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Research programme assessment 2008

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2008-09-22 - 2008-10-07
Antal svar: 427
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 42%
Kontaktperson: Ann-Marie Strand»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Chalmers


BACKGROUND

1. Graduate School:*

(Compulsory)
Please fill in the number for your graduate school:
Applied Acoustics = 1
Applied Information Technologies = 2
Architecture = 3
Bioscience = 4
Chemical Engineering = 5
Chemistry = 6
Civil and Environmental Engineering = 7
Complex Systems = 8
Computational technology = 9
Computer Science and Engineering = 10
Energy and Environment = 11
Environmental Sciences = 12
Fundamental Physics = 13
High Voltage Engineering = 14
Human - Technology - Design = 15
Machine and Vehicle Systems = 16
Manufacturing Technology = 17
Materials Science = 18
Mathematical Statistics = 19
Mathematics = 20
Microtechnology and Nanoscience = 21
Physics = 22
Product and Production Development = 23
Radio and Space Science = 24
Shipping and Marine Technology = 25
Signals and Systems = 26
Solid and Structural Mechanics = 27
Technology Management and Economics = 28
Thermo and Fluid Dynamics = 29

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- Chemical engineering (5)»
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- 1)NMK Postgraduate Enterprising Research School in Natural Materials in Environmental Sciences and Cultural Conservation 2)Environmental Sciences - with or without emphasis on a traditional subject »
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- Business Administration, doing my PhD at Chalmers»
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- Forskarskolan Miljövetenskap, studierektor är Evert Ljungström»
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- Nuclear Chemistry, Chalmers»
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- Ma, phy che teacher»
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2. Research Group:

(Optional)

- Ship Design»
- Applied Acoustics, Vibroacoustics»
- Applied Physics»
- Materials Technology»
- Probability theory»
- Logistics and transportation»
- Physical Chemistry»
- CLC at Energiteknik»
- Human Factors»
- Food Science»
- I was at SIK, belonging to two departments: Structure and Materialdesign and Sensory science and Flavour chemistry»
- chemical-looping combustion»
- Complex oxides»
- Chemical Engineering»
- Division of Electric Power Engineering»
- Building Technology»
- Image and Image Analysis»
- Communication Systems and Information Theory»
- Communication system»
- Applied Mathematics»
- Applied surface chemistry: Anders Palmqvist Group »
- division of high voltage engineering»
- Industrial marketing»
- Heat and Power Technology»
- Electric power engineering»
- Biomedical Engineering»
- Heat and Power Technology»
- Competence Centre for Catalysis»
- Applied Mathematics»
- Interaction design»
- Competence Centre for Catalysis, Applied Surface Chemistry»
- High Performance Computer Architecture Group»
- 23»
- Yt-och mikrostrukturteknik»
- Logistik och transport»
- ship design»
- Communication Systems»
- Dept. Materials & Manufacturing Tech. Group: Surface and Microstructure Engineering»
- Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)»
- Logistik och transport»
- geo group»
- ORS»
- Environmental inorganic chemistry»
- Physical resource theory»
- Signal processing»
- Mechatronics»
- Bengt Nordén»
- Photonics»
- Quantum Device Physics (Mc2)»
- digital gestaltning»
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- QDP»
- Biological Physics»
- CHI»
- Lena Gustafsson»
- Software Technology»
- vibroacoustics»
- Condensed Matter Physics»
- Nuclear Chemistry - Partitioning for transmutation»
- Building Services Engineering»
- Automation»
- Materials and Manufacturing Technology»
- Communication theory»
- Food science»
- Värmeteknik och maskinlära»
- BNSL»
- Signal processing and Antenna Group»
- Microscopy and Microanalysis»
- energy technolgy»
- Service Management (division)»
- CERES»
- Electric power engineering»
- Environmental Systems Analysis»
- Richard Neutze»
- Jonas Nordström, Kondenserade materiens fysik Handledare: Aleksandar Matic»
- Chemical Reaction Engineering»
- Physical Resource Theory»
- Human Factors»
- Dependable Real-Time Systems»
- Chalmers Room Acoustics Group (CRAG)»
- Applied Semiconductor Physics»
- Environmental System Analysis»
- micro and nano systems group»
- Chemical Reaction Engineering»
- Human technology design»
- Automation»
- Polymers and composites materials»
- Competence Centre for Catalysis, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Particulate Matter Oxidation Group»
- Surface and Microstructure Engineering»
- Antenna Group»
- Nuclear Chemistry»
- Terahertz Technology, Physical Electronics Laboratory»
- Bionanofotonik»
- Quality Sciences»
- Signal Processing»
- Separation&Transmutation, Industrial Materials Recycling»
- SPA»
- DRICKS»
- Heat and Power Technology»
- Chemical Engineering»
- Hybrid Electric Vehicle»
- Biological Physics»
- welding»
- Water Environment Technology»
- Language-based security»
- VLSI»
- Optical Remote Sensing»
- Logistics and Transportation»
- statistic»
- SET»
- Mathematical Physics»
- Telecommunication Theory»
- Forest Products and Chemical engineering»
- Spatio-temporal Stochastic Models with Environmental and Marine Applications »
- NMK Postgraduate Enterprising Research School»
- Applied surface chemistry»
- Biological Physics»
- Material and surface theory in the department of applied physics»
- Design»
- Global environmental measurements»
- QDP»
- ESA»
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- Functional surfaces»
- Quantum Device Physics»
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- logistics and transportation»
- photonics»
- Biomedical Electromagnetics»
- Food Science»
- Chemical Physics»
- plant biotechnology»
- vibroacoustic »
- Concrete Structures»
- Chemical Physics»
- High Performance Computing»
- Physical Chemistry»
- Computational Mathematics»
- Fiber Optic group»
- Surface and microstructure engineering»
- QDP»
- Global Environmental Measurements»
- Functional Programming»
- Materials and Surface theory»
- Space Geodesy and Geodynamics»
- Elteknik»
- Communication Systems and Information Theory»
- 4D-Ergonomics, MERA»
- Chemical engineering»
- Arend-Jan Schouten and Katja Loos, enzyme catalysis in polymer chemistry.»
- Energy technology»
- Human-technology-design»
- Radio astronomy and astrophysics»
- Production systems»
- Astronomy & astrophysics»
- High Performance Computer Architecture»
- PLM and SE»
- Applied Surface Chemistry»
- systems biology»
- Environmental systems analysis»
- Condensed Matter Physics»
- Kenth»
- nuclear engineering»
- Richard Neutze"s»
- Pharm tech»
- BNSL»
- Computer Security»
- Logistics and transportation»
- Center for Business Innovation»
- Interaction Design»
- Product and Production Development »
- MEL»
- Biopolymers»
- Structure and Material Design, SIK»
- Division of Energy technology»
- condensed matter physics»
- Applied Surface Chemistry at Chalmers Structure and material design at SIK»
- Communications and Room Acoustics»

3. Where did most of your undergraduate studies take place?

423 svarande

At Chalmers University of Technology»193 45%
Another university in Sweden»107 25%
Abroad»123 29%

