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PhD Day 2025

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Keynote speakers for PhD Day 2024

In 2024  the Organizing Committee is making room for 2 keynote speakers at PhD Day.

You can meet Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, scientist in the field of human genetics at deCODE genetics, Iceland. Unnur Þorsteinsdóttir completed her PhD in molecular biology from the University of British Columbia in 1997 and has since then received a large number of acknowledgement for her work and research. Unnur Þorsteinsdóttir is Vice President of Research at deCODE genetics and Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland.  

Furthermore you can meet Jonas Egebart, who is medical doctor from the University of Copenhagen and has broad and interdisciplinary management experience from the regional healthcare system. Jonas Egebart has just taken up the position as Director General of the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) on 1 October 2023.

To be updated with more information on the keynote speakers ...

The PhD Day dinner party

Conclude the PhD Day 2024 by joining your colleagues and peers for a festive evening!

At the party, you may enjoy a three course meal and a free bar!

The evening will also include a festive speech and the winner of the Fogh-Nielsen prize competition will be announced. Furthermore, the awarding of the JCD prize takes place. After dinner the dance floor opens and the Royal Dance Orchestra takes care of the music.

The evening starts on Friday 19 January 2023 from 6:00 pm and finishes at 02:00 am, and takes place at Turbinehallen, Kalkværksvej 12, 8000 Aarhus C.

The price for all this is DKK 195,00.

Sign up for a ticket here

Health PhD Day

The PhD Day is an annual event taking place in January as a joint venture between the PhD Association and the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University. The day seeks to bring PhD students together and network across the broad diversity of scientific fields within health sciences that are represented at the faculty.

The PhD day is a chance for you to present your research to your peers as well as to more experienced researchers.The event also offers the chance for you to act as co-chair during the presentations, giving you the opportunity to get experience with acting as a scientific panel member in a conference. 

The PhD Day will as always include a keynote lecture. In addition, we invite you to join us for the Fogh-Nielsen prize competition and for the JCD prize award ceremony.

The PhD Day 2024 takes place on 19 January 2024 and the planning continues. After the summer holiday an invitation will be sent to PhD students and Research Year students at Graduate School Health. The website will be updated continuously. You can visit the archive to learn more about previous years' PhD Days.