International Scholarships

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

[Denmark] PhD Scholarships at the IT University of Copenhagen

The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) invites applicants for 2 PhD scholarships starting summer/fall 2007 within the "Computer Supported Mobile Adaptive Business Processes (CosmoBiz)" research project funded by the research council for technology and production (grant no 274-06-0415).

One scholarship within Formal Semantics and Types for Mobile Adaptive Business Processes ref. no. 225-0026: The successful applicant will be an excellent student capable of conducting research, under supervision, at the highest international level. Applicants are expected to have an MSc (or having completed 4 years of studies towards a MSc) in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics and in particular have experience in one or more of the areas of type theory, formal semantics, process calculi, bigraphs, graph rewriting, concurrency theory and implementation of research-based software systems.

The PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years (possibly four years if initiated prior to obtaining a MSc). In the evaluation of the applications emphasis will especially be put on grade average, prior academic performance, collaborative skills and the ability to make a realistic and promising work plan for the project.

One scholarship within Computer Supported Mobile Work ref. no. 225-0027: The successful applicant will be an excellent student capable of conducting research, under supervision, at the highest international level. Applicants are expected to have a solid background in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, or the Humanities, and in particular have experience in one or more of the areas of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), distributed computing, or mobile and pervasive computing. Applicants with experience with ethnographic field work in work settings or other kinds of qualitative studies will be preferred.

The PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years (possibly four years if initiated prior to obtaining a MSc). In the evaluation of the applications emphasis will especially be put on grade average and the ability to make a realistic and promising work plan for the project.

For more information on this project you may contact Associate Professor Thomas Hildebrandt at hilde@itu.dk1.

General information:

The PhD scholarships run for a period of three or four years depending on the educational level of the student. A three-year scholarship can only be awarded to applicants with a Master’s degree equivalent to a Danish graduate degree. Students with the equivalence of 4 years of university studies - where one year (60 ECTS) is transferable to one of the Master of IT programs at ITU - can be awarded a four-year scholarship.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Applicants must document that they will be able to fulfill the admission requirements before entering the PhD program.

Applications are preferred in English, though Danish would be accepted. It is the responsibility of the applicant that documentation such as diplomas or recommendations are either in English or Danish.

The application must include:
1. Completed application form available on our website: www1.itu.dk/sw38325.asp
2. Letter of motivation
3. Project description (see guidelines on our website)
4. Documentation of previous studies; diplomas etc.
5. Brief CV
6. Copies of theses or up to 3 selected publications and a numbered list of all

All application material, including all enclosures (see above points 1-6), must be assembled in a manner that makes it easy to copy, i.e. A4 format and unstapled.

The application in 1 copy including enclosures marked with the above mentioned ref. no. must be submitted to:

IT-Universitetet i KĂžbenhavn
Att.: Journalen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7 2300 KBH. S.
Denmark

You may also submit your application electronically (one file per person) in pdf-format to journalen@itu.dk3. Please note that applications sent to any other email address will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: 7 May 2007 at 12.00 noon.

The IT University invites all qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the scholarships.

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