student representative: Dan Pettersson

ICT school PhD student representative: Mohamed Tagelsir Mohamed Elhussein

Review of the KTH school organization

Andrea de Giorgio (PhD Chapter Chairperson) between Sigbritt Karlsson (KTH President) and Mikael Östling (KTH Deputy President)

The PhD Chapter at KTH is working full time to bring the PhD student perspective on important decisions at the university. The new KTH president Sigbritt Karlsson has announced this week her decision to plan to merge ten KTH schools possibly into five. Other changes are coming, such as reducing the scholarship PhD students and getting more fully employed PhD students (one of Mikael Östling’s goals), or redefining the roles for GA (undergraduate studies coordinator), FA (research and postgraduate studies coordinator) and PA (doctoral program coordinator).

If you want to get involved as PhD representative, write to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se and let us know what difference you can make!

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Elections at SFS PhD Students Committee

The nominations for the PhD Students Committee at the Swedish National Union of Students (SFS) are open!

The Swedish National Union of Students main task is to represent and promote the members’ interests in education, research and student welfare issues at the national level. SFS is organized according to democratic principles. SFS general assembly is the highest decision-making body where all the member unions are represented. The SFS PhD Students Committee is dedicated to PhD education issues and research policy.

If you want to get involved and make your voice count – go ahead and apply!

The deadline is extended to March 11th.

More detailed information about it is provided here for members and for chairperson positions.

Update on equality at KTH

Equality at KTH is now in transition with a new vice president (vicerektor) for equality. In spring 2017, work will be focused on developing a plan for equality integration at KTH. Problem areas and priority objectives and measures will be formulated by the new vice president for equality and a small working group that will be created in autumn 2017.

A toolbox for increased productivity – From efficiency to effectiveness

Åsa Burman

Update: today there were 77 PhD students registered, so the location has changed!

The trade union ST and the PhD Chapter at KTH organize a seminar focusing on tools that you can use to increase your academic productivity, held by Åsa Burman from Finish On Time.

When:  Monday 6th March, 9.00 – 12.00

New location is K1, Teknikringen 56, level 3. KTH Campus.

A light lunch will be served after the seminar. If you are allergic or if there is something you cannot eat, please inform anne [at] kth [dot] se.
Please, sign up here for this interesting seminar, not later than Tuesday 28th of February.

WELCOME!

Elections for nominating committee

At the PhD Chapter extra meeting on February 14th, it has been decided to delegate elections of further members of the PhD Chapter nominating committee (composed of max five members) to the board meeting on February 28th. Therefore nominations are open again!

All the nominations can be made by email at board [at] phd.ths.kth.se until February 27th at midnight. Candidates will be required to show up at the board meeting on February 28th at 16:00 on KTH Main Campus for the elections. Further details about the board meeting location will be sent by private email.