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PhD courses

The Graduate School offers different doctoral courses. The courses are approved and managed by Lund University but are offered together with one or more partner universities, and/or with teachers from them and from other universities in Sweden and beyond.

The courses differ in terms of credits, length, and format (ranging from workshop format to lecture and seminars). They will allow between 5-20 participants depending on the course. Priority is given to applicants from Swedish universities but applicants from universities outside of Sweden are also welcome.

The courses are free of charge and will cover expenses related to travel and accommodation for Swedish PhD students, and if possible might cover accommodation for students outside of Sweden.


Courses spring 2023

Research ethics and fieldwork in an authoritarian context, 3 credits

The course is open for PhD students working on contemporary East and South-East Asia. Preference is given to students enrolled in a Swedish University. The students are expected to already have a basic understanding of research ethics and relevant laws in the Swedish and European context. The course focuses on the special ethical issues that can emerge when doing research in or on authoritarian societies, or in other authoritarian contexts. The course addresses ethical issues related to different methods, topics and countries. It focusses both on digital methods and fieldwork. It deals with issues related to surveillance and security of both researchers, informants and collaborators. This includes how one evaluates risk in a politically changing environment and how one navigates so-called red lines. The course also discusses how one deals with the stress and pressure that one can experience when studying difficult topics and in an authoritarian context. Furthermore, the course discusses how one balances risk and academic transparency when it comes to the sharing of data and disseminating results.

Course dates: 20 February - 17 March

Course dates in Lund: 27-28 February