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Who we are and what we do

The Graduate School is the largest of its kind in Denmark. We offer a high quality PhD programme for PhD students who wish to obtain a PhD degree in health and medical sciences at an international level and to undertake research, development and teaching assignments in the private and public sectors.

Customer oriented, professional and effective

Evaluations among PhD graduates show that the level of satisfaction with the Graduate School has increased steadily over the last years. We aim to be known for our customer service, and our professional and effective case handling. Therefore, we continuously work to increase the effectiveness of our work by digitalising and optimising communication and improving workflows.

Organisational structure

Vice-Dean for Research. Professor Kristian Helin

Head of the Graduate School, Professor Jørn Wulff Helge

The Graduate School in numbers
  • 448 new PhD students were enrolled in 2016.
  • 1650 was the total number of enrolled PhD students by the end of 2016.
  • The division of the enrolled PhD students was 74% Danish and 26% international PhD students by the end of 2016.