The PhD School is involved in many different forms of collaboration in Denmark and abroad – through networks, consortia and partnerships –  on courses, conferences, workshops, guest PhD students and joint degrees. We co-operate with partners at other universities, as well as with public- and private-sector companies and organisations.

Working with companies

One way in which the PhD School works with companies is via the Industrial PhD scheme partly funded by the Innovation foundation Denmark, under which students are enrolled in the PhD School but employed by a Danish company. The results of the research conducted are used by the company, enhancing its development potential and generating growth potential.

As well as benefitting from access to highly qualified manpower and closer relationships with new and existing partners at the University, the company gains access to:

  • a research project, the processes and outcomes of which support the company’s activities
  • international knowledge networks at the highest level
  • specialist knowledge within the field in question.

Academic embedding

PhD programmes are embedded in appropriate departments and their research environments. The various forms of collaboration involve PhD students and senior researchers to varying degrees.

The PhD School facilitates contact to relevant researchers, but potential partners are also welcome to contact the relevant department, via the PhD coordinator, to hear more about the possibilities of establishing collaboration.

Opportunities for collaboration