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PhD Council Meeting

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 09:15
Blåsenshus, 10:203

The meeting will take place on March 1st in the interactive class room ("Laborativa lärosalen" in Swedish), room number 10:203, at BlåsenshusFrom 9:15 to approximately 10 Ulf Holmbäck will show us how the class room can be used in teaching. Directly after that, fika* will be served and the council meeting will start. During the council meeting, Maja Garde Lindholm will visit us to collect ideas and opinions on which alumni activities we, as PhD students and later PhDs, would like to attend. 


All PhD students at the faculty are welcome to attend the council meeting! Please sign up through the following link before February 24th so we get enough fika: 

Attached you can find the agenda.  


*Fika = a Swedish word for when you have something (non-alcoholic) to drink eventually together with something small to eat, e.g. a sandwich or piece of cake.  


I also have two points of information for you: 



  1. Evaluation of PhD studies at Uppsala University
  2. Information for non-Swedish employees
1. Evaluation of PhD studies at Uppsala University
Both our faculty and the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy will evaluate our/their postgraduate studies during 2019 and 2020. 
The faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy has asked if there might be PhD students at our faculty who would like to help evaluate their postgraduate studies during the autumn 2019, so I you are interested in that, please contact me (Anna Frost) as soon as possible. 
Our faculty are also looking for PhD students who could help evaluate our postgraduate studies. If you know a PhD students who are not at our faculty and who you think could be great at that, contact Katharina Rudisch and Gwenna Breton. 
2. Information for non-Swedish employees
Today is the last day to sign up for a seminar on working in Sweden! You should already have received information about that in another e-mail, but I'm putting the information here as well. It's organized by the International Faculty and Staff Services.

"Introduction Seminar – last day of registration 7th february

The aim of the seminar is to provide you with useful information about Uppsala University, working conditions and benefits and to give insights into different aspects of life in Sweden.

  • Uppsala University in brief
  • Working and living in Sweden
  • Payroll information
  • Moving to Sweden – a guest researcher´s experience

Register here: 
Last day for registration: 2019-02-07

Date: Februay 12th
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Location: BMC, B10:2, "


TNDR Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:30
Blåsenshus, 14:213

TNDR Council Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30
Ångström - Å10238

     The council meeting had a joint event together with the university library, where the library shown everyone attending the meeting the Ångström visualization lab and makerspace.

Webinar about doctoral candidates employment conditions and benefits

on Wed, 2018-11-14 22:27
    One of the labor unions in Sweden, The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers, posted a webinar on YouTube with information about employment conditions and benefits as doctoral candidates (PhD student).
    The webinar is mostly in English and when they speak Swedish, there are English subtitles. The webinar is very general, but contains a lot of useful information for PhD students.
     If you know any other labor union or student union which have similar video clips on YouTube or equivalent, please let TNDR chair Anna E. Frost know and we'll send out information about them in coming e-mails from me! A warning that the webinar contains advertisement for joining The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers. 


The faculty is rewriting its rules and procedures!

on Wed, 2018-11-14 22:23
    The faculty of science and engineering is looking over its general rules and procedures during the coming months.
     If you want to give your opinion about how they should be rewritten or unchanged, please send an e-mail to Anna E. Frost no later than November 25th. You can read the current rules and procedures here in English or  here in Swedish.