Linköping University PhD Student Network (LiUPhD)

We are the association (sektion) for doctoral students at Linköping University and receive funding from the student unions (studentkår) LinTek and Stuff. We act as the PhD student faculty council (doktorandråd för fakultet) for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Educational Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping University.

Our aim is to provide a platform for PhD students to connect across departments, to improve the overall research conditions for doctoral candidates and to attend to issues that are relevant to the PhD education.

We actively work on:

  • PhD representation and PhD student matters (such as a doktorandombud, prolongation for Covid-19 pandemic delays, and internationally recognized digital diplomas)

  • Creating a common platform for debate and information exchange across departments

  • Increasing the dialogue with different representatives at the university

  • Organizing social activities for PhD students

  • Organizing presentations and guest lectures

  • Improving the course evaluation system for PhD courses at the university

Any community is fundamentally grounded in the active participation of its members. Any registered PhD student at Linköping's University can become a member of LiUPhD. Members actively pursue topics that are of interest to LiUPhD and the PhD community, they help in organizing activities and can serve as official representatives in the organization's board: by PhD students - for PhD students.

You do not have to be a member to participate in any of our events, discussions or activities!

You have questions, concerns, ideas regarding our activities?

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