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PhD students meet in university cooperation

Published: 4 June 2015

25 PhD students in Industrial Marketing from Luleå University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology meet in a collaboration between the two universities. The PhD students come from all over the world and participate in the same PhD courses.

– It is about bringing together two groups of people from two different universities. As a first step we share PhD courses with each other. Each university offers six courses so there will be twelve in total. This is an attempt to get the two departments in Industrial Marketing to work closer together. What happens in the future, we shall see, says Esmail Salehi-Sangari who is a Professor in Industrial Marketing at KTH and Visiting Professor in the same subject at Luleå University of Technology.

This week visited Leyland Pitt Luleå University of Technology to teach course number two (Crafting a Publishable Paper for Scientific Journals). He is a Professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada and an honorary doctorate at Luleå University of Technology.

The participants come from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Malta, Iran, Dubai, South Africa, Canada and the United States. 16 PhD students are attached to Luleå University of Technology and nine to KTH. All are in the starting blocks and have not begun their dissertations yet, but when they defend their doctoral thesis 2019-2020 it will result in an exciting collection of new research in industrial marketing.

Esmail Salehi-Sangari and Åsa Wallström, Professor and Head of Division of Industrial Marketing at Luleå University of Technology, will act as supervisors of some graduate students, and also coordinates the cooperation.