UCPH is a huge academic institution, that offers across its many departments and faculties various career development activities for PhD’s and Postdocs. Some departments do a lot and others might have limited resources in this area.

However, you might not always have an overview of what specific career development initiatives are provided to young researchers within UCPH. What best practices do we have? What do some departments offer, and how do they work with career development? These questions and many more will all be answered, at this informal and cosy event!

The UCPH’s network for employees involved in researcher career development for PhD's and Postdocs* is hosting a unique in-house event focusing on best practice sharing of experiences in the area of career development for young researchers. We have invited  three speakers from different faculties – SUND, SAMF and SCIENCE to come and share their experiences in the area of career development.



Mark de Vos and Mary K. Kobia
International Mobility Consultants
Shared HR - International Staff Mobility (ISM)

The knowledge exchange

Hans Bräuner-Osborne - SUND
Vice President of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Head of Drug Research Academy - Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Ayo Wahlberg - SAMF
Professor MSO
Institute for Anthropology

Jacob Juul Gade - SCIENCE
Senior Executive Consultant
SCIENCE Faculty Office, Private and Public Sector Services

Group interactive session

Plenary take-aways, goodbyes, and a light lunch to go

We hope you will join this unique event and find new inspiration on how to support young researchers’ careers. This event will allow you to share knowledge and network with other like-minded professionals. We will be serving a light sandwich lunch after the workshop.

Deadline 17th January 2020 

*About the UCPHs' network for PhD & Postdoc Career Development

Researcher career development is an important part of UCPH's Talent and Collaboration - Strategy 2023, and one of UCPH's six strategic projects initiated in 2018 was specifically designed to attract and develop the best academic talents. To support and develop this work, the University has launched a professional network for employees involved in researcher career development activities for PhD’s and Postdocs.

This network comprises employees at UCPH engaged directly or indirectly in researcher career development activities for PhD’s and Postdocs. This includes the development of workshops, courses, events, career programmes, mentoring and other career development and clarification activities targeted young researchers.

The network currently comprises 35 members - a diverse group of scientific and administrative staff, PIs and heads of departments. Network meetings are held three times a year.

Interested in joining this network?

If you are interested in joining this network and getting more information and updates on our upcoming event, kindly email

Do feel free to disseminate this information to colleagues or your network interested in career development activities for PhDs and Postdocs.

Mark de Vos & Mary K. Kobia

Project leads for the UCPH project related to researcher career development activities for PhDs and Postdocs
Shared HR - University of Copenhagen (UCPH)