Selection criteria

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a relevant academic field, with a strong academic background in one of the core disciplines of the institute.
  • Documented theoretical and practical understanding of one or more of the topics of interest specified in the introduction.
  • The education requires spoken and written fluency in the English language, to be demonstrated through an approved test (see section application process) for applicants from non-English-speaking countries.
  • Approval and support from the current employer to participate in the PhD programme is needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Knowledge of the design, development or use of data, modelling and simulation methods and their application in a topic of interest
  • Proficiency in academic writing
  • Access to a complementary professional network or unique data is an asset
  • Candidates who conduct research in their job are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates from the Global South are encouraged to apply

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