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The SULF Doctoral Candidate Association

The SULF Doctoral Candidate Association is the PhD candidate association of SULF, a politically and religiously independent union. We strive to make your voice heard in our mission to improve the working conditions for PhD candidates at Swedish Universities.

Report: Aliens in Academia (March 2022)
The report from SFS-DK and SULF-DCA presents stories of PhD candidates who have been personally affected by the new legislation. While the issue has been broadly discussed from macro perspectives such as Sweden’s attractiveness for research funding, this report provides the perspective of people with actual names, hopes, dreams, anxieties and fears. You can download the full report The Aliens in Academia here

About SULF's Doctoral Candidate Association

We are working for approximately 3,450 PhD members by monitoring labor issues, employment terms, admissions, equality, the post-doctorate labor market and the quality of the PhD education. Our activities derive equally from our democratic statutes and activity plan; accessible through this site.

As a member of SULF, you are given the opportunity to engage with others in the struggle that is union work, and help with improving local conditions. You also get access to a helpline for navigating the jungle of Swedish laws and regulations, offers of membership services abroad, a salary research tool, access to fair insurance, the SULF magazine, get the latest PhD news and more.

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The SULF Doctoral Candidate Association board 2023-2024

The Board was elected at the annual general meeting held in April 2023. Please contact us if you have any questions or information that you think would be of interest to the board. You can contact us though our mutual e-mail.

  • Konstantin Golpayegani, Chair, Mid Sweden University (MiUn)
  • Miaoxin Gong, Vice-Chair, Lund University (LU)

    Ordinary Board Members:
  • Aimee Miles, Uppsala University
  • Haro de Grauw, Lund University
  • Isabel Garcia Velazquez, Linköping University (LiU)
  • Joel Martinsson, Linnaeus University (LNU)
  • Linda Eriksson, Örebro University
  • Mohamed Al-Sabri, Uppsala University

    Alternate Board Members:
  • Jeffery Marker, Karlstad University (KAU)
  • Jonathan Wiskandt, Stockholm University

Nomination Committee

Email the nomination committee



Statutes for the SULF Doctoral Candidate Association

Management reports

Management report 2022-2023

Plan of operations

Plan of operations 2023

Other documents

The SULF Doctoral Candidate Association opinion document 2018

The SULF Doctoral Candidate Association vision document 2015-2017
On being supervised and on supervising doctoral candidates