Genomsnitt: 1.83

- Quantum device Laboratory» (?)
- polen» (?)
- University of Milano Bicocca & Denmark Technical University» (?)
- In café Bulten.» (At Chalmers University of Technology)
- Collaborative work with Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia» (At Chalmers University of Technology)
- The programme was held by Göteborgs University but all courses were carried out in Chalmers buildings and by Chalmers teachers.» (At Chalmers University of Technology)
- LTH» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköping» (Another university in Sweden)
- Lunds Tekniska Högskola» (Another university in Sweden)
- The university of Gothenburg» (Another university in Sweden)
- University College of Borås» (Another university in Sweden)
- University of Gothenburg» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköpings Universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköpings tekniska högskola» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborg University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborgs universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborgs Universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- Högskolan Dalarna» (Another university in Sweden)
- Lund University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Umeå Univ» (Another university in Sweden)
- KTH» (Another university in Sweden)
- Trollhättan + Chalmers» (Another university in Sweden)
- Karlstad» (Another university in Sweden)
- Högskolan i Borås» (Another university in Sweden)
- GU» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborg University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Textilhögskolan i Borås» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborg University» (Another university in Sweden)
- City University of Hong Kong» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköping» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborgs Universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- KTH» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköpings universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- Lulea University of Technology» (Another university in Sweden)
- GU» (Another university in Sweden)
- University of Gothenburg» (Another university in Sweden)
- Uppsala University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Uppsala University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Gothenburg University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Bkekinge Tekniska Högskolan» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborgs Universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköpings Tekniska Högskola» (Another university in Sweden)
- Lund University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Uppsala University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborg University of Technology» (Another university in Sweden)
- KTH» (Another university in Sweden)
- University College of Borås» (Another university in Sweden)
- University of Gothenburg and Vårdhögskolan in Gothenburg» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköping University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborgs universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- Uppsala university» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköping University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Gothenburg University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköping University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Lund University» (Another university in Sweden)
- Göteborgs universitet» (Another university in Sweden)
- Lund» (Another university in Sweden)
- Luleå university of technology» (Another university in Sweden)
- Linköping University» (Another university in Sweden)
- + abroad» (Another university in Sweden)
- University of Gothenburg» (Another university in Sweden)
- Eindhoven University of Technology» (Abroad)
- Heidelberg University (Germany)» (Abroad)
- Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet» (Abroad)
- University of Stuttgart, Germany» (Abroad)
- Iran» (Abroad)
- Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran» (Abroad)
- University of Tehran» (Abroad)
- Swedish/European education, 2,5 ys in sweden, 2,5 ys abroad» (Abroad)
- China, Chongqing University» (Abroad)
- Universitat de Barcelona» (Abroad)
- Iran University of Science and Technology» (Abroad)
- Shiraz university ,Iran» (Abroad)
- In Iran» (Abroad)
- University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.» (Abroad)
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain» (Abroad)
- National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan» (Abroad)
- Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain» (Abroad)
- Fac. de Engenharia do Porto (Portugal)» (Abroad)
- NTNU, Trondheim, Norway» (Abroad)
- Amman, Jordan, Applied Science University » (Abroad)
- Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norge Warwick University, UK» (Abroad)
- Iran University of Tehran» (Abroad)
- Higher Institute of Mechancal and Electrical Engineering - Hoon - libya» (Abroad)
- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg/Germany» (Abroad)
- did BSc in a technical univeristy in Bangladesh named Chittagong Univeristy of Engineering and Technology» (Abroad)
- University of Graz, Austria» (Abroad)
- K.N.T. University of Technology - Tehran - Iran » (Abroad)
- Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia» (Abroad)
- IIT Madras, India» (Abroad)
- Italy, Napoli University of Napoli, Federico II» (Abroad)
- California Polytechnic University California Institute of Technology» (Abroad)
- University of Mumbai» (Abroad)
- B.Sc.: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology M.Sc.: Chalmers University of Technology» (Abroad)
- Tehran University» (Abroad)
- KNTU Tehran-Iran & Chalmers University of Technology» (Abroad)
- Sharif university of technology (Iran)» (Abroad)
- Tianjin University, China» (Abroad)
- Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey» (Abroad)
- France University of Paris» (Abroad)
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute» (Abroad)
- Trondheim» (Abroad)
- SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY, CHINA» (Abroad)
- Istanbul Technical University(Turkey)» (Abroad)
- Iran - Kerman University» (Abroad)
- Mexico, ITESM» (Abroad)
- Split University, Croatia» (Abroad)
- Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China» (Abroad)
- Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia» (Abroad)
- Isfahan University of Technology (Iran)» (Abroad)
- Dortmund» (Abroad)
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland» (Abroad)
- Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, Tyskland» (Abroad)
- University of Natural Sciences, Poznan, Poland» (Abroad)
- Norges Tekninske Högskola» (Abroad)
- Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan» (Abroad)
- sharif university of technology , Tehran, Iran» (Abroad)
- Yonsei University (Republic of Korea)» (Abroad)
- Isfahan University of Technology» (Abroad)
- University of Groningen» (Abroad)
- Ferdowsi University of Mashhad,Iran» (Abroad)
- University of Rostock, Germany» (Abroad)
- Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble France» (Abroad)
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Politecnico di Torino» (Abroad)
- East West University, Bangladesh» (Abroad)
- University of Engineering & Technology, taxila, Pakistan» (Abroad)
- University of Limerick, Ireland.» (Abroad)
- Helsinki University of Technology» (Abroad)
- Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique» (Abroad)
- Obafemi Awolowo University,Ife- Nigeria. University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos- Nigeria.» (Abroad)
- Lebanese university - Beirut» (Abroad)
- Universiti of Sarajevo, BH» (Abroad)
- BS: Iran, Shahid Beheshti University MS: Chalmers» (Abroad)

4. Did you begin your doctoral studies before you had been formally enrolled?

422 svarande

No»339 80%
Yes, 1-6 months in advance»64 15%
Yes, 7-12 months in advance»6 1%
Yes, over a year in advance»13 3%

Genomsnitt: 1.27

5. What was your primary reason for undertaking doctoral studies?

411 svarande

Interest in the subject»246 59%
To prepare for an academic career»55 13%
To prepare for a career in research outside academia»63 15%
To prepare for some other professional career»47 11%

Genomsnitt: 1.78

- To get a job» (?)
- Finalizing my career (I am 60 years old)» (?)
- A change in my professional carrier» (?)
- I needed a job.» (?)
- Other jobs with the same opportunities to do fun things weren"t just thrown at me after graduation so after 9-10 months or so it had to be doctoral studies.» (?)
- industrial PhD» (?)
- Intresse i projektbaserat arbete där man har möjlighet att själv driva/leda. Förhoppningsvis ger det större möjligheter till detta även efter dessa 5 år.» (?)
- Chalmers have good employment conditions for doctoral students and I wanted to see what it was like to work with research.» (?)
- It sort of happened in an evolutionary sort of way - the idea grew up on me and I was then "headhunted" for an open position» (?)
- Industrial Research Project» (?)
- I could not find any other job and I needed the money.» (?)
- A general interest in the subject and research, not so much the specific area/project. » (?)
- + to prepare for a research career» (Interest in the subject)
- I was searching for a job.» (Interest in the subject)
- Partly lack of other job options» (Interest in the subject)
- Also interested in the way the work is organised: your own project, research, further education...» (Interest in the subject)
- and the division looked like a very good place to work.» (Interest in the subject)
- Very good relationsship with supervisor from previous work abroad.» (Interest in the subject)
- Blev erbjudan att fortsätta efter ex-jobb. » (Interest in the subject)
- To work with Bengt Andersson who is one of the brightest people I have ever met, but definitely not because I wanted to study at Chalmers» (Interest in the subject)
- Personal development» (Interest in the subject)
- I needed a job.» (Interest in the subject)
- To find a work that matches my interest» (Interest in the subject)
- and difficult to find other interesting emplyment» (Interest in the subject)
- Lack of other jobs.» (Interest in the subject)
- It is a five year employment. The PhD-position is an interesting work in itself. For me it is not only a period of time for what will happen after the doctor exam. It is always uncertain what will happen after a couple of year in any work position.» (Interest in the subject)
- Combination of all of the above? Wanting to see what research in academia was like, with the hope that it is useful both in non-academic research and in general? And of course, finding the subject interesting?» (Interest in the subject)
- And to contribute in the development of my country» (To prepare for an academic career)
- All 4 apply in my case, but number 2 was more appropriate» (To prepare for an academic career)
- passion to do research» (To prepare for an academic career)
- another things is i interest in this area so shift to microbial biotechnology» (To prepare for an academic career)
- I am also interested in research outside academia.» (To prepare for an academic career)
- It has always been my desire to get to the peak of my career in Chemical Enginering and having PhD will give the satisfaction. » (To prepare for an academic career)
- become specialist in one area» (To prepare for a career in research outside academia)
- It was not so easy to find a job in industry as a newly graduated in 2005.» (To prepare for a career in research outside academia)
- Including general interst in scientific research» (To prepare for a career in research outside academia)
- Wanted to learn how to do research. Not particularly interested in the subject, but chose to pursue that because of promising career oppurtunities in industry after graduation.» (To prepare for some other professional career)
- In the specific case of my current PhD, the subject was also very interesting. » (To prepare for some other professional career)
- To be precise: to prepare for continuing within academia, as well as to prepare for a career outside academia» (To prepare for some other professional career)
- Fler roliga arbeten att välja på» (To prepare for some other professional career)
- I have a position in my country» (To prepare for some other professional career)
- Oklart.» (To prepare for some other professional career)
- some companies require the doctoral degree for a certain position» (To prepare for some other professional career)
- I am an industrial PhD student at Volvo Car Corporation » (To prepare for some other professional career)
- Interest in the subject+To prepare for a career in or outside academia, a little of each.» (To prepare for some other professional career)

6. What form of employment do you have?

409 svarande

Employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers»326 79%
Employed as a doctoral student at another university»9 2%
Employed as an industrial doctoral student»46 11%
Not employed, have a scholarship»22 5%
Not employed, have some other form of funding»6 1%

Genomsnitt: 1.46

- No longer employed by Chalmers, private company» (?)
- Projektanställd» (?)
- Doktorstjänst» (?)
- employed as universitetsadjunkt» (?)
- Employed as forskarassistent at Chalmers» (?)
- Unemployed, föräldraledig» (?)
- Employed at a german research institute» (?)
- Employed as doctoral student at Chalmers 50% Employed as Development Reactor Safety Engineer at Ringhals NPP 50%» (?)
- working as a lecturer at Chalmers - Department of Product and production development» (?)
- partly employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers» (?)
- tekniklektor» (?)
- Employed as an academic at University» (?)
- Employed in big company, Manager for Intellectual Assets » (?)
- Disputerade nyss» (Employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers)
- The first three years I was employed by the Norwegian Research Council.» (Employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers)
- 50% doctoral student 50% Research Engineer » (Employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers)
- A mix of doctoral student at Chalmers and industrial doctoral student» (Employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers)
- I was employed as a doctoral student at chalmers. I graduated in January and now I have a job elsewhere » (Employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers)
- I was employed but I have decided not to continue after taking the lic degree (30 October 2008)» (Employed as a doctoral student at Chalmers)
- Marie Curie Contract should be a grant » (Not employed, have a scholarship)
- I left the division after problems with supervision. I now have a different supervisor (unofficially) and I am finishing my PhD thesis during my spare time...» (Not employed, have some other form of funding)
- I was employed at Volvo Car Corporation until dec. 2007.» (Not employed, have some other form of funding)
- retired since 1995» (Not employed, have some other form of funding)

7. Are you employed/engaged in doctoral studies:

361 svarande

Full-time»361 100%

Genomsnitt: 1

- 10» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 50%» (?)
- 40%» (?)
- 25» (?)
- 50% at the moment due to parental leave» (?)
- Nej, klar i våras.» (?)
- 50%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 50%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 50%» (?)
- 75» (?)
- 50» (?)
- 80 % studies / 20 % teaching» (?)
- (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 50% doktorandstudier 50% vikariat (lektor i textildesign)» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- (?)
- 50%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 50% now (but just for 6 months) otherwise was 100%» (?)
- 50%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 50» (?)
- 75% (on parental leave 25%)» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 50%» (?)
- 30%» (?)
- 80» (?)
- 50%» (?)
- This changed ower time, 80% -> 0% -> 80%» (?)
- 50» (?)
- 30%» (?)
- I was employed full time.» (?)
- 80» (?)
- 50» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 75» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 25%» (?)
- 90%» (?)
- 80» (?)
- ~ 80 %» (?)
- I have about 50% employment for now and it will be 100% beginning from January 2009.» (?)
- 30-50%» (?)
- For some time I do not work at all with my doctoral studies, and some times I work a lot. On average 10%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 80» (?)
- 80%» (?)
- 80%» (Full-time)
- including 20% teaching» (Full-time)
- » (Full-time)
- Employed at full time but working only 75% (because I have a small child).» (Full-time)
- Har jobbat 20% med annan tjänst och varit föräldaledig 20%, varför tjänstgöringsgraden varierat mellan 60-100%. » (Full-time)
- (although at present of 50% parental leave)» (Full-time)
- Tillfälligt deltidssjukskriven» (Full-time)
- 80% (20% at a company, i.e. I have no requirements on teaching)» (Full-time)
- I"m employed 100% but right now I am on parental leave 60%» (Full-time)

8. Are you married or living with a partner?

424 svarande

Yes»274 64%
No»150 35%

Genomsnitt: 1.35

9. Do you have children under the age of 18 living with you?

424 svarande

Yes»99 23%
No»325 76%

Genomsnitt: 1.76

10. To what extent are the following true about the support, prior information and introduction you were given before commencing your doctoral studies?

Matrisfråga

Teachers on your undergraduate programme gave you support and encouraged you to continue with doctoral studies
413 svarande

Very little/Not at all»116 27%
Not very much»126 30%
A great deal»113 27%
To a very large extent»60 14%

Genomsnitt: 2.29

The prior information about doctoral studies was satisfactory (incl. requirements for enrolment)
413 svarande

Very little/Not at all»59 14%
Not very much»182 43%
A great deal»153 36%
To a very large extent»21 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.33

The departments introduction for students was sufficient
409 svarande

Very little/Not at all»62 15%
Not very much»162 39%
A great deal»168 40%
To a very large extent»19 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.36

11. What percentage of your doctoral studies had you completed by the end of the spring term this year?

421 svarande

< 20»97 22%
21-40»82 19%
41-60»92 21%
61-80»65 15%
> 80»86 20%

Genomsnitt: 2.91

12. In which term and year do you expect to submit your PhD-thesis?

409 svarande

Year, spring/autumn»310 100%
Do not know»101

Genomsnitt: 1

- 2010, spring» (?)
- 2009, autumn» (?)
- Already done» (?)
- vår 2008» (?)
- Already submitted and defended» (?)
- 2010, Spring» (?)
- 2009,autumn» (?)
- I started 3 months ago, so lets say somewhere in 2013» (?)
- Lic autumn 2008» (?)
- I will not go on to do the PhD at least not in a near future.» (?)
- autumn 2010» (?)
- 2012 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- I successfully completed the studies at the begining of the autuum» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012-autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Promoted June 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010/autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013A» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012/autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 aut» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012 Autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2010 or spring 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- VT-2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2020 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autum 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 April =)» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 20080905 (have already graduated)» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Spring 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010/autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- November 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, january» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010-late spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, autumn, HOPEFULLY» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- I had my dissertation in the beginning of April this year» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Spring 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- I hope fall 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011,Autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 08 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2001, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009,february-march» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autom, 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 19th of June 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 09, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Spring 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 11» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012 SPRING» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Fall 2008 (October 10 is the defense /examination date)» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, December» (Year, spring/autumn)
- already done in spring, 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- It´,s history today! Se below: Arbetsliv –, i ljuset av ingripandets kunskapsteori BERTIL GUSTAFSSON Akademisk avhandling som för avläggande av teknologie doktorsexamen vid Chalmers tekniska högskola försvaras vid offentlig disputation den 5:e juni 2008, klockan 14.00 i VR-salen, Sven Hultins gata 6, Chalmers campus Johanneberg, Göteborg. Avhandlingen försvaras på svenska. Fakultetsopponent är professor Jan Bärmark, Institutionen för idéhistoria och vetenskapsteori vid Göteborgs Universitet. Innovativ Design - Institutionen för Arkitektur Chalmers tekniska högskola, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden Telefon: +46 (0)31-772 1000 » (Year, spring/autumn)
- Already submitted (autumn 2008)» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, autum» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009,spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 Autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- finished in spring 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Spring 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn, 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009/spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2007 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 atutumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, March» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- fall 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn/2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010,fall» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013,spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009/spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, Autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011,spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008 Q3» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009,autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring » (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Already done, waiting for the bureaucracy» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autum 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 11 Autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2013» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2012, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009 Autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2013, Spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Spring 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- spring 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011 spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2009, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2008, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- Autumn 2011» (Year, spring/autumn)
- autumn 2010» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2011, autumn» (Year, spring/autumn)
- VT 2009» (Year, spring/autumn)
- 2010, spring» (Year, spring/autumn)
- I obtained a licentiate degree in June, and quitted after that.» (Do not know)
- french and swedish phD joined supervision» (Do not know)
- I have been started on the last February in this year.» (Do not know)

13. Are you intending to take a licentiate degree?

421 svarande

Yes»207 50%
No»33 8%
I already have a licentiate degree»166 40%
Do not know»16

Genomsnitt: 1.9

14. Have you spent some time at another department during your doctoral studies? (more than one month)

369 svarande

No»344 93%
Yes, in Sweden»25 6%

Genomsnitt: 1.06

- United States of America» (?)
- Scotland» (?)
- Montreal, Canada» (?)
- Canada» (?)
- France» (?)
- Perth, Australia Strategic procurement» (?)
- Schweiz » (?)
- USA» (?)
- denmark, århus» (?)
- France, currently my funding and employment are in france as arranged by my supervisor, i have done all the practical work in france. » (?)
- I spent a lot of time (at least a month in total) in the department of metallic materials since there was a hot french diploma worker there.» (?)
- Spain and Japan» (?)
- Canada» (?)
- Tjech republic» (?)
- Grekland, fixat det helt sjalv» (?)
- USA» (?)
- Denmark» (?)
- Libya» (?)
- finland» (?)
- Glasgow, London and Uppsala» (?)
- INDONESIA» (?)
- Österrike» (?)
- Not yet, but I plan to go to MIT for 1 year starting next summer» (?)
- Germany» (?)
- UK» (?)
- France» (?)
- 4 months at NXP Semiconductor, Eindhoven, Netherlands» (?)
- Mexico» (?)
- Germany» (?)
- Yes in France, IFREMER» (?)
- CERN, Geneva» (?)
- England» (?)
- Yes as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, USA» (?)
- USA» (?)
- USA» (?)
- China. » (?)
- USA» (?)
- Australia» (?)
- USA, Norway, Germany» (?)
- Denmark» (?)
- Germany» (?)
- Switzerland» (?)
- USA» (?)
- Australia» (?)
- Switzerland» (?)
- USA» (?)
- Leeds, UK» (?)
- UK» (?)
- Germany» (?)
- Denmark» (?)
- USA» (No)
- I have not spent direct time at another department, but have totally spent more than three months of my research time abroad. That includes Italy, Ghana and USA, and several other European countries. » (No)
- Indonesia» (No)
- Have done field work abroad with others» (No)
- In Houston Texas» (Yes, in Sweden)
- I spend a big part of my time at the department of Cell- and Molecular Biology at Gothenburg University. » (Yes, in Sweden)
- Chalmers - Department Product and production development» (Yes, in Sweden)
- U.S. (Can"t remove the above statement)» (Yes, in Sweden)
- UK» (Yes, in Sweden)
- KTH USA» (Yes, in Sweden)
- at Eduardo Mondlane University In Mozambique» (Yes, in Sweden)


RESEARCH

15. How did you select the subject of your thesis?

419 svarande

Mainly on my own»53 12%
Following a proposal from my department/supervisor»220 52%
Together with my supervisor»124 29%
I have not yet selected a subject»24 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.29

16. How are you working on your thesis?

418 svarande

Mainly on my own»296 70%
Mainly in a research team»109 25%
I have not yet selected a subject»15 3%

Genomsnitt: 1.33

17. What type of thesis do you intend to submit?

413 svarande

Monograph»68 16%
Collection of articles»345 83%

Genomsnitt: 1.83

18. Do you have a principal supervisor?

417 svarande

Yes, a man»363 86%
Yes, a woman»52 12%
No»3 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.14

19. Have you switched to another principal supervisor at your own request?

419 svarande

Yes»20 4%
No»399 95%

Genomsnitt: 1.95

20. Do you have one or more assistant supervisors?

418 svarande

Yes, a man/only men»264 63%
Yes, a woman/only women»45 10%
Yes, men and women»46 10%
No»64 15%

Genomsnitt: 1.78

21. Have you switched assistant supervisors at your own request?

415 svarande

Yes»33 7%
No»382 92%

Genomsnitt: 1.92

22. Are all your assistant supervisors from your own department?

397 svarande

Yes»232 58%
No»166 41%

Genomsnitt: 1.42

23. Approximately, how many hours of supervision have you had during the spring term this year.

410 svarande

0-10  »89 21%
11-20»131 31%
21-30»85 20%
31-40»51 12%
>40»55 13%

Genomsnitt: 2.64

24. Who, in practice, provides most of your supervision?

418 svarande

Principal supervisor»282 67%
Assistant supervisor»105 25%
Someone else»32 7%

Genomsnitt: 1.4

25. To what extent has/have your supervisor/supervisors:

Matrisfråga

directed your choice of optional courses
415 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»82 19%
Not very much»168 40%
A great deal»137 32%
To a very large extent»30 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.28

displayed an interest in your doctoral studies
415 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»13 3%
Not very much»60 14%
A great deal»196 47%
To a very large extent»148 35%

Genomsnitt: 3.16

discussed methodological issues with you
416 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»33 7%
Not very much»123 29%
A great deal»182 43%
To a very large extent»80 19%

Genomsnitt: 2.75

discussed theory with you
415 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»29 6%
Not very much»126 30%
A great deal»173 41%
To a very large extent»88 21%

Genomsnitt: 2.77

provided constructive criticism of your research
414 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»27 6%
Not very much»90 21%
A great deal»196 47%
To a very large extent»103 24%

Genomsnitt: 2.91

provided you with support regarding difficulties in your research work
414 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»36 8%
Not very much»120 28%
A great deal»162 38%
To a very large extent»98 23%

Genomsnitt: 2.78

provided you with mental support during difficult times
413 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»67 16%
Not very much»148 35%
A great deal»135 32%
To a very large extent»64 15%

Genomsnitt: 2.47

discussed your plans for the future with you
414 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»76 18%
Not very much»141 33%
A great deal»140 33%
To a very large extent»59 14%

Genomsnitt: 2.44

26. Has there been any follow-up of your individual study plan during the past year?

407 svarande

Yes, I am satisfied with the follow-up»200 48%
Yes, but I am not satisfied with the follow-up»62 15%
No»117 28%
I do not have an individual study plan»30 7%

Genomsnitt: 1.95

27. To what extent during the past year have you:

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worked as independently as you wanted to
411 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»4 0%
Not very much»41 9%
A great deal»198 48%
To a very large extent»169 41%

Genomsnitt: 3.29

been provided with as much supervision as you wanted
407 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»32 7%
Not very much»121 29%
A great deal»176 43%
To a very large extent»79 19%

Genomsnitt: 2.74

found yourself in a situation of dependence on your supervisor which made you feel uncomfortable
412 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»197 47%
Not very much»150 36%
A great deal»50 12%
To a very large extent»16 3%

Genomsnitt: 1.72

experienced shortcomings in your supervision that have hampered your research
411 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»128 31%
Not very much»177 42%
A great deal»80 19%
To a very large extent»27 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.01

seriously considered switching supervisor
409 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»299 73%
Not very much»65 15%
A great deal»23 5%
To a very large extent»22 5%

Genomsnitt: 1.43

experienced your doctoral studies as positive and stimulating
411 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»13 3%
Not very much»71 17%
A great deal»222 54%
To a very large extent»105 25%

Genomsnitt: 3.01

had the opportunity to take part in general discussions about your subject with your supervisor and other researchers
409 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»28 6%
Not very much»91 22%
A great deal»209 50%
To a very large extent»82 20%

Genomsnitt: 2.84

experienced negative pressure and stress
408 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»59 14%
Not very much»176 43%
A great deal»125 30%
To a very large extent»49 11%

Genomsnitt: 2.4

experienced the environment in your department as creative
406 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»37 9%
Not very much»119 29%
A great deal»201 49%
To a very large extent»49 12%

Genomsnitt: 2.64

felt that you were an accepted member of the research group
405 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»20 4%
Not very much»41 10%
A great deal»190 46%
To a very large extent»154 38%

Genomsnitt: 3.18

had the feeling that you could exert influence in your department
407 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»58 14%
Not very much»181 44%
A great deal»140 34%
To a very large extent»29 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.34

felt that doctoral studies involve demands that are not proportionate to the length of the programme
406 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»82 20%
Not very much»220 54%
A great deal»86 21%
To a very large extent»19 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.1


STUDIES/COURSES

28. How well do the following statements describe the course work in your doctoral programme?

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The quality of the courses is consistently high
409 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»15 3%
Not very much»114 27%
A great deal»257 62%
To a very large extent»25 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.72

There is a good balance between course work and research
408 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»21 5%
Not very much»106 25%
A great deal»255 62%
To a very large extent»28 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.72

The courses offered are relevant to my area of research
409 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»29 7%
Not very much»134 32%
A great deal»220 53%
To a very large extent»28 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.61

29. To what extent have your doctoral studies involved:

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broadening your general education
410 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»10 2%
Not very much»64 15%
A great deal»242 58%
To a very large extent»95 23%

Genomsnitt: 3.03

acquiring a greater understanding of people from another cultural or ethnic background
412 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»71 17%
Not very much»165 39%
A great deal»130 31%
To a very large extent»47 11%

Genomsnitt: 2.37

reflection on your own values
408 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»31 7%
Not very much»147 35%
A great deal»188 45%
To a very large extent»43 10%

Genomsnitt: 2.6

involvement in the development of society
410 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»69 16%
Not very much»195 47%
A great deal»114 27%
To a very large extent»33 8%

Genomsnitt: 2.27

aspects of sustainability
408 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»74 18%
Not very much»135 33%
A great deal»140 34%
To a very large extent»60 14%

Genomsnitt: 2.46

acquiring knowledge of scientific or academic methodology
411 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»7 1%
Not very much»70 16%
A great deal»215 52%
To a very large extent»120 29%

Genomsnitt: 3.09

acquiring knowledge of scientific theories
409 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»8 1%
Not very much»76 18%
A great deal»221 53%
To a very large extent»105 25%

Genomsnitt: 3.03

acquiring the ability to carry on your own research independently
410 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»11 2%
Not very much»62 15%
A great deal»201 48%
To a very large extent»137 33%

Genomsnitt: 3.13

acquiring knowledge of methods and theories used in other fields
412 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»23 5%
Not very much»159 38%
A great deal»193 46%
To a very large extent»38 9%

Genomsnitt: 2.6

acquiring a deeper insight into research ethics
409 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»43 10%
Not very much»151 36%
A great deal»181 44%
To a very large extent»34 8%

Genomsnitt: 2.5

acquiring a greater ability to write clearly and comprehensibly
411 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»13 3%
Not very much»74 17%
A great deal»228 55%
To a very large extent»97 23%

Genomsnitt: 3

acquiring a greater ability to present your material orally clearly and comprehensibly
410 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»10 2%
Not very much»69 16%
A great deal»214 52%
To a very large extent»118 28%

Genomsnitt: 3.07

30. Have you taken part in any teacher-training sessions for doctoral students or teachers?

411 svarande

Yes»253 61%
No»159 38%

Genomsnitt: 1.38

31. Have you been involved in any of the following activities during the last year?

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Participation in one or more national conferences relevant to your doctoral studies
412 svarande

Yes»184 44%
No»229 55%

Genomsnitt: 1.55

Participation in one or more international conferences relevant to your doctoral studies
413 svarande

Yes»295 71%
No»119 28%

Genomsnitt: 1.29

Presentation of your research in a context that will make it more accessible for the general public
410 svarande

Yes»183 44%
No»228 55%

Genomsnitt: 1.55

Presentation of your research through publication or at conferences
411 svarande

Yes»289 70%
No»123 29%

Genomsnitt: 1.3

Presentation of your research at some form of seminar at your department
411 svarande

Yes»268 64%
No»145 35%

Genomsnitt: 1.35

Involved in the graduate student union or council
409 svarande

Yes»71 17%
No»338 82%

Genomsnitt: 1.82


WORKLOAD

32. On average so far, how many hours have you worked each week on your doctoral programme?

410 svarande

0-9 »12 2%
10-19»6 1%
20-29»12 2%
30-39»73 17%
40-49»224 54%
50-59»65 15%
>60»20 4%

Genomsnitt: 4.88

33. On average so far, how many hours have you devoted to your research project in your doctoral programme?

406 svarande

0-9»13 3%
10-19»29 7%
20-29»111 27%
30-39»139 34%
40-49»61 14%
50-59  »19 4%
>60»35 8%

Genomsnitt: 4

34. How much time will you spend on teaching during the whole of your doctoral programme (as a percentage of a full-time position)?

404 svarande

0  »56 13%
1-5»50 12%
6-10»49 12%
11-15»72 17%
16-20»127 31%
21-25»40 9%
>25»12 2%

Genomsnitt: 3.83

35. How much time will you spend on other work for your department during the whole of your doctoral programme (as a percentage of a full-time position)?

403 svarande

0  »90 22%
1-5»184 45%
6-10»68 16%
11-15»26 6%
16-20»24 5%
21-25»4 0%
>25»8 1%

Genomsnitt: 2.39


WORKING ENVIRONMENT

36. Have you had access to a workplace of your own at your department, including a computer and printing and, copying facilities?

413 svarande

Yes»394 95%
No»19 4%

Genomsnitt: 1.04

37. What feelings do you have about the approachability of the teachers, supervisors and administrative staff?

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Teachers on the courses you have taken
410 svarande

Unapproachable»2 0%
Less unapproachable»18 4%
More approachable»179 43%
Approachable»213 51%

Genomsnitt: 3.48

Supervisors
412 svarande

Unapproachable»5 1%
Less unapproachable»50 12%
More approachable»119 28%
Approachable»239 57%

Genomsnitt: 3.44

Administrative staff
411 svarande

Unapproachable»4 0%
Less unapproachable»20 4%
More approachable»141 34%
Approachable»247 59%

Genomsnitt: 3.54

38. What feelings do you have about the support provided by teachers, supervisors and administrative staff?

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Teachers on the courses you have taken
405 svarande

Not supportive»3 0%
Less unsupportive»30 7%
More supportive»214 52%
Supportive»159 39%

Genomsnitt: 3.31

Supervisors
404 svarande

Not supportive»10 2%
Less unsupportive»50 12%
More supportive»147 36%
Supportive»198 48%

Genomsnitt: 3.32

Administrative staff
406 svarande

Not supportive»3 0%
Less unsupportive»50 12%
More supportive»151 37%
Supportive»203 49%

Genomsnitt: 3.36

39. What feelings do you have about the knowledge of the teachers, supervisors and administrative staff?

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Teachers on the courses you have taken
412 svarande

Uninformed»0 0%
Less informed»12 2%
More knowledgeable»183 44%
Knowledgeable»218 52%

Genomsnitt: 3.5

Supervisors
412 svarande

Uninformed»4 0%
Less informed»28 6%
More knowledgeable»151 36%
Knowledgeable»231 55%

Genomsnitt: 3.48

Administrative staff
411 svarande

Uninformed»6 1%
Less informed»46 11%
More knowledgeable»172 41%
Knowledgeable»188 45%

Genomsnitt: 3.32

40. What feelings do you have about the attitude of the other doctoral students?

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-
415 svarande

Unfriendly»4 0%
A little unfriendly»6 1%
Slightly friendly»79 19%
Friendly»326 78%

Genomsnitt: 3.75

41. What feelings do you have about the other doctoral students helpfulness?

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-
412 svarande

Unhelpful»4 0%
A little unhelpful»18 4%
Slightly helpful»122 29%
Helpful»269 65%

Genomsnitt: 3.59

42. What feelings do you have about support from other doctoral students?

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-
413 svarande

Not supportive»7 1%
A little unsupportive»17 4%
Slightly supportive»145 34%
Supportive»246 59%

Genomsnitt: 3.53

43. Have you experienced any form of gender discrimination during the past year?

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By other doctoral students
413 svarande

Not at all»370 89%
Not very much»35 8%
A great deal»8 1%
To a very large extent»1 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.13

By teachers on the courses you have taken
409 svarande

Not at all»378 92%
Not very much»28 6%
A great deal»2 0%
To a very large extent»2 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.09

By supervisors
412 svarande

Not at all»371 89%
Not very much»36 8%
A great deal»3 0%
To a very large extent»3 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.12

By administrative staff
411 svarande

Not at all»381 92%
Not very much»26 6%
A great deal»2 0%
To a very large extent»3 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.09

44. Have you experienced any form of ethnic discrimination during the past year?

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By other doctoral students
414 svarande

Not at all»370 89%
Not very much»32 7%
A great deal»10 2%
To a very large extent»2 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.14

By teachers on the courses you have taken
411 svarande

Not at all»388 94%
Not very much»18 4%
A great deal»3 0%
To a very large extent»2 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.07

By supervisors
411 svarande

Not at all»390 94%
Not very much»16 3%
A great deal»3 0%
To a very large extent»2 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.06

By administrative staff
410 svarande

Not at all»380 92%
Not very much»25 6%
A great deal»3 0%
To a very large extent»2 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.09

45. How would you rank:

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The leadership in your department
405 svarande

Very bad»18 4%
Bad»72 17%
Good»263 64%
Excellent»54 13%

Genomsnitt: 2.88

The leadership in your research division
407 svarande

Very bad»26 6%
Bad»64 15%
Good»244 59%
Excellent»75 18%

Genomsnitt: 2.91

The working environment
410 svarande

Very bad»11 2%
Bad»47 11%
Good»253 61%
Excellent»101 24%

Genomsnitt: 3.09

Co-operation within the department
405 svarande

Very bad»31 7%
Bad»104 25%
Good»218 53%
Excellent»54 13%

Genomsnitt: 2.73

Co-operation between different departments
400 svarande

Very bad»64 15%
Bad»161 40%
Good»159 39%
Excellent»17 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.32

46. How do you experience the workload?

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The work load is too high
409 svarande

Strongly disagree»20 4%
Disagree»241 58%
Agree»130 31%
Strongly agree»19 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.36

The work is stressful
411 svarande

Strongly disagree»13 3%
Disagree»152 36%
Agree»208 50%
Strongly agree»40 9%

Genomsnitt: 2.67

You think about work at home
410 svarande

Strongly disagree»9 2%
Disagree»51 12%
Agree»205 49%
Strongly agree»146 35%

Genomsnitt: 3.19

The work disrupts your sleep
411 svarande

Strongly disagree»90 21%
Disagree»191 46%
Agree»110 26%
Strongly agree»22 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.16

47. Have you been on sick leave for more than 14 days this year?

411 svarande

Yes»16 3%
No»395 96%

Genomsnitt: 1.96


GENERAL QUESTIONS

48. If...

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you had to choose today, would you still choose to begin doctoral studies
413 svarande

Definitely not»12 2%
Probably not»53 12%
Probably»153 37%
Definitely»195 47%

Genomsnitt: 3.28

you could start doctoral studies in the same subject again would you still choose the same university/higher education institution
409 svarande

Definitely not»21 5%
Probably not»50 12%
Probably»189 45%
Definitely»151 36%

Genomsnitt: 3.15

49. Do you want to work...

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at your present university/higher education institution when you complete your PhD?
407 svarande

Definitely not»69 16%
Probably not»167 40%
Probably»128 31%
Definitely»45 11%

Genomsnitt: 2.37

at another university/higher education institution when you complete your PhD?
405 svarande

Definitely not»44 10%
Probably not»184 45%
Probably»144 35%
Definitely»33 8%

Genomsnitt: 2.4

50. Do you worry about being unemployed after you have completed your doctoral studies?

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-
412 svarande

Very little/ Not at all»128 30%
Not very much»178 43%
A great deal»83 20%
To a very large extent»24 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.01

51. Does your department provide support for a continued career in research?

414 svarande

Yes»72 60%
No»47 39%
Do not know»296

Genomsnitt: 1.4

52. Does your department/Chalmers provide support for a continued career in industry?

414 svarande

Yes»66 49%
No»67 50%
Do not know»282

Genomsnitt: 1.51

53. Overall, how would you grade your doctoral programme so far?

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-
410 svarande

Very bad»7 1%
Bad»57 13%
Good»284 68%
Excellent»64 15%

Genomsnitt: 2.99

54. If you have any other comments, or if you have any specific positive or negative experiences you would like to tell us about, please use the space below:

