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New jobs for Thomas Graven-Nielsen & Ole Kæseler Andersen

As of 1 March 2016, Professor, DMSc, PhD, Thomas Graven-Nielsen is appointed new pro-dean for research at the Faculty of Medicine. At the same time, Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen resigns his position as head of doctoral school at the Faculty of Medicine. This new position is combined with and strengthened by Thomas Graven-Nielsen’s position as director of the Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP); a Center of Excellence at Aalborg University which is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

Last modified: 17.02.2016

During the past ten years, Thomas Graven-Nielsen has been involved with the management of research training at Aalborg University, including his position as head of the doctoral school, which he has held since the doctoral school at the Faculty of Medicine was established in 2010.

“I have spent some good and productive years working with the doctoral school. I have enjoyed working on developing training programmes for our future researchers. I see great potential in my new position as pro-dean, and I believe that my past experience from the doctoral school and CNAP will come to good use. I look forward to making my mark, in cooperation with the dean and other managers, on the strategic research development of the Faculty of Medicine,” says Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen.


Professor, DSc, PhD, Ole Kæseler Andersen is appointed new head of the doctoral school at the Faculty of Medicine. Ole Kæseler Andersen will take up his new position on 1 March. During his employment as professor at the Department of Health and Science Technology, Ole Kæseler Andersen has been involved in the PhD Committee and the development of research training, and this has provided him with great insight and experience within this particular field.

“During the past 8-10 years, I have been involved in the PhD Committee, and this has given me an insight into the operations of the doctoral school which may prove beneficial to the further development of the doctoral school. I know the history and have ideas for the further development of research training at the Faculty of Medicine. I hope to be able to steer our research production in a positive direction, for instance by relaunching stays abroad as an attractive part of research training. I believe that conducting research abroad for some time is extremely rewarding. The experience of working abroad may provide researchers with brand new perspectives on and approaches to their own research and also reflect positively on research conducted at the Faculty of Medicine in general,” explains Professor Ole Kæseler Andersen.


Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, email: tgn@hst.aau.dk, phone: (+45) 22160497

Professor Ole Kæseler Andersen, email: oka@hst.aau.dk, phone: (+45) 9940 8816