The Doctoral Student Council is the research student’s voice at the University
In the Mälardalen Student Union, there is a Doctoral Student Council that represents the University’s research students and doctoral students. The goal of the Doctoral Student Council is that all doctoral students at MDU shall be aware of their rights and obligations.
The Doctoral Student Council has the task of safeguarding the interests of doctoral students as a group and as individuals. It acts as a voice to all students who need advice, assistance, and guidance. The council also works to ensure that the education maintains good quality as well as to preserve a good environment for all students.
Furthermore, the council organizes events and activities for all researchers and doctoral students such as the Doctoral Student Day in which important topics are addressed and discussed.
The council consists of representatives of all research students and doctoral students. The representatives are responsible for the student’s influence within the field of research studies. The Council comprises a Chair (called the Doctoral Student Representative) and two Doctoral Student Council representatives for each School.
There is also a Doctoral Student Ombudsman (Pro-Dean) in each school to whom doctoral students may turn should they feel wrongly treated or made unwelcome.
List of members in the Doctoral Student Council