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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 next PhD day takes place on 22 January 2021 and the planning has begun. 

The day is devoted to you and your research. As a PhD student you will either present your own research to your peers as well as to more experienced researchers, or act as co-chairs during the presentations. This is an opportunity to strengthen your dissemination skills through valuable experience in communicating your research.  

All participants (PhD students, research year students, research honours programme students, supervisors and other academic staff, etc.) are invited to a party in the evening to conclude the PhD Day.

Participation in PhD Day

PhD Day is a mandatory part of the PhD programme at Health. It is expected that all PhD students participate actively in PhD Day at least twice during the enrolment period by submitting an abstract and doing a presentation or acting as co-chair. 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).