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Research in academia

Photographer: Jesper Rais/AU Kommunikation

A career in research is exciting and gives you the opportunity to explore and develop your chosen field. If you are aiming at a research career, you enter into a highly competitive environment where you need to master a broad spectrum of competences that apart from research encompasses the ability to publish and attract your own funding.

When planning your research career, you need to think strategically about when and where to publish and when to apply for funding. At the same time, advancing in a research career also means that you face challenges that may be new to you, such as being a leader of a research team, a supervisor or a project manager.

Aarhus University offers courses where you can upgrade your project management skills, learn to write succesful grant applications or get a broader view of the international funding landscape.

Main competences for this path

  • Research
  • Subject knowledge and expertise
  • Analysis
  • Project management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creative thinking
  • Independence and self-management
  • Leadership
  • Drive and motivation

Primary work places:

  • Danish and International Universities
  • University Colleges
  • Research Instituts