PHD SUPERVISOR WORKSHOPS AT AAU ENGINEERING, SUND and TECH,

AUTUMN 2020

 

The workshop features two days

 

Target group: PhD supervisors at AAU ENGINEERING, SUND and TECH

Teacher and facilitator: Independent consultant, coach and researcher, PhD, Mirjam Godskesen, mirjam@hum.aau.dk  

The workshops are given in English

 

Workshop 1: 22 October 2020

Workshop 2: 12 November 2020

Place:

City: 9220 Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 20

Deadline for registration: 1 October 2020

 

Registrations: There is a limited amount of seats which will be assigned as they are registered.

Please register the Supervisor Workshop here at Moodle. Course secretary: Sofie Pia Jensen, spj@adm.aau.dk.

 

Workshop 1: The supervisor role and aligning expectations

10.00-10.30                 Introduction and ‘lung opener’ on supervision styles

10.00-10.30                 The supervisor role:

              • 3 models of supervision
              • Hands-on/hands-off
              • The asymmetric relation

10.40-12.30              Critical moments and active listening

12.30-13.15              Lunch

13.15-14.15              Rules and regulations

14.15-14.30              Coffee break

14.30-15.15              Work on topics from the case stories

15.15-16.00              Aligning expectations – also among supervisors

16.00-16.15              Wrap up

 

Preparation for workshop 1: All participants have to write a story about a real experience of PhD Supervision. It is best to choose a situation that offered a challenge and it is an advantage if the problem has not yet been solved. If you do not have an experience of PhD supervision, an experience from being a PhD student yourself or from supervision of master students can be used. The story will be used in the planning of the course and you must be willing to share it with the other participants. The volume is approx. 1 A4 page and all names must be anonymous. Please write your own name on the top of the page, give your story a title and e-mail it to mirjam@learning.aau.dk at latest:

 

Workshop 2: Manage the process and support writing

 

09.00-11.00              Process supervision & project management

11.15-12.15              The supervisor letter   

12.15-13.00              Lunch

13.00-14.00              Intercultural supervision and promoting independence

14.00-14.15              Coffee break

14.15-16.00              Supporting the PhD’s writing process and giving feedback

16.00-16.15              Wrap up

 

Preparation for workshop 2: Participants have to write a supervisor letter in advance. Guidance on writing the supervisor letter will be sent to participants who sign up for the workshop.

 

Topic, background and motivation for the course:

Today, the job market for PhD candidates is not only in public science. Most PhD candidates find employment outside the university, but too few convert their technical skills and brilliant ideas to prosperous businesses. The purpose of this course is to give PhD students an impression of what it takes to become an independent technological entrepreneur with a successful business.

The course takes a practical and kaleidoscopic approach and does not aim to cover its topics in depth but rather introduce important concepts that are present in most entrepreneurial endeavors in technology.

For those with additional interest or with a research idea with good potential for commercialization, we offer a follow-up by 4 workshops.

In these 4 workshops we will dig deeper into different topics such as the business model canvas, pitching, team creation, IP-rights and ownership. We will also provide intensive individual guidance.

Please note that the workshops are optional; it is not required to attend the 4 workshops to graduate the Ph.D. course.

Sign up for the 4 workshops here: https://www.survey-xact.dk/LinkCollector?key=UMLA1R1JLNC6

 

Learning objectives:

  • Knowing the general terminology of entrepreneurship.
  • Experience different ways to view businesses and their lifecycles.
  • Knowing the legal structures supporting businesses in Denmark.
  • Having considered the purpose and contents of a business plan.
  • Knowing financing options and understanding their pros and cons.
  • Knowing different types of investors, their motives and expectations.
  • Knowing the basics of immaterial property rights.
  • Having considered different marketing approaches and their links with the business model.
  • Knowing about local structures and organizations supporting startups.
  • Understanding options for IPR protection.

 

Organizer: Professor John Rasmussen, jr@mp.aau.dk  

Lecturers:

 

ECTS: 2

Time: 28 and 29 April 2020

Place: 

City: 9220 Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 50

Deadline: 6 April 2020

 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

 



Welcome to International scientific networking - A practical approach, Fall

 

Description:

  • To learn that networking is important
  • To learn how to get to know and how to get to be known
  • To learn how to show interest and how to become interesting Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication
  • Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication

 

Organizer: Hiva Alipour, DVM, PhD,  email: hiva@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Hiva Alipour, DVM, PhD,  email: hiva@hst.aau.dk and Fereshteh Dardmeh, DVM, PhD, email: feda@hst.aau.dk

 

ECTS: 1

Time: 1 October 2020

Place: 

City: 9220 Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 10 September 2020

 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

 

 



Welcome to International scientific networking - A practical approach, Fall

 

Description:

  • To learn that networking is important
  • To learn how to get to know and how to get to be known
  • To learn how to show interest and how to become interesting Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication
  • Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication

 

Organizer: Hiva Alipour, DVM, PhD,  email: hiva@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Hiva Alipour, DVM, PhD,  email: hiva@hst.aau.dk and Fereshteh Dardmeh, DVM, PhD, email: feda@hst.aau.dk

 

ECTS: 1

Time: 2 June 2020

Place: 

City: 9220 Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 12 May 2020

 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

 



Welcome to Intellectual Property Rights


Description: 
The aim of this course is to give the students an understanding of the importance of the use of patents when working within the area of science. In both public and private research and development, the strategic use of patents is becoming important knowledge. The course will have a practical approach and therefore the lecturers will primarily be professional patent agents and other professionals, who work with patents on a professional basis.

The course will guide the students through the process of using patents as a strategic tool when the protecting of IPR is needed.

 

Organizer: Ivan Butler, ibu@adm.aau.dk

Lecturer: Jens Tellefsen, Patent Attorney

 

ECTS: 2

Time: 3 and 5 March 2020

Place:  

City: 9220 Aalborg Øst

Number of Seats: 40

Deadline: 11 February 2020

 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.