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Useful information

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

Christmas Party

The annual ISO Christmas Party for AU international staff and accompanying family members. Participate in traditional Danish Christmas activities.

Saturday 9 December 2023, 14:00-16:30.

See this for further information: Invitation

Three Minutes Thesis competition - win 35,000 DKK

The graduate schools at Aarhus University invite all PhD students to apply to participate in the annual 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition. Are you a PhD student interested in upgrading your research communication skills? Then check this out!

The challenge is simple: present your research in just three minutes with just one slide – for an audience of non-specialists.

If you think that sounds like a fun, challenging and valuable experience, you can apply to participate in the upcoming competition, which will take place on 13 March 2024 at Stakladen on the main AU campus in Aarhus.

All participating PhD students will get professional coaching and feedback on communication, body language, public speaking and other 3MT skills to help you get your message across on stage.

In addition to dramatically improved communication skills, the winner of the AU 3MT competition will receive a 35,000 DKK travel stipend. The winner also gets a chance to become one of the three finalists in the international Coimbra Final along with PhD students from more than 35 European universities. The audience will also get a chance to vote for a People’s Choice Award.

You can read all the details about the competition, requirements and the application process on the website: www.phd.au.dk/3mt.

The competition will take place in English.

The application deadline is 26 January 2024.

Fulbright-legater til danske studerende

Fulbright-legater til danske studerende i det akademiske år 2024/2025

Fulbright Denmark uddeler legater til danske kandidat- og ph.d.-studerende, der skal på et selvarrangeret studie/forskningsophold i USA (4-10 månder). Legaterne uddeles i størrelsesforholdet 50.000 kr. for et semester og 100.000 kr. for et helt akademisk år.

Ansøgningsfristen er onsdag den 14. februar 2024 kl. 12:00

Webinar om legatsøgning og Fulbrights legater
Onsdag d. 22. november 2023 kl. 15-16

For yderligere information se hjemmesiden www.fulbrightcenter.dk eller skrive til info@fulbright.dk.

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


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