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At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 February 2022 or soon hereafter. The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.


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This PhD project will address needs for more socio-technical and transformative approaches to engineering and science education to cope with the increasing complexity of technological systems as well as the urgency of sustainable development. Research will be within Engineering and Science Education with a specific focus on how higher educational institutions can cross boundaries and co-create cross-cutting educational innovations in the technology and Science (T&S) domain.

The PhD position will be related to the activities in the Task force “Learning and Teaching” in CESAER (  The ambition with this task force is to join forces across institutions to exhibit leadership, share experiences and co-construct new experiments to accelerate the needed change in engineering education for transformative learning and sustainable development of our societies. In this setting, the PhD position will provide the opportunity to explore and contribute to cross-institutional activities e.g. in a design-based research format. The boundary crossing includes analysis, interaction and inputs to the CESAER community in order to combine insights from a multitude of cultures, educational approaches, disciplines and teaching practices.

The position will be related to the Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO ( as part of the Institute for Advanced Study in Problem Based Learning (IAS PBL).

Teaching will primarily be related to the course Problem Based Learning in Science, Technology and Society, which is offered at all engineering and science bachelor programmes at Aalborg University.

The successful candidate has an education and experience related to T&S. Expertise in doing empirical studies and using qualitative methods is a requirement. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Good dissemination skills are important.

The application can be submitted in English or Danish. We prioritize applicants who, additional to a motivation letter, diplomas and curriculum vitae, submit a project proposal (i.e. a project description which is not regarded as final but a proposal). The project proposal must be max 5 pages (not including references). The project proposal must include

1) a research motivation

2) a short presentation of expected theories to be used in investigating progression in PBL competences

3) a short presentation of methods to be used in conducting the empirical study

4) a work plan describing the main phases of the study

You may obtain further information from Professor, Anette Kolmos, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Camilla Hvass-Raun, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design, email:, phone: +459940 7406

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The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.




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