Who?

 

PAND is a national network of local associations who represent PhD students at a university level.

What?

 

We facilitate collaboration among the network’s local associations and providing a common voice for PhD students in Denmark.

Need help?

 

Check our support page, contact your local PhD association or contact us directly at pand@phddenmark.dk.

Recent news

TimeManagement

Are you ready to transform how you manage your time and juggle professional and personal responsibilities without one encroaching on the other? PAND collaborates with DM to bring to you the 2024 Time Management Workshop series to be conducted by...

Annual General Assembly 2024

🎓 PhD Association Network of Denmark (PAND) General Assembly 2024 📅 Date: 16 March 2024 🕒 Time: 11:00 - 16:30 📍 Location: Station Innovation House, Howitzvej 30, 2000 Frederiksberg & Online 📞 Contact: pand@phddenmark.dk 📢 Calling all PAND Members! Are...

Integrating

Integrating - By Caroline Berger PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. Photo by Caroline Berger. Although I am not integrated, I am integrating, not into the blue-eyed blonde-haired Denmark, but into a future Danish society, a...

A Dive into the Unknown

A Dive into the Unknown - By Andrew Fenn PhD student at the Centre of Maritime Health and Society, University of Southern Denmark. Original photo by Andrew Fenn, edited using befunky.com (cropped and colour-adjusted). My route was long and sometimes...

Resilience in the Rift

Resilience in the Rift: Navigating Identity, Academia, and the Shadows of War - By Arman Simonyan PhD student at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen. Image generated by OpenAI's DALL-E, used with permission. In attempting to...

Not Barbed, yet Borders

Not Barbed, yet Borders - By Paul (pseudonym) PhD student at the University of Southern Denmark. Image generated by OpenAI's DALL-E, used with permission. In the span of half a day, I was transported from a world of crumbling sidewalks...

Following the Neuro[divergent] Pathways

Following the Neuro[divergent] Pathways - By Klaudia Tokarska PhD student at the Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Copenhagen. Image generated by OpenAI's DALL-E, used with permission. Did I need to get a mental disorder to study Neuroscience? Of course...

Self-Reflection in Cold Waters

Self-Reflection in Cold Waters - By Natacha Leininger Severin PhD student at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science, University of Copenhagen. Image generated by OpenAI's DALL-E, used with permission. Time as a PhD student is brief, and many of...

Navigating imposter syndrome and life in a foreign land as a first-year PhD student

Navigating imposter syndrome and life in a foreign land as a first-year PhD student - By Ahaana Mahanti PhD student at the Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School. "Phd-you-got-this.jpg" by Dasaptaerwin, used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain...

Chronic Illness during a PhD

When dreams clash with reality: Chronic illness during a PhD - By Maria Jørgensen PhD student at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen. Image created using Adobe Express by Adobe, 3 Dec 2023.   The frustrating reality was that...

PAND General Assembly

Dear PhD associations, The PhD Association Network of Denmark (PAND) General Assembly (GA) will be held on April 21st from 15:00-18:00. Location will be at Studenterhuset (Købmagergade 52, 1150 København). The General Assembly is open to all PhDs enrolled on...

#PleaseDontStealMyWork

#PleaseDontStealMyWork - Ghost Authoring at Danish Universities   PAND – PhD Association Network of Denmark would like to examine the use and experiences concerning ’ghost authoring’ at universities. We do this in order to shed light on the current work...

How do we deal with job expectations?

How do we deal with job expectations?   One of the attractive factors of pursuing a doctorate is the independence and control that PhD students can have over their own research. On the other hand, a PhD is still an...

How are we coping with the Pandemic?

How are we coping with the Pandemic?   With so much happening in the world, it might seem like the Pandemic is ‘over’ as far as the news cycle is concerned - but even with the lifting of restrictions in...

Open Letter to the Ministry of Higher Education

Open Letter to the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and Universities Denmark   On the 24th of February 2022, Ukraine came under siege from invading neighbouring forces breaking decades of peace on the European continent. The war in Ukraine...

How do we like our work?

How do we like our work?   The fact that PhD life is tough is no secret - but what keeps us going despite all the difficulties? To put it simply, we love our work, and find it motivating and...

PhD students in Denmark – who are we, and how are we doing?

PhD students in Denmark - who are we, and how are we doing?   PAND - the PhD Association Network of Denmark, together with DM, runs a PhD work life survey every second year. Last year, our latest survey has...

DM Webinar about PhD Rights

Do you know your rights as a PhD?   The process of doing a PhD is full of questions - aside from your own research question, there are courses, teaching, readings, seminars... But what about your rights and conditions of...

Every third PhD-student in Denmark has considered dropping out

Every third PhD-student in Denmark has considered dropping out   In a new survey by DM (Dansk Magisterforening) and PAND (PhD Association Network of Denmark), data shows that PhD students’ well-being is seriously compromised. 56% have already experienced mental health...

Do you know your rights as a PhD?

Do you know your rights as a PhD?   Whether you're just getting started or close to the finish, it is very common to have questions about all the different aspects of PhD life: How exactly do the teaching obligations...

Green Alsion Podcast

Green Alsion Podcast   We met up with with Katharina Rubahn, a member of the Green Alsion initiative, to discuss about PAND's Sustainability Working Group and the Green Lab Webinar we hosted last year. Green Alsion is a public site...

Statement on PhDs help fund

Statement on PhDs' help fund Last night, the government and several political parties agreed to a DKK 18 million fund for PhD students to finance extensions for delayed researchers.   At the PhD Association Network of Denmark, although we welcome this development as a recognition...

Green Lab Webinar

For this webinar we were lucky to welcome Nikoline Borgermann, founder of Ava Sustain with many years of experience working in bioscience labs, to talk about practical initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of your lab. As the ecological footprint...

Communicate Your Research Event Registration

March 22nd, 2019. Register for Communicate Your Research Event! Learn about the art of storytelling, get hands on experience on how to shoot a short video about your research for your social media accounts. WIN A PROFESSIONALLY SHOT VIDEO! Dinner...

First PAND Survey: PhD student’s working conditions

Help us understand the working conditions of PhD students in Denmark by participating in our first survey, PhD students’ working conditions. For the first time in Denmark, PhD students are taking care of their working conditions and well-being. Join us!...

Temporarily Employed Researchers (TER) Forum DK: 2018 National Meeting

Last fall, PAND participated in the Danish national meeting of TER (temporarily employed researchers), a day full of talks and workshops revolving around the painful theme of academic precariat. The meetings' report had been published now and it grasps some...

Wrapping up a great 2018

It was a wonderful year for PhD Association Network of Denmark! In 2018, we've cemented the newly started national PhD network, managing to bring together PhD students from 7 universities in Denmark: PAND: Uniting and supporting Denmark's PhD students Our...

UCAPS Fair for PhD Students: Find your community

  UCAPS (University of Copenhagen Association of PhD Students), PAND (PhD Association Network of Denmark) and Studenterhuset are welcoming all PhD students in Copenhagen for a fun volunteering and community fair. Have you just started your PhD and would like...

Policy paper on the lack of remuneration during the PhD extension period

PAND is uniting PhD students voices on a pressing problematic, namely the lack of remuneration during the extension of the research period. Extension can often be caused by factors external to the researcher's control. Examples of research-related delays and subsequent academically...

PAND Strategy Retreat 2018

PAND is back from holidays refreshed and energized! Before the tropical Danish summer got us totally distracted, the PAND board met for a 2-day strategy development retreat in a cozy house in the centre of Copenhagen. PAND board members from...