PhD programme

Agroecology deals with the interaction between soil, plants, animals and the environment in ecosystems for the production of food, feed and biomass. Our aim is to train and promote the next generation of scientists and technology developers in the field of agroecological science and technology at the highest scientific level in a truly interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. 

Read more about what we can offer you as a PhD student at the Department of Agroecology and Aarhus University here: 


PhD courses 2018:

Digital Soil Mapping workshop - 2 - 9 February. Register by contacting Mogens Greve.

Merging Measurements and Modeling in Soil Physics - 5 - 10 March 2018. Pre-registration is open.

Biotrophy in Plant Pathogens - from Recognition to Ecology, 29 April - 4 May. The course is under the NOVA network and arranged by Mogens Støvring Hovmøller.

Soils of Transylvnia, description and classification, 17 - 22 June 2018. Registration

Hands-on Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Course in the Analysis of Small Molecules - 11-22 June 2018, AU Flakkebjerg. Please contact Inge Fomsgaard for information.  

Systems thinking in practice in PhD research: Appreciating uncertainties and opportunities and knowing how to act with farming systems research. The course is a part of the IFSA2018 symposium and is held at Crete, Greece 29 June - 5 July.  

Advanced Soil Physics, 20 - 26 August 2018.  

Modeling crop growth, water, carbon and nitrogen dynamics in cropping system, 24 - 30 September 2018. PRE-registration is open.

Ecological Modelling - online course - autumn 2018. Please contact Niels Holst for registration.  

PhD courses offered by Danish Universities

Link to the national database concerning PhD courses from Danish Universities

Other relevant courses:

Questionnaire Design and Management - 14 - 18 May, Lithuania. The course is offered by NOVA.

See more courses offered by NOVA University Network 

Internal Journal Clubs:

Soil Spectroscopy Journal Club (Foulum)  Q1-Q2 2018 (12 sessions - once every two weeks). For registration or questions please contact Maria Knadel.

IPM Journal Club - Spring 2018 (Flakkebjerg). Please contact Mette Sønderskov

Climate-Smart Agriculture (Foulum) - For further information please contact Jeroen Pullens

Soil Physics Journal Club (Foulum) - March - June 2018. For registration, contact Trine Nørgaard

Digital Soil Mapping Journal Club (Foulum)- Q2 - Q3 2018 (44 hours). For registration, contact Mogens Greve.  

If you have clarifying questions regarding the range of courses at the Department of Agroecology, please contact Lis Wollesen de Jonge



Current PhD students and project title

Here you can find a list over enrolled PhD students in Department of Agroecology. 

Approval of courses

If you have attended a course where ECTS credits are not specified on the diploma or course description, you should fill out this form and send it to Lis Wollesen de Jonge.

Ad hoc course: Supervisors have the possibility to define an ad hoc course designed specifically for a PhD student. Such a course may include participation in a conference, a short internship with a company or other things.




PhD committee

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