Lunds Doctoral Student Union (LDK) guards the interests of doctoral students at Lund University with respect to the quality of education and supervision and the availability of resources. We represent doctoral students' views on all the major university committees and inform them about issues relevant to their education.
We are three doctoral students working part-time to coordinate LDK and interact closely with our doctoral student councils at each faculty (except LTH) dealing with a range of issues that are specific to each one. Our “DOMB” (Doctoral students' OMBudsman) works full-time to give you professional advice about your rights and responsibilities.
LDK organizes all of the doctoral students at Lund University, exept the ones at the Facutly of Engineering (LTH). In all, we represent about 2000 doctoral students. LDK has an exclusive legal right to elect doctoral student representatives in all preparatory and decision making bodies at Lund University, and is organized into six doctoral student councils:
The Economics and Management Doctoral Student Council (EDR)
The Law Doctoral Student Council (JDR)
The Science Doctoral Student Council (NDR)
The Humanistic and Theological Doctoral Student Council (HTDR)
The Medicine Doctoral Student Council (MDR)
The Social Sciences Doctoral Student Council (SDR)
These represent the doctoral students at faculty levels and appoints representatives to faculty boards and departments. You will find more information in their hompages (click on their name above, or on 'councils' on top of this page).
The general assembly is the highest decision-making body, and the board is its executive. Furthermore, a presiding committee, consisting of the chairman, vice-chairman and second vice-chairman have the right to decide in more urgent matters. For a fuller presentation of our organization, see our by-laws (stadgar, swedish only).