Introduktionskurs för nya doktorander

Aim: The course will give you as new PhD student an introduction to PhD studies and research in general, and to the research at your respective campus (Ångström, BMC or ITC) in particular. This will give you improved opportunities to benefit from your local research environment.

When: January/February and August (two times per year)

Target group: New PhD students from all the departments at the Ångström, BMC and ITC.

Contact person: Mattias Klintenberg (, phone x5861)

Registration: Register by just sending an email to

More information:

Credits: 3 ECTS credits (requires 80% active attendance + project)

Preliminary schedule
Please note that unless explicitly indicated, lectures start 15 minutes past the hour, and finish on the hour. "9-10" thus means that the lecture starts at 9.15, and ends at 10.00. All lectures take place at the Ångström laboratory

Day 1
9-10 Welcome and Introduction (Björneholm)

10-12 Philosophy of Science 1 (Johansson)

Day 2
9-10 How (not) to do PhD studies 1 (Björneholm)

 Philosophy of Science 2 (Johansson)

Day 3 80101
9-10 How (not) to do PhD studies 2 (Björneholm)

10-12 Science vs Pseudoscience (Pomp)

Day 4
9-10 Innovation support at UU (Browning)

10-11 Life as a PhD in industry (?)

Day 5
9-10 Life as a researcher (Danielsson)
10-11 Library Services/Finding Scientific Literature (Haak)
11-12 Science popularization possibilities (Løe)

Day 6
13-15 Presentation technique (Axelsson)

Day 7
13-14 Structure of PhD studies (Eklöv)

14-15 Rights and Obligations (TNDR)

15-16 Employment conditions (Ringård)

Day 8
13-14 Biology (Kirsebom) (Sectionwise research presentation)
14-15 Engineering sciences (Olsson) (Sectionwise research presentation)
15-16 Physics (Björneholm) (Sectionwise research presentation)

Day 9
9-10 Chemistry (Hagfeldt) (Sectionwise research presentation)
10-11 Mathematics/IT (Sectionwise research presentation)
11-12 Geosciences (Gudmundsson) (Sectionwise research presentation)

Day 10
9-12 Student project presentations
13-16 Student project presentations

How (not) to get a PhD.pdf286.74 kB
Intro tekniska sektion vt2011.pdf1.94 MB
LibraryPresentationPhDvt2011.pdf9.13 MB
Research overview GEO Peter Lazor.pdf4.74 MB
Science and pseudoscience 2011.pdf2.41 MB
IFA forskning.pdf3.47 MB
The six parts of rhetoric.pdf181.52 kB
Wang-IT-FO-2011-08-30.pdf1.03 MB
Intro_structure_PhDeduc_HG_aug2011.pdf703.9 kB
eng hypotestest.pdf1.26 MB
eng. vetenskapshist.pdf3.69 MB
PhD information day August 2011.pdf371.96 kB
Doktorandintroduktion_kemi_110831.pdf6.75 MB
Library.pdf12.96 MB
Commercialization of research.pdf1.09 MB
PhD information day January 2013.pdf779.23 kB