Twelve PhD positions in critical infrastructures available at TU Darmstadt

Deadline: 10 July 2016 - 12:00am

The newly formed interdisciplinary Research Training Group on ‘Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Functional Failures, and Protection in Cities’ located at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, has invited applications for twelve PhD positions scheduled to begin 1 October 2016.

The Research Training Group is funded by the German Research Council, and analyzes critical infrastructures in cities—the networked systems which supply urban conglomerations with energy, water, communication facilities, and transportation services, and which treat and dispose of waste and stormwater.

The Research Training Group is truly interdisciplinary and is made up of representatives of the following subjects: Spatial and Infrastructure Planning, Modern History, History of Technology, Medieval History, Philosophy of Technology and Technoscience, Comparative Analysis of Political Systems, Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing, Design and Urban Development, Rail Systems, and Informatics in Construction Science.

Within this program the Group invites applications for two full-time PhD positions in the field of spatial and infrastructure planning. Candidates applying in this field of are expected to examine the governance of resilient cities and infrastructures in an international perspective. Especially welcome are PhD proposals with a focus on the interconnectivity and coordination of various infrastructure sectors, spatial dimensions of cascading infrastructure failures and the planning challenges of urban crisis prevention and management.

For more information, please download and read the call for proposals.

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