The aim is to improve the participants' competence in writing and reviewing scientific papers. The course takes a practical approach and focuses on the craftsmanship needed as a scientist. It is recommended that this course is taken during the first period of a PhD study. PhD students from all areas of engineering and science can benefit from attending, although the course to some extent favors "hard science" disciplines. The discussions will address general issues related to scientific writing. The course is organised in three activities. First, the PhD students are asked to study selected literature on the subject. Second, two one-day seminars are devoted to presentations by the organisers, discussions amongst participants, and lectures by invited speakers. Third, the PhD students are required to practice both writing and reviewing in specially designed exercises. A collection of papers will be distributed before the course. In addition, a reading list of relevant books and papers is given. NB! Please observe that attendance is absolutely mandatory throughout the two dates mentioned above. Participants, who are absent during part of one or both of these two dates will not receive any credits.

Organizer: Associate Professor Jan Dimon Bendtsen, email:

Lecturers: Associate Professor Jan Dimon Bendtsen, Aalborg University

ECTS: 3.75

Time: 16 September and 25 November, 2014

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

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Number of seats: 45

Deadline: 26 August, 2014