Boost your research career with Twitter and LinkedIn – course at University of Copenhagen

Are you a University of Copenhagen scientist or science communicator? The course ’Boost your research career with Twitter and LinkedIn’ returns in the spring of 2021. Please spread the word!

The course is for scientists, researchers and communicators who want to extend their reach and international impact on the two platforms. This particular course is open to all University of Copenhagen researchers, but I also offer courses like this at other universities and research institutions!

You sign up on this page here (needs log in, if you can’t log in, write me an e-mail for details). Click on ‘Boost your research career with Twitter and LinkedIn’.

Here below is the course description:

The workshop will be held at the University of Copenhagen. Photo with permission from Instagram user @Zahirglobtrotter

Boost your research career with Twitter and LinkedIn

Platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn allow you to find and reach out to other experts and collaboration partners throughout the world. And they give you a potential global audience for your own specific research field and project.

In this course, you will learn how to monitor specific fields, share via Twitter and LinkedIn networks, and integrate social media into conferences, seminars, research, and communication.


You will:

  • learn how to use Twitter and LinkedIn in a way that supports your work and career as a researcher.
  • Find your own specific social media method and concept to fit your personality and research topic.


You will see what Twitter and LinkedIn can do, and how you as a researcher and communicator can get the platforms to work together. In the course we will go through the following. How to:

  • be strategic in your use of social media
  • set up personal routines, augmented by automation, for monitoring news and ideas from specific research areas.
  • integrate social media into events and conferences
  • get other people involved in your research
  • use Twitter and LinkedIn to expand your network
  • crowdsource content for specific research projects
  • create a personal social media brand, centered on your own expertise
  • extend your reach and better define your own research field at an international level
  • make yourself the expert on popular research/science platforms like Reddit and Quora
Twitter and LinkedIn course

The course will also introduce you to some offline and online networking tricks for events and conferences. (Photo: Esther Vargas, Flickr, Creative Commons license)

The course consists of two morning workshops. In the first one (day one), you find an element within your own research area or specialty that can be used for a catchy concept on Twitter, LinkedIn, or other research-oriented platforms.

Your homework between the two workshop days is to implement this concept and to start sharing.

In the second workshop (day 2), you will get feedback on your work so you can refine your concept for even greater impact.

Participants and expectations

The course is for researchers, scientists and communication staff at the University of Copenhagen. The course is relevant for both beginners and experienced users. However, before starting the course, beginners need to have set up Twitter and Linkedin accounts, and to have familiarized themselves with the basic functions of the platforms.

Note: The course will be held in English. If all present are Danish-speaking, the course may be held in Danish.


7  and 28 May 2021, from 9.00 to 12.30 (including lunch).

Course fee

DKK 980

You sign up for this course at the University of Copenhagen on this page here (needs log in, if you can’t log in, write me an e-mail for details). Click on ‘Boost your research career with Twitter and LinkedIn’.

Does your department, faculty or university need to boost its researchers’ international impact? My workshops in social media introduce researchers to the systematic use of Twitter, LinkedIn and other specialized social media and tracking applications. All Mike Young Academy workshops are bespoke and custom-fitted to specific scientific fields. In the event of lockdown in connection with Covid-19, workshops are easily moved online as a combination of video-conferenced live-sessions with group ‘breakout’ rooms, individual feedback, and homework.

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