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Administrative Terminology Guide (ATL)

The list set out below is intended to help you find your way around the administrative terminology that exists within the Graduate School for Gender Studies (GFS).

Education coordinator

Veronika Lodwika
Phone: +46 (0)90- 786 55 22
E-mail: veronika.lodwika@umu.se

Cooperation agreement

When doctoral students are accepted to a co-funded position, a cooperation agreement is drawn up between the Graduate School for Gender Studies and the department. The agreement regulates, for example, whether the doctoral student is to perform teaching or administrative duties in the department, or what proportion of the PhD courses the doctoral student can use for the courses of the Graduate School of Gender Studies.

Coordinator, the Graduate School for Gender Studies

Linda Berg
Phone: +46 (0)90/786 6940
E-mail: linda.berg@umu.se

Director of studies for the graduate programme

Annelie Bränström Öhman
Phone: +46 (0)90 - 786 56 46
E-mail: annelie.branstrom@umu.se

Double affiliation

As co-funded doctoral students, you must remember to state your double affiliation on publications.

We would therefore like to draw your attention to the following:

In articles you must name both your own department and UCGS.

For articles the following applies:
Swedish: Egen institution + Umeå centrum för genusstudier, Umeå universitet
English: Own department + Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University

For theses the following applies:
On the cover, title page and abstract, the basic rule is that where your own department is named, the Graduate School for Gender Studies must also be named:
Swedish: Umeå universitetet, Egen institution + Umeå centrum för genusstudier, Genusforskarskolan
English: Umeå University, Own department + Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Graduate School for Gender Studies

Examiner

The Director of studies at the graduate school and the Scientific leader of UCGS acts as examiners for the Graduate School for Gender Studies courses and issues course certificates, which are sent to the doctoral student and the graduate programme coordinator at the departments. Please note that it is the department where the graduate students is enrolled for PhD studies that reports course credits in Ladok.

Expenses funding

A sum of SEK 25,000 per academic year is paid out by the Graduate School for Gender Studies to the doctoral student's own department for the first two years of doctoral study. For the remaining two years, this sum is paid out on application by the doctoral student to GFS.

Evaluation

Evaluations are performed in various ways at the Graduate School for Gender Studies, e.g. course evaluation after a PhD course or intensive meeting. In addition, there are regular interviews with the doctoral students. Also, after the midway seminar, supervisor and doctoral student both are asked to complete an evaluation form. Evaluation of operations at the Graduate School for Gender Studies is performed by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. At present two reports have been compiled. These are available on the Agency's website

GFS

Abbreviation of Genusforskarskolan, the Swedish name for the Graduate School for Gender Studies

Doctoral courses

Offered on a regular basis within GFS. If space permits, the courses are also open to doctoral students outside GFS.

Intensive meetings

Opportunity for doctoral students to get together; takes place once or twice every academic year, and varies in length from 2-3 days to one week.

Internationalisation funds

A one-off sum of SEK 20,000 that the doctoral student can use for a study trip or contact trip outside Sweden's borders. This trip should preferably be made at the start of the graduate programme in order to be benefit from the remained of the programme. Book and pay the trip through your home department. The sum is then paid out on receipt of a bill from the Graduate School for Gender Studies.

Inquiry of interest

This is requested from faculties and departments at UmU and partner institutions prior to any decision by the Graduate School for Gender Studies regarding the advertising of new doctoral student positions.

Seminar groups

The doctoral students are divided into seminar groups, each with its own seminar leader. The groups decide how they are utilised and meet around three to four times a semester.

Supervisor group

Consists of the supervisors of the GFS doctoral students, currently around 60 people. The supervisor group meets once or twice per semester. These meetings are chaired by the director of studies for the graduate programme. The supervisor group develops interdisciplinary cooperation and discusses overall issues concerning the doctoral students' graduate programme.

Webmaster

Webmaster for the website of the Graduate School for Gender Studies is Veronika Lodwika
E-mail: veronika.lodwika@umu.se

Workshop

Specially-themed workshops for doctoral students are held on a regular basis, either at the intensive meeting or on individual occasions during the semesters.