The Course and programme committee

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The Course and programme committee is subordinated to the Board of Doctoral Education and has the right to decide on certain matters, by delgation of the Board. The committee also acts as apreparatory body to the Board in other matters related to doctoral courses and programmes.

Responsibilities and assignments

The overall responsibility of the course and program committee is to coordinate KI's doctoral courses and other learning activities for doctoral students. The Board of Doctoral Education has delegated to the committee the right to decide on establishment of syllabi, the distribution of funding for freestanding courses (courses not provided by the doctoral programmes) as well as funding for other learning activities outside the programmes. 

In addition, the committee has the task of co-ordinating and following up on the doctoral programmes' activities, working on strategic issues regarding doctoral courses and programmes, quality issues regarding doctoral courses and other learning activities, as well as competence enhancing efforts for course directors. 

The Course and programme committee meets 3-4 times per semester.

Committee members

Lennart Nilsson

Vice chair:
Lena von Koch

Faculty representatives:
Agneta Ståhle
Benedict Chambers
Emilie Agardh
Juha Nieminen 
Matti Nikkola

Doctoral student representative:
Mirco Martino

Anna Gustafsson – Administrative officer
Ingeborg van der Ploeg – Coordinator of doctoral education/Central director of doctoral studies


Administrative officer

Anna Gustafsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 860 18

Chair of the Course and programme committee

Lennart Nilsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 810 99

Vice chair of the Course and programme committee

Lena Von Koch


Coordinator of doctoral education

Ingeborg van der Ploeg

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 00

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