PhD Scholarships in Financial Risk Management at Copenhagen Business School

The Department of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the field of financial risk management. The area is meant to be interpreted broadly and research proposals could, for example, address issues such as financial risk management in financial institutions (e. g. banks, insurance companies, mortgage institutions, pension funds), regulation of financial markets and institutions, derivative pricing and hedging, credit risk modelling, sovereign risk, the link between financial markets and the macro-economy, portfolio management, asset allocation, capital structure and financial econometrics.

The successful applicant must have a record of top grades from previously completed programmes. Priority will be given to candidates who have both a strong quantitative background and previous training in financial economics.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS offers access to core courses in finance through the Danish Doctoral School of Finance, see , as well as a host of intensive courses offered through the Nordic Finance Network, see . Candidates are expected to participate actively in departmental research activities, to attend and present at international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. For more on the Department of Finance, see , and for more general information on PhD education at CBS, see

CBS PhD graduates in finance are held in high esteem in academia and research institutions as well as in government and business where their research qualifications are in high demand. The Department of Finance at CBS has recently placed PhD candidates at leading academic institutions (London Business School and the EPFL in Lausanne), at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, at Goldman Sachs in London, and in leading Danish banks and financial institutions.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Bjarne Astrup Jensen phone +45 3815 3614, or e-mail

General information

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours).

The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 22,345 (app. 3,000 euro) up to DKK 27,280 (app. 3,660 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 80 per cent of the base salary.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

Application requirements

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). Although applicants must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD studies at CBS, applications are welcomed from individuals close to completion of the Masters degree. The applicants must be fluent in English.

The application (see link below) must include a project description of at most 5 pages, including references. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research problem which the applicant would like to work on. While an important part of the PhD training is to enhance the candidate’s command of theory and empirical methods, the project description should also include a description of the theoretical framework and empirical methods which the applicant currently views as best suited to attack the research problem. The application must include the completed application form, copies of a Master’s degree certificate including a transcript of grades. Students close to completing a Master’s degree should include their most recent transcript along with a statement from an advisor indicating the date at which completion of the degree is expected. The application must also include a brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. a Master’s thesis). Documentation for English language skills is encouraged. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC register and choose the PhD Program. We also strongly recommend including with the application up to three letters of recommendation which comment on the candidate’s academic achievements and potential for conducting independent and original research.

All parts of the application must be submitted in four copies, except the selected written work and the letters of recommendation which may be submitted in only one copy. Electronic submissions are not accepted.

Closing date: June 11, 2010 at 12.00 noon.

A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the recipients of the Ph.D. scholarships who will then be admitted to the Ph.D. program.

Please find the compulsory application form, guidelines, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at .

The application must be submitted to:

Copenhagen Business School

Department of Finance

Att: Betina Thestrup

Solbjerg Plads 3

DK-2000 Frederiksberg


Marked “PhD – VIP-57″

Applications received by e-mail or discs will not be taken into consideration.

All interested researchers irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, or nationality are invited to apply for the position.

CBS focuses on innovation, partnership with the business community and internationalisation. Around 16,000 students are enrolled on CBS’s social sciences and humanities programmes, including our dynamic executive programme environment. Furthermore, we have approx 1,300 permanent staff members engaged in research and education, and we are currently implementing five principles to guide CBS in the future: Dedicated to Relevance, Creating Distinctiveness, Committed to Excellence, Rewarding Imagination and Join Us. Read more and meet our staff members at

Department: Department of Finance

Deadline: 11.06.2010, at noon

The Gordon R. McCulloch MBA Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh

The Gordon R. McCulloch Scholarship is awarded to a student from an African or Latin American country as classified by the UN. The scholarship will be worth £5,000.


The scholarship is open to applicants who are citizens and residents of African or Latin American countries, as classified by the UN, and who are applying for admission onto the Full-time MBA or MBA in International Business in September 2010. Applicants who hold full sponsorships or who are entitled to fee omission are not eligible for the scholarship. If an applicant is successful in being awarded the scholarship, but subsequently declines their offer of admission on the MBA programme, the award of the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another applicant.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the benefits to the student. The decision will be made by a committee consisting of the Director of the Full-time MBA programme, the Director of the MBA in International Business and the Admissions Officer. If you have already sent your application, you are welcome to apply separately. Please enclose your full name and contact details as stated in your programme application. Separate scholarship applications without these details will not be considered.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a 1000 word essay, explaining why they feel they should be awarded the scholarship, and how the scholarship will benefit them. This essay should accompany their application for the MBA programme and should be sent to:

The University of Edinburgh Business School

7 Bristo Square




Selection Procedure

The winner of the scholarship will be announced by the University in June 2010. The successful applicants will receive the award in person during the MBA programme Induction week in September 2010. Although applications for the scholarship should be made before 31 May 2010, the scholarship will only be awarded to an applicant who has firmly accepted their offer through payment of the deposit.

