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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 web-based part and one face-to-face occasion. The web-based part includes three web courses that are needed to be completed before attending the face-to-face occasion:

All questions need to be answered correctly. When you have passed a web course you will receive a course certificate. Please send the certificates and/or screenshots to the course administrator by e-mail before the face-to-face 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 face-to-face occasions

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.

Course days Spring 2020

  • 2020-01-22: 4Z, Alfred Nobels Allé 8, Huddinge. Registration closed.
  • 2020-03-04: Biomedicum 3, Solnavägen 9, Solna. Register here!
  • 2020-04-15: Rappesalen, Alfred Nobels Allé 10, Huddinge. Register here!
  • 2020-05-27: Wretlindsalen, Tomtebodavägen 18 A, Solna. Register here!

Course days Autumn 2020

Will be announced the 15th of March 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

Susanne Frykman, 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

(Including coffee break) Susanne Frykman, 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