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Department of Politics and Society

Programme objectives of the doctoral programme at Department of Politics and Society


The doctoral programme of Politics and Society is an interdisciplinary training programme for PhD students who undertake research relating to society, state and globalisation in a contemporary or historical perspective. The main objectives of the programme are to provide doctoral training of an international standard and to offer PhD students the very best conditions for obtaining the competences needed to carry out independent and original academic research; acquiring skills in publishing as well as orally presenting  and defending their academic work; becoming qualified educators; and demonstrating impact and public value of their research and teaching activities. To reach these objectives, PhD students within the doctoral program of Politics and Society work closely together with one or more senior faculty members from the department. The PhD students are also members of one (or more) of the research groups within the department. The junior and senior faculty members within the research group play an important mentoring role in the PhD student’s academic progress.


Head of programme Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt


Programme secretary Marianne Høgsbro

More about the doctoral programme
Department of Politics and Society • Fibigerstræde 1,3 and 5, 9220 Aalborg East • Frederikskaj 10B, 2450 Copenhagen SV
Phone.: +45 9940 2825 • Email: inst.dps.kom@dps.aau.dk
VAT no.: 29102384 • EAN no.: 5798000420656 • P numbers: Aalborg: 1003888237, Copenhagen: 1018019139