Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association is a part of Karlstad University's student body. We represent all doctoral students at Karlstad University (KAU). The board of the Graduate Student Association is elected annually by the university's doctoral students.
What do we do?
The association is dedicated to providing quality service and support to all 300+ doctoral students at KAU. We safeguard your rights by representing the interests of doctoral students in relation to the university - either directly or by appointing representatives of doctoral students in the university's central committees and a number of other committees.
Become a member to have your interests as a doctoral student represented. You can also actively influence your education and work situation by working with the Graduate Student Association.
What do we offer?
Lectures and Workshops
We sponsor and organize lectures on doctoral related subjects, as well as seminars and workshops that focus on the interests of postgraduate students.
Our PhD Ombud provides individual support and advice to all doctoral students. All issues are handled confidentially.
To build a strong community of doctoral students, we organize several different social events. On the last Thursday of the month we meet at the PhD pub and once a year we organize a party for all postgraduate students.