Scientific Project Planning and Management 2
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3753-17-00-02There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 01/05/2017
Date and time21.06.2017, at: 09:00 - 22.06.2017, at: 17:00
Regular seats20
Course fee2,400.00 kr.
LecturersHans Bräuner-Osborne
ECTS credits1.60
Contact personMarianne W. Jørgensen    E-mail address:
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address:

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). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. All other participants must pay the course fee..

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. familiarise him/herself with the most important project management methods and instruments: the equipment for the advanced

The challenges awaiting PhD candidates develop during the lifetime of the PhD. This course is designed for the challenges that typically arise about two years into the PhD. Over two days participants have the chance to take a step back and think more strategically about their research and the next steps in their career.

The main topic areas covered are:
Project management (Tools and ideas to help you take ownership of the project; you learn to apply these tools directly to your own project during the course)
• More advanced time planning and check-up on what we’ve done in Course 1
• Strategic planning – tools that help you to look beyond a one-year-horizon
• How to identify and manage the various stakeholders in the project
• Identify and deal with sources of poor quality in the project

Collaborations and tutoring
• Keeping collaborations running smoothly
• Handling conflicts
• Sharing knowledge, information and data
• Tools to make tutoring more productive (in addition to the time management and PM tools they already have)
o how to delegate effectively,
o how to help you solve yourown problems, rather than solving others them for you
o asking questions that make you think

Career development
• Strategic career planning (develop awareness that you need to plan)
o Have you got what it takes to succeed in academia?
o What options have you outside academia?
o Who should you talk to?
o How do you need to develop yourself to prepare for a new position?
• securing funding – a tool to help you craft an effective story about your idea

PhD students that are around 2 years inside their project (+/- 4 month), this means that all applicants will be put on the waiting list upon registration, and after deadline all participants will be notified.
It does not make sense to do course 1 and 2 directly after another.

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:

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
Clinical Cancer Research
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Research Academy)


A mixture of Lectures, group work, discussions, exercises
No preparation is needed.

Course director
Hans Bräuner-Osborne, professor, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology,

Simon Golin, Dr, Golin Wissenshaftmanagement, Hamburg, Germany

21-22 June 2017

Course location
U1, PharmaSchool, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen

Please register before 1 May 2017

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.