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2021.08.24 | PhD students

PhD workshop: How To Get Published

The five Graduate Schools at Aarhus University are hosting a joint PhD course focusing on publication strategies and the writing of a good scientific abstract. The course will bring together PhD students from all disciplines. Find it under 'Courses for PhD Students'.

The PhD survey 2021 shows high quality in the PhD education but also challenges with job satisfaction. Photo: AU Foto, Lars Kruse.

2021.07.07 | PhD students

PhD survey

PhD survey shows high quality in the PhD programme despite challenges.

Starting on Monday 10 May, many PhD students will be able to come to campus to study in their PhD offices and group rooms. AU Photo, Jesper Rais.

2021.05.07 | PhD students

More PhD students can return to campus

Starting on Monday 10 May, some PhD students can return to their PhD offices and group rooms on campus.


About the PhD Section

Most PhD students affiliated with our Department are enrolled in the PhD programme in Economics and Business Economics. A few are enrolled in the PhD programme in Social Science and Business; these students are assigned to us by the Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences. In addition, a handful of PhD students are affiliated with NCRR and are assigned to us by the Graduate School of Science and Technology or the Graduate School of Health.

PhD students’ salary is generally funded by a graduate school, whereas the Department covers their conference and travel expenses, as well as their long-term stay at another research institution.

Although PhD students formally belong under a graduate school, most personnel responsibility is delegated to the Department. As such, the majority of our PhD students refer to the head of the PhD Section. The students affiliated with NCRR refer to the head of the research center. PhDs are affiliated with the same department section as their supervisor.

Among others, the head of the PhD Section has the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting staff development dialogues (SDD, Danish: MUS) for all PhD students except those on part A of a 4+4 programme and those affiliated with NCRR
  • Allocating funding to PhDs for conferences, external courses, travel and long-term stays abroad
  • Approving PhD plans  
  • Ensuring that PhD students meet their teaching obligations
  • Overseeing the quality of the PhD programme in Economics and Business Economics as well as the courses offered by the Department

The head of PhD Section is appointed by the head of department for a maximum period of 3 years at a time. The elected head of the PhD field committee may also serve as head of the PhD Section.

Head of PhD Section: Helena Skyt Nielsen 

Helena Skyt Nielsen is also head of the PhD programme in Economics and Business Economics.

All PhD students at the department