What are important skills for PhD students?

During a PhD, students are not just learning about their research topic. PhD students are also learning and accumulating core skills that apply to the future, both in and out of academia. Listen to the skills Professor Johanne Sundby suggests a PhD student will need.

Professor Johanne Sundby is speaking to PhD students and highlighting the skills someone with a PhD should try to encompass to succeed within their academic careers and beyond. Some of these include writing skills, communication skills, media skills and more. Watch this short lecture to discover the skills that will assist any PhD student beyond their academics.


Image may contain: Clothing, Lip, Cheek, Hairstyle, Skin.Professor Johanne Sundby is an obstetrician who has held a professorship in global community health at the University of Oslo for many years. She has worked on reproductive and maternal health issues in many African countries and has served as a policy and research adviser to the Norwegian Health Ministry, NORAD, WHO/Geneva and the Norwegian and Swedish Research Councils. Fields covered include maternal mortality and morbidity, female genital mutilation, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, unsafe abortion and violence against women. She has initiated several training programs and institutional collaborations and has worked on science capacity building for African scholars at the masters and PhD level for two decades. She is interested in health systems responses to emerging needs among women, especially the poor, the rural and the non-privileged. Quality of care, access and coverage of health services for pregnant migrants are current areas of her work.


Published Dec. 11, 2020 9:29 AM - Last modified May 3, 2021 10:31 AM