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Industrial PhD

Collaboration between your company and a PhD student from the Department of Biology can resolve a specific issue and provide valuable new knowledge to your company.

Would you like to find out whether an academic employee can make a difference to your business? Then a time-limited collaboration with a PhD student may be an option to learn more about your needs.

An industrial PhD is a three-year business-oriented research project and a PhD degree programme in one project. It is carried out in collaboration with your company, an industrial PhD candidate and the Department of Biology. The student shares his/her work time between the company and the Department. 

Benefits of a PhD collaboration for your company:

  • Research into a specific issue that is important for your company 
  • Access to research facilities
  • Access to the latest knowledge
  • Possibility of subsidy for PhD salary and travel via Innovation Fund Denmark
  • Extension of networks and collaborative relations at the Department of Biology

Industrial PhDs and industrial postdocs constitute Innovation Fund Denmark’s “Industrial Researcher Programme”, which contributes to ensuring its objective of creating growth and employment in Denmark.

What is a PhD?

A PhD is an independent 3-year PhD programme and takes place at Aarhus University's graduate school..


The Department of Biology’s contact for business collaboration is always ready to help you learn more about opportunities for entering into research collaboration.