Would you like to take part in a research project at a company? The Industrial PhD programme is a three-year course of training as an industrial researcher.
The Industrial PhD programme
The Industrial PhD initiative addresses those who hold a degree and are qualified to perform a PhD project. The project requires you
to set up a collaboration with a company that can provide professional support for a three-year industrial research and training project. You can apply for an Industrial PhD project no matter what you are studying at the University of Southern Denmark.
How can the Career Centre help you
The Career Centre is the gateway of the business world to the University of Southern Denmark. Therefore, take contact with us if you:
• Are interested in hearing about opportunities to work with your company's development projects through an Industrial PhD Project
• Would like to contact researchers and academic environments working in areas relevant to your company
• Would like to contact potential candidates for an Industrial PhD co-operation
We also offer:
• Thorough knowledge of rules and procedures for the programme established by the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation under the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education
• To be your support function in the non-academic aspects of the application process
• To contact relevant faculties and departments and set up meetings with relevant academic environments
The purpose of the Industrial PhD initiative is:
- to train you as a researcher who has insight into the commercial aspects of research and development
- to build up a personal network for the exchange of knowledge between companies and Danish/foreign research institutions
- to promote the Danish business community’s opportunities for development
Companies and universities can obtain grants from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education to cover some of the expenses of taking part in Industrial PhD projects.
The initiative involves a collaboration on a specific development project between the University of Southern Denmark, a graduate (you), a company and possibly also a sector research institute.
As a PhD student you will be advised by at least two advisers from the University of Southern Denmark and the company in question respectively and possibly also by a third adviser. In certain cases the university can appoint a person who is not employed at the university as your principal adviser, somebody from a sector research institute, for instance. You will be paid by the company throughout the Industrial PhD programme and you will divide your time between the company and the university.
There are no requirements connected with your nationality. If the programme is performed at a foreign university, an adviser from a Danish university or a sector research institute must be attached to the project.
If you would like to learn more about the Industrial PhD programme, you are welcome to contact The CareerCentre by mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 6550 1056. You can find our contact information and opening hours here.
You can read more about the programme on the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education website .