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PhD Day 2018 - November 15
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5082-18-01-51
Enrollment deadline: 21/11/2018
Date and time15.11.2018, at: 09:00 - 21.11.2018, at: 16:00
Regular seats78
ECTS credits2.00
Contact personThomas Lund Koch    E-mail address: thomas.lund.koch@bio.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserThomas Lund Koch    E-mail address: thomas.lund.koch@bio.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish

  • Preparation: Instructions for preparing presentations and posters can be found on the PhD-Day website: http://phdday.wix.com/2018. Please pay attention to the theme of the PhD-Day.

  • The presentation workshop: The PhD students will improve their presentation skills by practicing their presentations in the presence of an audience. The students receive feedback from the PhD-Day Organization Committee, the other participants, and the lecturer from the Department of Natural Science Didactics

  • PhD Day: The PhD students present their work in oral do their presentations and/or display their work on posters. These are assessed by an assessment committee (TBA). A prize will be awarded to a participant in each category (talk or poster) at a ceremony at the end of the day.

  • Two keynote talks with leading international researchers

  • In addition, networking and Q & A with the invited speakers during the two poster sessions.

Statement of objectives:


The main objective of this PhD course is to provide the participants with a structured way of effectively communicating their research with the guidance of experts and other students. Participants will work on individual projects that relate to their PhD project. At the end of the course, the participants must present their results in the form of either a poster or an oral presentation.


A secondary goal for PhD Day is to stimulate networking and create new interdisciplinary collaborations. This improves the institute's research while at the same time teaching the PhD students to think more creatively and innovatively.


We also hope that the PhD Day, as a social and scientific event, will help build bridges between research groups and sections and will strengthen the community between PhD students.

Aim and content

Formel requirements

There are a number of formal requirements for presentations (individually for talks,  and posters) as specified in the guide on the website, in particular this year’s theme “your footprint”.

PhD studentship from Biology or NHM is required.


The PhD students selected for presentations (talks and posters) based on their abstract, can find guidelines for each type of presentation on the PhD-Day website: http://phdday.wix.com/2018. Here you will find criteria, good advice, on how the various presentations are best kept and suggestions for further material in the field. Based on these guidelines, PhD students create and conduct their presentation.



To register for PhD Day, visit the PhD-Day website at http://phdday.wix.com/2018 .

You also have to apply on this site in order to get ECTs on your online phd course portefolio.

Through the electronic registration system on the website, the PhD students must attach a short description of their project (see guidelines). Based on these project descriptions, the PhD-Day committee will select:

- 7-10 PhD students for short oral presentations

- up to 60 PhD students for poster presentations

Should your project description be selected for one of these two categories, you will be contacted by the PhD-Day Organization Committee with further information.

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