Seminars for doctoral supervisors

The role of doctoral supervisor involves exchanging experiences with colleagues. The thematic seminars provide KI supervisors with a forum for competence development and regular opportunities to meet colleagues in a similar situation.

These seminars allow participants to discuss matters and exchange experiences relating to their supervisory role and to keep themselves updated on the latest news connected to doctoral education. The seminar programme varies; sometimes we invite speakers to share their own experiences as supervisors, or experts to hold talks on particular issues. The aims are to help participants understand their own position as supervisors and to inspire and encourage them to find their own ways of dealing with the challenges that the role brings.

Seminars spring 2023

March 15th - A crash course in popular science communication 

Welcome to lunch seminar at 11.30-12.30 at Zoom

Lecturer: Katarina Sternudd, Science Communication Strategist, Communication department, KI

Welcome to a lunchtime seminar on how to communicate your research to journalists and the general public.

This crash course will familiarize you with concepts such as press release, target group, branding, profile page and citizen science. Lecturer is former news reporter and press officer Katarina Sternudd, now a science communication strategist at KI's Communications and Public Relations Office.

(the seminar will be held in English)

Register here


May 25th - Time management for doctoral supervisors 

Welcome to lunch seminar at 11.30-12.30 at Zoom

Lecturer: Dr. Maria Cerrato Lara, Expert in Researcher Development

Maria Cerrato Lara is a lecturer at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) and Universidad Isabel I (UI1). She also collaborates at Universitat Carlemany (UCMA) and Universitat Abat Oliba (UAO CEU).

Maria is passionate about helping student teachers become better teachers. She also loves helping PhD students in becoming better researchers.
Since she did her PhD focused on Doctoral Education, she delivers workshops on research paper writing and scientific oral skills.
In addition, she trains thesis directors -both novels and seniors- in order to improve the PhD supervision, both in workshop and roundtable format.

Dr Cerrato Lara also conducts other activities/dynamics to deal with the feeling of loneliness that doctoral students often experience (writing retreats, weekly meetings...).

These are the institutions where Maria has offered her services at PhD level: MIT, Harvard University, University of Oxford, Aalto University (Finland), Oxford Brookes University, University of the West of Scotland, Universitat de Barcelona, University of Lapland, University of Porto, HSE University (Russia), Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela & Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Welcome to a lunchtime seminar on time management for doctoral supervisors.

(the seminar will be held in English)

Register here

Last day to register May 19th.


Elisabet Lindgren

Education officer
Team Learn Tech
C7 Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics