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About joint doctoral education programme in medical technology

Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) are engaged in a joint PhD programme in medical technology through which doctoral students are admitted onto a combined programme at both universities leading to a joint degree.

For students

Available doctoral projects at KI and KTH are advertised on each university’s website. This also applies to projects included in this joint programme.

It is not mandatory to advertise doctoral projects if they are performed within an employment at a third party (for example Region Stockholm). A person that are given the opportunity to start a doctoral education within those circumstances can file a project description him-/herself together with the supervisors in accordance with the procedure given below.

Please note that the purpose of this programme is that the student and the project should belong to both universities equally. The target group is therefore new doctoral student, not those already registered at KI or KTH. 

For supervisors

Researchers interested in recruiting a doctoral student under the joint programme scheme may submit a project description to the steering committee, see below.

Please note that the steering group only look at the project and whether it fits within the programme. After that a decision has to be made by both universities regarding if a doctoral student should be admitted and regarding the suitability of the supervisors.

Please read the: Rules and routines before handing in the application.

Assessment procedures for the joint programme

1. When a suitable doctoral project appears in the medical technology field, the prospective supervisor is tofill in the form for steering group approval (doc 118 kB)  and have it sent it to the steering committee for assessment.

The completed form is to be scanned and mailed to Fredrik Häggström .

The steering committee judges whether a project is suitable for the joint programme in medical technology. The decision is then sent to the principal supervisor.

A doctoral positions is established by a joint decision of KI and KTH where after advertisement, selection and admission take place, see Rules and routines for the joint programme. 


Tobias Nyberg

Coordinator, the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, KTH

Phone: 08-790 4865


Fredrik Häggström

Third-cycle educational administrative officer, the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, KTH

Phone: 08-790 97 22