BECOME A MEMBER!
Being an LDK member does not just give you access to a variety of rebates and discounts – it also open doors to exciting opportunities in your career and personal development!
Life As a Postgrad
Just Got a Little Bit Easier...
Newly Admitted, or an Experienced Doctoral Candidate?
It doesn't matter! LDK is open for anyone from anywhere studying anything* within third-cycle education at Lund University! Together, we do our best to make sure you will get the world-class research education you deserve!
* With the Exception for Doctoral Students at LTH - to learn more, click here.
- the Short Version
Lunds doktorandkår (LDK) guards the interests of doctoral students at Lund University. We organise social events, help fellow postgraduates and represent all doctoral students' interests both locally and centrally within Lund University.
Did you know that there are several laws and regulations that governs your education as a doctoral student? We will make sure that you are not only well informed, but also well represented!
We are here for you!
Get to know Lunds doktorandkår's Presidium!
The LDK office is staffed by doctoral students working part-time to coordinate LDK and interact closely with our doctoral student councils as well as your DOMB (Doctoral students' OMBudsman).
Executive Director of External Affairs
The Executive Director of External Affairs represents LDK both within and outside of Lund University and works closely with the other student unions to promote the interest of doctoral students. The Executive Director of External Affairs also maintains an awareness of both the external and internal political landscape in which the organisation operates.
Executive Director of Internal Affairs
The Executive Director of Internal Affairs is responsible for all matters regarding LDK’s internal organisation. The Executive Director of Internal Affairs has the overarching responsibility to coordinate the decisions made by the Presidium, the Board, and the Governing Assembly and should make sure that it is communicated in every branch of LDK’s representation.
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer oversees all matters that relate to LDK’s financial situation, from presenting the union’s annual budget, interacting with LDK’s bank, accounting firm, and auditors.
Doctoral Student Ombudsman
The Doctoral Student Ombudsman (DOMB) is a service provided by the Lund Doctoral Student Union (LDK). The DOMB is mandated to assist doctoral students at Lund University and the two student unions that organize those doctoral students (LDK and TLTH) when they run into challenges concerning third cycle studies. No matter how small or how serious the problem is, you can get support from the DOMB at no addtional cost.
What about Studentlund?
We don’t want to force you to join a society that you may not be interested in. Consequently, you do not have to be a member of Studentlund to become a full-fledged LDK member. That being said, we strongly urge you to join Studentlund (which includes nations and the academic-society) if you want to sign up for student housing, get grub form the nation next door or just go to the undergrads pubs and clubs.
But I'm a doctoral student at LTH...
No worries! Even though we would love to hang out with you - doctoral students at the Faculty of Engineering are officially organised within Doktorandsektionen (Dokt) at Teknologkåren (TLTH). Usually, doctoral students from both LDK and Dokt meet up for social events, gatherings and important meetings so we will most definitely see you around! To sign up for a membership at Dokt and become a part of the great doctoral student community - click here!