AARHUS
AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITET
JUNE 2012
Challenges in the recruitment of
international research talents –
administrative perspectives
August 2012
pRÆSEN
TATION
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Agenda
Ph
Attracting research
talents
PhDs
Ds
Post docs
Welcome to Aarhus
solving
problems
Rese
arch
Accomodating
needs
–
activitities
while
in
progr
Professors
Contra
Aarhus
Studies
amm
Research
es
cts
Lifelong
Staying in touch
– Alumni activities
programmes
learning
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
Contracts
AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
WHY TALENT DEVELOPMENT?
Talent Development has a broad scope
Academic Talent should be spotted and
sustained early
Advanced
career
Early
career
Post
doc
To the benefit of the University
To the benefit of the society
PhD
Early
recruitment
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
PhDs at Aarhus University
Number of PhD students af Aarhus University 2008-2011
Arts
Science and
Technology
Health
Business and
Social
Sciences
Total, AU
2008
2009
2010
2011
20082011
265
294
337
309
17%
491
604
692
763
55%
473
504
570
575
22%
201
208
223
236
17%
1430
1610
1822
1996
40%
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
ATTRACTING TALENT FROM ABROAD
Amount of international PhD Students at Aarhus University
35.0%
30.0%
25.0%
20.0%
15.0%
10.0%
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Proportion of int. PhD Students
5
Source: PhD Planner, 2012
AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Where to recruit?
In which markets is Aarhus University to be visible?
Open international calls may not be enough
The role for the administration?
 International engagement
 International contacts
 International summer schools
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
The recruitment process # 1
International calls
more applicants
IT support for selection procedures
PhD-planner – a new tool!
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
The recruitment process # 2
Danish Immigration law
Residence permits, health care coverage, tax schemes,
work permits, social security
Major challenge: Housing

‘One Stop Shop’
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Supporting International ph.d’s while in
Aarhus
Social activities at the PhD house
International community
Connect with Aarhus
Networks for spouses
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
A career in Denmark
Career counseling services
to PhDs
Career events for PhDs
Networks with private and
public employers
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
After departure
Alumni association
 Stay in touch with academia
 Stay in touch with Aarhus
 Mentor programme
 Executive Courses
 International Chapters
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
Junior Research Fellows
30-40 fellowships
Spending 1-3 years of research time
’Free Research’
Attracting Talent to Aarhus
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
A modern building
Facilitating interaction
Facilitation debate, discussion
Facilitating first-class research
First Class Services
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
International recruitment
Interacting with research
environments at Aarhus University
New Talent Recruitment for
Aarhus University
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AARHUS
AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITET
JUNE 2012
Challenges in the recruitment of
international research talents –
academic perspectives
August 2012
pRÆSEN
TATION
15
AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Faculty / administration collaboration
Administration and faculty
 “East is East, and West is
West”?
Administrative added value
to academic excellence
 Example: EU Advanced
research grants
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
A comprehensive approach to recruitment of
research talent
 International graduate programs
 Graduate schools
 Cross faculty collaboration
 Branding and communication
 Joint IT support
 Transferable skills courses
 The concept ‘research talent’
 From the graduate level to young researchers
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
The doctoral level: Bologna danese?
 Doctoral programs since 2007
 Integrated Master’s programs
 3+5 program
 4+4 program
 Synergy with international graduate
programs
 Traditional post Master 5+3
 Different entry points, same exit
points
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Experiences and challenges since 2007
 Evaluations
 Increased volume, increased diversity
 Admission qualifications & “what are we looking for”?
 Internationalisation of programs
 PhD courses and summer schools
 Working language
 Immigration
 Supervision
 Impact on faculty recruitment and research profiles
 Postdoc level
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AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
August 2012
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
Partnerships and networks
 Faculty ~ university networks
 University alliances
 Long-term collaborations
 Exchange programs
 Development projects
 Double and joint degrees
 Nordic university collaboration?
 Global mobility programs
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THANK YOU
AARHUS
UNIVERSITY
AU RESEARCH AND TALENT / GRADUATE SCHOOL, ARTS
JEPPE DØRUP OLESEN / JOHNNY LAURSEN
CONTACT:
Jeppe Dørup Olesen, e-mail: [email protected]
Johnny Laursen, e-mail: [email protected]
August 2012
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