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Current doctoral students

At Lund University, the doctoral student is in most cases considered a member of staff. In this case, the University employs the doctoral student and pays them a salary. In some cases, a doctoral student is funded by external grants instead.

Doctoral students may undertake administrative and teaching duties in parallel with their doctoral studies, up to a maximum of 20% of a full-time position.

How to find information related to your work as a doctoral student

For information and forms related to your employment and day-to-day work, please visit our Staff Pages. Here you will also find information that is not directly related to your work, for example about Swedish language courses, insurance, international opportunities, scholarships and more. 

Note that the faculty or department to which you belong may also have relevant information about doctoral studies on its website.

See the Staff Pages for more information:

Two different user accounts for doctoral students

As a doctoral student at Lund University, you are assigned two different user accounts:

  • As a staff member, you are assigned a 'Lucat ID'.
  • As a student, you are assigned a student account.

It is important to be aware of this, as access to different IT services and systems may vary depending on which account you are currently logged in to.

The Research Portal

Through our Research Portal, you can find research-related information, including information on:

  • researchers
  • research projects
  • research outputs
  • research areas
  • research groups
  • disputations and
  • other publications, distinctions and awards.

Lund University's internal research information system is called LUCRIS. The Research Portal is the external interface to LUCRIS, and is primarily intended for external users.

Upcoming public thesis defences

The doctoral theses and dissertations found through the link below are publicly defended by their authors.

List of upcoming thesis defences

Information for Doctoral Degree Conferment Ceremony participants

Have you completed you degree and defended your thesis? Then you might want to prepare for the Doctoral Degree Conferment Ceremony. See the links below for more information about the ceremony and practical preparations. Also make sure to check your faculty's or department's information about this topic on their website. 

Other information for doctoral students

Faculty information

Faculty-specific information for current doctoral students on the faculties' websites (or learning platforms):