In addition to demonstrating expertise in their chosen subject matter, young scientists are also expected to be able to present the results of their research to different audiences and publish them in a suitable format. You must plan projects and successfully bring them to fruition, have an understanding of academic life and be able to navigate your academic landscape. Particularly if you’re considering a career outside academia, transferable skills such as project management, facilitation and teamwork are essential.
Every semester, as part of its internal continuing education programme, AAU offers a range of workshops aimed at developing these key competencies. Targeted training helps you develop and gives you the skills required to pursue research activities. The workshops also offer a platform for discussion and networking with colleagues from other faculties and departments.
Improve your writing with the doctorate writing group
Doctorate writing groups are usually made up of four to five doctoral students at a similar stage of their programme, who give each other feedback on their research. These sessions focus on receiving feedback from colleagues on your own research (mostly texts) and giving feedback yourself.
Continuing education and support
Every semester, doctoral students have the opportunity to take part in special events for gaining or developing key competencies. The programme of events ranges from courses on academic writing, time and project management, writing post doc applications and career planning. You can also apply for a variety of internal and external scholarships and grants. All information can be found on the Career progression for young researchers page.