The PhD school councils are PhD chapter offical bodies for PhD students in the educational programs within KTH schools. The PhD school council acquires its legitimacy towards KTH from the PhD chapter and henceforth a legitimate status of student union from KTH student union, THS.
The PhD school councils are guided by the PhD Chapter Statutes, bylaws and working directives and subject to THS statutes and bylaws.
As per PhD chapter by-laws, the objectives of a PhD Student Council are to promote more effective and higher quality PhD education and research, to promote a stimulating working environment and to improve the general conditions for the PhD students, at the given KTH School. A PhD Student Council shall work towards a greater unity and fellowship among the PhD students at the given and shall maintain good contacts with the PhD Chapter members working centrally at KTH or at the other KTH Schools.
A PhD Student Council activities shall cover students in all the educational programs of the given school at postgraduate level.