July 26, 2011

University of Copenhagen Doctoral Scholarships in Agricultural Growth and Poverty Pockets

PhD Study in Development Geography

Course Offered: Development Geography (Agricultural Growth, Poverty Pockets)
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: University of Copenhagen
Country to Study in: Denmark

Scholarship Description
The Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen has an opening for a PhD fellow in (socio-economic) development geography.

The PhD fellow will carry out research within the project “Agricultural Growth and Poverty Pockets” with field studies in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Candidates should hold a MSc degree in Human Geography or Development Studies.

The Department of Geography and Geology expects that the candidate will publish in international peer-reviewed journals, write a PhD thesis within the project duration of three years and assist in some teaching within the Department.

Qualified candidates can speak and write in English.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country (but must be resident in Denmark)

Participating Institutions
The Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen; Denmark

Fields of study
Doctoral level studies in Agricultural Growth and Poverty Pockets.

The overall objective of the project is to provide a better understanding of the processes that create and shape geographically concentrated areas (´pockets´) of poverty in regions marked by agricultural growth and diversification.

The PhD project will deal with the impact of manufacturing industries on agricultural growth and poverty, in particular focusing on the relationship between the agricultural labour market and the moving-out of labour-intensive industries (clothing, footwear, and electronics) from Ho Chi Minh City to local industrial zones in the Mekong Delta

Number of awards
One PhD opening has been announced

Sponsorship duration
The fellowship will cover the whole duration of the programme. The project will last three years

Scholarship benefits
Fellowship will cover costs for the PhD position. Specific details may be gotten from the sponsor

Method of Application
Applications are made online on the official website. It is important ot visit the official website (link to it is below) for more information on how to apply for this fellowship position.

The scholarship application deadline is August 15, 2011

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University (1477).

Application Deadline: 15 August 2011
Open for International Students: No

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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