· Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan.
· 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.

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 program:
09.00-09.45: Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student
09.45-10.15: The structure of Aalborg University & Organization of the Doctoral School
10.15-10.30: The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
10.30-10.45: Break
10.45-11.00: “My life as a PhD student”
11.00-11.15: “My life as a PhD student”
11.15-11.20: The PhD student organization: PAU
11.20-12.00: Project management, project organization.
Publications as deliverables. How to keep on-track during your PhD study.
12.00-12.45: Lunchbreak
12.45-13.00: VBN registration of publications
13.00-14.00: The content of the study plan – part 1
14.00-14.30: Break
14.30-16.00: The content of the study plan – part 2

Professor Jes Vollertsen, email:

Professor Torben Larsen, Aalborg University
Professor Jes Vollertsen, Aalborg University
Professor Jesper de Claville Christiansen, Aalborg University
Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Aalborg University


May 22, 2013

Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C Room 3-204 

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April 30, 2013

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 three 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.