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PhD Winter Chapter Meeting (SM) Agenda

As promised, here is the agenda for the chapter meeting next Monday!

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Don’t forget to sign up so that you also get food after the meeting. Please sign up here by the 9th of December: https://goo.gl/forms/csD0mImcas9HqKEk1

For more information about the meeting, check out our post about the call for the meeting: https://www.dr.kth.se/2018/11/26/call-for-phd-winter-chapter-meeting-sm/

If you want to get engaged, now is the perfect time! For more information about elections, check out our last post: https://www.dr.kth.se/2018/11/30/elections-during-the-winter-chapter-meeting/

December elections

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 part of the chapter and/or 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 11th/Dec kl17:17, ITM 17th/Dec kl17:17, SCI 18th/Dec kl17:17. Fika served from 17:00. Location: chapter hall (T-centralen), Drottning Kristinas väg 29. Election of chapter vacancies will be on 10th/Dec kl18:18.

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

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PhD Pub: Summer edition 07.09.2018

The PhD Pub welcomes guests for the first time since the semester started. Trying to cope with the hottest summer ever in Sweden, we will drink frozen cocktails and ice-cold beer.

We start at 17:17 on Friday, the 7th of September. Address: Drottning Kristinas väg 29

Check the event details at PhD Chapter website and Facebook

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