Welcome to Shaping Your Research Career in Industry and Academia

When: Wednesday October 6 2021, 9.00 – 15.45

Duration 1 full day


Course organizer: Mads Græsbøll

Course lectures: Mads Græsbøll Christensen, Klaus Ingemann Petersen, Pia Bøgelund & Kristian Østergaard

Place: Aalborg Campus - Rendsburggade 14.2/3.329  


The development of more PhD students having to find a career outside the university is still increasing. Therefore considering your future career and how to reach the desired goals is something all PhD students should consider early on in their PhD studies. In order to facilitate this reflection the Doctoral School has created this PhD course that are relevant to all PhD students enrolled at the Doctoral School.

The course contains information about the development of the PhD study –where is it heading overall and what are the implications for you as a PhD student?
 A presentation from Klaus Ingemann Pedersen who is employed at both Nokia and Aalborg University about the interface between academia-industry and how to implement these in your future career as a young researcher.

You will work on how to improve your impact and gain experience with creating an effective academic profile through your CV, online presence and a dissemination plan. Just as the course will invite you to reflect on your current and future career plans. There is a possibility for a follow up test on your career profile after the course.

Preparation: Considerations in relation to a future career plan and a plan for dissemination (more information will follow)

Tentative program:

·        9:00-9:45 Introduction

·        9:45-10:15 Research careers in industry and intersectoral collaborations

·        10:15-10:30 Break

·        10:30-11:00 Getting the most out of your research

·        11:00-11:30 Exercise: Dissemination Plan

·        11:30-12:00 Discussion

·        12:00-13:00 Lunch

·        13:00-13:45 Career planning

·        13:45-14:30 Exercise: Career Plan

·        14:30-14:45 Break

·        14:45-15:15 Discussion

·        15:15-15:45 AAU PhD Service

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 3.000 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.