The Doctoral Student Council (DoR) is the council for the PhD students at Sahlgrenska Academy, with the tasks to observe and monitor the quality of the third cycle studies and to work to improve the situation of doctoral students at the Academy.

The members of DoR are doctoral students from the different institutes of the Sahlgrenska Academy. An elected working group serves as the presidium of the council. We welcome more PhD students to get involved in DoR to impact the doctoral students’ situation and future.

Council presidium 2019/2020

Chair: Naimi Johansson
Institute of medicine

Secretary: Cristiana Rîmniceanu
Institute of biomedicine 

Vice chair & treasurer: Adnan Noor Baloch
Institute of medicine

Meetings Spring 2020

  • Tuesday 28 January, 10-12
  • Tuesday 25 February, 10-12
  • Tuesday 31 March, 10-12
  • Tuesday 5 May, 10-12
  • Tuesday 2 June, 10-12
Due to the current situation of corona crisis the Council meetings are held online via Zoom (from March 2020 and till further notice).

The Council meetings are held at Medicinaregatan 18A, 4th floor, room Mammut and are open for all PhD students to participate.

The work of DoR

  • DoR works to influence the situation of doctoral students by having representatives in the councils dealing with research education, such as the Council for Third-Cycle Studies (FUR), the Council for Research (FOR) and the Sahlgrenska Academy Faculty Board.

    DoR also has representatives in the University of Gothenburg’s Doctoral Students Committee (GUDK) and the institute councils within the Sahlgrenska Academy. This enables us to be involved and have influence on multiple levels.

  • DoR have organized a PhD student Day with aims to increase collaboration and networking among the doctoral students at the Academy, and to support their future careers.

    Other examples of issues DoR has pursued are the survey on the PhD student’s work environment, employment from day one and the opportunity for teaching as part of the research education.


  • It is important that the voice of PhD students is heard at the Sahlgrenska Academy, and we wish more people to take part and make an impact. The more people contributing, the more we can do!

    Are you interested in research, education, the academy’s organization, leadership, work environment, ethics, internationalization,communication or project planning? Please get in touch with us!

  • Doctoral students involved in the work and duties of DoR are granted compensation in form of extension days to their doctoral appointment.

    Being involved in DoR will give you valuable experiences of leadership and the academy’s organization, and an extensive network of PhD students, researchers and colleagues from the entire faculty.  

Doctoral Student Committees (DK)

DoR works to create and support Doctoral Student Committees (DK) at each institute. Currently there are active Doctoral Student Committees at some of the institutes at Sahlgrenska Academy. To get in contact with the committee at your institute or for support to start one, please get in touch with DoR.