PhD students employed at Aarhus University (5+3) are obligated to deliver what corresponds to 840 working hours at the department during their PhD study according to the official PhD regulations. However, all PhD students employed at GSTS are automatically granted one semester’s (140 hours) exemption from the dissemination/work obligation with no reduction in pay.
PhD students enrolled in 3+5 or 4+4 programmes are obligated to deliver 280 working hours per year at the department during part B of their study programme. However, all PhD students employed at GSTS are automatically granted one semester’s (140 hours) exemption from the dissemination/work obligation with no reduction in pay.
Please notice that if you end up with more than the maximum stated number of working hours, this will not grant you any additional pay aside from your PhD salary.
PhD students that are enrolled but not employed at Aarhus University are not obligated to deliver 840 hours, but they must still meet the dissemination requirement that is a mandatory part of the PhD programme.
Dissemination and obligated work are NOT the same. However, if you carry out obligated work that is related to dissemination, e.g. teaching, supervision, this can count as dissemination.
It is recommended the students’ obligated work are heavier at the beginning of the PhD study.
In general, dissemination can be viewed as different activities meant to communicate different disciplinary material to stakeholders at different levels of experience.
In order to ensure a fair distribution of the PhD students obligated work, and in order to ensure that the PhD students get a broad exposure to different kinds of dissemination-related tasks, the following principles applies to PhD students enrolled at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering:
The activities that can be included under dissemination are:
* The PhD will get hours for both direct teaching and preparation time (Lecture: preparation time is 2,5hrs per 1 hour lecture; exercises: time for preparation and giving feedback to assignments is 1,5hrs per 1 hour lecture)
The number of hours for each dissemination activity needs to be fair and this will be determined by the
members of the Department's PhD committee and the educational advisor.
Be aware that the actual writing of articles is not considered dissemination. It is a part of the research itself.