The PhD programme is an internationally recognised research training programme. The intention is to bring the student to the international research frontier.

As part of the PhD, students are required to participate in an individually designed advanced course programme. Another part of the programme involves teaching: The PhD students are expected to gain teaching experience within their subject area as well as experience with other forms of dissemination of research results. This may include participation and contribution to other activities of the department, e.g. instructional tasks. Finally, the study finishes with a PhD thesis that can be a monograph or a collection of research papers, including a summary which explains the scientific outcome of the papers and their connections.

The programme is designed to prepare students for academic positions involving research and teaching, as well as for careers in business, government and non-governmental agencies.  

The PhD programme at BTECH offers the opportunity for highly motivated students to pursue research in business development and engineering.


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PhD news and events


Tue 12 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2624, auditorium E1
PhD defence: Carsten Andersen
Topic: Intergenerational Health Mobility
Fri 15 Nov
13:15-16:00 | Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2610-S520A
PhD defence: Mette Thorsager Jensen
Topic: Determinants of Students' Choices of Level and Field of Higher Education
Fri 15 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Performance Information on the Front Line: A Behavioral Approach
Niels Bjørn Petersen will defend his PhD dissertation
Fri 22 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aud. A I (1333/101)
PhD Defence: FROM OLD WHITE MEN TO WHAT? Critical Reflections on the Mission to Globalize International Relations
Maiken Gelardi will defend her PhD dissertation
Wed 29 Jan
09:00-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Studenterhusfonden, Frederiks Nielsens vej 4, Mogens Zieler stuen.
PHD WORKSHOP: How to get published
The four Graduate Schools at Aarhus University are hosting a joint PhD course focusing on publication strategies and the writing of a good scientific abstract. The course will bring together PhD students from all disciplines.