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Career development for academic staff

Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to career development for academic staff, either within academia or outside it.

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In order to attract, retain and develop employees, Lund University has highlighted a series of career opportunities for academic staff. The career development activities are offered in English and the vast majority are free of charge, both for individuals and departments. Some activities are suitable for doctoral students, some for postdocs and others for research team leaders.

Descriptions of the content of the individual activities are available in Kompetensportalen or on dedicated web pages.

Several faculties run their own activities that could be relevant to your career. You will find links to these activities in the right-hand column. 


Take Charge of your Career - online workshop on career planning ( 

  • Target groups: Early stage researchers including PhD students
  • April 18-19th or October 24-25th (webinar)

A logical start of an academic career: Getting that external funding – where, when and how?

  • Target group: Early stage researchers
  • April 19th and November 18th

International mobility – Why is it important for your career? How can you obtain it?

  • Target group: PhD students 
  • April 24th

Get organised: Fill that portfolio of yours with substance

  • Target group: PhD students and early stage researchers
  • May 22nd

How to build a support network for your next career steps

  • Target groups: Early stage researchers including PhD students 
  • May 24th (webinar)

How to manage your time as a (senior) researcher ( 

  • Target groups: Postdoctoral and more senior researchers 
  • September 6th (webinar)

Finish on Time Workshop for PhD students: Academic productivity and stress management – the road to effectiveness ( 

  • Target group: PhD students
  • October 18th

Academic writing - From Perfectionism and Procrastination to Flow ( 

  • Target groups: PhD students
  • December 5th

International mobility – Why is it important for your career? How can you obtain it?

  • Target group: PhD students 
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Where to register

Log into Kompetensportalen

Choose category Academic career

Funding paths 

There is a guide which compiles funding opportunities oriented towards basic research available in different career stages with an indicative list of expected merits and skills.

Read more about "Funding paths to excellence" on the web page Research funding


If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website

Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.

Career paths within research and teaching at Lund University