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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: 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).

For more information and registration please visit this link.

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

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Writing Sucessful Grant Applications (in English)

The course takes place on 20 November 2015

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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.

For more information please visit this link

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

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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

For more information please visit this link

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

For more information please visit this link

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

For more information please visit this link

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

For more information please visit this link

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