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.

Members of the Board

Bela AroraCo-Chair, KU

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

Tracking bird migration in the Himalayas along with globally spatial, phylogenetic and macroecological analyses, super curious about why we don’t see all kinds of birds everywhere! Passionate about birds, nature, sustainability and food; enjoys swimming, skovtur (and yes, learning Danish), chess, programming in R, traveling and whisky.

Viktorija KulikovskajaImmediate Past Co-Chair, AU

PhD in Management

Conducts research on customer engagement in marketing. Passionate about music and arts. Enjoys running, yoga, diving, and travelling the world.

Alexandra LüthBoard member, CBS

PhD student at the Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure, Department of Economics

Researching the future of energy systems. Passion for field hockey, board games and good food.

Lisha ShastriBoard Member, AAU

PhD Fellow in the Respiratory and Critical Care (RCare) Group

Passionate about Space medicine (and all things ‘astro’ related), flying, food and travelling.

Nicolas FatrasBoard member, SDU

PhD student in Energy Informatics

Works on the integration of demand-side energy flexibility in energy markets, with a comparison of the Chinese and Danish energy ecosystems. Otherwise, you are most likely to find him in the pool, on a bike or running around beautiful Fyn. Also gets pretty heated up when it comes to sustainability debates.

Federico JensenCo-Chair, CBS

PhD Fellow in Global Economic Governance

Studies the Chinese maritime industry and their strategies for growth considering new global environmental regulations on the shipping industry and the re-configuration of global trade patterns. Passionate about basketball and societal transformations, enjoys reading and hates bios.

Agnes GuentherImmediate Past Co-Chair, CBS

PhD fellow in Strategy & International Management

Investigates effects of Merger and Acquisitions on Human Capital mobility, compensation, and mental health.

Cecilie Siggaard JørgensenBoard Member, AU

PhD student at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Researches childhood incontinence. Enjoys running and spending time with her small daughter. 

Hannah Mareike MarczinkowskiBoard member, AAU

PhD Fellow in Sustainable Energy Planning

Happy to support anything sustainable and fun 😉

Marco NardelloPast Co-Chair, AAU

PhD in Materials and Production at Aalborg University

Develops models of production facilities to ease the introduction of new technologies. Sports, theater and food are his main passions outside the workplace.  

Rojin KianianPast Co-Chair, SDU

PhD in Algorithmic Cheminformatics at University of Southern Denmark

Has background in computer science and mathematics. Her ideal day starts with yoga, ends with margaritas and has her in bed before midnight.

Maximilian ZwickerTreasurer, DTU

PhD fellow in Manufacturing Engineering

Works with numerical simulations of manufacturing processes and does research on manufacturing of battery packs for electric cars. Enjoys political discussions, reading and cooking.

Kasper Glerup LauridsenImmediate Past Treasurer, AU

PhD Candidate at Department of Clinical Medicine

Studies cardiopulmonary resuscitation and acute cardiology. Passionate about food and swimming. Prefers travelling as much as possible.

Gergana RomanovaBoard Member, KU

PhD student in Innovation Management

My PhD explores the phenomena of university-industry collaborations by collecting and analysing qualitative data and following individual university-industry research projects. Currently on maternity leave until October 2020 but finds it hard to remain within the microcosm of motherhood exclusively.

Wénjùn WángBoard Member, DTU

PhD student at DTU Elektro

Studies magnetic resonance hardware. Has climbing as a hobby.

Vanya RusinovaPast Co-Chair, CBS

PhD in International Business at Copenhagen Business School.

Her research is at the intersection of finance, corporate governance and sustainability and her PhD focuses on the drivers behind fir’s investments in corporate social responsibility.  

Elliot BrownPast Co-Chair, DTU

PhD in Fisheries Ecology at Technical University of Denmark

Whilst trained in Biology and coastal ecology, Elliot enjoys working at the science-policy interface. As Co-chair of PAND in the last term Elliot had a great time working together with motivated people.

Members Associations


Ph.D. Association at the University of Southern Denmark


Aarhus University Ph.D. Association


University of Copenhagen Association of Ph.D. Students

PhD Association DTU

The Ph.D. Association of DTU


Ph.D. Association of Aalborg University


Ph.D. Association of CBS

Other Affiliations

RUC: hemming@ruc.dk or ohustad@ruc.dk

Collaborating Partners

Dansk Magisterforening