Present:

Sumithra,
Awais,
Jan,
Mturi,
Thashmee,
Sampath,
Esmiralda,
Constantinos,
Magnus,
Japhet,
Khurram,
Natalia,
Feng,
Dan,
Maria,
Jalal

Agenda:

  • Visit from ├ůsa Larsson, PhD ombudsman/representative at Stockholm University.
  • Elections for the PhD Board 2010

Previous action list

  • prepare PhD student’s feedback for the Scientific Writing course for Love; DSV PhD Board- pending
    • collect feedback from students before the workshop
    • discuss feedback n due time to provide suggestions during the workshop and have them approved by students
    • send email recommendation to Love during the first week of December
  • Plan for a meeting with Anne regarding course on writing papers and choosing conferences (referencing, etc.) for mid November (Constantinos) – pending
  • Contact Ulf to discuss how could DSV and all units come closer to industry based on contacts (Constantinos & Natalja) – Constantinos has initiated contact with Growth for organizing a “speed-dating”-session, probably during the spring 2010.
    • guest lectures,
    • collaborative research work, etc.

Current issues

  • The Board for 2010 was elected:
  • President: Constantinos Giannoulis
  • Vice President: Sumithra Velupillai
  • Secretary: Esmiralda Mouradian
  • Treasurer: Magnus Johansson
  • Representative at the DSV Department Board: Constantinos Giannoulis, Magnus Johansson (substitute)
  • Representative at the Stockholm University Social Sciences Faculty Student Council and Board: Sumithra Velupillai
  • DSV PhD Board Constitution should be written (Sumithra and Constantinos)
  • Introduction day for new PhD students:
    • An introduction day for new PhD students at the Social Sciences Faculty at Stockholm University is organized, Felicia Markus (felicia.markus@samfak.su.se) should be contacted so that we can coordinate with the introduction day at DSV.
  • The central Stockholm University Student Union is updating their webpage (www.sus.su.se) with links to local PhD boards, the DSV PhD Board will be added (Sumithra & Constantinos)
  • Activities for 2010:
    • Common reading courses: how to organize?
    • Introduction day for new PhD students
    • DSV PhD workshop