8. August 2017

Check out our new events!

New events
from our partners are now published at our event page, please check out events near you! It’s also possible to register and visit our partnering universities and their events. Ask us, we’ll help out!


Also, do not forget the Science for Society conference this fall, form 16th – 17th of November in Oslo. You’re hereby invited. Read more at conference website phdconferenceoslo.com.


6. April 2017

Videotalks from our Ph.d. Conference in Aalborg


Science for Society held its very first Scandinavian Ph.d. Conference in February 2017. Venue was Aalborg Congress & Culture Center and over 200 ph.d.-candidates and postdocs participated, coming from 39 different countries.


The conference talks were recorded, here are a selection:


Ready for the long haul!
Reimer Ivang, cofounder of “Better World Fashion” and Associate Professor at Aalborg University. Reimer presents how he capitalizes on the competences developed during his PhD, both in relation to academia but also in entrepreneurship. 

How to solve global health challenges with your Ph.d.
Kathrine Myhre, CEO at Oslo MedTech Cluster. Kathrine established the cluster Oslo Medtech in 2009 and has since the start been the CEO of the organization. Oslo Medtech is today a mature cluster organization with 180 members including Medtech, eHealth and Digital health companies, R&D-institutions, hospitals and local health authorities, international companies and investors.

Welcome to Science for Society Ph.d. Conference in Aalborg
By Søren Damgaard, Director of AAU Innovation and Ulla Egediussen Egekvist, PhD Career Consultant at Aalborg University.


From AAU, to Pharma, to Medtech, to… who knows
Omar Do Nascimento, Scientific manager Coloplast & AAU Ph.d. Omar shares bits of his eclectic professional career steps.


Entrepreneurship as gendered phenomenon
Caroline Wigren, Senior Lecturer at Lund University. Caroline has the perspective that both entrepreneurship and gender are socially constructed phenomena – we associate entrepreneurship with certain characteristics and attributes as well as we associate being a man or woman with certain characteristics and attributes. This might create consequences when it comes to career paths. In this session Caroline Wigren gives her view on the matter.


Conference video(short) from Science for Society Conference in Aalborg
A short conference video, see the athmosphere and setup of the conference.


4. April 2017

Rector Ole Petter Ottersen (UiO) writes about Science for Society


Rector at UiO, Ole Petter Ottersen, has written about Science for Society in his university blog, focusing on the enhanced collaboration between research and industry. Ottersen states “- it’s great to see such an initiative that creates an academic education that strengthens entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with industry.”


He also draws attention to the Ph.d. conference hosted by Science for Society earlier this year in Aalborg as an important example for linking research and academia to industry and society.


Read Ottersens blogpost here (in Norwegian)

10. February 2017



I slutningen af februar danner Aalborg Kongres og Kulturcenter ramme om en konference, der sætter fokus på arbejdsmarkedet uden for universitetsverdenen for ph.d.er og postdocs.


Les artikkelen her

31. January 2017

Vacant postdoctoral position in entrepreneurship


Aarhus University: The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on quantitative studies of entrepreneurs and careers.


The starting date for the successful candidate is 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to mutual agreement.


Read more about the vacant postdoctoral position here.