The University will also award in 2010-2011 the Calum Miller Scholarship to a student who has been accepted onto the Full-time MBA programme or Full-time International MBA programme, taught in The University of Edinburgh Business School. Candidates should have an excellent academic record and be a citizen or resident of a country (for a minimum of three years) in South America or Africa as defined by the UN. Applicants for the Gordon R. McCulloch Scholarship will automatically be considered for this scholarship which also has a value of £5,000.


Netherlands : PhD Position development of a micro reactor

A PhD position is available in the group "Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges", Department of Applied Physics, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The successful candidate shall be involved in the development of a micro reactor for the epoxidation of propene using a micro plasma. This plasma will be a pulsed dielectric barrier type discharge, which allows for high conversion efficiencies at very low electrical power. The aim is to develop an integrated system where the hydrogen peroxide is produced from hydrogen and oxygen gas in a pulsed microplasma in a dedicated microreactor. This hydrogen peroxide is then immediately used in a second step in a second microreactor for the epoxidation of propene. Besides optical spectroscopy to analyze the plasma an existing numerical simulation model will be used to optimize the process parameters.

A close collaboration with researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the TU/e will aim at using this integrated concept for a clean, safe, simple, and efficient production of propene oxide that can be scaled to industrial capacities.

Ideally the candidate should have a degree in physics or a related discipline, a profound background in experimental (plasma) physics and/or optical spectroscopy is preferred.

This position offers full-time employment for 4 years, with an initial evaluation period. The monthly (gross) salary will be approx. 2000 Euro in the first year and increase to approx. 2600 Euro in the fourth year, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. The TU/e offers attractive labor conditions, please see for details.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Ir. G.M.W. Kroesen

Dept. of Applied Physics, TU Eindhoven, Postbus 513, NL-5600MB Eindhoven

Tel.: +31-40-247-2550


USA : Ph.D. in International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting applications for the Ph.D. in International Conflict Management. Given the demand for practitioners and decision makers in the approaches to and understanding of global interconnections in the 21st century, this degree will serve a vital need for developing additional academic scholars/teachers to educate the coming generations and for training doctoral-level practitioners to work in critical international conflict fields. The Ph.D. in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University is one of only a handful of similar programs available in North America. Classes will begin in the fall 2010 semester.

Students entering the program will receive broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities that draw on many social sciences and humanities disciplines. Graduates will be able to address problems from a sophisticated knowledge base of substantive and methodological approaches. The core will prepare them in key global competencies including (1) ethical foundations of global conflict, (2) cross-cultural analysis, (3) international relations, and (4) international negotiations. Methodological preparation will be rigorous, including courses in quantitative and qualitative methods, research design, and international program and policy analysis and evaluation. The Ph.D. program will also require its graduates to obtain significant international experience, written and oral language competency equivalent to that of U.S. Foreign Service officers in a language other than English, and teaching experience.

Applicants are required to submit portfolios of documents as evidence of their qualifications. Qualified applicants will be recommended for admission based on the Graduate Admissions Committee evaluation of the submitted materials. The MA/MS degree in a related discipline is highly recommended as the basic requirement. Evidence of relevant full-time work experience or international experience is strongly recommended, but not required.

The following documents are required:

Application form and fee (fees subject to change)

Financial Aid and Assistantships are available through review by the Program Admissions Committee

If provided with an Assistantship, KSU Assistantships do cover both in-state and out-of-state tuition, however student fees will still remain the responsibility of the student. KSU Assistantships also provide a stipend. Assistantships are an annual assignment and require the student to reapply each year.

If provided with Financial Aid, a proof of funding is required. To review the KSU Financial Aid options please visit

GRE scores

A copy of transcripts from all universities (domestic and international) previously attended.

Evidence of language proficiency: in a foreign language for native speakers of English, and for non-native speakers of English via TOEFL or IELTS.

A brief résumé

A statement of goals and objectives explaining why the applicant wants to enroll

An academic writing sample in English on a topic related to the applicant’s area of interest

Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can attest to the applicant's ability to succeed in the program (at least two letters should come from faculty familiar with the applicant’s academic work).


Luxembourg : Junior Researcher (PhD student) in Computer Networks and Telecommunications

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit of its Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication.

