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PhD Day

Thank you all for a great PhD Day! 

You'll find the winner of the Fogh Nielsen competition as well as the winners of JCD prize and 3R prize in this article.

About the keynote speaker

Sarah E. Hill is an award-winning researcher and professor of psychology at Texas Christian University. She is also author of the highly acclaimed book This Is Your Brain On Birth Control. As a passionate communicator of science, Sarah has appeared in documentaries for the BBC and Netflix, numerous television broadcasts in the US and the UK, and her book and her research has been covered in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Guardian. Sarah also holds a number of consulting and advisory board posts for companies seeking to improve outcomes for women.

PhD Day talk: The Road to Success is Paved with Happy Accidents & Failure

Most people assume that the road to a successful research career is linear and paved with accolades and accomplishments. However, success is more often than not the result of resilience and openness to learning from mistakes. In this presentation, I will talk about my own career journey and how my successes have all been built on the shoulders of failure, reflection, and not being afraid to chase after ideas that others told me were a waste of time. I’ll also talk about how the future of science depends on all of us having the audacity to ask big questions, embrace failure, and recognize the danger of intellectual inertia. Listeners will walk away with a greater appreciation of their own non-linear path as a scholar and practical tips for encouraging creativity in their science.

The PhD Day dinner party - sold out

Conclude the PhD Day 2023 by joining your colleagues and peers for a festive evening!

At the party, you will be served a three course meal and three drinks (incl. welcome drink).

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 and the 3R prize takes place. After dinner the dance floor opens and the Royal Dance Orchestra takes care of the music.

The evening starts on Friday 20 January 2023 from 6:30 pm and finishes at 02:00 am, and takes place at Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C.

The price for all this is DKK 195,00.

The dinner party is sold out.

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 2023 takes place on 20 January 2023 and the planning continues. You can see the invitation for January. The website will be updated continuously. You can visit the archive to learn more about previous years' PhD Days.