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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.

Grant writing courses - Spring/Summer 2013 (Research Support Office, Aarhus University)

Writing Sucessful Grant Applications (in Danish)

  • 26 February
  • 27 February
  • 11 June
  • 12 June

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Writing Sucessful Grant Applications (in English)

  • 13 June

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Summer course in narrative studies 2013 (Aarhus University)

The Summer Course in Narrative Studies (SINS) is an intensive PhD-level course that brings together PhD students, Postdocs, faculty members and leading scholars in a multi-disciplinary, international discussion of existing and emerging concepts and approaches in the broad field of narrative study. The course is hosted by Aarhus University and takes place at the Sandbjerg Estate, Denmark, 11.-16. of August 2013.

Through a combination of keynote lectures, participant papers, workshops and master classes the summer institute covers the state of the art of current approaches as well as provides the participants with outstanding possibilities of getting feedback on their own work. Lecturers this year include James Phelan (US), Alexandra Georgakopoulou (UK), Jan Baetens (BE), Ruth Page (UK), and Henrik Skov Nielsen (DK).

The institute welcomes scholars working with any and all type of narrative form or function, be that verbal or non-verbal, fictive or non-fictive, spontaneous or artificial, strategic or symptomal, and presents key researchers from fields such as postclassical narratology, narrative inquiry, rhetorical narrative theory, storytelling, cognitive narrative theory and transmedial approaches.

Deadline for application is April 1, 2013.

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PhD Course: Research, Career, and Innovation - Developing your future career as a PhD (Aarhus University, June 2013)

Are you interested in clarifying your professional skills, and do you want to know how to apply your PhD skills on the job market?

The course takes its point of departure in the fact that as a PhD you possess a broad spectrum of highly qualified skills and have been trained in functions that can accommodate both an academic career and the job market outside the universities. These skills are transferable into a variety of creative and innovative functions and are highly valuable regardless of what career path you choose.

The aim of the course is to encourage reflection on how the training of PhDs to immerse into a particular research topic, and thereby to provide both knowledge and insights, can be transferred into skills that accommodate career possibilities within e.g. private companies or political institutions. Some of the issues that will be taught and discussed are policy-making, commercialisation of research, project management, dialogue with the media, and the function of innovation on the job market. 

The course programme is divided into four modules with focus on different areas:

  • Module A: Presentation, Communication and Argumentation
  • Module B: Creating Value from Knowledge
  • Module C: Organisational Skills and Science in Policy Making
  • Module D: Research Management Training

For more information about the course, please visit this link

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