Thursday, August 13, 2009

Belgium - PhD Position at faculty of Business and Economics of the K.U.Leuven

PhD Position at faculty of Business and Economics of the K.U.Leuven

PhD Position at faculty of Business and Economics of the K.U.Leuven
The research group Management Informatics of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) has two vacancies for a full-time researcher.

The researcher should have an academic degree in one of the following disciplines: Applied Economic Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics and/or Statistics.

Building upon earlier research, the researcher will be working in the fields of intelligent systems, data mining, and management informatics. It is expected that the researcher starts a Phd. This will typically include a thorough literature study, collaboration with on-going research, and the development and validation of new research methodologies. Occasionally, the researcher will also be involved in educational support activities, such as: supervision of exams; supervision of master dissertations, and student tutoring.

The K.U.Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.

Candidates are invited to apply online at

For more information, please contact
prof. dr. Bart Baesens
Management Informatics
Faculty of Business and Economics
Naamsestraat 69 B-3000
Leuven, Belgium

Japan - Engineering Ph.D. Scholarship at Kochi University of Technology

Engineering Ph.D. Scholarship in Kochi University of Technology, Southern Japan

What is Special Scholarship Program (SSP)?
Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable international students. Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected foreign doctoral students under specific research projects. The students pursue the doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting their host professor as a research assistant (RA). Through this program KUT wishes to expand and deepen international ties with academic and educational institutions all over the world.

- Undergoing SSP Project
- Thesis of Graduated SSP Students

1. PROGRAM OF STUDY Course for International Students
Doctoral Program (3 years)
Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

20 students per year


One year
The term will be extended for increments of one year up to a total of three years, unless the university terminates the scholarship for any of the reasons stated below in the paragraph 12, Termination of Scholarship

(1) Scholarship recipient must work as a research assistant under the specific research project.
However, the total paid working time per week, including research assistant work, should not exceed 28 hours.
(2) Scholarship recipient must report his/her study and research achievements to the dean of the graduate school of engineering at the end of each semester. The submitted reports will be evaluated.

(1) Receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year for working as a research assistant.
(2) Exemption from 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen (per year) tuition fee.
(3) Receive 200,000 yen for travel and initial living costs (given only to applicants who are living outside Japan at the time of application)

Applicants are required to meet all of the following conditions
(1) To have or to be expected to acquire a master`s degree before enrollment.
(2) To have intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work as a research assistant under the one of research projects listed here
(3) To have an excellent academic record
(4) To have a high English proficiency
(5) To be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment
(6) To have other than Japanese nationality

(1) Choose the research project from the SSP Research Project List for October 2009 & April 2010 Enrollment.
(2) Complete and submit all required documents.
Please refer to the List for SSP Application Documents

Application deadline September 30, 2009

For more information please visit

Scholarship Information Center