- Q 32: exaclty 40 hours, i.e. full time.»
- I think the courses in ethics, teaching and philosophies of learning that today are mandatory should be removed.»
- I am no longer pursuing any research at full time, however, I intend to finish my PhD. The answers provided above are based on my over all experiences from Chalmers as a PhD studen»
- There is far too little relevant courses given at Chalmers To get relevant courses, most PhDstudents in my department are also participating in a nationwide researchschool, which makes the mandatory courses far too many »
- The outcome question 26 is possitive despite of answering no, as the need for a follow-up during the completion of the studies is generally not needed. »
- I think there is more language problem for non-Swedish speakers in the Civil department comparing with other departments.»
- Chosing supervisor is a gamble. It can be great, and it can be catastrophic. The academic system does not ensure a strutured working environment.»
- supervisors with wrong competence, absent cooperation between devisions/departments, no support for continued academic career whatsever neither from the department, nor Chalmers, nor state»
- Chalmers utger sig för att vara en "föräldrarvänlig" högskola, vilket är bullshit. Man får ingen automatisk förlänging av sin doktorandtid när man är föräldrarledig utan måste ANSÖKA om dispans för att få det (känns som man är här på nåder efter föräldraledigheten). Mitt projekt löpte på 100% medans jag var ledig vilket gjort att projektpengarna tagit slut innan jag är färdig doktor, och de har fått mig att känna mig som en snyltare.. »
- I have only started my doctoral studies, so I don"t know yet if it is feasible (the workload is to high) or not as I am a mother of 3 small children.»
- Many problems...»
- 53 ok, because the support from the swedish department have been very good i have recieved material, supervision via phone etc. »
- Often. the divisional meetings within the department is in Swedish. Such meeting is completely meaningless for me and simply, a waste of time. Occasionally, I felt discriminated because of NOT knowing the Swedish Language.»
- If the study plan is used as intended it is a great tool but can be just a formality. A "job description" for both the supervisor and the student could be helpful to clarify responsibilities. It is common that the student feels guilty for any problems in the cooperation "I could have worked harder/faster/smarter/more independent" and therefore don"t seek helpuntil the promlems are unsolveble. »
- When I answered for some questions, I couldn"t understand exact meaning. »
- As a general comment, there are a lot of things that you have to find out for yourself as a PhD student. The information connected to recruitment can be improved a great deal, more information should be given prior to recruitment and not 6 months into the employment. Not much is mentioned about career opportunities neither within nor outside of academia. There must be an interest also from Chalmers" side that the PhD is successful after graduation.»
- Of all the phd"s I talked to, a majority thought that it was not worth it. However, many thought that it was ok until lic. Please tell the new ones.»
- Time consuming questions, badly asked...»
- Comments on course work: the courses I have taken have been good but I find it very difficult to find interesting courses to take.»
- The administrative routines are a catastrophe. But the work climate is very good, I definitely feel that anyone can walk in and talk with anyone about anything, and the support from colleagues is great.»
- I got a feeling that sometimes supervisors maintain double standard while evaluating his doctoral students.»
- The introduction process for new PhD-students should be more standardised. As a course assistant I have to say that equipments not always work properly and that the information flow can be improved a lot. »
- I have missed information (from the beginning) about conferences (can/should we go, what conferences exist+++), year abroad, different benefits (like health-care, fitness), other important things like A-kassa (we none-swedish people do not know it is not included in the tax). I also generally dislike the lack of team-work in a PhD-education.»
- I experience large segregation between swedish and foreign employees at the department»
- The main proplem has been lack of supervision and lack of evaluation on my work. »
- I experiensed some IT problems at the department. »
- Not enough relevant courses to take at the department.»
- When my first supervisor and examiner left the university after I was granted the licentiate degree he did not make the necessary arrangements for the next advisors who took over after him although I was at an advanced stage in my research towards my Ph.D. degree. This forced me to change my filed from Electric Machines to Power system after the department approval which caused me a lot of difficulties and delay in getting my Ph.D. degree in a reasonable period of time.»
- Jag har inget större behov (helt ointresserad) av "mjuka" ämnen såsom vetenskapsteori, forskaretik, kåraktiviteter och liknande.»
- I want to underline the fact that the leadership at my division is not at an acceptable level. Another comment to the negative statements above is that both former and current doctoral students at my division in general have been very badly treated by their principal supervisor and assistant supervisor. I don"t think it is acceptable that this continues year after year without any form of reaction from higher management when they are aware of this situation. Luckily I have been spared a lot of this negative treatment, but I seem to be an exception...»
- Jag saknar en mer ”,suporting”, miljö. Lever i tron om att vi stärks av positiv kritik. Det blir annars lätt en ond spiral där människor blir osäkra och ännu mindre törs ge varandra positiv kritik (tänk om man ger positiv kritik åt någon som inte är "värd" det, då är det kanske jag som inte är bra på att värdera andras jobb). Jag tror att vi istället behöver lära oss att ge varandra positiv och konstruktiv och positiv.»
- Our doctoral program is newly set-up.»
- I would have liked to finish my PhD during the time that was planned. However, my supervision was a complete joke. Now, I"m forced to finish my PhD during my spare time without any official support from the division. Thanks to my new "unofficial" supervisor, I still have the strength to try to finish my thesis. However, it is a struggle that I didn"t deserve and that no one takes responsibility for. What can I say...?»
- I believe the study environment at Chalmers is in a way that kills the sense of innovation and hard work. maybe you ask why I say that!? because I have experienced it and i think nobody can do anything about it. It is in the heart of Swedish society.»
- The good feeling about my work situation is very much linked to the great support I receive from my supervisor. »
- I have only been employed for one year and I have not begun my research yet. I am mostly taking courses now and prepare for my project.»
- Oh, where to begin... I have so many things to say about the doctoral program here at Chalmers. Actually, I would very much like to discuss my feelings with someone if anyone cares, but so far no one seems to be so bothered about changing the current system here at Chalmers. Chalmers claims to be this great research institution, but why?? This is the only "good" school i have ever seen where the staff and students work less than 40 hours per week. Yet, the single issue that bothers me the most at this institution is that there are little or no intellectually stimulating opportunities offered to students, both grad and undergrad. At other top schools such as Oxford, MIT, and Caltech, which I have all visited and/or studied at, there are constant programs and activities for all students to actually use their brains outside of the classroom. I rarely ever see that here at Chalmers. I see the same mind-numbing activities that are offered in any social setting, drinking and socializing. Great, these activities are fun and all, but not totally appropriate to be the focus activities or a "good" research institution. How are Chalmerists supposed to be active change makers? I totally dont buy the excuse of "oh, i have too much studies to participate" blah blah blah. In other institutions throughout the world students study about 5 times as much as Chalmers students and still have plenty of time to launch big projects, their own companies, and to be involved in larger movements that actually make big changes. I am not trying to be totally pessimistic here, but all systems can be changed for the better. I have personally tried as much as I can and I have better things to do than to waste time trying to change as resistant system as a foreigner. I was chair of the Chalmers students for sustainability for 2 years and we strove to offer all chalmers students, grad and undergrad, with lots of opportunities to make a difference to learn and to contribute to something bigger than their studies. Did anyone show up? Not really. Sometimes we had like 100 people or more, which is what, like 1% of the student body? The bigger question is was Chalmers at all supportive? Sometimes, certainly not the president. Personally, I think she is a cold, rigid, and unapproachable person who belongs in a company and certainly not a "good" research institution. I have personally approached her about 30 or 35 times for different activities that we are launching where she even promises to attend sometime, and well we have yet to actually see her. She claims all of this sustainable focus 0f the university, and in some ways i see it, but the students in general do not and will not without an approachable president. I am a part of the AGS(Alliance for Global Sustainability) and if you look at all the other partner universities, U Tokyo, ETH-Zurich and MIT, they all have very nice and personable presidents who effectively bring massive change. This is impossible with Mrs. Markedes in my opinion. Sorry, I have gotten a little off track. Back to the main question. The PhD program here. Yes, it is terrible. I would never choose this university based on the university. It is a backward institution filled with students who dont seem to give a damn about much of anything. Some of them are smart, but not willing to really get their hands dirty, and I must emphasize this point, especially the PhD students. In most cases, I can hardly identify Chalmers PhD students with the whole concept of PhD students. They would clearly not survive in most universities throughout the world. In my experience, most PhD students here have no driving forces to actually fulfill the definition of being a PhD student. For example, they all leave at 17:00, I dont know any PhD students who do anything else(I am consulting, working towards patents, participating in and leading several organizations, and staying after 17:00, and I am looked at as a weirdo, or as someone who doesnt belong) with their time. In fact, I know PhD students who like things like watching tv in their free time? How does this happen? (These questions might seem irrelevant but I guarantee they are not) This happens when the "good" research institution fails to offer students intellectually stimulating activities, or opportunities in which to become engaged in applying research and knowledge to make real change in the world. PhD students are making a very large investment of their lives, so why cant they also apply themselves like they do in other countries, or more importantly other institutions? I always have been taught that you should not complain without trying to fix the situation yourself. Well, I have tried very very hard over the last 3 years, and some things have improved, but not much. I no longer have the drive or time to continue and will instead leave chalmers for a year to MIT, which is a place that really cares about their students. You know what their phrase for their PhD students is(it is the same at Caltech actually)? It is not "you are lucky to study here", but rather it is "we are lucky to have you". Then the PhD students feel important and feel like they belong to a very effective system, which is due to the fact that the school offers the students countless opportunities to continue learning after 17:00, which is really a joke in the first place. I always tell people, that "yeah, PhD students at Chalmers go home at 17:00 and dont work on the weekends" and no one believes me. I am not saying that needs to change, but Chalmers needs to change by offering more to the students, especially the PhD students. What do you offer me??? You have some mind-numbing drinking activities on campus for PhD students? Isnt there more you should be offering to me? I am working very hard for you and it does not seem to be mutual. I can drink in my free time, Chalmers should be responsible to offer much much more to me. I am very sorry if you are doing such worthwhile activities, but after a year and a half of being a PhD student here, I have never heard about any such opportunities. The only interesting speeches I have been to in this time are ones that I have implemented through CSS. Please, please engage me, give me opportunities to learn and to apply my accelerated education, link me up with other interesting PhD students and give me a reason to be proud to attend this "good" institution. One more note: The PhD introduction day is a joke. Really, it was boring, and if I had just come to the university to start my PhD and come to this introduction I would have quit right then and there. It gave a very boring, archaic, and well basically not an image of a "good" institution. That can be a very easy change to make. Give the new PhD students a dynamic, interesting, and challenging view of a dynamic, interesting, and challenging research institution. I am very very interested in seeing such changes being made at Chalmers. As I tried to say before, if it was not for my supervisor who is truly an amazing individual to work for, I would not think twice about leaving Chalmers. I feel sad saying that, but it is how I truly feel. I, however, would not like to continue feeling this way. I would like to be in awe of Chalmers, and to be proud to be a PhD student at Chalmers, but now that is simply not the case. I am very sorry if I in any way wasted your time with this long reply, but I am also very very busy and would not waste my time writing things that I did not feel strongly about. I would be very happy to go into detail and provide examples for each point I made in this long "essay" if you are ever interested. Change is necessary. Thank you for your time and for reading this. Carl Justin Kamp IV PhD student, Chemical Reaction Engineering Competence Centre for Catalysis X3034 President-World Student Community for Sustainable Development. carl.kamp@chalmers.se carl.kamp@wscsd.org ckamp@caltech.edu»
