The first step of the salary ladder was raised from SEK 23,700 per month to SEK 24,100 per month. The second step of the salary ladder, for when 50 per cent of the requirements for a doctoral degree have been reached, was raised from SEK 25,900 to SEK 26,400 per month. The highest step of the salary ladder, for when 80 per cent of the requirements for a doctoral degree have been reached, was raised from SEK 27,500 to SEK 28,000 per month. The new agreement applies retroactively from 1 January 2015.

“Raising the salary levels is a good thing, of course, but I am even happier that the doctoral grants will be completely gone from Stockholm University by the summer”, says PhD Student Ombudsman Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist.