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PhD Chapter Summer Meeting election results

The PhD Chapter Summer Meeting confirmed Andrea de Giorgio (ITM school / Production Engineering dept.) as Chairperson for 2017/18 and elected Bahram Saadatfar (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.) as Vice Chairperson for 2017/18.

The Meeting elected as Board Members for 2017/18:

  • Elena Malakhatka (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.)
  • Tage Mohammadat (Nickname: Taj – ICT school / Electronics dept.)
  • Abdullah Kahn (ABE school / Civil and Architectural Engineering dept.)
  • Muhammad Afzal (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.)
  • Antonio Adaldo (EE school / Automatic Control dept.)
  • Milan Jocevski (ITM school / Industrial Economy dept.)
  • Fareed Ashraf Khan (ITM school / Materials Science and Engineering dept.)
  • Cong Wang (ABE school / Civil and Architectural Engineering dept.)

A Treasurer is vacant, but the Meeting gave mandate to the Board to designate one between their members.

The Meeting elected as Auditors for 2017/18 Johan Gärdebo (ABE school / History of Science, Technology & Environment division) and Omard Shafqat (ITM school / Energy Technology dept.).

Kateryna Morozovska (EE school / Electromagnetic Engineering dept. / RCAM group) was elected as Master of Ceremonies 2017/18.

Qingyun Liu (BIO school / Theoretical Chemistry and Biology dept.) was elected as Event Manager 2017/18.

Suha Babikir Kambalawi Hasan (Industrial PhD student – ABE school / Urban Planning and Environment dept. / Urban and Regional Planning division) as Graphic Desinger 2017/18.

The new board and functionaries will start working from July 1st 2017.

Congratulations to everybody and good luck with the new tasks!

PhD Chapter Summer Meeting and BBQ

Are you ready for the PhD Chapter Summer Meeting? We will convene on Thursday June 8th at 17:00 in a first meeting, and at 17:15 in a second meeting, in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

The summer meeting is followed by the PhD Chapter annual BBQ.
Please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/F0V3Ysumz4J5Xx5m2
The last date to sign up for the BBQ is June 6th, 2017.

Bring your THS member card and join for both the meeting and the dinner. The dinner will cost 20 SEK for THS members and 50 SEK for non-members. Our members will also have the chance to get a PhD Chapter pin.

The summer meeting meeting will decide on some changes in the PhD Chapter Statutes and will host elections for:

  • Chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Vice chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Treasurer, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Board Members, 7 positions to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30 (Note that the PhD Chapter Board includes Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, for a total of 10 members);
  • Auditors, 2 positions to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to (at least) 2018.12.31;
  • Deputy Auditor, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to (at least) 2018.12.31;
  • Master of Ceremonies (Klubbmästare), 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Event Manager, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Graphic Designer, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.07.01 to 2018.06.30.

All the info, updates and how to nominate yourself (or others) for the elections are on this page.

The final agenda for the first meeting is here and for the second meeting is here, the amendment to the statutes is here. Any minor errors in the amendment that may be found will be fixed before the PhD Chapter meeting approval.

Update: In order to facilitate the reading, the new Statutes version is rewritten here with tracked changes, and the old Statutes version is rewritten with tracked changes here.

Welcome to join the next PhD Chapter meeting!

Winners of Kamratstipendiet 2017

On May 15th KTH Stipendierådet has signed the decision for Kamratstipendiet 2017 to the most active THS chapter members. If you hadn’t heard anything before about Kamratstipendiet, read more here and here.

The winners at our PhD Chapter are……………!!!

  • Andrea de Giorgio
  • Johan Gärdebo
  • Afzal Muhammad

They are sharing the price of 2’423,00 SEK in three: 808,00 SEK each. The nominees have been selected by our Committee for Kamratstipendiet 2017, over a list of candidates proposed by our chapter members. The decision from KTH Stipendierådet is attached here.

Next year it could be YOU. Get engaged now!

Enjoy!

The PhD Chapter is looking for two Auditors and a Deputy Auditor

Do you know well the PhD Chapter activities and have familiarity with some no-profit organization bookkeeping? Are you comfortable about checking other people’s work and suggesting the right thing to do when they fail to see it? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Auditor or Deputy Auditor!

Checking that everything works as expected at the PhD Chapter is essential. If you know what we are talking about, you are the right person to apply for it.

The PhD Chapter needs to elect 2 (two) Auditors and 1 (one) Deputy Auditor.

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Auditor” or “Deputy Auditor”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks. The position lasts until the PhD Chapter Board is freed from responsibilities (typically 1,5 years after the election).

The PhD Chapter is looking for a Master of Ceremonies

Would you enjoy throwing the most amazing parties, pubs and recreational activities? Do you want to invest your free time and energies to make the PhD Chapter Pub “T-Centralen” the most interesting meeting point for the PhD students’ afterwork? Would you also enjoy the challenge of recruiting and leading a team of stewards? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Master of Ceremonies!

We have 2074 PhD students to invite at our pubs and parties. What will be your record in attendance?

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Master of Ceremonies”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks.

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

The PhD Chapter is looking for a Graphic Designer

Do you enjoy making thinks beautiful and impressing people? Do you want to invest your free time and energies to learn and improve soft skills such as design? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Graphic Designer!

We have 2074 PhD students to reach out to with the most amazing websites, news, newsletters, flyers, posters, business cards and much more. But, no worries, you’ll get some help too!

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Graphic Designer”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks. It is also OK to apply for it if you’re not (yet?) a PhD student at KTH.

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

The PhD Chapter is looking for an Event Manager

Do you want to invest your free time and energies to learn soft skills and improve your CV? Do you want to expand your network? Do you want to be the organizer of interesting and/or fun events for all the 2074 PhD students at KTH? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Event Manager!

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Event Manager”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks. It is also OK to apply for it if you are not (yet?) a PhD student at KTH.

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

The PhD Chapter wants YOU to join the board for 2017-2018

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 June 5th. 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) Short summary of why you would like to join the board (50-100 words).

5) Specify if you would like to become Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer or simply a Board Member.

6) List previous experiences with PhD representation work (i.e. PAD representative, local school PhD board member, etc.).

Once you have submitted your application we will contact you for interviews. The next board is elected at the summer meeting on June 8th and followed by a delicious barbeque.

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

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

The perfect PhD student?

KTH Campi published an article (in Swedish) about a sustainable future for the PhD studies in Sweden. It features a research from Erik Joelsson (University of Gothenburg) and contains a contribute from the PhD Chapter.

Read it here: https://campi.kth.se/nyheter/den-perfekta-doktoranden-1.724877

The election for KF

17-30 April it is time to vote!

How to vote:

Enter THS website and press ”Already a member”. When logged in you press “VOTE” and scroll down and there you find the candidates. You can vote on max one candidate. To vote you have to be a member of the Student Union.

There are two competitions to win!

In the first one the object is to have the highest participation count of all the chapters and in the other one we need to get a higher participation count than last year!

Enter and vote now!

More info here