- 20% department work as well as teaching (I did close to 320hours as of today from beginning)is distributed around the year, which makes work less efficient. »
- I had a tricky time answering the questions since my work have been splitted between two working places. One of the places worked out fine with supervision etc. therefore, the general aswers to these questions are positive (due to the phrasing in the questions), the other place did not work very well - consequently, many negative answers are given in the last part of the survey (also based on the phrasing of the questions). As a result, my answers in this survey might seem a bit schitzofrenic - but I hope it reflects my situation as a PhD student.»
- In order to increase interaction, it is very important that the doctoral students speak Swedish. Chalmers should take necessary initiatives in order to provide Swedish language courses to the foreign research students. The courses offered elsewhere are not suitable for doctoral students. Chalmers could employ language teachers and direct them to create a tailor-made course which will provide efficient and sufficient Swedish knowledge to the doctoral students, enough for their 5-year stay.»
- 1. För mkt små administrativa saker måste göras, som inte har med forskning att göra. Ex.vis inköp av pennor etc. Detta borde kunna skötas centralt. 2. Studierektorn verkar vara intresserad och följa upp situationen. 3. Vore önskvärt om Chalmers kunde fungera som en union, inte att varje forskargrupp är ett litet företag i sig. Detta skulle underlätta för doktorander som får slösa sin tid på att göra onödiga uppgifter som kunde skötas centralt. 4. Kravet på 40p kurser känns ibland för stort. Man skulle lära sig mer på att lägga tiden på forsking. 5. Ledarskap är en viktig del i utbildningen anser jag så man bör lägga en viss tyngdpunkt på detta. Men det är ju på gång med den nya kursen. Hoppas att den är här för att stanna. 6. Information måste nå alla doktorander bättre! »
- The thing is that many of the PhD works as well as mine starts without a good proposal and aim. when the get the student they still do not know what they want to do. In my case, I feel that the company is not inerested in doing a PhD work but just has put the title of PhD on a non-well-thought work to get the fund from the research school. The university also put all attempts to get fund but it is not thought well, what should be done with it. »
- Question 27 mainly conserns issues with vice-supervisor while main supervisor acquires more beneficial scores. As these two were not separated I answered accordingly to the case of "most interest".»
- It is very lonley work. I feel insufficient a lot of the time. If you are a person who has difficulties in asking for other people"s time, or a big need for encouraging feedback, it gets frustrating.»
- The activity in the research school is quite low and inactive. For example, very poor support for what courses to choose and what is available.»
- Chalmers does not support any continuation in the same institution,unless finding funding of your own or together with the supervisor. More, being a woman, I experienced a huge competition and unwillingness to help from other women at higher level. No help having another woman on higher possition around!»
- At my department, PhD students are paid differently depending on when they started their programme. PhD students who have worked for several years are paid less than new PhD students. The heads of the department totally lack interest in the question about fair pay for PhD students. The disrespect for the work done by PhD students is evident in other situations as well, such as the amount of unpaid overtime expected during work load peaks, for example. This attitude towards the PhD student collective from the heads of department has totally put me off from any idea of a future career in academia. I will leave for industry as soon as I"ve finished my thesis.»
- i havent attend to a course yet.»
- q51&q52: They do support me, but they don"t have any position! (money)»
- Integration is important problem for international student. Sweden is very good country, but it does not mean that you can not find good things in other countries (I guess this is good thing to say to Swedish people even in university environment).»
- If someone starts with a project that is already working, it us natural that they should get faster results... but is it really natural that they are also respected more?»
- I documented my time for a little more then 4 years during my studies. I have on average worked 44 hour weeks and the total time is divided accordingly: Research Courses Teaching 67.3% 14.3% 18.4% More details can be viewed at http://www.sjalander.com/research/flexSoC/timereport/timereport.php»
- ...»
- I´,m not the typical Phd-student. I´,m born 1949 and work as a öecturer at Chalmers since 7 years.»
- It is so much focus on ones detailed subject that I find very little time for all the other things that I find interesting. I also feel that my undergraduate education did not prepare me all that well for graduate studies. »
- The study plan template needs revision, to make it meaningful for the student. It also needs to be followed up, e.g. by handing it in directly at a meeting with the "studierektor".»
- I have many problems with my working environment. I could not order an adjustable desk that I needed because of my backache. I always have problem finding an administrative staff regrading our working environment. I think our head of division doesn"t care about personnel.»
- Organization and future plans are not well communicated to the whole department.»
- I beleive that supervisor would like to help more than they do, but the time is not enough for this.»
- I would like to have more PhD courses. At this point, I really don"t think that a sufficient amount of advance topics are covered in the curriculum. »
- Requirements on mandatory courses for PhD students should be dropped. The courses are interesting by themselves and could be recommendable, but there is no need to demand everyone to take them - this *does* affect our research-related activities.»
- Most of the questions above did not apply to me, as I had a fulltime job and was not working on the PhD during the last year.»
- Environmental science is a complete waste of the students time and of the taxpayers money.»
- There number of absence days that PhD Students take out and actully are sick are not correlated. It is common to come to work even when sick or stay at home when sick but than catch up on that work during weak ends or by prolonging the working hours. »
- The negative comments about the supervision is not due to bad supervisors, but the workload for the supervisors is too large so they do not have time for supervision in an extent that would be desirable. They still give supervision but they work much more than they should do. Regarding the bad working environment, it is due to the lack of a boss.»
- I think that when employing a PhD candidate you should investigate how that person is suited for the job, the grades can not be the only criteria when hiring a PhD candidate. I also think that every PhD student should have at least two suervisers within the research group, that work together. One way of supervising might work for one PhD student but not for another and the supervisers should be aware of this.»
- As an industrial doctoral student i don"t spend much time at my departmet and i just started my doctoral studies this summer. I have tried to answer as accurately as possible but all questions do not seem relevant in my case.»
- Supervision was at unsatisfactory level in the beginning of the PhD studies, which is the time when you need the most help. A stricter plan would be very helpful during the first year or two. »
- I feel it is discrimmination if guys stand up while peeing on a unisex toilett! After adressing it in the group people laughed at me and still pee on the toiletseat and dont clean. A general Chalmers rule about that might help them realize!!»
- I am now 59 years old and have already worked as a professional specialist for 36 years, the last 22 years in industrial enterprises. I don´,t intend to start a new full time career but probably as part time consultant after my PhD exam.»
- the requirements on doctoral student have for my part been unclear. The role of the supervisers is unclear as well. And this takes a lot of time and energy to figure out how it is.»
- 26. Has there been any follow-up of your individual study plan during the past year? I actually think there is too much follow up, that is extremely pointless. I do not need to talk to a person that is not involved in my research, about sexual discrimination twice every year...»
- I love my professor and my research group»
- The leadership of the department has just changed so it may improve. »
- Perhaps my total opinion is a bit too negative since I have wanted to end my doctoral studies after my licentiate degree without success.»
- The department has to stop expecting PhD students to take care of teaching, courses and general work needed at the department on their spare time. If you teach as a PhD student you need a reasonable amount of support for that so that it is possible to at least once in a while feel that you do a good job. As it is now you not only have to do the teaching, but also plan and reinvent the course, fix old broken equipment, handle stupid and always changing planning. You are out of the decision loop, you are out of the information loop and you don"t have any kind of budget to work with or any authority to demand help or any kind of decision. It can be simply summarized as "Shit rolls downhill" and as PhD student you are at the bottom. You can"t do anything about your situation, people higher up make decisions without asking you, which are in effect before you have a chance to think about what they mean for you, while decisions that could change your situation won"t get through the system until long after you are out of grad school if, at all. All leadership is centered around the permanently employed staff and those are also the only opinions that are ever considered.»
- I decided to leave my doctoral studies after three years, which is now about a year ago, and go to work in the industry. I am still enrolled as I want to take my lic degree. »
- I feel like my doctoral programme, Human-Technology-Design, has been practically NO help at all in supplying courses (or information of alternative courses) to complete the required course quotas. The high quality of most of my doctoral courses, which have all been found as individual external courses outside the programme, have been due to guidance from my main supervisor and pure luck. »
- The compliance level on the department level of Chalmers central rules/Swedish laws for phd students is at best a bad joke, at worst a nightmare for phd students. This is partly a structural problem, often also a result of loyalties instead of principles and rules affecting the actual decision-making regarding supervision and research work.»
- for the present no comments»
- My annual income has increased 33% by means of my Licentiate degree »
- I am in a very special situation, born in 1929, now old and retired. Have been working aspiration to take any exam! Just to wriote a book! »
- For industrial PhD, it is hard to find a claer research topic which fulfill the academic point of viow as well as the aims of company. »
- I have been employed at another university, so my chalmers-interaction has been limited. Maybe some questions regarding departments-stuff above should be skipped.»
- I have a very good supervisor that had a specific task for me to start with when I started. That took me "on track" right away. Thereafter I"ve had had the possibility to change the direction of my research. Secondly I would like to stress that I gain a lot of knowledge and support from other scientists at my department/research group apart from my supervisors.»

