The Migration Authority responds: Our assessments must be consistent

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.

Internships give researchers new contacts outside academia

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.

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individual concerned when a doctoral appointment is not extended even though the supervision resources have not been withdrawn, says the Swedish Higher Education Authority.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.