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PhD Chapter Meetup on public speaking

Have you ever been on stage? Did you feel uncomfortable? Was it a confident delivery?

Most of us need to communicate our results to the audience at some stage of the PhD. How you deliver the speech is often more important than what you are talking about. If you are looking down, talking quietly and use filler words all the time – nobody will listen, even if you have done an amazing breakthrough!

Improving public speaking skills will increase your impact a lot!

The PhD Chapter invites you to our very first Meetup where our guest speaker Min’an Tan will lead an entertaining lecture about public speaking. The meeting will be held in T-Centralen, Drottning Kristinas Väg 29, on Tuesday November 28th at 18:00 (ending around 19:30).

Contact board [at] for more information.

Please, register here.


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PhD Pub starts this Friday

Welcome to the first PhD Pub of the term on Friday September 22rd at 17.17. Please bring your THS cards. Members can bring one personal guest. Facebook event here.

Location: T-Centralen, Drottning Kristinas Väg 29

Do you also want to get engaged in pub and event organization for the PhD Chapter? Come and talk to Kate!

We are sorry for the wrong date in the previous announcement.

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How to succeed as a researcher in KTH: Career path and opportunities

Are you a researcher (or about to be one) and wondering about career paths in typical academic institute such as KTH and what opportunities you generally have as a young researcher?

Then, we have the pleasure to invite you to a half day event about KTH career track, followed up by a discussion on how to succeed as a researcher.

We welcome research engineers, PhD-students, postdocs and young faculty at KTH!

Date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017
Time: 13:15-16:00
Venue: Q2, Osquldas väg 10 (floor 2), KTH Royal Institute of Technologylänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster
The seminar is free. Coffee and refreshments are included for registered participants.
Registration page is here.
Last day to register: 10 November, 2017
Hosts: Young Academy of Sweden, the Doctoral students network at KTH and KTH Relocation.


13:15 Welcome – Anna Wetterbom, CEO, Young Academy of Sweden

  • Presentation of The Young Academy of Sweden – Gabriel Skantze, Associate professor in Speech Communication and Technology at KTH and Member of the Young Academy of Sweden
  • Support for young researchers – KTH PhD Student Chapters and KTH Relocation
  • Tenure track at KTH – Katja Tollmar Grillner, Dean of Faculty at KTH and Professor of Critical Studies in Architecture

14:15 Panel discussions and Q&A – moderated by Robert Lagerström, Associate Professor in Information systems architecture, KTH and Member of the Young Academy of Sweden, the panel:

Ulrica Edlund, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Professor in Polymer technology
My Hedhammar, School of Biotechnology, Associate professor in Protein-based materials
Nicole Kringos, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Professor in Highway engineering
Josefin Larsson, Associate professor in astronomy at KTH and Member of the Young Academy of Sweden
Mark Smith, School of Information and Communication Technology, Professor in Electronic systems

15:00 Mingle and networking


For further questions or inquiries concerning the event, please contact: tagem {AT} kth {DoT} se

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PhD Chapter Annual BBQ

PhD Chapter Annual BBQ is today! 13th of June starting at 17.00
Time: 17:00
Place: Chapter House (T-Centralen) Drottning Kristinas väg 29

Please sign up here so we can figure out how much food to get and special requirements.

Bring your THS member cards.
The dinner costs 20 SEK for THS members and 50 SEK for non-members.

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PhD Boot Camp, Spring 2017

As a PhD student, we want you to have an excellent time at KTH where you thrive academically,
professionally, and personally. To reach this goal we need to train and work to improve the quality of your PhD program. Would you like to contribute towards improving the quality of PhD studies? Would you like to effectuate a positive change at KTH?

The PhD Boot Camp is organized so as to give you workshops on the rights of a PhD student and how to represent PhD students at KTH centrally or at your school, department, or division. If you are not (yet) a PhD representative but you are curious and want to know more about your rights and how to have a great time as a PhD student at KTH, then you too should sign up for the Camp.

At the PhD Boot Camp, on the 4th of May, you are provided with a welcome sandwich and coffee, followed by presentations, panel session, workshop and lunch. We will introduce you to the work of student and trade unions and the various routines of being a PhD representative at KTH. You will also get to know other PhD students, members of other PhD Councils and PhD Chapter Board and become part of a network of PhD students and PhD student representatives.

Where: Room V22 (map)
When: 4th of May, 09:00 – 12:00

Sign up for the PhD Boot Camp here! (Deadline for food 2nd of May at 12:00)

See you at the Camp!
Your PhD Chapter at KTH,
For further questions: vice [at]


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Yoga with PhD Student Chapter

Join us for a yoga at KTH-Hallen every second Wednesday (until summer) from 14:00 to 15:00 .

Next session will be on April 12.

There are plenty of health benefits with practicing yoga, both for your body and mind! In addition you get to hang out with your PhD chapter friends from your or different institutions, a great way to get new inspiration!

The session will be held by a professional instructor (in English, of course) and you can use the lockers and shower facilities in connection with the session (bring a towel if you want to shower). There will be yoga mats you can borrow during the session. Dress comfortably (like for a work-out). It will be a perfect break during your day and you can start the afternoon with lots of new energy!

When: Wednesday,April 12 14.00-15.00
Where: KTH-Hallen, Brinellvägen 38
Cost: FREE if you are a member of THS/PhD Chapter , 20kr in cash otherwise

You can become a member here. In case don’t find anybody, ask at the counter, we’ll meet up there.

The number of places is limited, register HERE to be guaranteed a spot. You can also try your luck and just show up, if there are places available they will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.

Also, if you think yoga is a great idea but cannot attend this time, please let us know! (you can use the same form)

Hope we’ll see you at yoga! Namaste!

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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.

Before and After PhD: Hidden Challenges & Opportunities

The Dean of the faculty, Katja Grillner will welcome female PhD students to a seminar on the academic experience of KTH professors.
The four professors will give their perspective on PhD Studies, early career and their advice for young female researchers to have a successful PhD experience.
The workshop will engage to giva a voice to your experience and ideas to enrich your PhD studies.
Lunch and coffee is included.
Sign up before 1st April!
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PhD Pedagogical Meetup #2 (Theme: Assessment)

Would you like to improve as a teacher?

Do you want to learn more about how to give constructive and helpful feedback to your students?

The PhD Chapter, in collaboration with ECE-school and THS, are continuing the initiative “PhD Pedagogical Meetup”.

It’s an opportunity for you as a PhD student to get inspired, meet others who are interested in pedagogics, get hands-on tips and tricks as well as discuss the aspects of teaching that matter most to you. Also, you are not just a listener – we want you to contribute with your experiences and thoughts!

Our second topic is “Assessment – why, what, when and how?“, both aiming at giving you tools to improve assessment in your own teaching and inspire course responsibles to improve the assessment, both during the course and at the end of the course. During the meetup you will work on concrete assessment tasks with peer instruction and peer grading.

The facilitators at this event are Viggo Kann, professor of computer science, and Emma Riese, PhD student, both at the school of computer science and communication.
Since 2013, Viggo has taught the teaching and learning course Develop the Learning by Using Grading Criteria and has recently developed  the new course in Examinership for Courses at KTH. At present, Viggo is working on the KTH regulations for assessment, learning outcomes and course syllabuses.
Emma has a teacher degree from the KTH CL programme and is now doing a PhD in computer science education.

Date: Thuesday April 4th
Time: 17.30-20.00
Where: Salongen, KTH Library (KTHB), Osquars backe 31, Campus Valhallavägen

Register here

A meal and tea/coffee will be provided at the event.