Ombudsperson

The doctoral students’ ombudsperson is an independent instance whom you as a student can turn to with questions regarding KI’s rules, or as support in conflicts and other situations that can arise during your time at KI. Matters are treated confidentially, it’s always free of charge and is available for ALL students, regardless of membership in Medicinska Föreningen.

What can the ombudspersons do?

Be a neutral and independent instance between you and Karolinska Institutet (KI) in a possible conflict

Help you understand your own rights and obligations

Help you with complaints

Investigate whether KI follows the rules in handling your cases and protects your rights

What can’t the ombudspersons do?

Take sides in the matter and speak on behalf of the student against KI

Decide on the matter

Give instructions to or get instructions from units or decision-making bodies at KI regarding how decisions should be made

Be an appeal body for issues already addressed and dealt with by other entities or decision-making bodies at KI

Never hesitate to contact the ombudspersons, as the work entails supporting individual students as well as improving the environment for everyone at KI.

Doctoral students’ Ombudsperson

Åsa Samuelsson Ökmengil