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Support: Doctoral Students

On this page you can find information regarding:


    Supervision

    Supervision comprises support with orientation and content of coursework and thesis work throughout the doctoral studies program. Moreover, supervisors are in many cases the first or key contact persons for discussing matters beyond the content of the PhD work, especially when considering teaching, further career development, stress and health issues.

    Two supervisors are appointed for each doctoral student. One of them acts as main supervisor and must have the qualifications of an associate professor (docent) or professor. The individual study plan (ISP) specifies the duties and responsibilities of each of the supervisors.

    Read more about the individual study plan here.

    Detailed information on supervision at Swedish universities


    Career Development

    Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to doctoral students’ career development. Read more about your possibilities:


    Individual development talks for doctoral students

    Towards the end of each calendar year, the Assistant Head of Department will send out invitations for individual development talks with each PhD candidate (“utvecklingssamtal” in Swedish). The conversation will take the notes from previous individual talks (if applicable) and the update of the Individual Study Plan as a starting point. It will further relate to additional concerns that the PhD candidate likes to raise, in particular with a view to work environment issues and further career planning.

    At the internal website for staff at Lund University you can read more about staff appraisals for academic employees.


    Representation

    Links to general information:


    Lund University’s doctoral student ombudsperson

    The doctoral student ombudsman (DOMB) is mandated to assist doctoral students at Lund University at no cost and confidentially for any challenges concerning third cycle studies.

    domb [at] ldk [dot] lu [dot] se (E-mail to the DOMB can be found here)

    Further information can be found here on the site phdhandbook.se 


    Health and safety representatives and committees


    Committees on gender equality, equal opportunities and diversity


    Health & Security

    Importantly, when you feel in need of support on health matters in the widest sense, do not hesitate to bring up your concerns as early as possible.

    Depending on the situation and your preferences, there are several colleagues at our department you can approach as first contacts for a confidential talk. These include your supervisors, the director of PhD studies, the deputy head of department, the head of department, and the department’s health and safety representatives. They will further assist you in identifying and contacting specific colleagues and options for more targeted support.

    Links to first contacts for a confidential talk:

    • fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Director of PhD studies), e-mail to Fariborz Zelli
    • magdalena [dot] bexell [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Deputy Head of Department), e-mail to Magdalena Bexell
    • bjorn [dot] badersten [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Head of Department), e-mail to Björn Badersten
    • The Department’s health and safety representatives. e-mail to annika [dot] bergman_rosamond [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Annika Bergman Rosamond) and agustin [dot] goenaga [dot] 2117 [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Agustín Goenaga)
    • Work environment and health (with information on victimisation, harassment and reporting of occupational injuries and incidents, computer glasses)
    • Health and wellness (with information on health promotion, rehabilitation and substance abuse)
    • Occupational health service of the university (with information on medical advice, stress and lifestyle advice, counselling, ergonomic advice, and further links on public healthcare)
    • Security & emergency (with information on emergency support and reporting, crisis support, first aid, threats & violence, fire, information security, export control, unauthorised persons)

    Do you have questions regarding your employment? Please, contact:

    Deputy Head of Department/Assistant Head of Department for PhD studies
    Magdalena Bexell
    Available by appointment, room 361
    Phone: +46 46 222 01 66
    E-mail: 
    magdalena [dot] bexell [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se


    Do you have questions regarding your education? Please, contact:

    Director of PhD Studies
    Fariborz Zelli 
    Telephone: +46 46 222 47 64
    E-mail: 
    fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

    Contact work environment

    Björn Badersten
    Head of Department

    Annika Bergman Rosamond
    Health and Safety Representative

    Agustín Goenaga
    Health and Safety Representative