The PhD program "Technology, Innovation, and Cohesive Societies” targets the next generation of scientists who want to continue their studies in a research-oriented manner at the interface of social and economic sciences and computer science. In addition, they also have a high interest in inter/transdisciplinary research, want to prepare for a career in international academia, and are eager to engage and interact with society.

Admission to the PhD program follows a two-stage process:

> Acquisition of a scholarship or other third-party funding for endowing a PhD position with employment contract

> Selection procedure by the PhD Commission

PhD students are generally employed for three years by the University for Continuing Education Krems provided availability of sufficient third-party funding acquired from national or international funding bodies (e.g. GFF, FWF, Horizon Europe). The PhD Commission selects students on the basis of the quality of the application documents and a high-quality PhD research proposal.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of identity (Passport, Personal Identity Card)
  • Proof of completed graduate degree (e.g., Master’s degree)
  • Documentation of prior experience and skills, related to the topic of the PhD-proposal
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