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Finishing your PhD and planning your future career
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3782-22-00-02There are 14 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 07/08/2022
Date and time07.09.2022, at: 09:00 - 08.09.2022, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
Course fee2,160.00 kr.
ECTS credits1.40
Contact personMia Dabelsteen    E-mail address: mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Please note that this course is similar to the Scientific Project Planning and Management 2 (SPP2) for MoMeD and DRA PhD students

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
Understand how to use the most important project management methods and instruments in order to plan the final stages of the PhD.

Project management methods and skills pave the way for:
• professional design and planning of projects
• competent guiding of project implementation
• successful project completion.

With the help of this course even difficult steps during the final stages of your PhD studies can be safely navigated.

During the course the following topics are covered:
• Stocktaking and planning the final stages of the PhD
• Work-life balance: Supportive activities
• Bad weather warning: From a clash to a culture of conflict
• The idiosyncrasies of science: Collaboration and lateral leadership
• Career strategies accompanying the PhD: Building potential – tapping professional pathways
• Networking & self-marketing: Creating perspectives through contacts

The course aims at PhD students who have completed minimum 2 years of study.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:
All graduate programmes


Lectures, group work, discussions, exercises.

Dr. Simon Golin, Berlin [Germany], heads the consultancy company golin wissenschaftsmanagement. For more than 25 years now he has been involved with not-for-profit management – with a focus on science, education and the foundation sector. Amongst other things, he has been managing director of the “Deutscher Studienpreis” at the Körber foundation, secretary general of the German National Ethics Council and secretary general of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg.

07-08 September 2022 from 9:00-16:00.

Course location
Panum, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N, Room: TBA.

Please register before 7 August 2022.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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