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PhD summer research school on Global Challenges

11-21 June 2018, University of Bergen, Norway

Bergen Summer Research School is an annual cross-disciplinary research school for PhD students and junior researchers.

Over the years, we have put focus on some of the major global challenges of our time. For 2018, we are offering six disciplinary courses focusing on priority settings in global health; global food insecurity; cultural heritage in the digital age; food security and the oceans, rights as political tools; and ecology and ethics. The courses are tied together by common sessions on cross-disciplanary issues, research tools, writing and presentation skills, keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.

Application deadline is 15 February 2018.

For more information, please visit our home page

International Cavafy Summer School 2018


International Cavafy Summer School 2018
Cavafy and Antiquity
9 -15 July 2018
Onassis Library, Athens

Application deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018

More information about the structure and aims of the school, as well as application requirements and students’ grants can be found here.

Fulbright legater

Infomøde om legatsøgning samt gennemgang af det nye online ansøgningsskema for Fulbright legaterne

Skal du studere i USA og vil søge legater til dit ophold? Så kom til infomøde hos Fulbright Center tirsdag d. 13. februar 2018 kl. 15:00.

Læs mere her!

PHD CUP 2018


Again this year, the newspaper ‘Information’ will conduct PhD Cup in cooperation with DR and the Lundbeck Foundation (Lundbeckfonden).

PhD Cup is a research communication competition for all doctoral students who are graduating in 2017. Five finalists will be selected, why the five subject areas of health, science, technology, humanities, and society are presented.

The competition takes place on 24 April 2018 
The prize winner of the PhD Cup will receive a travel gift certificate of 10,000 Danish kroner.

Read more about the PhD Cup here (in Danish only).

Application deadline
Wednesday 31 January 2018. See the application form here (in Danish only).

Det Danske Institut i Rom

Forskere indenfor alle grene af videnskaben, kunstnere indenfor alle kunstarter, arkitekter, musikere og forfattere kan nu søge studieophold på Det Danske Institut i Rom i efteråret 2018.

Som stipendiat på Det Danske Institut deltager du i et internationalt forsker- og kunstnermiljø. Du får adgang til byens enestående ressourcer i form af museer, monumenter, biblioteker, arkiver m.m. Husets personale står til rådighed med hjælp og vejledning.

Information om stipendiemuligheder og ansøgningsskema findes her:

Ansøgningsfrist: 12. februar 2018


Upcoming PhD Courses and call for new members to the Research School on Peace and Conflict

Please be informed that the Research School on Peace and Conflict has announced a call for new members with the deadline 15 January 2018. You will find the call here:
More details about the Research School and membership are found here:

Please also note that the Research School has three upcoming PhD courses that are open for applications.

Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology: Approaches, Tools and Ethics, PRIO 19-22 March 2018:

Security in the Arctic, UiT Kirkenes Campus 16-20 April 2018:

Dynamics of Armed Conflict, PRIO 7-11 May 2018:

International Cavafy Summer School 2018

Cavafy and Antiquity

Onassis Library, Athens, 9 -15 July 2018

Application deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018

For further information please see this page.

Entrepreneurial training for Junior Researchers

Engaging Research expertise with societal change: Combining academic knowledge with value creation 

This course focuses on how to combine your academic knowledge and competences with value for society. Starting with your research domain and academic expertise you will explore the potential links to other areas of academia, industry, the public sector or to investigate becoming an entrepreneur.

Course outline

2 full teaching days:

  • 5 February 2018, 9.00-15.00
  • 19 March 2018,

For further information please see this page!

Junior Researchers at Aarhus University

A website for postdocs and assistant professors, including tenure track.

The website provides junior researchers at Aarhus University with information about the many resources and services available, including information on available courses and services to advance their professional development

Please see this page:

The School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University

The 2018 SCT summer session

17 June 2018 - 26 July 2018.

Application deadline, Cornell University: 1 February 2018.

