PhD study

The Department of Food Science considers the PhD Program Food Science as an important part of its research, and is supporting the creation of an inspiring PhD study environment. This is carried out by offering state-of-the-art research facilities, establishing strong supervisor teams and by holding an annual PhD seminar for PhD students.

The department is organized in five research groups: Plant, Food & SustainabilityPlant, Food & ClimateDifferentiated & Biofunctional FoodsFood Chemistry & Technology, and Food Quality Perception & Society.

The PhD student is affiliated with the research team where the project naturally belongs. However, more of our PhD projects involve researchers from different teams and require collaboration and knowledge exchange across research groups and professions in the department.

The research in the department often takes place in close partnership with leading food, crop and biotechnology companies and international recognized universities and research centers. These partnerships give the PhD student good opportunities to work with both the industry and international research environments. In this way, a professional network is established in connection with the PhD study.


PhD applicants: interview and evaluation

Interview


Evaluation

Half-year evaluation

Rules and deadlines for handing in half-year evaluations:

Schedule - Part A Exam

Procedure + checklist - PhD defense

Finances - Costs for PhD defense and Part A exam

PhD stay abroad - Form and guidelines

BEFORE YOU GO ABROAD, REMEMBER TO FILL OUT THE FORM ON THE LAST PAGE AND SEND IT to your supervisor, PURE mailbox, and Bente L. Kant:

List of PhD defenses and Part A exams at FOOD

See the most current list of PhD defenses and Part A exams at FOOD. Choose current year in the folder on the O-drive (the lists are in the minutes):

Path to O-drive:

  • O:\Tech_Filbibliotek\Referater og dagsordner\FOODs Ph.D. program kommité - PhD committee

Printing of PhD thesis

Values for PhD supervision

A good PhD study includes:

  • Relevant competences available at Department of Food Science or at other universities
  • Access to the most recent equipment
  • A relatively failure-proof project
  • Informal relations 
  • The challenges and the scientific direction of the project are adjusted to the scientific and personal competences of the PhD student
  • The PhD student participates in the decision-making concerning the project
  • Mutual trust


A good PhD supervisor is:

  • A committed sparring partner
  • Flexible, takes time for the spontaneous discussions and is open to new angles and ideas
  • Understanding with respect for different work styles

Planning - PhD seminar Sandbjerg (FOOD)

PhD Course Certificate (layout)

Please contact Signe Nørretranders or Bente L. Kant for assistance:  

Participants at rehearsals

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