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

PhD course “Human Rights Methodologies and Approaches”, 22-26 November 2021

The NORHED II project, Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies Norwegian Centre for Human Rights invites applications for the PhD-level course “Human Rights Methodologies and Approaches” to take place digitally over Zoom on 22 – 26 November 2021.

The course is open for both PhD-candidates and junior faculty. The deadline for sending in your application is 5 November 2021.

Course description
Some of the issues covered include the basic features of international law methods and their application to human rights issues; the basic features of methodological approaches employed in the various disciplines of humanistic and social scientific research on human rights; gender perspectives in human rights research; and ethical issues involved in conducting human rights research. Some of the topics that are addressed in the course are the following: legal methods in international human rights law; environment, climate change and human rights; gender perspectives in human rights research; research methods in the social sciences; human rights diplomacy; political science methods and approaches to human rights; qualitative and quantitative methods and research design; interdisciplinarity; research ethics in human rights research; and, comparative and historical analysis of human rights.

The course will be built around a series of lectures on the above-listed topics followed by seminars with guided discussions. The curriculum is state-of-the-art, as the lecturers teaching the course are at the academic forefronts in their respective fields.

When applying for a place in the course, please send the following documents:

  • a short CV of two pages maximum; and
  • a letter of motivation, demonstrating how this course is relevant to your PhD project or research interests.

We have three guiding principles in the participant selection process, namely the quality of candidate; the relevance of the course for the candidates’ research; and gender balance within each institution and in the course as a whole.

  • Contact person for substantive questions on the course is Prof. Gentian Zyberi, via email at: norhed-project@nchr.uio.no
  • Applications for the course should be sent to Mrs Jasna Jozelic, via email at: norhed-adm@nchr.uio.no (cc Professor Zyberi).

Tax Webinar for PhD and Researchers in Denmark

This introductory online session will guide you through the general tax system, important deadlines for the ordinary tax scheme, specific information related to the tax liability for PhD students, and the specifics of the researcher tax scheme.  

Date: 4 November 2021

Time: 17.00 - 19.00

For further information please see: https://events.au.dk/taxwebinar041121 

The Kitchen / Science for Society program

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. Our 7 weeks spinout program is now called Validate Your Business Model and you can learn more about the program here.

Participation is free, however space is limited so please sign up in advance. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions all workshops will be held online.


In addition to our pre-arranged workshops and longer programs, we also offer free customized workshops to suit your team’s needs. You can see a full list of our potential offerings below, and feel free to contact us if you have a workshop idea outside of the scheduled program.



If you have any questions, please contact Astrid Høegh Tyrsted at aht@au.dk.

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 this Danish page for further information: https://medarbejdere.au.dk/informationssikkerhed/databeskyttelse/til-forskere/ 

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 for access to the system. If you have any questions you can also contact Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo.

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.

Get your message across – media training for AU researchers

How can you make sure your message gets across? Please see this page for further information.

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: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/

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-at-au-newsletter/