About AUPA

What is the aim of AUPA?

AUPA wants to generate knowledge across the different PhD associations at Aarhus University and to create a forum for discussing matters of importance for all PhD students.

Furthermore, AUPA seeks to be a part of the structure of the University and a formal advisory body for the rectorate and the rest of the management of the University

How does AUPA work?

AUPA is an umbrella organization which covers the four faculties at Aarhus University.


There are three seats for each faculty and we aim to have representatives of the local PhD associations. The board meets approximately five-six times a year, and the yearly general assembly is held in early spring.


At meetings, the board of AUPA spends time on discussing local problems and solutions or initiatives that may be of relevance to all.


In addition, AUPA seeks to gain insight into the university politics. We discuss the development of the university and new or outdated solutions and how to improve them.


AUPA participates in meetings with the PhD school leaders of all faculties and where it is relevant in the university management. AUPA collaborates with the PhD schools on new projects, initiatives, or solutions.

What does AUPA do?

Finally, the board of AUPA discusses specific matters that board members or others would like AUPA to take up.


Currently AUPA is discussing working environment for PhD students and teaching loads. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have suggestions or contributions.



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Revised 05.11.2018