International Scholarships

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

[Germany] 2 PhD Scholarships University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart (Germany)

Application has to be received by 30. June 2007.

The International Research Training Group "Modeling Material Flows and Production Systems for Sustainable Resource Use in Intensified Crop Production in the North China Plain", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, is seeking highly qualified and motivated candidates for

2 PhD scholarships

Starting June 1st, 2007 for 2 years with an option for a third year, subject to prolongation of funding by DFG. The PhD grant amounts to 1,103 € net per month (+ allowances for family and stays in Beijing).

The interdisciplinary research and education program is jointly conducted with China Agricultural University, Beijing. It comprises subprojects in Soil Science, Plant Nutrition, Plant Ecology, Biogeophysics, Spectroscopy, Crop Science, Plant Breeding, Farm Management, Computer Applications in Agriculture and Rural Development Theory and Policy. Analysis and sustainable improvement of cropping systems in the North China Plain are the main objectives of the research. The accompanying study program focuses on modeling of agricultural systems.

Successful applicants will work on one of the following research topics:
-Economic evaluation of farm level development strategies
-Agrarian change and rural development policy

Applicants must have an above-average Master’s degree or equivalent in Agricultural Economics or related fields. The willingness, both to do interdisciplinary research in China (including research stays of up to several months) and to actively participate in the IRTG activities, is a prerequisite for the application. Candidates should not be older than 28 years and are expected to take up their residence in Stuttgart or the vicinity.

Applications, preferably in electronic form, should include a CV, copies of degree certificates, and possibly a letter of recommendation from a university professor, and be forwarded to the spokesman of the IRTG: Prof. Dr. Reiner Doluschitz, Institut für Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre (410C), Universität Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. For further information, please refer to the project website or contact Dr. Diana Ebersberger (, +49 (0)711 45924077).

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