Welcome to a workshop on teaching and learning with Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching (CeUL).

This workshop is aimed for Postgraduate/research supervisors. This workshop will be especially interesting to novice supervisors who are supervising doctoral students. You will gain a deeper insight into your supervisory role and relationship.

About the workshop

The workshop focuses on supervising postgraduate research students in intercultural contexts. The opportunities and challenges inherent in cultural diversity are discussed. Participants are introduced to different ways of dealing with intercultural incidents, including different value systems, different ways of relating to hierarchy, characteristics of different cultures. Skills needed in intercultural communication in the postgraduate research supervision context are explored. The content of the workshop is based on current and relevant scholarship on intercultural research supervision.

The facilitator of this workshop is an experienced supervisor, education developer and published researcher in the field of postgraduate education.

Participants’ shared experiences will be a key component of the learning experiences generated within the workshop.

After completion of the workshop, the participants will have insight into

  • frameworks and models for research supervision in an multicultural context;
  • negotiating research learning spaces in culturally diverse contexts;
  • supervision of diverse student groups; and
  • providing formative feedback to diverse postgraduate students.
Time 22 Oct 2019 at 13—16
Venue Geovetenskapens hus (Geoscience building) Svante Arrhenius väg 8. Hus U sal 37.
Language English
Workshop leader

Dr Juha Nieminen from Karolinska Institutet

Dr Juha Nieminen is a psychologist working as a lecturer at the Unit for Medical Education at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Juha has worked in the area of higher education for almost 20 years giving workshops to university teachers and counselling students who struggle with their academic work. He is currently engaged in projects that aim to improve the training of doctoral supervisors in Sweden and internationally.

Requirement Participants should be actively supervising research at the Master’s and/or Doctoral levels.
Reference litterature
A reading list consisting of key readings will be provided at the workshop.


CeUL offers workshops for all teachers at Stockholm University on a variety of teaching and learning topics. They are designed to meet the needs of both seasoned professionals and newcomers. Each session offers the opportunity to discuss shared experiences and knowledge with colleagues.


Space is limited, so please be sure to register for any workshops you wish to attend. Participation is free of charge.

Registration for the workshop Intercultural communication in research supervision