Scientific Project Planning and Management 2

Aim and content

This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Special rules apply for this course
The course is mandatory for MoMeD students. This means that all applicants will be put on the waiting list upon registration, and after deadline all participants will be notified.
The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. To Plan the final stage of the PhD project

2. To learn methods to keep motivation up and procrastination down

3. To implement Business Model You® to envision the next career step

4. To understand the importance of your networking

In this training, PhD students will learn methods to plan the final stage of their research project. These emphasize keeping motivation up dealing with potential conflicts, focusing on the right priorities, and avoiding procrastination. They will learn to use the Business Model You® approach. This model helps each person to clarify their value to potential employers. With this model in hand, they can plan their next career steps.

One of the most important factors to find the next job in science is networking. Part of the training will deal with this topic on different levels. The PhD students will assess their current network. They will work on strategies to expand their network. And they will be part of a group of peer students who they can rely on and network with. At the end of the training they will have a detailed working plan for achieving the last milestones in their PhD project. And a clearer vision of the next career step.

PhD Students in their last year

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Research Academy)
All graduate programmes


Teaching input, individual work, group work, peer coaching

Course director
Course director
Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas

DR. Valeska Russo
ScienceCoach – supporting scientists in achieving a sustainable way of working

Dates: 17-18 January 2023
Time: 17 January: 9:00-16:30, 18 January: 9:00-

Course location
Seminar room 2nd floor, BRIC; Ole Maløesvej 5, 2200 CPH N

Please register here before 20 December 2022: Graduate School of health and Medical Sciences (

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules. Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.