The PhD in Innovation and Governance for Sustainable Development at the University of Twente takes four years to complete. The program consists of individual scientific research, individual supervision, and—for internal PhD researchers—some class work. The program ends with the defense of the doctoral thesis. Successful completion of the course is rewarded with the title of Doctor of the University of Twente.
The Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development (CSTM) was established in 1988. The CSTM offers three types of PhD positions, research, Open PhD Programme – Internal and Open PhD programme – External /Sandwich.
The CSTM specialize in governance questions, emphasizing sustainable development, environmental quality, and technological innovation - from both developed and developing country perspectives. See a brief outline of their research program on their website pages under 'Research'. All PhD projects need to contribute to this research program.
Candidates require the minimum of a Master’s degree in a subject which is relevant to the proposed research. This could be one of the social sciences, such as international relations, political science, anthropology, social geography, or in more technical topics, such as environmental science, sustainable energy, civil engineering and management, water resource management, land and water use, forest and nature conservation.
For more information or to see application details go to the University of Twente.
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