55. Comments on this survey?

- Some error in the 1:st question, should read Radio and Space Science»
- The buttons on the "Graduate School:" question could not be unclicked. There should have been an option in between "not very much" and "a great deal"... It was hard to choose some times.»
- what"s the difference between questions 41 and 42? I miss the option "I do not know" on many questions.»
- It would be nice to know the length of the survey before starting it. A simple progress bar would be good to have and/or the questions broken down into multiple pages. »
- too long»
- The definition of "thesis" is a bit vague. Do you only mean doctoral thesis or licentiate thesis as well?»
- Sometimes strange options. For example, which one is most positive? "More supportive" or "Supportive". Their order suggests one thing and the actual words another. »
- No»
- It was good.»
- Good»
- It"s good to have "Do not know" option in most of the questions. I had to answer some questions even though I was not so sure about my answer.»
- Impossible to delete full-time in question 7.»
- In general a bit hard to fill out. many times i lacked the "i don"t know" box. And some questions a bit leading. I had many problems up until now, but the questions mostly refer to "now".»
- Excellent!»
- Don"t like the grading system, seems a bit un-nuanced. I have one assistant supervisor from Chalmers and one from outside Chalmers- wasn"t able to convey this in the form. »
- Konstigt att fråga efter diskriminering om man inte samtidigt frågar om tillhörighet (man/kvinna etnicitet etc.. inte så svårt att inte blir diskriminerad som svensk man..)»
- last point of question 27 is not clear»
- Why are the alternatives either black or white? Why isn"t there any "agree to some extent" or "ok"? Why can"t you uncheck the boxes once you checked them?»
- Many non applicable questions as a student enrolled at chalmers byt employed elseware. Not enough alternativ answers to the questions»
- question 43+44: I don"t know if it only regards me personally or if I have observed discrimination of others q 46 The department in general or my workload?»
- I am very happy about this survey. This is very good work for Ph.D students.»
- Questions seem to be geared towards younger students just having completed their graduate studies rather than the particular situation of parttime industrial doctoral students»
- »
- This survay is poorley designed!»
- Relevant questions.»
- There should have been an alternative to answer "do not know" or "no opinion". Now I was forced to choose "not very much" or "a great deal" which is a huge difference, especially when you really don"t know! »
- I just started my doctoral studies and some questions were therefore difficult to answer. It was also a problem to relate to some questions because I am an industrial doctoral student.»
- Way too long.»
- good you do it»
- A little bit too long»
- Det ar ibland svart att svara pa fragorna om handledare da en av dem ar bra, men den andra inte. Du har inte fragat om det finns relevanta kurser inom doktorandskolan och om man mots inom sin doktorandskola. »
- I miss a neutral answer alternative in many of the questions. »
- As I just started my studies during spring I did not feel capable of answering all the questions»
- To have the two "midlle answers" beeing -Not very much. and - A great deal. is very strange since they are very far apart and no in between anser really exist. I didn"t like the survey it was difficult to answer according to what you really feel. »
- Excellent»
- It is good and important that surveys of this kind is undertaken continuously!»
- Jag förstår varför ni inte har med något mittenalternativ i flervalsfrågorna. Men jag dras till att svara mer positivt än vad jag egentligen tycker här. Det är en jättestor skillnad på alternativen not very much och a great deal som står bredvid varandra... Sedan tycker jag fråga 33 är svårtolkad»
- Vad blir resultatet av denna utvärderning? Stapeldiagram på prefekternas bord...och så några döda tallar.»
- This survey help us to understand our phd program and target»
- Många bra och viktiga frågor!»
- I doubt that it"s going to do any good for me...»
- It is very good»
- Thank you for this survey. I think these types of questionnaires are very useful in making needed changes. »
- It makes feel the phd student that his opinion has importance.»
- I would have prefered text fields after each question to motivate my answers, since many of my answers generally are too positive or negative (due to the resons stated in 54 above). I understand that this way of making the survey would make the evaluation more problematic and that the version above better render statistical analysis possible, however, I suspect that the outcome of the statistics will be a bit miss-guiding!»
- Ibland ville man sätta ett medelbetyg. Detta saknades, men å andra sidan får ni nu en hint om vilket håll det lutar åt.»
- I often lacked a more neutral alternative between for instance "not very much" and "a great deal". Some questions were not clear.»
- The survey is slightly manipulating the answers,no "maybe" answers. Also, the clear line between men/women is all over the place. Is a sexist follow up or a scientific survey???»
- q33 was difficult to interpret»
- is good thing.»
- I think that a lot of the questions could have used a more neutral option. Since I noticed I would have to pick "good" in a lot of cases where things were just ok.»
- Next time make sure the survey works before mailing it out. It is not fun spending the time twice to full it out.»
- too long ...»
- Yes. You really have to improve this survey for next year. It is not good. No possiblity of neutral weaker answers, and the quality of the english is bad. Many questions could have made much more sense, by actually thinking a bit more before writing it down. And do you really need this many questions? A great deal, and not very much, what kind of answers are that?? »
- I have only been emlployed sice march and therefore some answers could be misleading eg. #26 (I am sure there will be a follow up late on).»
- It"s been just 3 weeks since I have started doing my Ph.D in Chalmers so I don"t think most of the questions do apply to me. I however still tried to respond as many as possible.»
- It is a bit annoying to take th 10-15 minutes to fill in a survey, and sonn after get the message that you have to do it again. Please, check that it is ok before you send it out!»
- very good but some questions were not clear»
- Some questions are unclear and some offered answers were insufficient, therefore very hard to answer. »
- I have not been working full time (worked 80%), therefore some of the questions on eg. working hours are maybe irrellevant. »
- make buttons "unclickable"»
- A comment on saving IP address and keeping anonymity is contradictory - you can easily bind, say, a Chalmers IP address to a particular person. Once selected one of "No, Yes" in question 14, I couldn"t just switch to the text box. »
- I would have liked to have a neutral choise in many cases above...»
- It was ok. Maybe there should be a fifth option. Something that comes in between "good" and "bad". Peace»
- Questions 37, 38 and 38 were a bit strange and hard to understnd exactly what was meant by them. I hope I have understood them correctly.»
- I could find some repetetion of the questions. Most of the questions are not celarly asked.»
- It is also a complete waste of the taxpayers money.»
- In one of the questions (This one) : How well do the following statements describe the course work in your doctoral programme? There Should! be an extra option to choose. Namely: Are there a good selection of PHd courses to choose from. (since we have hardly any courses to choose amongst its very hard to talk about their quality) »
- Very Good survey.»
- I have joind August this year. So I don"t have enough experience to answer your questions.»
- Some of the questions are not appropriate for industrial P.h.D:s»
- Things have changed during the years and some questions can be answered in different ways depending on how you define the words. Many questions were therefore answered with on average estimates that really does not say much. Maybe you should also ask how we have got certain things instead of only asking if we have got it. It is not always the doctoral programme that provides it...»
- I assume q33 means hours per week.»
- some questions were not clear or can be interpreted in different ways»
- Not all browsers can undo radio button clicks, so questions should have "Prefer not to answer" choices on the voluntary ones. Question number 12 does not follow the same pattern as the others, the second radio button should be removed, and a label "Yes, specify Year, Autumn/Spring below." be added to the text box (cf. questions 3, 14). Some answers are confusing, for instance (question 42): is being "Not supportive" better or worse than being "A little unsupportive"? The latter seems to be more of an active action than the former. Answers to questions 37-39 are not obvious: less or more than what? Questions 40-42 should have the answer "Neutral" as a choice. Why not have a drop-down list for question one? Same thing would simplify question 12: one for year, a second one for autumn/spring. Etc. Best of luck to you in deriving any conclusions from this dataset.»
- Some questions are not well formulated for industrial doctoral students»
- I started this Ph.D. program 3 months ago, why do you ask me questions about a spring period? Do you think my answers (since I clearly cannot answer them all in a correct way because I don"t know) will contribute to a correct understanding of what is going on in the doctoral programs? »
- Flera frågor kan få missvisande svar då jag inte är anställd som doktorand.»
- Sometimes the step between "not very much" and "a great deal" can be a little big (for some of the questions at least).»
- 1) why no medium answer? there is something between bad and good? 2) partly confusing choices...what is "less unsupportive"? - supportive then?»
- I dislike the answer alternatives, which sometimes does not correspond to the visual idea of the scales (e.g. "a great deal" - I would have preferred "a little"), and I think they are too few. Seven is a good standard.»
- You lump some questions into one, so it might be difficult to answer the question when you feel you have two different answers.»
- too long»
- Good,»
- separete depertment/chalmers on some questions like 52: for the depertment - they have helped, for chalmers I have not recieved help (although the department is of course part of chalmers), that might reveal some extra information about where improvements might be available in different aspects.»
- This survey takes very little consideration of when there is a difference between the doctoral programme and the actual courses you attend, which, as in my case, may all be external. I feel like even if I"m NOT satisfied at all with my doctoral programme, the lack of administration in it etc. there is no clear way to separate my ratings of how satisfied I am with my supervision, my course teachers, my department/workplace and my doctoral programme (Human-Technology_design) from each other. I consider them entirely separate things. »
- You should 1. Define gender discrimination better 2. Define ethnical discrimination better You should not let such crucial aspects be totally up to subjective interpretation, if you want any confidence in such an important survey.»
- It is comprehensive.»
- Long»
- I"m industrial doctoral student with a professional expert status in the industry. Some of the questions are not relevant for my situation.»
- This survey is not very anonymous, it is fairly easy to figure out who the respondent is.»
- Why not ask for any type of discrimination? I had a discussion with a fellow phd student who is gay that felt slightly discriminated. Where would that answer go in this survey? Similarly, if you are handicapped etc.»
- the layout of this evaluation does not really suit my kind of PhD studies. mainly because the possible answers are more formed to suit academic PhD students and not industrial PhD students»

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