Aila Särkkä: Research Supervisor of the Year 2016/2017

Aila Särkkä, Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, is the winner of Chalmers Research Supervisor of the Year 2016/2017 Award.

The Chalmers University of Technology Research Supervisor of the Year 2016/2017 is awarded to Aila Särkkä, professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She excels in both scientific and soft aspects of supervision. Aila’s personalized approach, professionalism, responsiveness and availability to PhD students – not only limited to the PhD students Aila supervises – is highly valued in the department. Aila emphasizes both the professional and personal development of her PhD students. She is a role model for the PhD students she supervises, and for other supervisors in Chalmers.

Full text of the motivation letter is available here.

Information from the Student Union about CHARM 2017

New thinking during CHARM 2017

Development of concepts for events and execution of these are always of interest to make them as good as possible. CHARM 2017, Chalmers Student Union Career Fair, have chosen to introduce pay desks to charge for  entry at the entrances to this year’s fair.

As an employee or student at Chalmers, you will have the opportunity to take part of the fair for free, as it always has been. At the entrances with pay desks, there will be signs showing employees and students to select the correct entrance and avoid queuing. Once there, state that you are an employee of Chalmers and go through to the fair, J.A. Pripps or STORE. There will be a pay desk by the conference entrance and a control will take place outside of STORE in the Student Union Building.

Please feel free to come and meet us in our DS booth during CHARM!

Good news from Migrationsverket!!

“A doctoral student can now obtain a residence permit valid for two years at a time provided that all conditions, such as supply, are met. This is not only a first application for a residence permit, but also means that a doctoral student who applies for extension have the opportunity to apply for and receive a two-year residence permit for studies.The revised practice also applies to co-applicants to PhD.”

The news, in Swedish unfortunately, are presented here

KUL, conference on teaching and learning, at Chalmers the 12th of January in the student union house at campus Johanneberg!

This year including several sessions highly relevant for us PhD students! Sign up before 9th of January and get fika, lunch and lots of interesting presentations and discussions, free of charge.

Register here
Find the program here

Highlights for PhD’s:

Session 3, 13.30 – 14.30: Supervision to promote learning, presentation and interactive discussions featuring 3 of Chalmers previous Supervisor of the Year awardees (Martin Andersson, Erik Agrell, Henk Wymeersch) and 3 PhD students from Chalmers Doctoral student guild board (Elke Miedema, Anna Köhler, Naghmeh Taghavi). (Moderator Sofia Månsson)

Session 2, 11.30-12-30: Academic socialization; a discussion on help and supporting during different phases of being a doctoral student in order to maintain focus on academic achievements and quality. (Karin Ekman)

Session 1, 10.20 – 11.20: Tools for improving communication, co-acting and feedback skills in a master-level project course. (Lena Peterson)

Annual report for 2015/2016

The annual report from the activity year of 2015-16 is now available for PhD
students to read. This document report on the most important events throughout
the year and details the work in the committees where the DS board is
representing the PhD students interest at Chalmers.

It can be found here

We look forward to hear any questions or comments on our work.