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Useful information

This site provides you with all the information a PhD student may need - from Rules and regulations (Illness / Parental leave) and Forms to finding your Payroll case managerPhD programme administrator or PhD programme director.

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

The School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University

The 2020 SCT summer session

14 June 2020 - 23 July 2020.

Application deadline, Cornell University: 1 March 2020.

For further information please see sct.cornell.edu

Sponsored Participant

The Graduate School, Arts has had a standing spot at the summer school since 1989. This means that the tuition for our Sponsored Participant is only 2,600 USD (400 USD below regular tuition). The tuition must be paid from your ordinary travel grant.

As a Sponsored Participant you are not required to submit the complete set of application materials required from the regular pool of applicants.  Sponsored Participants will only need to submit a cv, a letter of intent, and a letter of support from the Graduate School identifying you as our Sponsored Participant.  Please upload the letter of support as an “Additional Document” on the application site. The complete set of application materials (cv, letter of intent, and letter of support) must be submitted online to Cornell University by 1 March 2020.

If you are enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School, Arts and want to apply for the spot please fill out this application form.

Application deadline, Aarhus University: 14 February 2020.


PhD course on Civil Resistance: Causes and Consequences

The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course on Civil Resistance: Causes and Consequences to take place at PRIO in Oslo on 11-13 February 2020. The course is a collaboration between the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) and PRIO.

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2019.

​This course will introduce students to the literature and latest findings in the study of civil resistance and nonviolent action. It will explore explanations for the rise of civil resistance and explanations for why some succeed and some fail, and why some create durable democracies while others do not.  

The course is free of charge, but students will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. PhD students will normally be prioritized.

The course equals 5 ECTS (with approved essay) according to standards of University of Oslo.

Please visit the course page for further information and to submit your application.

For an overview of other upcoming courses in 2020, visit the website of the Research School on Peace and Conflict.

"PhD Career Day 2019" and “Getting Ahead: Recruitment Insights with Company Panel”

You are invited to sign up for PhD Career Day 2019 and pre-event - this could be the kickstart to your career!

PhD Career Day is an annual event organized by AU Career PhD & JR where young researchers (both PhD and Junior Researchers) and leading Danish and International companies can meet and network.

14 November 2019

For further information please see this page.


Your research could change the world. Impact is the new research excellence. If you are working on an idea or an interesting research project/invention and want to explore how it can create impact, we can help you.

See the fall programme 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. 

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.