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The results are in!

Yesterday, we held elections in the chapter hall for the coming academic year and here are the results!

Emma Riese



Let us introduce our new Chairperson, Emma Riese! Emma has previously been a member of the board and has actively represented the PhD students in the Education Committee (Utbildningsutskottet) at KTH. We believe Emma will do a great job in leading the PhD Chapter Board and congratulate her on the electoral win!

Parts of the new board for the fall 2019: (from left to right) Rinat Yapparov, Alessandro Enrico, Emma Riese, Tage Mohammadat (unfortunately Kasra had already left when we took the photo)
Photos taken by: Milan Jocevski

There were four more board members elected. Two of these are elected for the coming academic year and two are by-elected for the fall as those positions will be elected during the fall because of the board reform issued by the resigning board. Apart from these positions, a new Master of Ceremonies was elected as well as a Vice Banner Carrier and Nominating Committee member was by-elected.

Chapter Board Members:
Chairperson (2019-2020): Emma Riese
Vice Chairperson (2019): Tage Mohammadat
Council Coordinator (2019): Alessandro Enrico
Education Manager (2019-2020): Kasra Khatami Mashhadi
Event Manager (2019-2020): Rinat Yapparov

Chapter Functionaries:
Vice Standard Bearer (2019): Kateryna Morozovska
Master of Ceremonies (2019-2020): Federico Rorro
Nominating committee member (2019): Kateryna Morozovska

There are currently 5 board member positions that will be by-elected at the next chapter meeting:
Webmaster (2019-2020)
Working Group Manager (2019-2020)
Treasurer (2019)
Communication Manager (2019)
Business Manager (2019)
If you are interested in any of these board positions, please contact

There were also elections regarding the council members of each of the PhD School Councils. These people were elected for the positions as council members and PADs.

ABE School Council:
Chairperson: David Leffler
Vice Chairperson: Olli Kytömäki
Board members: David Leffler, Olli Kytömäki & Sofia Eckersten
Representative in the strategic councils: Olli Kytömäki
Architecture (Main): Janek Ozmin
Architecture (Deputy): Anna Lena Stina Andersson & Helena Westerlind
Civil and Architectural Engineering (Main): David Leffler
Civil and Architectural Engineering (Deputy): Andreas Sjölander, Cong Wang & Jonas Hatzenbühler
Philosophy and History (Main): Anna Wedin
Philosophy and History (deputy): Jesse Peterson & Maria Nordström
Real Estate and Construction Management (Main): Olli Kytömäki
Real Estate and Construction Management (Deputy): Mo Zheng
SEED (Main): Sofia Eckersten
SEED (Deputy): Elias Sebastian Azzi, Nicolas Francart & Per Sherif Zakhour
Urband Planning and Environment (Main): Kelsey Oldbury

CBH School Council:
Chairperson: Valentina Furlanetto
Vice Chairpersons: Cevin Zhang & Henrik Grimler
Board Members: Valentina Furlanetto, Cevin Zhang & Henrik Grimler

EECS School Council:
Board Members: Alessandro Enrico, Alexey Metreveli, Dan Pettersson, Dimitrios Voulgaris, Erik Berglund, Estera Stefániková, Lars Herre & Viktoriia Mishukova

ITM School Council:
Board Members: Lorenzo Marchetti & Devy Kartika Ratnasari

SCI School Council (based on school recommendations):
Board Members: Anders Johansson, Ross Harnden, Yulia Mishchenko, Petter Lind, Hjalmar Staf , Carl-Magnus Everitt, Nasrin Altafi Razlighi, Philippe Pierre Haïm Moreillon, Samuel Fromm, Nicolas Offermans, Sagar Zade, Annie Westerlund, Felix Vennberg, Katharina Zeuner, Kian Shaker Doodran, Shan Williams Jolin & Johan Westerborn Alenlöv

PhD Pub Special – Bring your supervisor (or professor) to the pub

The PhD Pub opens its door on Friday 19th of October as per tradition at 17:17. The address is unchanged – Drottning Kristinas väg 29

Attention dear guests!!! We host a special Pub this time. Our goal:
– breaking the ice between students and teachers
– raising the alcohol level in your professors’ bloodstream
– showing where you spend your Friday evenings and come up with all your crazy ideas for your projects

The PhD Pub encourages you to treat your mentor for a drink!
Our supervisors are already excited O_o

Our kitchen is open this Friday: burgers will be available for purchase.

Entrance: you should have an active THS membership of the PhD Chapter or Flygsektionen. Every member has the right to bring 1 Dr. guest.

Check the event on Facebook 

Don’t forget to invite your supervisor!

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] 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.