sha PhD scholarship in Digital Transformation of Organizations at CBS in Denmark 2022

PhD scholarship in Digital Transformation of Organizations at CBS in Denmark 2022

Copenhagen Business School in Denmark invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the field of Digital Transformation of Organizations: Human-AI collaboration in the 2022/23 academic session.

Project details:

They are looking for a PhD student that will be part of a project on Human-AI collaboration focusing on engaging and controlling swarms of robots and drones. The project is funded by the DIREC. This is an interdisciplinary project initiated by researchers from Aarhus University, Aalborg University, Alexandra Institute, Copenhagen Business School, and Technical University of Denmark, as well as industrial partners from both private and public sectors.


The project focus is on the challenges in multi-robot collaboration, to design and evaluate technological solutions that enable end-users to engage and control autonomous multi-robot systems. The project builds on use cases in agriculture and search and rescue supported by the industrial partners’ domain knowledge and robotic hardware. The project involves the design and evaluation of digital prototypes in order to explore different interaction techniques to support end-users in controlling, navigating, and communicating with multi-drone or multi-robot systems. The research will contribute by bridging academic research with companies currently developing solutions using drone or robot swarms.

The CBS research team will contribute in requirements gathering from end-users and other stakeholders, user studies that involve techniques such as analysis of performance data, interviews and/or observations. The main focus of the CBS team is on identifying the business and organisational adaptation and innovation for swarm robotics technology to be successfully adopted in the public and private organizations.

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:

  • Autonomous multi-robot technology and its impact on adopting organizations
  • Autonomous multi-robot technology digital representation and organizational sensemaking
  • AI and digital transformation of organizational processes

Worth of Award

  • Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization.
  • The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.
  • The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 27,871 up to DKK 33,659 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%.


The department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

To be considered the applicant must

  • have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone.
  • have an educational background in the social sciences
  • have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking

4+4 PhD scheme
For admittance to the 4 + 4 PhD scheme, the applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and have passed subjects corresponding to 60 ECTS in a relevant master’s programme within the CBS’ subject areas. The minimum weighted grade point average is 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the entire programme (i.e. for the full bachelor and one year of the master studies together), and at least the grade 10 for the bachelor thesis or equivalent final examination project. If the grade point average is not met, documentation for being in the top 40% of the class is also accepted.

How to Apply

The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system.

The application must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material
  • a work plan for the three years

In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)

Deadline: Application closes on May 23, 2022.


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