This page has information on the management of the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GSNS). The management has overall responsibility for the graduate school and the education of PhD students within the school’s research fields. Furthermore, the organisation of the different graduate school committees is listed below, along with information on their responsibilities and committee members.
The GSNS head of graduate school is also responsible for the organisation of PhD studies within the legal framework laid down by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministerial Order no. 1039 of 27 august 2013) and the GSNS Rules and Regulations.
The head of graduate school:
The GSNS is administered by the PhD Administration at Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences, which is an integrated part of Administrative Centre Health.
The PhD Administration is responsible for administration of its PhD programmes and provides services related to the following, for example:
Please don’t hesitate to contact your PhD partner, if you have any questions or experience any problems in connection with your PhD studies. You will find your PhD partner's contact information on your PhD programme page or on the contact page.
The GSNS admissions committee consists of the head of PhD school and 8 top researchers. All researchers are appointed by the dean and have a broad knowledge of natural sciences. Based on input from the programme committees, the admissions committee prepares a list of applicants recommended for admission to the GSNS PhD studies and for those receiving partial funding by the GSNS. This list is forwarded to the dean for approval with respect to the amount of funding from the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
The GSNS PhD committee is responsible for the organisation of PhD studies within the legal framework laid down by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministerial Order no. 1039 of 27 August 2013) and the GSNS Rules and Regulations. Three members of the GSNS PhD committee are elected from among the permanent academic staff, and three members are elected from among the PhD students.
Current members of/observers in the PhD Committee are:
Associate professor Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer, Molecular Biology and Genetics (Chair) (representing Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Biology)
Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt, Chemistry (representing Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Nanoscience)
Professor Anders Møller, Computer Science (representing Computer Science, Geoscience and Mathematics)
PhD student Henriette Rübsam, Molecular Biology and Genetics (member – representing Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Biology)
PhD student Clémence Krystel Marie Rose, Biology (substitute – representing Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Biology)
PhD student Mads Blichfeldt Amdisen, Nanoscience (Vice-chair) (member – representing Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Nanoscience)
PhD student Erik Asbjørn Mikkelsen Jensen, Physics and Astronomy (observer substitute – representing Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Nanoscience)
PhD student Ragnhild Ørbæk Laursen, Mathematics (observer – representing Computer Science, Geoscience and Mathematics)
PhD student Joanna Martin Davies, Geoscience (observer substitute – representing Computer Science, Geoscience and Mathematics)
The PhD committee:
Rules of procedure for the PhD committee (English version)
Rules of procedure for the PhD committee (Danish version)
Each programme has a programme committee composed of members of the permanent academic staff and PhD students. Academic staff members of programme committees and their chairs are appointed by the vice-dean for talent development after consultations with the relevant departments/centres.
The programme committees discuss matters related to PhD studies at departmental level and forward their recommendations to the head of PhD school. PhD students are excluded from participating in any items on the agenda that pertain to personal issues, such as the evaluation of incoming applications.
The academic staff members of programme committees evaluate incoming applications and submit their recommendations to the GSNS. Their evaluation involves a thorough assessment of each applicant’s qualifications, in accordance with the criteria listed in paragraph 3.4 of the GSNS Rules and Regulations and of the recommendations provided by the GSNS.
Programme committee members from the academic staff take part in qualifying examinations and thesis evaluations as described in the GSNS Rules and Regulations.
Current chair members of the programme committees are: