Upcoming PhD Conference in Lund, with focus on bridging the gap between academia and society, is approaching. On 7th – 8th of November, Scandinavian PhDs and Postdocs will head to Lund for input, networking and enthusiastic discussions around how research can bridge over and create value in society.
After the successful conferences in Aalborg on employability, and in Oslo on the impact from research, this year’s Science for Society conference will be all about knowledge transfer between academia and society. We invite you to learn how research can bring on change in society and hear how other PhD-students have “bridged the gap”.
Conference webpage is LIVE and you can read more on Keynote speakers and workshops there. Final programme is to be published soon, please stay updated on conference website for that as well 🙂
Enqueries for the conference can be made to conference organizer, Fredrik Edman. Below is the after movie from last years PhD conference in Oslo.
Science for Society – Bridging the gap!
Knowledge transfer between academia and society
After the successful conferences in Aalborg on employability, and in Oslo
on the impact from research, this year’s Science for Society conference will
be all about knowledge transfer between academia and society. We invite
you to learn how research can bring on change in society and hear how
other PhD-students have “bridged the gap”. The conference will also offer
a number of hands-on workshops where you for instance can discover
how your research can be employed outside academia.
When? 7-8 November (lunch-to-lunch), 2018
Where? AF Borgen, Lund, Sweden
Cost? Free of charge (for PhDs & Postdocs)
Preregister for the conference here!
More information about the program and the speakers will
follow soon at the conference website!
PHD PORTRAITS: ANDERS TRILLINGSGAARD – UKON HUMAN RESULTS
Two years after doing his PhD, Anders became UKON’s head of research, where he is responsible for UKON’s research projects have and also initiating new research projects. His industrial PhD was a success for the company, since it has been a part of UKON’s strategy and brand to positioning the company between the research world and the corporate world.
How it started
After many talks with different universities, Anders ended up making an agreement with Aalborg University about an industrial PhD. He says: “It might seem like a cliché, but AAU were much more flexible and better to understand the demands the company had. Moreover, AAU’s research environment suited me well and they were able to understand that I both had to do my work at UKON simultaneously with doing my PhD. Lastly, AAU did not have any intention about influencing my field of research, which was very important for both me and UKON.”
PHD PORTRAITS: SAHRA JOSEPHINE HJORTH – CANOPYLAB
After two years of work at Rambøll Management, I got inspired by a former fellow student, who went to pursue a PhD. I started thinking whether that could be a career path for me as well. I became aware of a position at the Center for Migration and Diversity at Aalborg University, a position that was actually quite far from the academic field I was educated in, namely international relations. But the PhD project was very appealing to me.
I decided to apply and landed the position, which I started in October of 2013. In August 2015, I co-founded CanopyLAB, an educational technology company, but I actually began conceptualizing the idea shortly after I started working on my PhD.
SHIFTERs article from Impact on Society Conference
Science for Society invited Norwegian SHIFTER, an online publisher of innovation and technology news, to write about our Impact on Society Conference. And here it is, with the heading: “Researchers seldom become entrepreneurs: but someone does business from saving lives with banana flies!”
Read the full article here (in Norwegian)