For further information please see

Sponsored Participant

The Graduate School, Arts has had a standing spot at the summer school since 1989. This means that the tuition for our Sponsored Participant is only 2,600 USD (400 USD below regular tuition). The tuition must be paid from your ordinary travel grant.

As a Sponsored Participant you are not required to submit the complete set of application materials required from the regular pool of applicants.  Sponsored Participants will only need to submit a cv, a statement of purpose, and a letter of support from the Graduate School identifying you as our Sponsored Participant.  Please upload the letter of support as an “Additional Document” on the application site. The complete set of application materials (a cv, a statement of purpose, and the letter of support) must be submitted online to Cornell University by 1 February 2018.

If you are enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School, Arts and want to apply for the spot please fill out this application form.

Application deadline, Aarhus University: 22 January 2018.

Get your message across – media training for AU researchers

How can you make sure your message gets across? Please see this page for further information.

AU Career PhD mentor programme

AU Mentor PhD is an offer to PhD students from all four faculties at Aarhus University (Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health and Science & Technology). The overall goal of the mentor programme is to bring you and the business community closer together in order to ease your prospective transition from university to a career outside of academia.

The mentors are primarily former PhDs from AU, who are now working outside academia.

From January 2016 the mentor programme will be running once a year with the following deadlines:  

Application deadline: August 15th


October 15th

For more information and registration, check out AU Career PhD's webpage on the mentor programme. 

Career Talks

Are you more interested in a shorter engagement, AU Career PhD also offers Career Talks, which allows you to have a one-time meeting with a PhD profile now working outside academia. For more information, click here

Annual report 2016

Read more about the activities and organisation of the Graduate School, Arts in the Annual Report 2016

AU Dictionary - AU Translate

AU Communication has launched AU Dictionary, a new university terminology list. AU Dictionary can perform either Danish-English searches or English-Danish searches.

Translate from Danish to English by using AU Translate. AU Translate can be used to translate short texts.

PhD Career Counselling at Aarhus University

AU Career PhD offers career services incl. career counselling for PhD students at Aarhus University.

See this page for further information:

Perspektiver på kvalitet i ph.d.-forløb

Please find the Danish version on this page.

Doctoral supervision

Review of the handbook literature on doctoral supervision.

Søren S. E. Bengtsen, Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University   

Introduction to doctoral supervision for new doctoral supervisors

Obligatory Course for new doctoral supervisors at Arts. See this page for course dates and deadlines.


This page is meant for students already enrolled in a PhD programme. Are you looking for information about application or admission to one of our PhD programmes? Please see the link below:


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PhD Courses at Graduate School of Arts

Mon 01 May
00:00-00:00 | online course
Online Course in Web Archives and Web Archiving
Online course. Participation from work or from home, and at convenient time. Exact course starts are agreed between participants and course instructors, and the course may be offered more than once per year for different participants. More than 98% of the world's data are now digital. Large amounts of the data are represented on the web, where content is added, deleted and edited constantly and worldwide. Web archiving is the preservation of content, and may be done individually, as well as by large-scale web archiving initiatives. Contemporary studies in the humanities and social sciences need to make use of web archives where earlier documents or versions may be retrieved, and to preserve findings on the live web for future analysis and reference.
Mon 01 Jan
00:00-00:00 | Online
Online Course in Web Archives and Web Archiving
Exact course start-ups are agreed between participants and instructors - The course will provide an opportunity to build an understanding of how and why archived web content differs from analogous material (such as printed books), and to get significant hands-on experience with web archives and web archiving, based in a focus on your own specific research interests.
Fri 26 Jan
13:00-16:00 | Lokale D169, DPU, Aarhus Universitet, Campus Emdrup, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 København NV
Vejledning af lærere - en samskabende proces: Når lærere støttes i at udvikle inkluderende læringsmiljøer
PhD Defence: Charlotte Riis Jensen
Fri 26 Jan
13:00-16:00 | Lokale D169, DPU, Aarhus Universitet, Campus Emdrup, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 København NV
I bund og grund – lærerprofessionens didaktik?
PhD Defence: Keld Skovmand
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Revised 23.01.2018