Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study, Spring 1


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 (http://www.phd.teknat.aau.dk/general-rules-regulations/)

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.


Read the Ministerial order for PhD education (http://www.phd.teknat.aau.dk/general-rules-regulations/)

Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan.

  • Lecturers: Professor John Rasmussen and Professor Rafael Wisniewski

  • ECTS: 1

  • Time: 3 February 2017, from 9:00-16:00

  • Place: Frederik Bajers Vej 7B/2-107

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats: 40

  • Deadline: 20 January 2017 

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.