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Transferable Skills

The Aarhus University Graduate Schools offer a large variety of courses in transferable skills.

Information on the application procedure, deadline etc. can be found on the Graduate School website or in the course description.

The calendar is organised in chronological order.

 


 

PhD Course: How to get published

This course will give you an introduction to publishing from both the perspective of researchers and an editor. With publishing as a crucial part of the academic career, the aim of this course is to make the participants aware of how to develop effective writing strategies to target different readerships within academic publishing. The participants will also be introduced to how to think strategically when making a publication plan and who to write a convincing abstract. 

The course will take place on 29 January 2020, 9.00 am – 14.00 pm.

Application deadline is 23 November 2019

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Workshop: Fueling Science, EU Application

This workshop will concern 1) the European research programme Horizon 2020 and the development of the programme to Horizon Europe from 2021, and 2) a close-up of the possibilities within Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (of particular interest to PhD students).

The workshop will take place on 27 August from 10.00 - 12.15 and is open for all interested. 

The registration deadline is 14 August 2019.

Read more about the workshop and registration.

This workshop is one of many exciting courses for PhD students hosted by the Graduate School of Health in relation to the NorDoc PhD Summit event. Check out the rest of workshops and courses at the link above. 

PhD Course: Planning and Controlling a PhD project (Fall 2019)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

This course will take place:

  • Module 1: 10-11th September 2019 09.00-16.00
  • Module 2: 15th January 2020 09.00-12.00

The registration deadline is 26th August 2019

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Good Grantmanship and the Danish Funding Landscape (Fall 2019)

This workshop is for all international as well as Danish PhD students and postdocs at the Faculty of Science and Technology. 

The purpose of the workshop is to give the participants an intensive introduction to the component parts of the grant proposal, how they fit together, and how writers can ensure that each part supports the overall argument and which techniques to use when writing your proposal.

The workshop will take place on August 28th from 9.00 to 12.00. 

Read more about the workshop and registration here.

This workshop is organized by the Research Support Office.

PhD Course: Improve your research project with entrepreneurial methods

Criteria for participation: Current PhD students or university degree in medicine, natural science, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

The rationale for this course is that researchers need to be better at identifying the value and applicability of their research and they need to be better at working in interdisciplinary teams and attract research funding under the new regimes of the EU, NSF and Innovation Fund Denmark.

The purpose is to provide an eye-opener for the value of using methodologies that originated from the start-up environment as a way to leverage results and provide value for stakeholders. The course will increase the PhD students’ ability to identify and increase the societal value of their research and thereby increase to possibility of raising more founding.

In your future workplace you will need the skills taught here to be able achieve funding, attract collaborators, and carry out interdisciplinary projects in a successful manner to achieve the changes you deem necessary.

  • Module 1: 27 Feb, 2019, 9:00-16:15 
  • Module 2: 13 March, 2019, 9:15-16:15 
  • Module 3: 03 April, 2019, 9:15-16:00 
  • Module 4: 30 April, 2019, 9:00-15:00 

The registration deadline is 30. January 2019

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PhD Course: Planning and controlling a PhD project (Spring 2019)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

This course will take place:

  • Module 1: 12-13 March 2019 09.00-16.00
  • Module 2: 29th August 2019 09.00-12.00

The registration deadline is 12th February 2019

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PhD Course: How to get published (Autum 2018)

This course will give you an introduction to publishing from both the perspective of researchers and an editor. With publishing as a crucial part of the academic career, the aim of this course is to make the participants aware of how to develop effective writing strategies to target different readerships within academic publishing. The participants will also be introduced to how to think strategically when making a publication plan and who to write a convincing abstract. 

The course will take place on 29 November 2018, 9.00 am – 15.30 pm.

The course has been carried out.

Planning and controlling a PhD project (Fall 2018)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

The course will take place:

  • Module 1: 11-12 September 2018 from 9.00 to 16.00
  • Module 2: 16 January 2019 from 9.00 to 12.00

The course has been carried out.

