Learn how to tackle stress and time pressure

Doctoral students Grinding your teeth in your sleep. Palpitations and feelings of panic. Time pressure and stress can be part of doctoral candidate life from programme start to graduation. Lowering the bar and seeing “the threat" as a challenge are two tricks you can use along the way.

Analysis shows flaw in legal process

Doctoral students It is unusual, but serious for the individual concerned when a doctoral appointment is not extended even though the supervision resources have not been withdrawn, says the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

Four per cent experience sexual harassment

Work environment Women, young people and students are the groups that experience the most sexual harassment at Swedish higher education institutions, according to the first national study in the sector.

From civil war to life as a doctoral candidate

Profiles Mohamed Al-Sabri left his everyday life of civil war for a research scholarship in Sweden. Four years later, he is a doctoral candidate at Uppsala University and feels secure, even though the journey towards his dream of a new life is far from over.

Manifestation på Götaplatsen i Göteborg

Academics demonstrated against the Aliens Act

Law A couple of hundred people gathered on Götaplatsen in Gothenburg to protest against the new Aliens Act. “The changes have created extreme uncertainty for doctoral candidates from countries outside the EU,” said Elin Malmgren, Chair of the Doctoral Candidate Section at Chalmers Student Union.

More and more foreign doctoral candidates are remaining in Sweden

Doctoral students The proportion of foreign doctoral candidates staying in Sweden has increased steadily since 2013. The question is what will happen now that the changes to the Aliens Act make it more difficult to obtain a residence permit. “Foreign doctoral candidates are crucial for the supply of skills in higher education,” says Anna Bengtsson at the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ.

Many new doctoral candidates from Asian countries

Doctoral students According to figures from the Swedish Higher Education Authority, the highest numbers of foreign doctoral candidates come from China, Germany, India and Iran.

PhD graduates find jobs quickly – but usually outside higher education

Careers The level of establishment in the labour market gradually increases in the years following a doctoral qualification. One year after qualification it is 71 per cent, while after three years it is 81 per cent and after five years 85 per cent. This according to a new report from the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ, […]

Foreign doctoral candidates fall victim to political logic

Columnists Despite a stated goal of Swedish politicians to attract and retain highly qualified labour, they are now doing exactly the opposite. In July 2014, an amendment was made to the Aliens Act to make it possible for foreign doctoral candidates who have had a residence permit for four years to apply for and obtain a […]