Category Archives: Announcement

Your Vote in Union Elections

Members of THS share the top power in the organization, and your part is your vote in the Union Elections. In the Union Elections you vote for a person who you want as a representative in the Student Union Council, THS highest governing body. The Student Union Council chooses the top leaders at THS in the form of President and Board. The Council also reviews that the leadership is really working for the best interest of the members. The Student Union Council also decides how to spend the yearly budget of 35 million SEK and what THS’ opinions are in different education- and student-related issues.

The voting is active at ths.kth.se/vote between the 9th and 22nd of Apil 2018. The Elections are right now active in all constituencies, were every chapter is a constituency. Every constituency has a number of members in the Council based on the number of members in the chapter.The members of the Student Union Council have a mandate of one year and you are right now choosing a representative for the fiscal year of 18/19.

For more information, please visit http://ths.kth.se/39861/thsvote2018/

 

PhD Chapter Elections 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 November 28th. 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) Specify which position you are applying for.

5) Short summary of why you would like to apply for such position (50-100 words).

6) List relevant previous experiences. For example with PhD representation work such as PAD representative, local school PhD board member, etc.

Once you have submitted your application we will contact you for interviews. The elections are host at the PhD Chapter Winter Meeting on December 5th.

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

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

Fortum Heat Best PhD Poster Award 2017

 

Are you a KTH Ph.D. student with interests relating to energy? Do you want feedback on the way you communicate your research to a broader audience? Here is a chance to win an award by participating in the poster session of the Energy Dialogue 24 November 2017.

On 24 November KTH Energy Platform arranges its annual conference Energy Dialogue and hosts a competition for KTH Ph.D. students to select the most communicative poster.

The 1st prize is a travel grant of 15 000 kr sponsored by Fortum Heat an opportunity to pitch a research idea to relevant executives within the Fortum group. Also, the winner will receive a 3-hour individual rhetoric coaching session with professional expertise at KTH Language and Communication.

It is a great opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss their research in an interdisciplinary context and communicate their work to a broader audience in the most convincing way.

Submission deadline for the poster and registration to the event is 17th of November.
More information could be found in the kth intranet.

Please, vote at THS Elections

New elections in the THS Student Union Council is held from the 6th to the 10th of November.

The reason that the new vote is held is that 3 chapters experienced large technical
difficulties in the vote which was held September 25th to October 1st.

This is how you vote:
1. Go to THS Member’s system.
2. Press “Already a member”, and log in
3. When you are logged in press “VOTE” and scroll down to the candidates
4. You can only vote for one candidate. To vote you have to be a member.

Do you have any questions? Please email valgeneral@ths.kth.se

Enter and vote now!

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!

Schedule:
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: http://doodle.com/poll/cbx3i37qratqhu8k
(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] 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.