Planning and controlling a PhD project (Spring 2018)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

The course will take place:

  • Module 1: 13-14.03.2018 from 9.00 to 16.00
  • Module 2: 28.08.2018 from 9.00-12.00

The course has been carried out.

Planning and controlling a PhD Project (Autumn 2017)

(In English)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

The course will take place 12.-13. September 2017 and 9. January 2018 at 9.00-12.00

The course has been carried out.

Planning and controlling a PhD Project (Spring 2017)

(In English)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

The course will take place 14.-15. Marts 2017 and 30. August 2017.

The course has been carried out.

Good Grantmanship and the Danish Funding Landscape (Spring 2017)

Workshop: Good Grantmanship and the Danish Funding Landscape

Target group: International PhDs and postdocs with little or no experience in grant writing. 

Location: Aarhus

The workshop will take place in Aarhus on 8th of March at Aarhus University, Mogens Zieler Stuen, Building 1422 - Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2. Registration deadline is March 1st 2017.

PhD Course: How to get published (Autumn 2016)

Aarhus University is hosting a PhD course focusing on the technique in writing a good scientific abstract. The aim of this course is to make the participants aware of how to develop effective writing strategies to target different readerships within academic publishing. This aim will be targeted through a focus on abstract writing. A structural approach and constructive ideas for writing can save time in future writing situations. Moreover, tools for writing abstracts can be applied to writing or science communication in other contexts too.

Last day of registration: 5 November 2016


Course in Danish only: Research Dissemination (Autumn 2016)

The course works with the dissemination of research to a wider public sphere. Through reflection on target groups, media and methods you gain insight into the many facets of research dissemination. The course is based on the PhD students' own research projects.

Last day of registration: 20 September 2016

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Writing Succesful Grant Applications (Autumn 2016)

Workshop: Writing Succesful Grant Applications (In English)

Location: Aarhus

The workshop will take place in Aarhus on 9 November 2016 at Aarhus University, Mogens Zieglerstuen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, Building 1421. Registration deadline is 3 November 2016.

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Workshop: Writing Succesful Grant Applications (In English)

Location: Roskilde

The workshop will take place in Roskilde on 11 November 2016  at Roskilde University, K1.36 7420136 Video room. Registration deadline is 8 November 2016.

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Workshop: Writing Succesful Grant Applications (In Danish)

Location: Aarhus

The workshop will take place in Aarhus on 16 November 2016  at Aarhus University, Preben Hornungstuen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, Building 1421. Registration deadline is 11. November 2016.

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Planning and controlling a PhD project (Autumn 2016)

(In English)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

The course will cover 2 days from 9.00 to 16.00, and a ½ day follow-up from 9.00-12.00 (or 13.00-16.00) (3-6 months later)

The course has been carried out

Planning and controlling a PhD project (Spring 2016)

(In English)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects. As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

The course has been carried out.

PhD seminar: How to get published (Autumn 2015)

The four Graduate Schools at Aarhus University are hosting a joint seminar with the theme: How to get published. The seminar will bring together PhD students, researchers, editors and higher education professionals for a day of presentations and discussions.

There will be presentations from international editors and senior researchers who will share their advice on how to get published – both the formal and informal tricks of the trade. There will be ample opportunity to network with fellow researchers from all fields during the day.

The seminar will take place on October 8th, 2015. There will be two sessions: The morning session is open to all (registration is required). The lunch and the afternoon sessions are only open to PhD students.

Please download the program here

Please register for the morning session (open to all) via web shop

If you are a PhD student, please register for the faculty specific activity at each faculty:

PhD course: Put your discoveries to use in society (autumn 2015)

Increase the value proposition of your research and hereby the possibility of new founding

The aim of this course is to teach PhD students to use a methodology that sprung out of the start-up environment and now taught at NSF, Berkley, Stanford and many universities around the world. To increase the PhD students’ ability to identify and increase the societal value of their research and thereby increase to possibility of raising more founding - and make to them capable of performing the challenging leap from test- and lab facility to the real world.

The course takes place on 21 September (9:00-15:45), 23 September (9:00-16:15), 19 October (9:00-16:30) and 16 November, 2015 (9:00-15:15).

