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2016 International PhD Positions in Digital Business Management, Austria

Applications are invited for joint PhD program ‘Digital Business International’. These positions are open to international PhD students within the area of Digital Business Management.

The PhD Program, “Digital Business International” is a joint initiative of University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA) and Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) together with the local government of Upper Austria.

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The cooperation between these two universities is built on a successful Joint Master Program in Digital Business Management and joint research projects.

Candidates should have professional knowledge in (scientific) English language and at least basic knowledge in German language (intensified courses can be attended in Austria).

Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Positions are open within the area of Digital Business Management.

List of Subjects: Potential Topics are: Music in IS, Mobility in IS and Connected Retail

Award: Land Oberösterreich sponsors the main part (€ 500.000 for 2015-2019) of the funding jointly with UASUA for this PhD program in the form of stipends for international PhD students. Student grants are oriented at the personnel cost rates defined by FWF for Doctoral candidates (which correspond to University/UASUA employment of 30h/week employment with the remaining 10h/week intended for independent writing or additional project involvement).

Award can be taken at: Austria

Eligibility: Applicants’ Profile
-Educational Background for PhD at JKU: A Diploma degree or Master’s degree in Social and/or Economics, Business Sciences, Business Information Systems
-Candidates should have professional knowledge in (Scientific) English language and at least basic knowledge in German language (intensified courses can be attended in Austria) – please provide certificates if available
-Candidates will have to move their center of life to the greater area of Linz or Steyr, Upper Austria
-Candidates ideally have scientific experience (proven by publications)

Nationality: International PhD students can apply for these PhD positions.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants applying for admission to the doctorate degree program (Social and Economic Sciences at JKU) must have one of the following:
-A Diploma degree or Master’s degree in Social and/or Economic, Business Sciences, Business Information Systems at a university, university of applied sciences, or other post-secondary institute of education in Austria or abroad (if equivalent in content and scope to the degree program offered at the JKU)
-Previous studies can generally be considered equivalent upon proof that preliminary studies are at least 240 ECTS credits and the scope for the subjects in questions in regards to admission may not exceed 67% of the scope for the model being used to compare degree programs.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Candidates should have professional knowledge in (Scientific) English language and at least basic knowledge in German language (intensified courses can be attended in Austria).

Austria Scholarships

Supporting Material: Applicant’s written application for the PhD position should contain the following parts:
-Letter of Introduction (max. 1 page)
-Full CV

How to Apply: Applications or enquiries should be sent to andreas.auinger-at-fh-steyr.at

Application Deadline: The last date for application is April 30, 2016.

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