News from AUPA


TIME: August 24th 4-6 pm

LOCATION: Building 1530 room 312

There will be served coffee, tea and cake and everyone is welcome to participate. The agenda is stated below.


1. Welcome

2. Formalities

  • a. approval of minutes from last meeting

3. Updates and follow-ups

  • a. from local associations based on emails
  • b. Joint Action group
  • c. PAND
  • d. Facebook group incl. videos

4.      Emails

  • a. Election at AU – see email
  • b. Mindfulness – see email
  • c. Library – meeting on meeting September 6th

5.      Discussions

  • a.      The average PhD student
  • b.      AUPAs purpose (see statutes)
  • c.      International students (results from last time)

6.      Social stuff - evaluation

7.      Next meeting – October 12th

8.      AOB


TIME: May 22 4-6 pm

LOCATION: 1632-203

GUESTS: Helene and William

AGENDA: Read here

There will be served cake and coffee.

NEW BOARD IN AUPA - March 2017


  • Andreas Kjær
  • Søren Kærgaard Slipsager, President
  • Anne Pitz


  • Andreas Halgreen Eiset
  • Johanne Hovgaard Egedal
  • Litten Sørensen Rossen, Vice president


  • Nadia Sukusu Nielsen
  • Jesper Halkjær Jensen, Treasurer


  • Heidi Agerbo Pedersen
  • Roberta Rocca


7th of March 2017

AUPA invites everybody with interest in our work to our general assembly. We will present our work in the past year as well as some of the discussions we have had. The current board will also give suggestions to future project and discussions, and we invite everybody to give their contributions as well. 

Moreover, the General Assembly will be directly followed by a discussion seminar of the PhD analysis recently published by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. We expect this seminar to begin at 2 pm. 

We will serve coffee and cake.

TIME: 31st of March 2017 at 1 pm

LOCATION: Dale's Building, Meeting Room 2

AGENDA: Read here


9th of February 2017

AUPA has participated in the establishment of a Danish PhD network. The inaugural general meeting was held on January 23rd at SDU. There was representation from most PhD-awarding institutions in Denmark. A chairmanship consisting of representatives from DTU and CBS was elected.

AUPA has actively participated in organizing the meeting and supported the idea. AUPA believes that it is important to have national platform to discuss PhD structure, rules, and PhD quality. This network will bring together ideas and discussions across universities. Moreover, we will apply for membership in the European PhD network EuroDoc.

Until the website is prepared, you can follow the work on LinkedIn Until the website is prepared, you can follow the work on LinkedIn.


The board is looking forward to continue to improve the PhD studies at Aarhus University. Some the things we will touch are integration of international PhD students, communication and networking, and how to balance PhD life and free time.

It you would like to contribute with inputs please contact the board on We are open to all kinds of suggestions, comments, questions or the like. If you changed your mind and would like to take part in the board work there are still free seats!

The new board now consists of:


AUPA invites all ph.d.-students to join us for our general assembly. Hear about our work and come with inputs to our future work. Also - consider joining the board.

You will meet other ways of thinking and working, you will learn a lot about how the university and PhD education is organized, and you will make a difference in improving or changing things!

The meeting will be directly followed by a meeting in the elected board.

TIME: 10th of March 2016, 14.00 – 15.00

LOCATION: Dale Mortensen’s Building, IC House, meeting room 2

AGENDA: Read here 


TIME: October 6th, 3 pm

LOCATION: Meeting room 2, Dale Mortensen’s Building

AGENDA: Read here


TIME: 2nd of September at 10-12 am

LOCATION:1540-K33 (Biology department) 1540-K33 (Biology department)

AGENDA: Read here

Falling Walls Lab Aarhus at Aarhus University on 6 October 2015

Falling Walls Lab Aarhus at Aarhus University invites all PhD students in Denmark under the age of 35 to show how their research idea "breaks down the wall" in just three minutes with just three slides. The best presentation qualifies the winner to participate in the prestigious Falling Walls Lab Finale and to attend the Falling Walls Conference 8 and 9 November 2015 in Berlin.

The event takes place on Tuesday 6 October 2015 from 15:00 to 19:00 at Stakladen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C

For updated information see here.


TIME: May 11th at 10-12 am

LOCATION:  Dale T. Mortensen's Building Room 014. 

AGENDA: Read here

Feel free to join or contact the board if you want something on the agenda.



Dear PhD students at Aarhus University, 

After the general assembly on March 12th the new board of AUPA was elected. All faculties are represented in the new board. However, there are still available seats for representatives from BSS, Arts and Health, so if you are interested in joining the board, you are very welcome to contact us.

The first board meeting will be in the beginning of May. AUPA will continue to discuss matters of relevance to all PhD students and keep local PhD student associations in close contact and up to date on university politics and management. If you have any comments, questions or suggestion for topics for the board, please contact us.

You can contact the entire board on or any member of the board (see “Contact”).

We look forward to a great year in AUPA.



Dear PhD students at Aarhus University,

TIME: 12th of March 2014 at 15.00

LOCATION: Dale T. Mortersen Building, Høgh-Guldbergs Gade 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Meeting Room 2 at AU Campus

AGENDA: Read here

At the moment, all PhD students are eligible for running for the board, however PhD students holding seats in the local PhD association boards have highest priority in the first round of election. 

Please spread the word among your peers!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the presidency of AUPA .

Looking forward to see you!

Event: How to use the media


Dear PhD students

In corporation with Information’s Media School and the local committee at Health, AUPA has arranged an event where you can get an insight in how to use the media. If you want to learn more about how to find the good story and how researchers can use the media – this is an event for you!

The event takes place in the Sea Lake Auditorium, Wednesday 14th of May from 14-16. You can sign up for the event here. There are only a limited number of seats.

Please note that the event will be held in Danish!


14:00-14:05: Welcome
14:05-14:30: The mechanisms of public discourse and a researcher's opportunities (Søren Jørgensen, Director Kontrabande)
14:30-15:00: In the debate engine (Anders Hoegh Lammers, debate and analysis editor)
15:00-15:25: Introduction to practical research presentation (Peter Hyldgård, journalist and project manager at
15:25-15:55: Find the story in your research (Søren Jørgensen, Director of Kontraband)
15:55-16:00: Round-off

We hope to see you there!



Dear PhD students at Aarhus University,

TIME: 24th of February 2014 at 16.00

LOCATION: build. 1330, room 126 at AU Campus

AGENDA: Read here

At the moment, PhD students holding seats in the local PhD boards are eligible for running for the board. AUPA suggests a change to the statutes, that creates the possibility for non-affiliated PhD students to run for a position at the AUPA board in a second round of elections, if seat are empty after the first round of elections

Please spread the word among your peers!

If you have any questions about the event, please write to AUPA on

Looking forward to see you!

Course in media training


Course in media training for PhD students



Dear PhD students 

Please check your email to find a personal link for the survey. It is important for AUPA to get your feedback from the survey in order for us to find solutions on the stress and loneliness issues. You can read more about the survey here:

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