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 19 2022: New 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 2022-2023

The Board was elected at the annual general meeting held in May 2022. 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.

  • Paulina Rajkowska Chair, Uppsala University
  • Haro de Grauw, Vice-Chair, Uppsala University
    Ordinary Board Members:
  • Luca Love, Karolinska Institute (KI)
  • Isabel Garcia Velazquez, Linköping University (LiU)
  • Jennifer Emsfors, Lund University (LU)
  • Beatrice Björkskog Mälardalen University (MDU)
  • Konstantin Golpayegani, Mid Sweden University (MiUn)
  • Sravan Tatipala, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)
  • Bekzat Musrepova, Umeå University (UMU)

    Alternate Board Members:

  • Joel Martinsson, Linnaeus University (LNU)
  • Jeffery Marker, Karlstad University (KAU)
  • Daniel Hedbom, Uppsala University (UU)
  • Miaoxin Gong, Lund University (LU)

Nomination Committee

Amineh Ghaderi
Arash Jouybari
Niki Matinrad
Tim Roberts

Email the nomination committee


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