This workshop addresses both experienced and new supervisors at the Faculty of Engineering and Science and the Faculty of Medicine. In general terms, this workshop is designed with the intention of:

1. Providing information about the frame for PhD studies in Denmark and at the Faculty of Engineering and Science and the Faculty of Medicine.
2. Making available a series of tools to understand the PhD supervision process towards a successful completion of studies.
3. Presenting and discussing issues that supervisors meet and ways of dealing with those issues, in different disciplinary areas of the Faculties.The workshop aims at providing not only information about the

PhD education and supervision are important tasks that university staff engages in. More often than not becoming a competent PhD supervisor is left to individual experience and trial and error. Given the centrality of PhD studies to the core production of knowledge at the university, it is of most relevance to present ways o thinking and understanding the process of PhD education and supervision, provide information about the legal and institutional frames for such activities, and discuss tools and experiences that can help strengthening supervision processes.

The workshop is designed in one intensive session. It brings a variety of activities that demand the engagement of participants. It is expected that participants are currently supervising students, and that some time is invested in doing some preparation before the seminar. Since the workshop is very intensive and we cannot waste time, we count on people putting their attention on the issue before arriving to the session.

Professor Paola Valero, email:

Professor Paola Valero, Professor Jes Vollertsen, Assistant professor Pia Bøgelund.


Time: 14 November, 2014, 9:00 to 15:30

Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12A/6 room 104

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Deadline: 31 October, 2014