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GSST admissions committee

The GSST admissions committee consists of the head of PhD school and 13 top researchers. All researchers are appointed by the dean and have a broad knowledge of science and technology. Based on input from the programme committees the admissions committee prepares a list of applicants recommended for admission to GSST PhD studies and for full or partial funding by GSST. This list is forwarded to the dean for approval with respect to the amount of funding from the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Current members of the admissions committee are:

  • Jes Madsen
  • Bent Tolstrup Christensen
  • Knud Erik Bach Knudsen
  • Johannes Overgaard
  • Kurt Gothelf
  • Jesper Buus Nielsen
  • Poul Henning Kirkegaard
  • Mikael Skou Andersen
  • Lotte Bach Larsen
  • Thorsten Nagel
  • Søren Fournais
  • Gregers Rom Andersen
  • Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
  • Georg Bruun

GSST PhD committee

The GSST PhD committee is responsible for the organisation of PhD studies within the legal framework laid down by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministerial Order no. 1039 of 27 august 2013) and the GSST Rules and regulations. Six members of the GSST PhD committee are elected among the permanent academic staff, and six members are elected among the PhD students.

Current members of the PhD Committee are:

    • Associate professor Kurt Thomas Jensen, Bioscience (Chair) (representing Bioscience)
    • Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt, Chemistry (representing Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Nanoscience)
    • Associate professor Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer, Molecular Biology and Genetics (representing Molecular Biology and Genetics)
    • Professor Lis Wollesen de Jonge, Agroecology (representing Agroecology and Environmental Science)
    • Associate Professor Marianne Hammershøj, Food Science (representing Food Science and Animal Science)
    • Associate professor Anders Møller, Computer Science (representing Computer Science, Geoscience and Engineering)

      The GSST PhD committee:

      1. Approves PhD courses
      2. Discusses matters related to PhD studies in general and forwards recommendations to the dean via the head of PhD school
      3. Advises the head of PhD school in matters pertaining to supervision and appraisal of the PhD studies
      4. Advises the vice-dean about the composition of assessment committees
      5. Reviews applications for credit transfers and requests for exemptions

      Agendas and minutes from PhD committee meetings

      Rules of procedure for the PhD committee at Science and Technology

      GSST Programme committees

      Each programme has a programme committee composed of members of the permanent academic staff and PhD students. Academic staff members of programme committees and their chairs are appointed by the vice-dean for talent development after consultations with the relevant departments/centres.

      The programme committees discuss matters related to PhD studies at the departmental level and forward their recommendations to the head of PhD school. PhD students are excluded from participating in any items on the agenda that pertain to personal issues, such as the evaluation of incoming applications.

      The academic staff members of programme committees evaluate incoming applications and submit their recommendations to GSST. Their evaluation involves a thorough assessment of each applicant’s qualifications, in accordance with the criteria listed in paragraph 3.4 and of the recommendations provided by GSST.

      Programme committee members from the academic staff take part in qualifying examinations and theses evaluations as described in later sections of these rules.

      Current chair members of the programme committees are:

      • Lis Wollesen de Jonge - Agroecology
      • Jan Tind Sørensen- Animal science
      • Kurt Thomas Jensen - Bioscience
      • Henrik Stapelfeldt- Chemistry
      • Anders Møller – Computer science
      • Christian Tegner - Geoscience
      • Stefan Hallerstede - Engineering
      • Ole Hertel – Environmental science
      • Marianne Hammershøj – Food science
      • Bent Ørsted - Mathematics
      • Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer -Molecular Biology and Genetics
      • Duncan Sutherland - Nanoscience
      • Karsten Riisager - Physics and astronomy
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      Revised 19.09.2018