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