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.

Nominations for the Supervisor of the Year 2016/2017 award

Dear colleagues, fellow PhD students – it’s time to nominate your supervisors to the honorable prize: “Supervisor of the Year“.

The prize is a fine academic merit and it will be awarded by the rector at the promotion ceremony in May, 2017. It acknowledges a supervisor at Chalmers, who has shown excellent supervision qualities and a large concern towards his/her PhD students.

  • If you think that your supervisor deserves the prize, send us his/her name together with a motivation letter (between 1 and 3 pages).
  • Please include all members of the group (current and PhD students who graduated less than a year ago) standing for the nomination.
  • Remember that the prize is assigned to main supervisors, but if he/she co-supervises other students, they can be included in the application.

Nominations are open from October 17 to November 28, 2016.
Send them to: supervisoraward.chalmers@gmail.com

After the deadline all nominations will be reviewed by the Doctoral Student Guild Committee. The PhD students of candidates selected in a systematic process will be interviewed. The Committee will then recommend the competitively chosen supervisor to the rector for the Award.

Interview with Moyra McDill, Chalmers new Doktorandsombud (DOMB)

Chalmers new DOMB, Moyra McDill, Professor Emeritus  from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and outgoing Commissioner of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission standing in front of the full-scale reactor mock-up developed by Ontario Power Generation for the purposes of training for refurbishment of four CANDU reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.
Chalmers new DOMB, Moyra McDill, Professor Emeritus  from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and outgoing Commissioner of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission standing in front of the full-scale reactor mock-up developed by Ontario Power Generation for the purposes of training for refurbishment of four CANDU reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

Moyra McDill, Professor Emeritus from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, took over as the Doktorandsombud (DOMB) at Chalmers in December. Myra is continuing the work of Bengt Stebler, who retired as DOMB after 10 years of service.

The role of the DOMB is to help individual PhD students with problems that may arise in the course of their research or employment. The DOMB is employed directly by the DS board and is hence independent from the university and a neutral party for the support of PhD students. Every PhD student, both those employed by Chalmers and industrial PhD students, can seek the DOMB´s guidance with any work related problem, big or small. The DOMB´s contact information can be found on the DS webpage under “support for PhD students”. 

Here you can read our board member Ragnar Lárusson’s interview with Moyra McDill:

Where you are from originally and where did you grow up?

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Research Supervisor of the Year Award 2016

The Chalmers University of Technology Award for Research Supervisor of the Year 2016 is presented to Martin Andersson, Associate Professor at the department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

As a supervisor, MMartinAnderssonartin emerges for his relation-oriented leadership that creates a dynamic and cohesive environment. He is focused on the professional and personal development of his PhDs encouraging the discussions upon all the aspects of the PhD process, and is actively seeking feedback from his students to improve his supervision. Martin facilitates students’ networking with other high-regarded research institutes, and encourages them to play a role in the international community.

In summary, Martin Andersson is a competent supervisor who leads his PhDs with dedication and enthusiasm towards high quality research. He inspires his PhD students, and we hope that with this prize, other supervisors and researches can be inspired in their role.

The full decision is available here.