NorDoc Summer School 2021
The NorDoc Summer School takes place in Copenhagen on 16-20 August 2021 and this year the topic is:
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Career Development
The annual NorDoc Summer School brings together PhD students from the Nordic countries for a week of interaction and discussions. The summer School is open to PhD students, faculty and administrators.
Sign up now! There are only 250 seats available for the conference.
We have invited excellent speakers from the Nordic countries and hope to inspire you and give you new insight into some of the current opportunities in the Nordic countries. There will be presentations and panel debates as well as breakout sessions and workshops, where you get to work with experts and PhD students on the topics of your choice.
You can participate in several full day PhD courses in innovation and transferrable skills - and you also get a chance to visit the industry in or around Copenhagen for a full day and learn how start-ups, small and big companies work with innovation. Last, but not least, the summer school ends with a conference.
NB: In case the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from having the NorDoc Summer School physically in Copenhagen, we will transform as much of it as possible into an online format – including the conference part. So do not hesitate to sign up now. The payment of the NorDoc Summer School fee of 100 EUR per participant will not be charged before June 2021 and only in case the summer school is going to take place physically in Copenhagen.
NorDoc is a network for graduate schools in health and medical sciences in the Nordic countries.
The conference at NorDoc Summer School 2021 is about entrepreneurship, innovation and career development.
The speakers will tell you about their personal travel from a discovery in basic research to a company with products on the market; how a great idea turned into one of the biggest business successes in Denmark; and how to sell your idea to an investor - and what the investors look for. Finally, we have invited a speaker that will inspire you to find out what motivates you so you can become successful and live your dream.
Apart from the plenary sessions, we also offer breakout sessions in smaller groups of people on various career pathways from business development in the industry and at the universities; over consulting; patent law; scientific communication and fundraising, to research in the industry and research management.
Further, we offer workshops, where you can delve deeper into a subject on topics from design thinking and idea creation; Pitching your idea; Starting a business; Need-driven innovation via BioMedical Design; to a CV and application workshop run by experts from one of the big medical companies in Denmark.
There is also a dinner and party on Thursday evening that all conference participants are welcome to sign up for.
In addition to the conference, the summer school offers several full day PhD courses in innovation and transferrable skills as well as two Visit the Industry Days, where you learn how start-ups, small and big companies work with innovation. Course seats are limited. However, if you are registered for the conference at NorDoc Summer School you will have priority and access to the courses free of charge.
For an overview of the courses and visit the industry day, please see the course section.
Check out the programme for more information.
We are looking forward to welcome you for some great days in Copenhagen!
From 16 to 18 August 2021, several full day PhD courses in innovation and transferrable skills are offered by the Graduate School.
Course seats are limited. PhD students registered for the NorDoc Summer School will have priority and access to the courses free of charge.
Courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and career development:
- Commercialization of research, 16 and 17 August 2021 (20 participants)
- Design Thinking in Health and Medical Sciences, 16 and 17 August 2021 (20 participants)
- Facilitating innovative processes, 16 and 17 August 2021 (25 participants)
- Finishing your PhD & Planning your future career, 16 and 17 August 2021 (20 participants)
- Intensive Medical Writing: Learn how to write papers that get published, 16 and 17 August 2021 (30 participants)
- Media School for PhD students in health and medical sciences, 16, 17 and 18 August 2021 (30 participants)
- Practical course in systematic review technique in clinical research (SRT), 16, 17 and 18 August 2021 (15 participants)
- Use of statistical software R, 16, 17 and 18 August 2021 (27 participants)
Visit the industry in /around Copenhagen
PhD students also get the chance to visit the industry in or around Copenhagen for a full day and learn how start-ups, small and big companies work with innovation.
- Visit the Industry Day in Copenhagen, 18 August 2021 (40 participants)
- Visit the Industry Day in Ballerup, 18 August 2021 (50 participants)
The courses have quotas to ensure mixed participation across the universities.
Therefore, 20% of the seats on each course are reserved for PhD students from the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. 80% of the seats on each course are reserved for PhD students coming from outside the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. If one of above quotas is full you will be placed on the waiting list.
Other scientific courses
PhD Students are also welcome to browse the course catalogue to see what else is available in August around the days of the Summer School.
In the evening on 19 August 2021, a NorDoc conference dinner and party will take place at Panum for all NorDoc participants.
Come join us and enjoy the summer evening in Copenhagen with your fellow NorDoc PhD students and colleagues.
Please sign up for the dinner and party when you register for NorDoc Summer School. The price for this is already included in the participation fee.
The Summer Shool participation fee is 100 Euro. The fee will not be charged before June 2021.
NB! In case the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from having the NorDoc Summer School physically in Copenhagen, we will transform as much of it as possible into an online format – including the conference part. So do not hesitate to sign up now. In this case, we will charge you a reduced participation fee for the NorDoc Summer School.
Panum Institute is situated in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen.
Several buses stop close to Panum Institute, e.g. bus 6A which connects with Nørreport station and bus 1A which connects with Trianglen station and Forum station (Rosenørns Allé).
The metro line connects the airport to the city center and it connects most of the urban neighborhoods of Copenhagen.
Panum Institute is a 20 minutes walk from Forum metro station, Nørreport station and Trianglen metro station.
Get an overview of the public transportation
or plan your trip via Journey Planner (Rejseplanen).
These hostels and hotels can be booked at discounted rates (limited availability):
2400 Copenhagen N
Indoor four-person tents close to Nørrebro metro station. Only female tents are also available.
Danhostel Copenhagen City
H.C. Andersens Blvd. 50
5-star hostel in downtown Copenhagen.
Use the discount code “nordoc2021” when booking on their website. The discount code is valid until 31 July 2021.
1300 Copenhagen K
Use this link for booking before 16 June 2021.
Please make sure to choose the option Copenhagen and then Borgergade 9 for the discount price.
NB: Early booking is advised for all of the above in order to obtain the discounted rates.