Junior Researcher / PhD student (M/F)

2-year contract, renewable once, 40 hours/week

Ref: F1-070056

Student AND employee status

Area: Computer Networks and Telecommunications


Prepare a doctoral thesis in Computer Science (Networks and Telecommunications) on the topic of Network Enabled Capability Framework Models

Assist the professor in his teaching activities, one to five hours per week.

Contribute to tutoring students.

Create and optimise quantitative performance models for different network technologies like LTE, WiFI, WIMAX, GSM, 3G, TETRA etc.

Create and optimise a simulation environment for Network Enabled Capabilities


A Master in Computer Science or equivalent

Strong background in network models, network simulators (QualNet, NS, Scilab, etc), communication protocols and programming skills in C/C++ and Java

Proficient language skills in English, German and/or French


Opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created university

An exciting international environment

A competitive salary

For further information, please contact Stefanie Östlund ( stefanie.oestlund).

Applications (in English or French) should contain the following documents:

• A detailed curriculum vitae

• A copy of the Master diploma

• An application letter

All applications should be sent until May 15th, 2010 in printed form as well as electronic version to the following address:

Université du Luxembourg

Research Unit : CSC

6, rue Coudenhove Kalergi

L-1359 Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Luxembourg : Assistant (PhD student) in Economics

The University of Luxembourg has an opening in its Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for an

Assistant (PhD student) in Economics (M/F), with a specialisation in “Macro-finance” dynamic general equilibrium models

Ref: F2-080015 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

2-year fixed-term contract, 40h/week, renewable once.

Student and employee status

The assistant will be working within the Centre for Research and Economic Analysis (CREA), the research unit of the Economics Department. The assistant is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of macroeconomics, under the supervision of Prof. H. Sneessens.


Write a PhD thesis in the field of macro-economics and contribute in this way to the research output of the CREA. The thesis has to be done at the University of Luxembourg but can be part of a joint supervision with another university.

Contribute to the teaching at the rate of one or three hours per week of small group teaching and tutorials.


Master’s degree in Economics.

Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage.


Personal work space at the University (full-time contract requires the assistant to work on the University premises).

Applications should be submitted in English, French or German and must include the following:

A motivation letter.

A detailed curriculum vitae and copies of publications, if applicable.

A transcript of results of university studies.

The name, current position, and address of one referee (please indicate relationship to the applicant).

Applications must be sent by post as well as electronically to the following address before July 15th 2010 :

Ms Elisa Ferreira

CREA , Faculté de Droit, Économie et Finance

Université du Luxembourg

Campus Limpertsberg

162a Avenue de la Faïencerie

L-1511 Luxembourg

email : elisa.ferreira

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Luxembourg : 2 PhD students in European Law in the context of a EU FP7 financed project

The University of Luxembourg has an opening in its Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance for

2 PhD students in European Law (M/F) in the context of a EU FP7 financed project:

Dynamics of Institutional cooperation in the European Union (INCOOP)

Ref: F2R-DRO-PEU-09INCO (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

2-year fixed term contract, renewable one year (M/F)

Student AND employee status


The PhD positions are financed from the Initial Training Network (ITN) on Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP), financed by the European Union within the framework of the People Programme: Initial Training Networks (FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008). For more information, please visit


Master’s degree in law or equivalent;

Excellent command of the English language and language skills in at least one of the additional working languages of the University of Luxembourg (French or German) are a requirement (all non-native English candidates have to pass the Academic IELTS – minimum score: 7,5 – or TOEFL Internet-based test – minimum score: 113).

Under EU financing rules for the programme, applicants are eligible if they are not a national of the State in which the host institution is located (G. D. of Luxembourg). At the time of appointment, the researcher may not have lived or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her appointment. For more information see:


Each of the generously funded PhD studentship is available for a duration of 36 months (maximum)

Personal work space at the University

Integrated into an international inter-disciplinary training network.

Integrated into probably the most diverse and dynamic legal faculty in Europe and its PhD training programme.

Applications should be submitted in English and must include the following:

A cover letter including a statement of research interests and motivation, including how this relates to the work of the host institution.

A detailed curriculum vitae.

If possible, a transcript of results of prior university studies.

Certified copies of university diplomas.

A list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable. If not, a sample of written work of the candidate.

The name, current position, and relationship to the applicant, of two referees and their letters of recommendation (can be directly mailed by post or email to the address below).

Proof of nationality and compliance with the eligibility criteria (above).

Applications must be sent by post as well as electronically to the following address before May 31st, 2010: herwig.hofmann

Professor Herwig Hofmann

Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

University of Luxembourg

162a Avenue de la Faïencerie

L-1511 Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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