Sweden : Openings for Ph.D. Students at the Automatic Control Laboratory, KTH

KTH is the largest technical university in Sweden. Education and research cover a broad spectrum within natural sciences and engineering, as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering. There are circa 13,300 full-year undergraduate students, 1,500 postgraduate students and 3,900 employees.
The School of Electrical Engineering conducts research and education in the fields of electrical engineering, systems engineering, information and communications theory, space and fusion plasma physics, and electrical power engineering. 300 people work in this creative and dynamic environment, out of which half are Ph.D. students, many from other countries. Our research projects are carried out in close collaboration with industry partners as well as with research colleagues from Sweden and other countries. The school is responsible for educating civil engineers in electrical engineering and five masters programs which are in great demand and which have a close connection to our main fields.
The Automatic Control Lab at KTH conducts research in networked control systems, control of communication systems, systems biology and system identification. We perform fundamental research and engage in industrial projects with partners such as ABB, Scania, GM, Ericsson, and Honeywell. Much of the research is conducted within the Linnaeus Centre ACCESS, Sweden’s largest research effort in networked systems, and in EU-projects in collaboration with top universities in Europe and USA. We have a large international academic network and collaborate regularly with UC Berkeley, Caltech, ETH, and Stanford among others.
We are looking for Ph.D. students within the area of
Identification of Complex, Structured and Networked Systems:
It is increasingly common that engineering systems are built from components that are interconnected in complex networks. Examples are found in the vehicle and IT industry, in energy and material distribution, and in industrial process control. This project concerns development of systematic modeling techniques for large-scale complex networks. You will for example work with system identification and/or model reduction of complex networked systems. The models are to be used for control, fault detection, or system design.
We are also partner in the new EU project AUTOPROFIT (Advanced Autonomous Model-Based Operation of Industrial Process Systems) where the objective is to develop methodologies which decrease the modeling cost and provide efficient model maintenance in process control applications. The project has Eindhoven University, Delft Technical University, RWTH Aachen, and KTH as academic partners, and Boliden (Sweden), ABB (Sweden) and SASOL (South Africa) as industrial partners. Here we will develop a system identification framework for model predictive control.
We are looking for students with a solid interest in mathematical modeling, control theory, and optimization.
Qualifications of Candidates
We seek highly motivated individuals holding an MSc degree in electrical engineering, engineering physics, computer science or similar. The candidates should have excellent grades and very good skills in oral and written communication. They should be ready to contribute to a scientific research area of major importance for Swedish industry and society in general. The positions include up to twenty percent teaching at undergraduate level.
To address its varied work, KTH aims to employ a diversity of talent and thus welcomes applicants who will add to the variety of the University, especially as concerns its gender structure.
The PhD positions are intended for you who will pursue your own doctoral studies. The position will include about 80% research and 20% teaching assistance. The salary is based on the existing employment agreement for PhD position at the School of Electrical Engineering.
The application, with curriculum vitae, final grades, and a short description of future professional objectives should be either electronically submitted to
in one single pdf-file or a hardcopy should be sent to
School of Electrical Engineering
Attn: Liselott Sandahl
Osquldas väg 10
Latest date for submission of application: 2010-06-15
Quote the following reference number: E-2010-0142

For more information about the position, please contact:
Professor HÃ¥kan Hjalmarsson
Professor Bo Wahlberg
More information about the Automatic Control Laboratory can be found at
Trade union representative

Rikard Lingström, SACO
Phone: +46 8 790 8292
Application Deadline : 15 June 2010

Luxembourg : Junior Assistant (PhD student) in Life Sciences

Using cell and molecular biology approaches, the objective of the team is to gain further insight into the pathophysiological events taking place during the onset and chronification of inflammatory reactions in the CNS during neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. In the injured CNS, astrocytes appear as a key component of reactive gliosis, which is a major impediment for regeneration. The reactive gliosis seems to reexpress some of the processes observed during the development. The Notch signalling pathway is a mechanism implicated in many of these developmental processes, one of them is the control of the astrocytes differentiation. The aim of this project is to understand the implication of the Notch pathway in the adult CNS, especially during diseases with inflammatory and neurodegenerative components.

