Dec 12, 2010

PhD scholarship at Central European University's Department

The Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP) at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, is inviting Masters degree holders with an interest in the research areas of the Center to apply for the PhD program of CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Successful candidates will pursue a doctoral degree at the Department while taking part in research activities of 3CSEP and working on a related dissertation topic under the supervision of Prof. Diana √úrge-Vorsatz, Director of 3CSEP.

The research agenda will be developed to closely match the candidate’s interests and capacities. Core areas of research currently undertaken at 3CSEP include the contribution of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources to climate change mitigation, with a particular focus on energy used in buildings, as well as co-benefits of sustainable energy solutions (economic
impacts, alleviation of fuel poverty, etc.). Much of the research is policy-related and contributes to the governance of international and national decision-making processes related to climate change and sustainable energy. For more details please consult the Center’s website at http://3csep.ceu.hu/, especially the section on current and former research projects.

Candidates for this position must hold a Masters degree in an area relevant for the interdisciplinary research conducted at 3CSEP, such as economics, engineering, environmental studies or related subjects. Candidates should have demonstrated academic excellence as well as a passion for research and commitment to academic success. Strong quantitative analytical skills as well as good writing abilities in English are a distinct advantage.

The Environmental Sciences and Policy PhD Program provides a unique opportunity to pursue fundamental and applied research to address some of the most urgent challenges in the world. The program is designed to specifically develop and target students' interests towards achieving the experience, knowledge, and skills warranting their status as a PhD within three years. Our
graduates emerge from the program with a broad understanding of diverse approaches to environmental and climate problems, extensive practical research experience, professional networks and analytical and practical thinking skills.

Central European University is a fully English-speaking international university accredited in both the United States and Hungary. The doctoral program is registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (USA). CEU provides a full tuition waiver as well as a living stipend for 3 years for all full-time PhD students. Furthermore, PhD students taking part in 3CSEP research are likely to get opportunities for additional paid work on research projects of the Center.

Applications for the PhD course starting in September 2011 can be submitted online through http://www.ceu.hu/admissions until January 24 for non-native English speakers and March 14 for native speakers of English. Please note that, in addition to standard CEU admissions requirements, the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy requires applicants to submit a research proposal (max. 2,000 words), which is an important part of the selection
process.

For specific inquiries about PhD research at 3CSEP (not about the general admission procedure) please contact the Center’s research project manager, Mr. Felix Bubenheimer: BubenheimerF@ ceu.hu

Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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