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Current doctoral students

Doctoral candidates are employees

At Lund University, doctoral candidates are considered to be employees. That is, the University employs doctoral candidates and pays them a salary, which is normally funded through doctoral studentships. In some cases, a doctoral candidate is funded through external scholarships instead.    

In parallel to their doctoral education programme, doctoral candidates may work with administrative and teaching duties, yet no more than 20% of a full-time position.

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

For information and forms relating to your employment and day-to-day work, please visit our Staff Pages. Here you can also find information that is not directly related to your work, such as information about Swedish language courses, insurance, international opportunities, scholarships and more. Note that the faculty or department you are affiliated with also may have relevant information about doctoral studies on their website. 

Two different user accounts for doctoral students

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

  • As an employee, you are assigned a 'Lucat ID'.
  • As a student, you are assigned a student account.

 It is important to be aware of this since access to different IT services and systems can vary depending on the account to which the user is currently logged in.

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 of LUCRIS, and is primarily intended for external users. 

Forthcoming public thesis defences

The theses and dissertations found through the link below will be publicly defended by doctoral degree candidates.

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: