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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 (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

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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)

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, 30 August 2016.

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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.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, 1 March 2016.

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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 Sucessful Grant Applications (in Danish)

The course takes place on 24 September and 11 November 2015

Writing Sucessful 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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