I'm doing my PhD at a university in Scandinavia, it's my own project (open call) and comes with funding (PhD salary from the university). Over the years, some people in the administration at the institution has become disagreeable to say the least by causing bureaucratic problems for me and other PhD students that cost a lot of valuable PhD time, grants etc., they seem to do all they can to put a spoke in my wheel.
Up until now, I've told myself to just bite the bullet when it happens (I have complained to my supervisors etc. but I don't have the mental energy to take it further to the union or anything like that). However, the problems are now reaching a level where it is difficult to get much research done, and despite having less than a year left of the PhD which I just want to be done with, I cannot help thinking of cases I've heard of where PhD students have quit their positions and taken it up again at another university and defended it there. This surely sounds like even more trouble (which I've had enough of), but I think that by now I need to know if there is an alternative, a way out that won't cost me my PhD degree.
I do have very good contacts at the university of my home town (also in Scandinavia) and what I'm thinking is to ask them if I can defend it there ("free of charge" for them). Do you think that something like that would be possible?
Thank you so much for your help dear community.