Committee for Doctoral Education

The Committee for Doctoral Education provide support to the Faculty Board by means of preparation, quality control and implementation regarding doctoral education.


Chairperson and deputy-chairperson

Robert Harris, Chairperson and Academic vice president

Erika Franzén, Deputy-chairperson

Faculty representatives

Catharina Larsson

Helena Karlström

Kent Jardemark

Lena Palmberg

Lennart Brodin

Nico Dantuma

Student representatives

Amineh Ghaderi 

Caroline Schagerholm 

Valeria Messina 

Co-opted members

Ingeborg van der Ploeg, Central Director of Doctoral Studies

Erin Gabriel, Junior faculty 

Virpi Töhönen (permanent), Lukas Löfling (substitute), SACO

Afsar Rahbar (permanent), Carina Eklund (substitute), OFR

Henry Wölling, Seko


Karin Schmekel, Head of Unit, Unit for research and doctoral education

Clara Ersson, coordinator in the committee


Spring 2021

  • Thursday 28 January, 13.00 – 17.00, Solna 
  • Thursday 25 February 8.30 – 11.30
  • Thursday 25 March 13.00 – 17.00, Solna
  • Tuesday 27 April 13.00 – 17.00, Solna
  • Monday 24 May 13.00 – 17.00, Flemingsberg
  • Monday 21 June, 13.00 – 17.00, Solna


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Robert Harris

Academic Vice President for Doctoral Education