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Below you may find information about workshops, summer schools and other useful links.


Call for Applications: ABOAGORA Research Retreat 2024

The annual ABOAGORA research retreat in Finland on 25-27 August 2024 is held for the 7th time, under the title “De/Colonial Present”. The popular retreat takes place on the island of Seili in the Turku archipelago, and it offers young scholars and artists an opportunity to reflect together on how the living legacies of colonial histories play a role in the conflicts raging today and, on the other hand, how decolonial practices propose alternative ways out of these battles over territories and words, resources and rights. The retreat participants are also offered a space in the ABOAGORA symposium program, organised this year 28-30 August 2024 in the Sibelius Museum in Turku under the title ”Mars, the Bringer of War”.

The Call for Applications is open until Monday 15 April 2024.

See the call here or on the website https://aboagora.fi/retreat/We welcome applications from Doctoral Candidates in ALL fields and MA Arts Students based in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Emotion and Affect (FORUM - Call for Papers)

Call for papers to the postgraduate humanities students.

FORUM at the University of Edinburgh is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduate students working in culture and the arts. The journal's interdisciplinary approach encourages contributions from across the spectrum of the arts and humanities. FORUM's objective is to provide a platform for the exchange of intellectual ideas, encouraging postgraduate participation in contemporary critical debates; our student-led team works to foster a network for the exchange and circulation of ideas within the wider postgraduate community.

This year’s theme is ‘Emotion and Affect’ and the deadline for sending in articles has just been extended to the 15 April 2024.

You can find the full CFP and more information here: http://journals.ed.ac.uk/forum/announcement/view/216

Career fair for PhD students and postdocs at Aarhus University 

Join us on 25 April 2024 at Stakladen for Aarhus University's PhD Career Day! Discover the recruitment process in our panel session, join IDA's workshop on career planning and meet face-to-face with 20+ companies from various sectors. Learn about their values and find the right fit for your career.   

You can read more about each event of the day and register in our event calendar: https://bit.ly/3URDskl  

See you there for a day of networking and career exploration! 

The Kitchen

The Kitchen offers AU employees across the University to learn about entrepreneurial competences. This can be in relation to using your research commercially, seeking funding, or gaining tools to discover new value and/or impact opportunities within your research. Read more about The Kitchen here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here

AU Career PhD mentor programme

AU Mentor PhD is an offer to PhD students from all four faculties at Aarhus University (Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health and Science & Technology). The overall goal of the mentor programme is to bring you and the business community closer together in order to ease your prospective transition from university to a career outside of academia.

The mentors are primarily former PhDs from AU, who are now working outside academia.

From January 2016 the mentor programme will be running once a year with the following deadlines:  

Application deadline: August 15th

Kick-off:

October 15th

For more information and registration, check out AU Career PhD's webpage on the mentor programme. 

Career Talks

Are you more interested in a shorter engagement, AU Career PhD also offers Career Talks, which allows you to have a one-time meeting with a PhD profile now working outside academia. For more information, click here. 


GDPR: Personal data and research

If you work with personal data in your research, it is important that you comply with the legislation in this area.  

Please see these pages for further information: 

Become an academic mentor or mentee

Would you like to share your experiences with a researcher colleague and contribute to the continued development of an attractive workplace environment at AU?  Then please see here: https://newsroom.au.dk/en/news/show/artikel/become-an-academic-mentor-or-mentee/ 

Ethical approval of research projects

Research projects are increasingly subject to requirements for ethical approval by the relevant university department. This requirement stems mainly from the EU’s framework programmes and international journals, and relates specifically to projects that collect empirical data and are not covered by the Committees Act on regional scientific ethical committees, which only applies to research projects in the field of health sciences.  

For further information please see this page.

Automated transcription platform (Konch)

Turn audio into text

Konch is an automatic Speech-to-Text service that supports 15 languages including English and Danish.

Please contact the Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus or Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo (kln@cas.au.dk) if you are interested in the system or have any questions about it.

Evaluation of Konch’s auto-transcription service for Aarhus University Arts

Introduction til NVivo 12

NVivo 12 is a tool for organizing and analyzing qualitative data such as interviews, reports, focusgroups etc. NVivo lets you classify and sort data enabling you to more easily discover connections in contrast to doing it "by hand" or on paper.

NVivo supports most major languages and data formats such as text, sound files, video, digital photos, Word, PDF, Excel etc.

The course will introduce you to:

  • Importing data (hands on examples are done with text)
  • Coding data
  • Working with cases (metadata regarding your units of analysis such as income, age, marital status etc.)
  • Basic queries (searches based on your codes/cases)

Teaching and examples will be done on the PC-version of NVivo but Mac-users are also welcome. The PC version is better and has more features than the Mac-version.

The course will take place in Nobelparken. Depending on attendees it will be held in Danish or English.

For more information and registration please contact:
Lars Jakob Jensen, 9135 6439, ljje@kb.dk

AU Dictionary - AU Translate

AU Communication has launched AU Dictionary, a new university terminology list. AU Dictionary can perform either Danish-English searches or English-Danish searches.

Translate from Danish to English by using AU Translate. AU Translate can be used to translate short texts.


PhD Career Counselling at Aarhus University

AU Career PhD offers career services incl. career counselling for PhD students at Aarhus University.

See this page for further information: http://talent.au.dk/career/


Perspektiver på kvalitet i ph.d.-forløb

Please find the Danish version on this page.


Junior Researchers at Aarhus University

A website for postdocs and assistant professors, including tenure track.

The website provides junior researchers at Aarhus University with information about the many resources and services available, including information on available courses and services to advance their professional development

Please see this page: https://talent.au.dk/for-junior-researchers


Basic principles of PhD education at Aarhus University

Aarhus University insists on academic excellence in PhD education. Academic development, scholarly integrity, societal engagement, and the ability to collaborate are key in PhD education.

For further information about the 5 basic principles please see this page.

Coming to Aarhus (for international students/employees)

For international citizens taking up residence in Aarhus to work or to study.

When you arrive to Denmark, there are a number of things you need to do in order to get settled. On this page you can read more about the steps to go through during your first weeks and months in Denmark: https://internationalstaff.au.dk/onarrival/ 

Find information about living, studying and working as an international in Aarhus on this page: https://international.aarhus.dk/ 

Register your entry to Denmark: https://international.aarhus.dk/coming-to-aarhus/

The official guide to "Life in Denmark": https://lifeindenmark.borger.dk/ 

Digital Welcome to Aarhus University

Watch the Aarhus University digital welcome here: https://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/hr/recruitmentandonboarding/newemployeeatau/digital-welcome-to-aarhus-university/ 

All employees are welcome to access the presentation.

International Staff at AU - Newsletter

A comprehensive newsletter in English targeted to the international staff at AU and their accompanying family members.

The newsletter/mail will contain news related to Aarhus University, upcoming events, general information about life in Aarhus, Danish language courses and related content for members of the Expat Partner Programme.  

Sign up here if your are interested: https://internationalstaff.au.dk/news-and-events/international-staff-newsletter

International Staff Office: News. events and activities

The International Staff Ofce at Aarhus University offers international staff and their accompanying families tools, resources and information to help make the experience of  arriving, onboarding, living and working at Aarhus University and in Denmark a positive one.

News: https://internationalstaff.au.dk/news
Events and activities: https://internationalstaff.au.dk/events-and-activities