Application deadlines for Industrial PhD and Industrial PostDoc:

February 6th, 2018 (at 12:00)

May 2nd, 2018 (at 12:00)

September 25th, 2018 (at 12:00)


Greetings members! The Industrial PhD and Post Doc Association needs your energy and ideas. Let us know whether you would like to take a leadership role on the board. Our association represents the students of Denmark’s Industrial PhD program, recognizes outstanding industrial research, promotes networking and career opportunities, and advocates for Denmark’s industrial research agenda. Get involved to promote industrial research and ensure the quality educational experiences for students and alumni.

The theme of the 2017 communication prize was “Communicate Your Research. The assignment was to write about research results within your own research area to the science interested readers of www.videnskab.dk and www.sciencenordic.com. It was possible to hand in a contribution in English or Danish.

In collaboration with videnskab.dk, sciencenordic.com and Maja Horst, Head of Department at Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at University of Copenhagen, we found the three winning contributions.

The 2017 Communication prizes of 16.000 DKK, 8.000 DKK and 4.000 DKK, respectively, were awarded by the Chief editor of videnskab.dk, Vibeke Hjortlund, at the European Conference of Science Journalists 2017 on June 28.


























The winners were:

First prize: ”Liv og død – sådan på en helt almindelig tirsdag” by recently graduated Industrial PhD student and lektor Vibeke Røn Noer, from VIA University College and Sygeplejerskeuddannelsen, Aarhus

Second prize: ”Hvordan føles ulighed?” by Industrial PhD student Alexandra Ryborg Jønsson from Danske Patienter, University of Copenhagen and Yale University

Third prize: ”Undergrunden under Lillebæltsbroen bevæger sig: Danske ingenører undersøger nu en lumsk jordtype” by Industrial PhD student Thomas Rye Simonsen from Geo, Aarhus University

All three winning contributions of the 2017 Communication Prize will be published at www.videnskab.dk and www.sciencenordic.com.

To promote the young researchers communication skills further, the Industrial PhD & Postdoc Association, arranged a communication seminar, where the participants got feedback on their articles and insight into how researchers can catch the interest both of the general public and in their own company.

You can find links to stories in the media about the communication prize and winners here:

We thank the sponsors of the 2017 Communication Prize:



COWI fonden



Novo Nordisk