PHD SEMINAR Details and LOCATION
A special PhD session is organized in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and will take place the 19th April 2017. The session's main objective is to offer PhD candidates a platform for presenting their work to peers and senior researchers. Each presenter will get 20 minutes to present his/her work, which will be followed by detailed and valuable feedback provided by another fellow PhD student and a senior researcher, and questions from the audience. In other words, the PhD students are given an opportunity to both practice the presentation of their work as well to provide constructive feedback to peers.
There will be a maximum of 20 PhD participants, and the day will run in two parallel sessions. Depending on the abstract submitted, some PhD participants may be invited to present during the two days of conference proceedings to follow. PhD presentations include a combination of full papers and extended abstracts.
The PhD seminar venue has been changed from the Aalborg University main campus to the more conveniently located Create AAU building, alongside the Limfjord promenade and a stones' throw from the House of Music. In addition, the PhD Seminar promises to be a valuable and concise learning experience for PhD and graduate level participants alike.
- View the location of the Create AAU building at, Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark, on Google Maps
Welcome Cocktails and guided walk
Welcome drinks will be hosted at the Studenterhuset, after which all those who are interested are invited to join for a guided walk through the heart of the old city of Aalborg with Hanne Dahl, a Chaplain of the Budolfi Cathedral and studenterpræst at Aalborg University.
The Fourth Nordic Post-Keynesian conference will be held in the city centre of Aalborg in a former branch of the Danish National Bank.
- View the location of the Musikkens Hus restaurant, Musikkens Pl. 1, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark, on Google Maps.
- Those interested in symphony orchestra might consider the Friday evening performance by the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Aalborg and to the conference location. Direct flights to Aalborg are available from several European destinations, including London, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Momondo provides a useful comparison and booking tool.
Buses and taxis
It is possible to utilise both taxi and bus services once in Aalborg. The airport (Aalborg Lufthavn) is situated only 6 km outside of the centre of the city (in Nørresundby), and busses run frequently. The cost of a bus ticket must be paid in Danish Kroner and would be in the region of DKK 25 (€3 - €4) for one person to travel into the city, and busses run roughly every 15 – 30 min, depending on how late you will be arriving.
Bus tickets are usually valid for around an hour after purchase, which means that provided you are within the same zones you could travel multiple times. There is an ATM machine in the airport from which Danish Kroner can be withdrawn. Bus travel options can be checked at the link below. You can also use the local bus system operator app on a smartphone to purchase tickets, called NT Mobilbilletter (available in Danish only)
Taxi fare would be in the region of DKK 200 to DKK 300 (€25 - €40) for a similar journey. The taxi companies that we are aware of are advertised on the Aalborg Airport website.
check travel times
At the airport, Aalborg Lufthavn, there is free WiFi for 1 hour in the terminal building, in case you need to check travel times.
All public transport times can be checked and monitored through the transport service called Rejseplanen:
- Travel plan Denmark website (available in Danish, English and German)
- Travel plan Denmark app (available in Danish, English and German)
The PhD Seminar will begin in the morning of the 19th April 2017. Times will be confirmed closer to the date.
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES IN AALBORG
If you want to hit just one or two highlights, we recommend taking in the views of the Aalborg Tower and a stroll through the forest alongside, a walk through the park of music, singing trees, and a visit to the viking graveyard and museum at Lindholm Høje.
For those into wake boarding, the Aalborg Cable Park should be running at the time.
Sunrise should be around 6:00h and sunset around 20:40h (light from around 05:15h to 21:20h)
There is much to see and do, and we recommend that you take an extra day or two to explore the city that we call home.