Prepare a PhD in Life Sciences
Contribute to the teaching activities of the Faculty

Master (300 ECTS credit points) (Bac+5 or equivalent) in Life Sciences (Biology)
Strong background in molecular biology and neuroscience.
Fluency in English is mandatory, French and/or German

a well-equipped laboratory with up to date techniques
a competitive remuneration
For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Eleonora Morga
Email: eleonora.morga
Junior assistant (PhD student) in Life Sciences (assistant-position)

2-year contract, renewable once (starting October 2010)
Student AND employee contract
Reference: F1-040003
Office: Campus Limpertsberg, BS 3.16
Tel: +352 46 66 44 6375
Fax: +352.46 66 44 6371
Interested candidates are asked to send their full application (letter of motivation, detailed CV, copies of diploma, photo) until June 30th, 2010.
University of Luxembourg, FSTC/LSRU/LNB
162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
Application Deadline : 30 June 2010

Luxembourg : Junior Researcher (PhD student) in Life Sciences

The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication within its Life Sciences Research Unit for a
Junior Researcher ( PhD student) in Life Sciences (M/F)

2-year contract, renewable once, 40 hours/week , start date : 01/10/2010
Student AND employee status
The PhD student will be a member of the LSRU (Life Sciences Research Unit) within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg. The multidisciplinary research unit focuses on the communication of cells thematically (cell migration/adhesion and inflammation) and mechanistically (signal transduction, bioinformatics and computational biology). He/she will work under the tutelage of Pr. Eric Tschirhart.

Obtain a PhD in Biology
Work under the supervision of a professor on a research project
Write a thesis in the domain of physiology
Contribute to research in the field of inflammation to obtain a doctoral degree in Life Sciences
Assist in teaching undergraduate courses in the domains of biology
Title of the research project:
Regulation of neutrophil functions during inflammation: Role of SNARE fusion proteins
Project description:
The aim of the work is to provide novel molecular insights into our understanding of regulated inflammatory functions (Ca2+ homeostasis, secretion of cytokines and S100A8/A9, release of reactive oxygen species) in neutrophils based on the role of SNARE system in order to define mechanism leading to inflammatory diseases
Master’s degree in the field of biology (cell biology, molecular biology, physiology…). Equivalent studies and degree will also be considered.
Experience in cell culture, RT-qPCR and western blotting techniques (experience in flow cytometry and spectrofluorimetry will be appreciate)
Language: English and French
A detailed curriculum vitae
A motivation letter
Copies of diplomas
The names and contact details of two academic referees
Please address your application until August 31st, 2010 to:
Université du Luxembourg
Campus Limpertsberg
Attn Professor Eric Tschirhart
162A, Avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
For further questions please contact:
Dr. Sabrina Bréchard (sabrina.brechard) Tel: 00352 44 66 44 6434
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
Application Deadline : 31 August 2010

Luxembourg : 2 Junior Researchers (PhD students) in Geodesy

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in its Geophysics Laboratory of its Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication.
2 Junior Researchers ( PhD students) within the Geophysics Laboratory (M/F)

2-year contract, renewable once (up to 4 years), 40 hours/week
Student AND employee status
Ref: F1-070013, F1-070059
The Geophysics Laboratory carries out world leading research in the monitoring and interpretation of geophysical processes using space
geodetic and gravity measurements, conducts investigations in many locations around the world, including Greenland and Antarctica and has an excellent publication track record. The recent addition of Norman Teferle to the Geophysics Laboratory underpinned its expertise in the areas of GPS processing and time series analysis, broadening the overall scientific expertise available within the team. Both junior researchers will be working as part of the Geophysics Laboratory team and will be supervised by two professors, depending on their research topic.

Carry out research and prepare a doctoral thesis in the area of geodesy
Assist the professors in their teaching activities, one to three hours per week.
Contribute to tutoring students.
Within the team's remit, which includes climate variability, geodynamics, resource management and regional processes, the team seeks to advance the techniques in the area of high precision Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, in particular the GPS, to applications in, for example, natural hazard warning systems, sea level change and ice mass changes, glacial isostatic adjustment, plate tectonics and gravity field variations.
The proposed research topics cover the areas from real-time precise point positioning for high-rate GNSS to GNSS observation-level model improvements and time series analysis for long-term, global monitoring applications.

