Description: The course has the two-fold purpose to prepare Ph.D. students for their future jobs by providing insight in how to carry out R&D projects in an organizational context and how to manage their own projects. A graduate from an Engineering PhD Program will typically become either a member or a manager of teams or departments working with innovation and research/development tasks. Not only will she/he be expected to be able to contribute scientifically and technically; but will also be responsible for initiating research and development projects, for managing and working with other scientists, engineers and technicians, and for establishing a constructive co-operation with other departments in the organization. This course aims at preparing the PhD students for this situation. The course will teach theory and practical methods for development proficiency in these subject-areas.

Organizer: Professor (MSO) Frank Gertsen, email:

Lecturers: Frank Gertsen (FG), Professor, Center for Industrial Production, Department of Business & Management

ECTS: 2.5

Time: 22-24 April, 2014, 8.15-16.15

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7A/4-106

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 50

Deadline: 1 April, 2014