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For scientific staff

There are several ways for scientific staff to contribute to the Research Track at the Research & Innovation Honours Programme:

  1. Supervision
  2. Workshops
  3. Summer school
  4. Peer feedback facilitation
  5. Suggestions for self-study reading materials


All members of scientific staff are encouraged to supervise student research projects.

All students in the Research Track do a research project of his/her own choice under supervision. As supervisor you will be able to work with talented student researchers within a formal framework, for example as preparation for a PhD project.

  • The project is 20 ECTS (500 hours) and students work on the project in their free time. Delays to the students’ study programme is not permitted.
  • A project has two supervisors – a main supervisor from Health and a co-supervisor from another department (i.e. institute) or from another faculty/university.
  • Main supervisor must have a PhD degree and be employed at Health. Co-supervisor must be at least PhD student at Master’s level, must be from a different department than the main supervisor, and can be employed elsewhere than Health.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for supervision of his/her project.
  • The coordination committee approves the project plan before the project can commence.
  • The project is concluded by the end of the fourth semester (regardless of study programme) with an article (manuscript) or a scientific report.

Contact the coordinator of the Research Track at talent.health@au.dk if you would like to supervise a student research project and is not already in contact with a student. Your name and research field will be given to students after admission. 


The coordination committee invites all interested members of scientific staff to propose workshops.

During the first year, students participate in approx. four workshops, all with a cross-disciplinary aim. As responsible for a workshop you will get the opportunity to try a new teaching format. Both course leader and teachers will get the opportunity to work with some of the most dedicated students at Health.

  • Each workshop corresponds to 1 ECTS (25 hours including homework).
  • Workshops are organised by at least two members of scientific staff with different backgrounds.
  • Workshops must engage the students and bring them together on a health science related case that requires input and participation from different disciplines.
  • Classes must be held outside normal study hours (after 16.00).
  • Teaching and teaching materials are in English.
  • A workshop is remunerated to the department in the same way as a ‘dry’ PhD course.

Proposals for workshops can be sent to talent.health@au.dk using the form "Proposal for workshops" in the right sidebar.  

Summer school

The coordination committee invites all interested members of scientific staff to propose summer schools in transferable skills.

A summer school is held in August as a weeklong intensive training course. As responsible for a summer school you will get the opportunity to work with dedicated students from Denmark. You will also get the opportunity to try out a new teaching format.

  • A summer school is five full days of training in August.
  • A summer school corresponds to 2.5 ECTS (62.5 hours including homework).
  • The topic must be of relevance to a cross-disciplinary student group.
  • Teaching and teaching materials must be in English.
  • A summer school is remunerated to the department in the same way as a ‘dry’ PhD course.

Proposals for summer schools can be sent to talent.health@au.dk using the form "Proposal for summer school" in the right sidebar.

Peer feedback facilitation

All members of scientific staff, in particular PhD students, are encouraged to sign up as peer feedback facilitator.

As part of the honours programme the students participate in five peer feedback sessions facilitated by the same facilitator. The students present their project to each other – in English – and train feedback and knowledge dissemination through a facilitated discussion of their progress and challenges. The facilitator is free to organise the sessions within the general framework together with the students.

The sessions are each 0.5 ECTS (12.5 hours including homework) and are held on weeknights outside normal study hours. As preparation for the role as facilitator, support from CESU might be available.

If you are interested, please contact talent.health@au.dk

Suggestions for self-study reading materials

Students in the Honours Programme Research Track will be given a ‘hand book’ in transferable career competencies. It will contain articles etc. within topics such as: responsible research conduct, project management, cultural understanding, statistics, dissemination, grant applications, career planning, etc.

Tips for articles, websites, etc. are very welcome. Please send your tip to talent.health@au.dk

Coordination Committee

Coordination Committee for Research Track, Research & Innovation Honours Programme:

  • Anja P. Einholm (Chairman, Coordinator of Honours Programme)
  • Rune Dall Jensen (CESU)
  • Sebastian Frische (Department of Biomedicine)
  • Rikke Katrine Jentoft Olsen (Department of Clinical Medicine)
  • David Christian Evar Kraft (Department of Dentistry and Oral Health)
  • Henrik Sørensen (Department of Public Health)
  • Sofie Abildgaard Jacobsen (Public Health Science, Research Honours Programme Student - enrolment 2019)

The Coordination Committee acts with reference to the Vice-Dean for Education Lise Wogensen.