Board 2019/2020

Chairman: Maike Bensberg

Educational Supervisor: Sandra Lilja

Treasurer: Sophia Beeck

Vice Chairman: Signe Skog

HURS Manager: Kate Easingwood

Communication: Damon Frampton


DOMFIL is the post-grad section within Consensus which in turn is the student union organising all students at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University. On these pages we gather information and material that may be useful for PhD-students and licentiate students active within the faculty, as well as activities organised by DOMFIL.

Some of the main activities of DOMFIL are listed below, but we also want your opinion on what DOMFIL should be!

    • Overseeing the quality of the doctoral studies given at the faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University
    • Appointing representatives that participate in boards and committees within the university.
    • Looking aftersocial needs and promoting unity amongst post-grad students.
    • Arranging academic events, such as “HU Research Symposium”.
    • Arranging social events, for example, a Nobel Prize party.

Join DOMFILs by paying the fee (for Consensus) at stadgar

Organisation of LiU
A short description of the organisation of LiU and the function of the different boards can be found in this document: Organisation LiU (in Swedish). DOMFIL is represented in the following boards.

The salaries of PhD students at LiU are listed in this document (monthly salaries, SEK).

Doktorandhandboken is an information resource for current doctoral students or students considering to study for a doctoral degree in Sweden. The site is administered by the Swedish council for higher education. Here you will find practical information regarding for example the education, rights, support, financing and rules.

The requirements are 30 credits for a doctoral degree (previously 33 credits, or 38 credits for those who worked with laboratory animals) and 18 credits for a licentiate degree (previously 18 credits, or 23 credits for those who worked with laboratory animals).

Courses can be found at other faculties at Linköping University, unfortunately they are not gathered in one website. You are free to apply for courses at other universities with the approval of your supervisor. FUN will financially support courses that can’t be found at LiU, both tuition fees, travel, accommodation and travel expenses are partly paid for by FUN.
(see “kurs annan ort”, the form is only available on the Swedish page for now)

Important links:
General information         

Working hours and vacation
As a PhD you don’t have any regulated work hours. This means that you are not obliged to report when and how much you work, unless you have some agreement with your supervisor. This means you can use your time as it suits you. But as a PhD -student it is easy to work overtime especially during a lab intensive period. It might be a good idea to keep some kind of notes about the time you worked so that you have an idea about your workload
You are also entitled to at least 4 weeks of vacation during June-august, of these at least three should be without interruption. The total amount of days you are entitled to are found here:

Nobel Banquet 2017

You are cordially invited to join the lovely event of a Nobel-themed banquet December 9th at restaurant Frimurarhotellet.

Like last year, the event will be hosted by DOMFIL and LiUPhD.

During the evening you will be served a three-course dinner and wine (optional) while enjoying the entertainment. Once you are satisfied with the dinner, you are welcome to stay in the bar where guests may come and go as they like.

Seeing as there is no dress code you are welcome to come as you see fit, though it is customary to wear suit/cocktail dress.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event!

You have until 30th of November to > SIGN UP HERE <


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The cost of the event differs depending on your membership. 

  • DOMFIL full or supporting members: 100 SEK 
  • DOMFIL Activity Pass owner: up to 50% discount!! being 250 SEK (without wine) or 360 SEK (with wine)
  • Guest / non-members: full price of the dinner, being 490 SEK (without wine) or 710 SEK (with wine) 

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact our treasurer at


Successfull HURS and coming happenings…

After a long time of planing and organizing, DOMFIL executed HURS successfully. We had more attendees than expected and both companies and invited speakers gave positive feedback of the event. Thank you to everyone that showed up and thank you to all involved.

DOMFIL is now planning coming tasks and events, which means that you should keep your eyes open for coming events. Among everything that is going on, DOMFIL is currently working with:

  • Finalizing a statement together with SFS (United Student Union’s in Sweden) where we propose that PhD student should have the opportunity to work with organized unions within their PhD studies.
  • Following up discussion about support from the faculty when working with DOMFIL.
  • Planning a member-exclusive trip. Location and date TBA…
  • Recruitment for the new DOMFIL Board. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us.



DOMFIL Nobel Dinner 2016

You are cordially invited to join the lovely event of a Nobel-themed banquet at restaurant Frimurarhotellet on the 10th December. This year, the event will be nicer and bigger! DOMFIL and LiUPhD will join together. During the evening you will be served a three course dinner with wine (optional), and there will be entertainment. After the dinner you are invited to stay at the bar where people are welcome to come and go as they like.

It is customary to wear suit/cocktail dress, but there is no strict dresscode so you are welcome to dress as you see fit.


>Sign up here<<


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The cost for attendance is 100 SEK for DOMFIL members. Non-members can chose to dine without wine (455 SEK) or with wine (675 SEK). If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact our treasurer at

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event! Looking forward to see you there!

DOMFIL Events – Save the Dates!

Exciting DOMFIL social and educational events are coming up! As always, you can find more information on our facebook page and events calendar!

DOMFIL AfterWorks
DOMFIL organizes its own AfterWorks, where members receive a 60SEK voucher which can be spend on food and/or drinks. Our AfterWorks take place monthly on Wednesday starting at 18.00, at The Horse and Hound in central Linköping. You can find exact dates long in advance on the DOMFIL events calendar!

Additionally, AfterWorks organized by LiUPhD are now open to DOMFIL members! You can find more information about LiUPhD AfterWorks on their Facebook page.

DOMFIL Nobel Banquet
Can’t help but be a bit jealous of the lavish banquet that Nobel Prize winners enjoy? DOMFIL may not offer Nobel Prizes, but we do organize our own Nobel Banquet for the occasion! We will host a very classy dinner for our members on the 10th of December, 2016. More details will follow.

Health University Research Symposium (HURS)
HURS is a great platform where students, researchers are industry meet. With top scientists presenting their work and top companies showing off their latest innovations, everyone is sure to walk away from this with bright new ideas to apply in your own studies! HURS will be held on the 24th of March 2017. Details about speakers, companies, and how you can get involved with your own abstracts will follow!

Call for representatives
We in the DOMFIL board are now looking for you! We are in need of PhDs that want to make an influence for yourself and other PhDs, and also get paid extra (in some positions). You only need to be able to go to a couple of meetings per semester and represent the PhDs of the Medical faculty. The subject of the meetings depends on the type of committee you are interested in. For more information contact our Vice Chairman or visit the webdoc for information and to apply here.

DOMFIL Kick-off BBQ!

DOMFIL would like to invite you all to a free BBQ evening on 7th September 18.00.
Please read the invitation in your email and sign up for the event to meet the new DOMFIL Board and get to know what we can do for YOU!
We sincerely hope to see you all there.


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