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PhD scholarship in Sustainable Facilities Management (SFM) Denmark

PhD scholarship in Sustainable Facilities Management (SFM)

Applicants are invited for a 3-year PhD scholarship at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering for appointment 1September 2008.

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Apply before: 30.07.2008 at 12:00 (noon)

The scholarship is placed at the Centre for Facilities Management – Realdania Research under the Department of Management Engineering. It is a new research centre which purpose is to develop new knowledge about facilities management and to build research capacity within this management area. More information about the research centre can be found at www.cfm.dtu.dk.

Description of the project
The aim of the PhD is to develop a theoretical frame for understanding SFM and to identify which and how actors, conditions and drivers influence the development of facilities management from a sustainability perspective.

The main topic of the PhD is set by the following questions:

  • How is SFM understood in Denmark and abroad?
  • How does SFM open for use of new technologies, processes and strategies?

The project methodology is mainly qualitative and combines empirical studies with theoretical perspectives. The methodology is developed as part of the project and will depend on your educational background and approach. A continuous dialogue with facility managers and a network of multidisciplinary researchers will be supported through the Centre of Facilities Management.

The PhD project will qualify you to become a researcher while developing your understanding of the challenges of making buildings and use of buildings more sustainable. You will have the possibility to work with other key actors while expanding your personal network and contributing to the world knowledge base of SFM.

Required skills
Candidates should have a master’s degree in civil engineering or a similar MSc degree in environmental planning, social sciences or architecture.

We are looking for a colleague who possesses the following skills:

  • Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of sustainable buildings and facilities management
  • An interest in working scientifically with context dependent practices
  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Good grades
  • Knowledge of methods applied when making interviews

Conditions and terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students.

Further information is available at www.dtu.dk/English/education/Phd_Education.aspx

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the degree programmes of DTU. Information about the requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies are included in the rules and can be obtained by contacting the PhD programme office at tel: + 45 45 25 11 76 or + 45 45 25 11 77.

Further information
Further information about the PhD can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Susanne Balslev Nielsen [email protected] or tel. + 45 45 25 15 35.

Application in triplicate must include curriculum vitae, examination certificate, references and a cover letter outlining the motivation for the PhD study and for this particular project. The application with enclosures must be sent to:

Technical University of Denmark
Department of Management Engineering
Att. Jane Svinth Petersen
Produktionstorvet, 424
DK- 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

The deadline for application is 30 July 2008 at 12.00 a.m.. Material received after deadline will not be taken into account.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


  1. Hello Mr, Abiodun Osho
    This is Ph.D. scholarship in Denmark, Candidates should have a master’s degree in civil engineering or a similar MSc degree in environmental planning, social sciences or architecture.so please check the Required skills.

  2. Abiodun Osho says:

    Top of the day to you.
    My name is Abiodun Osho, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering (3.5/5.0) from University of Lagos, Nigeria. I also have Masters degree in facilities management (4.6/5.0) from same university.

    I am seeking to do a phd in facilities management in Denmark with scholarship.

    Kindly assist

  3. I am an assistant professor from a public university seeking Ph.D program on poultry and animal sciences related subject s.

    My address
    Assst.ant professor
    Department of Dairy & Poultry science
    CVASU;Khulsi, chittagong-4202

  4. iam a ugandan and a graduate in social work and social adminstration GPA 3.53. have worked as avolonteer in network for youths and chiildren uganda currently iam working as volonteer at development research and training that focuses in three pragmatic area 1) Research: deepening our understanding of poverty and use this to inform policy.
    2)capacity building and istitutional development to contributte to pro-poor policy and demysfy the policy making proceses
    3)policy engagement thus to enhance the skills of civil society organizations for effective and efficient delivery of servises/ programmes.
    have also carried out evaluation and monitoring of projects in east africa
    i would like to do masters in peace and conflict mamnagement or international development studies
    yours faithfully
    nabwire vivian maximiller
    uganda east africa

  5. My major area of interest is Public Administration with particular reference to Development Adminitration. In this regard, in the recent time I picked interest in Environment and Sustainable Development which has remain a vexing issue agitating my mind in view of the environment I came from. However, being a Public Servant handling Personnel/Human Resource matters I am finding it difficult to secure admission and scholarship to attend the programme and switch over to join in community services into which I hope to RETIRE. No assistance is small in this direction. I am from an obscure agararian background. Thanks.

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