PhDs at work

PhDs in companies and public workplaces

  • Are you considering hiring a PhD candidate?
  • Are you curious as to what PhDs can bring your workplace?
  • Would you like to collaborate with Aalborg University about PhD or Postdoc candidates?

Find relevant information on these topics below.  


What can PhDs and Postdocs provide to companies and public workplaces?

  • PhDs have an even greater specialization than MA candidates have. Thus, they can create an even larger knowledge boost.
  • PhDs have an emphasized ability to “dig deep”. The ability to do so is even more important than the specific knowledge and field because PhDs will be able to change their subject and “dig deep” in something else.  
  • PhDs have larger international experience when they come from university to a company and can hence be a substantial resource to a company targeting international markets and audiences.


InDustrial Postdoc in Collabotation with AAU?

  • An Industrial Postdoc project is a collaboration between an Industrial Postdoc, a company, and a research institution about solving specific research tasks. Read more about Industrial Postdoc here.

Employers of PhDs

Find inspiration in the stories and reports below:

PhDs working in companies or public workplaces

There are many good examples of PhDs and Postdocs who have established a career outside academia and have brought something extra to private companies or public workplaces. Find inspiration in the stories below:

PhDs entrepreneurs

Many PhDs and Postdocs establish a career as an entrepreneur and bring their research into society. Find inspiration in the stories below:

Please contact us if you …

…want to know more about what PhDs and Postdocs can provide to your workplace.

…want to collaborate with the EU Interreg project “Science for Society”, e.g. by making a presentation at one of our events or hosting a visit to your company for PhDs and Postdocs.

…want to know more about the EU Interreg project “Science for Society”.


Contact information: Ulla Egidiussen Egekvist, mail:, mobile 2093 0223.


Please contact us if you have any questions regarding project "Science for Society" or our offers to PhDs and Postdocs.

Ulla Egidiussen Egekvist
2093 0223

Liv Holm Andersen
2119 4828

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