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Programme Councils for Doctoral Programmes

Quality issues and important administrative matters concerning education programs at undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate level are prepared in consultation with the programme's program council and are led by the respective program manager. The program councils are advisory bodies to program managers. Several thematically related programs can have a common program board.


Program council meetings are held twice per semester and in addition if necessary.


Questions that are dealt with in the program councils include the preparation of questions with a direct connection to the program's follow-up and quality development, among other things:

  • changes to course plans
  • proposed list of examiners before each academic year/calendar year as well as changes during the academic year/calendar year
  • development of course offerings
  • establishment of new course cancellation of course
  • review and develop the program's course offerings and follow up on quality aspects based on course evaluations and course analyses
  • systematic quality assurance of the development work of the educational program
  • program-specific measures for further education of teachers/supervisors (as well as doctoral students)

Group members


Inez Escurra, Programme Director (PA)

Kristina Jansson, Coordinator doctoral studies

Pelin Sahlén, Teacher representative, Gene Technology

Patrik Ståhl, Teacher representative, Gene Technology

John Löfblom, Teacher representative, Protein Science

My Hedhammar, Teacher representative, Protein Science

Per Berglund, Teacher representative, Industrial Biotechnology

Hailey Elizabeth Sounart, Doctoral student representative

Chemical Science and Engineering

Åsa Emmer, Programme Director (PA)

Alexandra Rudyk Kinnander, Coordinator doctoral studies

Elin Stenman, Coordinator doctoral studies

Lauren McKee, Teacher representative, Chemistry

Markus Kärkäs, Teacher representative, Chemistry

Rakel Wreland Lindström, Teacher representative, Chemical Engineering

Stefan Grönkvist, Teacher representative, Chemical Engineering

Ulrica Edlund, Teacher representative, Fibre and Polymer Technology

Martin Lawoko, Teacher representative, Fibre and Polymer Technology

Karthik Rajasekar, Doctoral student representative

Technology and Health

Svein Kleiven, Programme Director (PA)

Fredrik Häggström, Coordinator doctoral studies

Matilda Larsson, Teacher representative, Biomedical Imaging

Rodrigo Moreno, Teacher representative, Biomedical Imaging

Mikael Forsman, Teacher representative, Ergonomics

Catherine Trask, Teacher representative, Ergonomics

Sebastiaan Meijer, Teacher representative, Health Informatics and Logistics

Xiaogai Li, Teacher representative, Neuronic Engineering

Seraina Dual, Teacher representative, Health Informatics and Logistics

Michail Keramidas, Teacher representative, Environmental Physiology

Maryam Majdolhosseini, Doctoral student representative