Careers The residence permit expired one week before thesis defence due to the Migration Agency's slow processing of her application. “My case shows that the system is unfair and pretty crazy,” says Kateryna Zorya, a doctoral candidate at Södertörn University.
Careers The researcher Cansu Elmadagli may have to leave Sweden because she does not fulfil the Migration Agency's self-support requirements. According to Per Löwenberg, head of the migration law unit, unemployment benefits are not acceptable as a future means of support.
Careers The Swedish Migration Agency's assessment of what is required in order to be granted status as a long-term resident has become tougher, says SULF's Robert Andersson. Researcher Cansu Elmadagli’s application was rejected despite her having both a job and unemployment insurance.
Doctoral students A doctoral candidate with a two-year employment contract was denied a permanent residence permit, even though the financial support requirement is for 18 months. As the Migration Agency took more than 6 months to process the application, the applicant was a few weeks short of the financial support requirement when the decision was finally made.
Doctoral students A month's work in the industry gave doctoral candidate Shengxin Liu new perspectives on her knowledge and competence. The internship programme at Karolinska Institutet, KI, is much appreciated by both researchers and the participating employers.
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.
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individual concerned when a doctoral appointment is not extended even though the supervision resources have not been withdrawn, says the Swedish Higher Education Authority.
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.
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.
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.