About PAND

PAND is a national network of local associations who represent PhD students at a university level. Established in January of 2017, we are devoted to facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing among the network’s member associations and to providing a common voice for PhD students in Denmark on nationally and internationally relevant topics.

The PAND board consists of two representatives from every university in Denmark and has two co-chairs who come from different institutions to ensure a broad spectrum of the PhD student population are represented.

There are four main objectives that PAND works towards; providing a common voice, promoting PhD students’ interests, supporting local associations and facilitating collaboration across our member associations.

To provide PhD students in Denmark a voice, PAND actively produces policy statements outlining issues and possible solutions to issues relevant to PhD students. Furthermore PAND responds to requests for advice from interested parties and provides a contact point for national media when PhD issues are in the spotlight. The PAND board is made up of and consults with representatives from across the country to collect views and opinions that represent the broadest spectrum of PhD students.

PAND works together with unions and academic institutions to promote supportive, healthy and realistic working conditions.

Where local PhD associations already exist, PAND works to ensure their continuity by being a repository of institutional knowledge and providing support for hosting internal and cross institute events. This same pool of institutional knowledge is called upon to start up local PhD associations to provide even more tailored services to their local PhD students.

All PAND sponsored events are open to all PhD students in Denmark, irrespective of the host institution. PAND also promotes collaboration across our members, by providing prebuilt “event in a box”, how to guides and mentor relationships with established associations.

PAND’s statute is available by clicking here and the minutes of our last General Assembly are available by clicking here.

Board Members

Luisa HedlerCo-Chair, CBS

PhD Fellow at the Department for Management, Politics and Philosophy of Copenhagen Business School

Bela AroraImmediate Past Co-Chair, KU

PhD Fellow at Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate & Bird Migration Lab.

Juan HerediaBoard Member, SDU

PhD student at The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute in energy-efficient programming.

Pravin MallickBoard Member, DTU
Santiago Quintero de los RíosBoard Member, SDU

PhD student at the Centre for Quantum Mathematics researching topological models for quantum computing.

Milton MarianiCo-Chair, DTU

PhD Student in Management Engineering.

Federico JensenImmediate Past Co-Chair, CBS

PhD Fellow in Global Economic Governance.

Miguel ChangBoard Member, AAU
Nanna Lond Skov FriskBoard Member, RUC

PhD in medicinal- and molecular biology

Soujanya MantravadiBoard Member, AAU

PhD student at the Center of Industrial Production at AAU.

Cecilie Siggaard JørgensenBoard Member, AU

PhD student at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Line RoagerTreasurer, DTU

PhD student in Bacterial Ecophysiology and Biotechnology.

Maximilian ZwickerImmediate Past Treasurer, DTU

PhD fellow in Manufacturing Engineering

Alexandra LüthBoard member, CBS

PhD student in Energy Economics.

Pernille NilsenBoard member, RUC

PhD in Food System Transition.

Katia SoudBoard member, AU

PhD fellow in neuroscience.

Christian StæhrBoard Member, AU

MD and PhD student in Cardiovascular physiology.

Member Associations

PhD Association DTU

The Ph.D. Association of DTU


Aarhus University Ph.D. Association


Ph.D. Association at the University of Southern Denmark


Ph.D. Association of CBS


Ph.D. Association of Aalborg University


University of Copenhagen Association of Ph.D. Students

Other Affiliations

RUC: hemming@ruc.dk or ohustad@ruc.dk


Dansk Magisterforening

Want to get involved?

For PhDs: please contact your local representative.

For the press: please contact us at press@phddenmark.dk.

For other inquiries: please email us at pand@phddenmark.dk.


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