The course is expected to be offered again in the spring 2016.

Grant writing courses - Research Support Office, AU (autumn 2015)

Writing Successful Grant Applications (in Danish)

The course takes place on 24 September and 11 November 2015

Writing Successful Grant Applications (in English)

The course takes place on 20 November 2015

PhD Course in research communication - In Danish only (Autumn 2015)

At the end of the course, the student should be able to: Write articles for the news media and popular media; you will be trained in both written and oral communication (interview by journalist). You may, with advantage, use the methods you learn on the course to communicate with a scientific audience - for example, oral presentations and posters at conferences where the target audience is research colleagues.

The course takes place:

  • Thursday 3 September 2015 from 10.15-16.00 (week 36)
  • Thursday 10 September 2015 from 10.15-16.00 (week 37)
  • Thursday 17 September 2015 from 10.15-16.00 (week 38)
  • Thursday 24 September 2015 from 10.15-16.00 (week 39)
  • Thursday 1 October 2015 from 10.15-16.00 (week 40)
  • Thursday 8 October 2015 from ca. 9.30 until Friday 9 October 2015 ca. 15.00 (week 41) – overnight residential.

Deadline for registration is Monday 3 August 2015.

Academic English for non-Danish Speaking PhD Students (Autumn 2015)

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to identify the differences between formal and informal English
  • demonstrate proficiency in the vocabulary of academic writing
  • identify and employ the appropriate language, punctuation and structures required in academic writing
  • write an academic paper in English in a manner closer to those they write in their mother tongue

The course takes place:

  • Monday, 7 September 2015 at 9-13.30
  • Thursday, 10 September 2015 at 9-13.30
  • Monday, 14 September 2015 at 9-13.30
  • Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 9-13.30

Deadline for registration is Monday, 10 August 2015

Science Teaching - Module 1 (Autumn 2015)

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Develop and practice classroom management to support student learning
  • Develop and evaluate teaching activities based on ”constructive alignment”
  • Give constructive feedback on teaching activities based on observation and reflection
  • Target presentations and activities to suit specific target groups
  • Develop a teaching portfolio.

The course takes place:

  • Tuesday, 1 September 2015 (week 36) at 9-16
  • Tuesday, 8 September 2015 (week 37) at 9-16
  • Tuesday, 22 September 2015 (week 39) at 9-16
  • Hand in of report: 23 October 2015 (week 43)

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Responsible research and innovation (Autumn 2015)

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Describe professional norms and codes of responsible conduct of scientific research and innovation
  • Describe and discuss social, ethical, economics and legal implications of scientific research and innovation
  • Describe and use methods and tools to promote responsible research and innovation
  • Analyze selected cases related to responsible research and innovation, including his or her own research

The course takes place:

  • Wednesday, 7 October 2015 at 9-17 (week 41)
  • Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 10-16 (week 44)

Deadline for registration is 7 September 2015

Academic English for Danish Speaking PhD Students (Autumn 2015)

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to identify the differences between formal and informal English
  • demonstrate proficiency in the vocabulary of academic writing
  • identify and employ the appropriate language, punctuation and structures required in academic writing
  • write an academic paper in English in a manner closer to those they write in their mother tongue

The course takes place:

  • Monday, 2 November 2015 at 9-13.30
  • Thursday, 5 November 2015 at 9-13.30
  • Monday, 9 November 2015 at 9-13.30
  • Thursday, 12 November 2015 at 9-13.30

Deadline for registration is Monday, 5 October 2015

Science Teaching - Module 2 (Autumn 2015)

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Develop and practice classroom management to support student learning
  • Develop and evaluate teaching activities based on ”constructive alignment”
  • Give constructive feedback on teaching activities based on observation and reflection
  • Target presentations and activities to suit specific target groups
  • Develop a teaching portfolio.

The course takes place:

  • Tuesday, 1 December 2015 (week 49) at 9-16
  • Tuesday, 8 December 2015 (week 50) at 9-16
  • Tuesday, 15 December 2015 (week 51) at 9-16

Deadline for registration is Monday, 2 November 2015

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