Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhangan is offering a number of PhD scholarships from the 1 November 2014 to international and Danish students.
Program Details
IFRO carries out pure, applied, and private-sector oriented social science research, education and public-sector services, with key focus areas in the fields of economics, sociology and ethics.
The research areas at IFRO are organised into the following thematic areas:

  • Environment and natural resources, which includes the economic regulation and valuation of the environment and of natural resources, energy economics, environmental sociology, governance, conflict resolution, environmental, natural resource and climate change related policy, regulation, forest management, landscape and fisheries, biodiversity, ecosystems, bioeconomics, and environmental ethics.
  • Production, markets and policy, which include production economics, applied micro economics, efficiency analysis, innovation, management science, organisation and ownership, policy design and analysis, business economics, agricultural and food economics and policy, trade negotiations and agreements, and the impact of international trade on food and natural resources.
  • Global development, which includes development economics and policy, political economy, governance problems, measuring the effectiveness of development assistance, the alleviation of poverty, living conditions, the impact of climate change and ways to adapt to it, natural resource management, and conflict resolution.
  • Consumption, bioethics and regulation, which includes food economics, food sociology and policy, law, consumer behavior and policy, nutritional policy studies and nutritional sociology, public health economics and policy in both the human and the animal fields. It also includes ethics, covering the ethical and value aspects of food production, nutritional policy, animal husbandry, and the management of the environment and of natural resources.

Worth of Award

  • The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
  • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
  • The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 304,000 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,000). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Key Tasks
Your key tasks as a PhD student are:
• Manage and carry through your research project
• Take PhD courses
• Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
• Participate in congresses
• Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
• Teach and disseminate your research
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
• A master´s degree related to the subject area of the project
• The grade point average achieved
• Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
• Previous publications
• Relevant work experience
• Other professional activities
• Language skills
• Marks obtained during the first year of study on the master programme (only relevant for applicants applying for a 4-year scholarship)
How to Apply
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically Online
The application must include
• Cover Letter, including a description of the project you want to work with during your PhD (Maximum 2 pages)
• CV
• Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
• Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
• References
• Documentation of English language qualifications, cf. general rules and guidelines, p. 5
Deadline; Applications closes on June 15, 2014.
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