International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training

This is the 2nd edition of the PhD course in ‘Authentic Leadership’ that aims to contribute to PhD training through discovering as well as nurturing and developing leadership authenticity skills among doctoral researchers.

It is a 5 ECTS course which will provide doctoral researchers with theoretical and conceptual understanding of the concept of Authentic Leadership (AL) and train them in critical reflection and application of AL in different contexts. The course is based on the principle of complex problem solving, bringing in real life problems that doctoral researchers will aim to address.

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The course will enrol max 25 doctoral researchers: 4 from each partner university of the IETN project and 5 from outside the Consortium. IETN will cover the participation costs for doctoral researchers from the Consortium. The selection of doctoral researchers will be based on their motivation letter

The course will take place on February 14-18 2022, being hosted by University of Siegen in Germany and accredited by Aalborg University, Denmark.

This PhD course is part of the Erasmus+ project titled: International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training (IETN) that is implemented by a Consortium of five universities:

  • Aalborg University, Denmark (project coordinator)
  • Linnæus University, Sweden
  • LUT University, Finland
  • University of Siegen, Germany
  • University of Tartu, Estonia

All involved universities in IETN Consortium have close national and international contacts in the scientific community and business partners through international research projects, which will have spill-over effects on the quality of training material provided to the doctoral researchers.

The PhD course flier can be accessed here.

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