Seminars for doctoral supervisors

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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 2019

Sustainable development Goals – why intercultural communication to promote health is essential

14 March - Solvig Ekblad, PhD, Licensed psychologist at Academic Primary Healthcare Centre, Stockholm. Adjunct Professor in multicultural health and care research, Campus Solna.

The aim of this lunch seminar is to sensitize how intercultural communication can be included in global health education and research when the UN’s goal of sustainability will be in focus.


According to international studies and reviews, immigrants’ health, especially refugees’ is worse compared to general populations. In the present varying contexts of growing crisis around the world, an increasing potential number of refugees need treatment and practitioners with gender and intercultural competence. The United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 cover social and economic development issues including promotion of health.

(The seminar is held in English)

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KI/Solna, 14 March, 11.30-13.00
Lecturer: Solvig Ekblad, PhD, Licensed psychologist at Academic Primary Healthcare Centre, Stockholm
Adjunct Professor in multicultural health and care research, Karolinska Institutet.
Venue: Inghesalen
Address: Tomtebodavägen 18a, Widerströmska huset, level 2, campus Solna


Giving and receiving feedback -why hamburgers are bad for you

7 May - Professor Robert A. Harris, Campus Flemingsberg

Academic feedback is more strongly and consistently related to achievement than any other teaching behavior.




This relationship is consistent regardless of grade, socioeconomic status, race or school. An awareness of the psychology of giving and receiving feedback is vitally important to both supervisor and student learning, as well for organizational leaders. Despite this, within the scientific world, and particularly among scientific institutions, the culture of giving and receiving feedback is often poorly developed. A theoretical view about Why? and How? to take your professional responsibility in issues of feedback in professional development will be presented, and practical tips for how to give and take feedback will be offered.

(The seminar is held in English)

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KI/Solna, 7 May, 11.30-13.00
Lecturer: Robert A. Harris, Deputy Vice President of Doctoral Education, CNS Karolinska Institutet
Venue: 102, ANA 23
Address: campus Flemingsberg




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