PhD Scholarship in Globalisation & International Economics, Aarhus University, Denmark

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PhD scholarship in Globalisation and International Economics - Scholarship no.: 544-0136

At the Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, a PhD scholarship will be available from December 1, 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD scholarship is linked to a multidisciplinary research project entitled `Made in Denmark anno 2050 – The role of firms in globalisation`, concerning the export success factors of Danish companies. The scholarship is in economics, but part of a larger multidisciplinary research project carried out in collaboration between the GlobID research group at the Department of Economics and the Centre for Design of Global Enterprise (DoGE) at the Department of Management. It is funded by the Tuborg Foundation and the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

The PhD student will be placed at the GlobID research group at the Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, and is expected to partake in large-scale data analysis, econometric investigations as well as in writing of academic articles and communication of research results.

Further information on the PhD scholarship can be obtained from
professor Philipp Schröder,
Department of Economics,
phone: +45 89 486 392,
e-mail: psc[at]

PhD students in Denmark work under very favourable terms: They are employed on a full-time basis for three years, and the salary is enough to cover all necessary accommodation and living costs and to lead an active life. A PhD student does not pay university fees.

PhD students at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University (ASB), work under almost the same terms as other research staff, i.e. they have their own office space with a computer, incl. Internet access, email, phone etc., as well as access to secretarial assistance etc. Moreover, expenses in connection with the scientific work are covered, e.g. participation in research courses and academic conferences in Denmark and abroad.

There are also good and well-paid job opportunities in Denmark for people with a PhD degree, both within and outside the university sector.

A PhD student in Denmark must complete an individually planned PhD course programme within the relevant research area and conduct a research project under the supervision of experienced senior researchers. As part of the PhD scholarship the PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD programme comprising a number of courses within the relevant research area.

The PhD student is also expected, as part of the programme, to spend some time (up to six months), with coverage of travel and accommodation expenses, at another – often foreign – research institution. During the programme, the PhD student is further expected to gain teaching experience within the subject area as well as experience with other forms of dissemination of research results. ASB also finances participation in relevant PhD courses and scientific conferences. In addition, it is expected that PhD students participate in and contribute to the other activities of the department.

Conditions of employment
The PhD scholarship has duration of three years. Graduates and students expecting to complete their study programme in the near future may apply for the scholarship. The employment is covered by a national collective agreement.

The applicant`s research potential will be the determining factor for a positive academic assessment. Exam results will also be assessed. For further information on admission criteria and ASB`s PhD programme, please go to:

If you have any questions about the scholarship etc., please feel free to contact
Henrik Scriver,
deputy head,
tel. +45 8948 6560,
e-mail: hsc[at]

The application must be submitted on a special application form which can be downloaded here or requested from Pia Schytz, tel. +45 8948 6989 e-mail: PhD[at]

The following material must be submitted:

  1. Application form (scholarship no. 544-0136)
  2. Project description (max. 5 pages), including the expected theoretical and methodological approach.
  3. Graduate diploma (including a list of all grades)
  4. CV
  5. Other material, if any (e.g. publications) , which should be taken into account in the assessment

The application and attachments must be submitted in sets (without binding) in five copies by ordinary mail to
Aarhus School of Business,
Aarhus University, Management Office,
Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark,
Attn.: Pia Schytz, or via e-mail to PhD[at]

Deadline for application
Friday, October 30, 2009 at 12:00 noon.

The applications will subsequently be assessed by an expert assessment committee, and applicants will receive the committee`s assessment of the individual application and the response to the application from ASB approx. one month after the expiry of the deadline for application.

The assessment of the application comprises an overall assessment of the applicant and his or her qualifications. Particular weight is attached to the project proposal, the grades obtained by the applicant in the study programme, and to whether the applicant, during the study programme or in another manner, has displayed special skills in writing major papers, e.g. a thesis.

Further information about Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, can be found at:

Aarhus University:


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