Call for Applications: PhD in Public Policy, Innovation & Development

Posted: March 20, 2011 in News and Views

United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and social Research institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG, Maastricht University) recruit for full time PhD positions in the PhD programme PPID, starting 3 October 2011. We offer two specializations:

PhD in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change
UNU-MERIT

Structure of the Programme

The PhD programme has an overall length of four years and is divided into two distinct stages of study. The first stage begins in September of 2011 and lasts six months. During this stage PhD fellows will take courses in the areas of economics, policy, and the institutional foundations of technical change. The coverage is broad, addressing issues of concern both in developed and developing countries.

PhD fellows who achieve distinction in their coursework are invited to prepare a PhD proposal, which includes the identification of a topic, discussion of methodological issues relating to the research, and where appropriate, a discussion of the data resources to be used or developed. The proposal also identifies further areas of formal (class work and workshops) and informal study to be pursued in the course of dissertation research and writing.

Upon acceptance of the proposal, PhD fellows are admitted to the second stage of the programme, which involves doing the research for and writing a dissertation. While working on the thesis, a PhD fellow will meet regularly with one or more supervisors for guidance and to assess progress. Upon completion, the PhD fellow defends the thesis before a committee composed of University of Maastricht and external faculty.

 http://www.merit.unu.edu/phd/phdI/

Application deadline: 30 April 2011…..Email: phdprogramme(at)merit.unu.edu

 For more info see:  http://www.merit.unu.edu/training/PHD.php

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