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Introduction to doctoral education at KI – Expectations, support and opportunities

All students admitted to doctoral/third cycle education at Karolinska Institutet have to participate in a general and compulsory introduction to doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet. The compulsory introduction is intended for all newly admitted doctoral students.

During the introduction, the process, the organisation, culture, and support for doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet will be presented and discussed, as well as the rights and obligations of a doctoral student.

After the introduction the doctoral students should:

  1. Know the requirements concerning careful research documentation, secrecy and data protection.
  2. Be familiar with Karolinska Institutet's expectations concerning research integrity and know what cheating and plagiarism is and how to avoid those practices.

Compulsory web courses

The introduction consists of a number of web courses and one Live ZOOM-occasion.

The web courses that are needed to be completed before attending the Live ZOOM-occasion:

All questions need to be answered correctly. When you have passed a web course you will receive a course certificate. Mark that the GDPR course will not give you a common certificate so just take a screen shot when the test is completed!

Please send the certificates and/or screenshots to the course administrator by e-mail before the Live ZOOM-occasion (if you have difficulties saving the certificate, print as PDF or take a screen shot).

Please reserve approximately one day for finishing the web tasks.

Registration for the Live ZOOM-occasion

Registration is binding. If you cannot attend you need to cancel your registration by contacting the administrator.

Last day to register: 3 weeks before the course starts or when the course is full.

Course days Autumn 2020

  • 2020-09-16 at 9-12 AM in Solna or via ZOOM. Registration closed.
  • 2020-10-23 at 9-12 AM in Huddinge or via ZOOM. Register here!
  • 2020-12-03 at 13-16 PM in Solna or via ZOOM. Register here!

Course days Spring 2021

Will be announced  here between the 15th of October and the 15th of November 2020.

The compulsory introduction does not entitle for any credits, but has to be completed within the first year after registration. Completing the introduction (passing the web-courses and attendance at the face-to-face occasion) will be registered in the study administrative system LADOK.


09.00 – 09.05 Welcome

Jessica Norrbom, facilitator

09.05 – 10.00 Expectations and opportunities
Robert Harris, Deputy Vice-president of Doctoral Education

10.00 – 10.20 Support functions

Åsa Samuelsson Ökmengil, Doctoral Student Ombudsperson, Medicinska Föreningen (MF) (10 min.)

Doctoral Students’ Association (DSA) (10 min.)

10.20 – 10.50 Group discussions on expectations and questions to the facilitator

Jessica Norrbom, facilitator

10.50 - 11.10 Experiences from senior PhD students

Clinical PhD student

Zach Chia, pre-clinical PhD student

11.10 – 11.55 Support functions

Nadilly Bonagas and Zach Chia, KI Career service and CHaSE (15 min.)

Karolina Karjalinen, KI University Library (KIB) (15 min)

Cecilia Martinsson Björkdahl, Data Management, (15 min)

11.55-12.00 Summary, evaluation


For more information and late registration, please contact the administrator Karin Wrangö, Unit for Medical Education (UME)/ LIME

Karin Wrangö

Educational administrator