Description: Objective: - Give the PhD student a basic understanding of how the PhD education at Aalborg University is structured as well as the formal requirements related hereto. - Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan. Course structure: 1 day with lectures and a course work, followed up by completing the PhD student’s individual study plan in cooperation with his/her supervisors and research environment
Course blocks and topics: 1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student
 For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (
2. The structure of Aalborg University & Organization of the Doctoral School
 The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
 The PhD student organization: PAU
3. My life as a PhD student: Experiences from PhD students
4. Writing the study plan
 Project management, project organization
 Publications as deliverables
 How to keep on-track during your PhD study
 At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

Organizer: Professor Jes Vollertsen, email:

Lecturers: Professor Jes Vollertsen, Aalborg University Professor Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University and Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Aalborg University


Time: 31 March, 2014, 9:00-16:00

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7B/2-107

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 10 March, 2014