The University of Graz, Austria, is offering
20 fully-funded PhD student positions (project assistant without doctorate) in the interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme “Climate Change – Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies”
(starting date: September 2018; application deadline: 18 April 2018)
The Doktoratskolleg Climate Change (DK, mainly funded by the Austrian Science Foundation) is an interdisciplinary PhD programme and provides independent and cooperative research in the field of physical climate science, meteorology and hydrology, system sciences, sustainability sciences, theories of justice, ethics, environmental law and economics of climate change. For economists, 3 positions are available on the following PhD thesis topics:
- The economics of transformational adaptation
- An economic assessment of different instruments of adaptation finance
- The macroeconomics of low carbon mobility transition
The stimulating diversity of research areas covered by the faculty of the DK provides an outstanding interdisciplinary environment where students of different disciplines may find exciting research topics and excellent guidance for their doctoral studies. The DK offers interdisciplinary seminars and colloquia, summer schools and workshops, as well as disciplinary training in the respective fields. In addition, the DK offers generous funding for conference participation, visits, and research stays abroad. The PhD programme aims at training a selected group of outstanding PhD students for a professional career in universities, public and private research organizations, international institutions, consultancy and business, and the government.
More information on the DK faculty members and PhD thesis topics is available at https://dk-climate-change.uni-graz.at/de/dissertationsthemen/call-for-applications-2018/
For application requirements, visit the call text.