Category Archives: Announcement

KTH Space Rendezvous

The theme of the Rendezvous is “Academia meets industry” and the program is composed as a number of pairs of speakers representing KTH and Swedish space industry and consulting  companies. The presentations will deal with various space related research topics, and they will show how work done at KTH is related to development and innovation in the private sector.

Examples of topics that will be presented are stratospheric ballooning, methane fuel cooling of future rocket nozzles, and earth observation for urban development. Examples of companies that will be represented with presentations are GKN, SSC, and Metria, and examples of KTH divisions to be represented with presentations are the Division of Geoinformatics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics, and Division of Electronics.

Time: Thu 2017-03-30 13.00 – 17.00

Location: Lecture Hall Q1, Osquldas väg 4, KTH​

You can find the program here

It is free to participate in the Space Rendezvous, and the event is open to everyone. After the meeting participants are invited to a Space Pub at the “T-Centralen” student pub located at Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

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

Seminar: What is necessary to be granted Swedish Citizenship?

It is very useful for the PhD students who are from non-EU countries and what to settled here and start their careers in Sweden.

Topic: Swedish citizenship for non-EU PhD Students at KTH
Speaker: Robert Andersson (Förhandlingschef, SULF Sweden)
Day: Friday 21 April 2017
Time: 12:00-14:00 hours
Location: Lecture Hall L1, Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Lantmäteri, våningsplan 3, KTH Campus

Moderator from KTH PhD Board: Abdullah Khan (PhD Candidate at KTH, THS Member)

Lunch Sandwiches will be provided. Please register via google form here.

SULF Annual Meeting Announcement

The date for upcoming Annual meeting is decided to be on March 8th, 2017.



Location: Room E3!

11-12: Invited lecture, Equality for Quality (Open lecture, in English)
Charlotte Holgersson will talk about gender equality in Academia and the gender mainstreaming efforts at KTH. Charlotte Holgersson is associate professor at Industrial Economics and Management specialized in the field of gender and organizations. She has been expert advisor to KTH on gender equality and is presently involved in putting together a plan for how KTH is going to promote gender equality during the next three years.

12-13 Annual meeting (in English, if needed!)


Sign up here for lunch on the meeting:
(You may use a nick name)

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.

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] 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.

Committee for Kamratstipendiet 2017

The Committee for Kamratstipendiet 2017 is now composed of 4 members: Annaclaudia Montanino, Omar Shafqat, Abdullah Khan and Seyed Arash Safavi Nick. It works from February 14th 2017 (election date) until April 5th 2017 to elect 1, 2 or 3 winners for Kamratpriset 2017. The final nominations will be sent to THS. THS will announce the winner(s) and deliver the prize(s). Members of the Committee for Kamratstipendiet cannot propose nominees for the prize (their nominations will be considered not valid) or be nominated for the prize.

During the PhD Chapter extra meeting on February 14th 2017 the members’ nominees for Kamratstipendiet 2017 were announced. Nominees are: Muhammad Afzal, Omar Shafqat (in conflict because member of the committee), Kateryna Morozovska, Armin Weckmann, Andrea de Giorgio and Johan Gärdebo. Nominees are not (yet) winners!

Kamrtatstipendiet was established in 1912 to identify and reward good fellows at each chapter of THS, the Student Union at KTH. Each chapter has the right to nominate up to three members who share the prize money. The price is the return from the “Stiftelsen Tekniska Hogskolans i Stockholm Kamratstipendiefonder” and is usually between 40 000 and 60 000 SEK. The price is then divided evenly between the sections (around 2000-3000 SEK per chapter), after which it is distributed evenly between those students who have been nominated by the chapter.

Stay tuned!

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.