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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 takes place on 24 January 2020 and the theme is “Innovate and Initiatefrom Academia to Business!

We are proud to present our keynote speakers: John Haurum and Paul Zak are both entrepreneurs and scientists and will give sublime insights on how to innovate and initiate, bringing research from academia to business. 

Furthermore, we hope you will seize the opportunity to engage with the invited investors and company representatives from e.g. Novo Holdings and the Lundbeck Foundation - no matter whether you want to brainstorm on how to innovate your project, exchange ideas or develop a business idea.

Participation in PhD Day

PhD Day is a mandatory part of the PhD programme at Health. It is expected that all PhD students participate in PhD Day at least twice during the enrolment period. Absence due to e.g. maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, illness, or studying abroad is of course allowed.

  • First year PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students are invited to submit abstracts and do a flash talk.
  • Second year PhD students are requested to submit abstracts and give a poster presentation.
  • Third year PhD students are requested to submit an abstract and participate as co-chairs or by giving an oral presentation.

Once you have submitted your abstract, you are automatically signed up for participation in the PhD Day.  

For supervisors

All supervisors are invited to participate in the PhD Day, and to contribute as chair for an oral, a poster or a flash talk session.

Participation in the PhD Day does not grant ECTS (as of 1 January 2019).