Information for PhD students admitted from 1st January 2018

◄ 7. Half-time review

► NEXT Degree certificate and Diploma Supplement

General information: Time to defend your thesis

Deadlines and important dates - the Dissertation Committee

Prior to thesis defence it is expected that doctoral students can:

  • Formulate and test scientific hypotheses and independently utilise methodologies relevant to their scientific area.
  • Demonstrate expert and general knowledge of their scientific field that exceeds the knowledge obtained through practical conduct of their project. Such theoretical areas should be well defined in the individual study plan for each student.
  • Communicate scientific results and theories both orally and in writing using appropriate media tools and techniques.
  • Understand and evaluate new scientific ideas from a discipline through both scientific and societal perspectives.
  • Work both independently and as part of a team.


Dissertation should be advertised approx 1 month before the disssertation.

Contact Åsa Malmquist and inform about: 

  • Day, time and place
  • Dissertation thesis title
  • Language - English or Swedish (Swedish is allowed if Opponent and all the Dissertation Committee members can speak Swedish)
  • Main supervisor - name, title, university and institute
  • Co-supervisor(s) - name, title, university and institute
  • Opponent - name, title, university and institute
  • The Dissertation Committee members - name, title, university and institute
The opponent and examiners should be impartial to all of the supervisors. The written thesis should reflect personal development of the student.



Doctoral administrator

Educational administrator

Kseniya Hartvigsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 832 37
Organizational unit: Central administration
E-mail: kseniya.hartvigsson@ki.se

Prefect assistant, contact for announcements and archiving


Åsa Malmquist

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 832 92
Organizational unit: Central administration
E-mail: asa.malmquist@ki.se

Director of Doctoral Training


Robert Harris

Phone: +46-(0)8-517 765 61
Organizational unit: Neuro Harris
E-mail: Robert.Harris@ki.se


Head of department

Mats J Olsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 824 64
Organizational unit: Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS), K8
E-mail: mats.j.olsson@ki.se