Master in Earth Sciences (Geophysics), Surveying, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Geography, Surveying, Engineering or equivalent
Fluent in spoken and written English
In-depth knowledge of Linux, programming languages and scientific GNSS software (to have or to acquire during the research)
Knowledge of German or French is an advantage but not a requirement

Opportunity to work as a team member within the world-leading and renowned Geophysics Laboratory
A friendly, dynamic, multilingual and multicultural environment with a strong focus on research
Opportunity to participate in the development of the longer term research framework of a young university
A competitive salary
For further information, please contact Prof. Norman Teferle on
Applications (in English or French) should contain the following documents:
• A detailed curriculum vitae
• Letter of motivation
All applications should be sent until June 30th, 2010 as well as electronic version to Norman.Teferle
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
Tentative Application Deadline : 30 June 2010

Free Online College in Business Administration and Computer Science at University of The People

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, the UoPeople student body represents a new wave in global education.

Learning Model

Comprised of students from around the world, the UoPeople’s student body will learn through the peer-to-peer teaching method with the support of Instructors. Within the online study communities, students will share resources, exchange ideas, discuss weekly topics, submit assignments, and take exams. Please click here for more information concerning online learning The curriculum itself will be supported by respected scholars. A community of educators, comprised of active and retired professors, master level students and other professionals, will participate and oversee the assessment process.They will also develop ongoing procedures for curriculum evaluation and development.

University Based

With a convenient virtual address,, University of the People is accessible anywhere a computer and Internet connection exists. The students and Instructors represent a diverse group coming from both developing and developed countries.

As mentioned there are no buildings, trees or grass to rest on between the classes – all the programs, materials, and services can be found online. UoPeople consists mainly of the people who study in it, and the materials they use. Students are grouped in classes which reflect their progress. The student advances along with his or her peers as they are given the same lesson and assignments every week.

The learning model includes lessons, classes, discussions, readings, assignments and exams like any university. The students receive maximum freedom in location and hours. Still, in order to push the students for academic success, there are several tools that ensure their commitment, and promote their academic success. University of the People’s goal is to allow students to live their lives, make a living at whatever means are available in their environment, while still being able to enjoy a supportive learning environment which will help to lead them to a better life.

Field of Studies

University of the People offers a unique learning experience in two fields of study: Business Administration Computer Science

Currently, the University of the People does not confer degrees. At the present our programs offers a new learning experience similar to academic studies towards four degrees; An AS and BS in Computer Science and an AS and BS in Business Administration.

In the initial stages, University of the People will offer a new learning experience in two fields: Computer Science and Business Administration. These programs may in the future, lead towards four undergraduate degrees: AS and a BS degree in Business Administration and an AS and a BS in Computer Science.

Tuition Fees

University of the People is a tuition-free university. At the present, the University does not charge application and assessment processing fees; however, these fees will not necessarily be waived in the future.

There is no fee for any learning materials. Everything is available via our website and online using free Internet resources.

International Applicant

The TOEFL Exam is not a requirement for acceptance to University of the People.

Any non-English transcripts of degree must be fully translated into English and authorized by a notary. You must send the original transcript (or its authorized by a notary copy) with the translated copy as part of the Application Process.


30 June 2010

Further details and application procedure:

SHU-MOET International Achievement Scholarship 2010?2011

Sheffield Hallam University offers students sponsored by MOET-Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)

a scholarship worth £2,000 to one MOET sponsored student who is enrolled on a Sheffield Hallam University full-time postgraduate taught course
a scholarship worth £1,000 to one MOET sponsored student who is enrolled on a Sheffield Hallam University full-time undergraduate course
This scholarship is not a reduction in fees.

How to apply for the SHU-MOET International Achievement Scholarship

Scholarship applications for courses starting in September 2010 must be submitted by 30 June 2010.

Download an application form (PDF, 26KB)

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate scholarship you must:

be classed as an international student for fees purposes
have a high standard of secondary education
have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent*
have given a firm or insurance acceptance of your offer on your chosen course
be enrolling on a course with SHU starting in 2010/11 academic year
be able to evidence achievement in your personal statement
To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate scholarship you must:

be classed as an international student for fees purpose
have a good undergraduate degree
have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent*
be enrolling on a course with SHU starting in 2010/11 academic year
be able to evidence achievement in your personal statement
have submitted your course application and been given a conditional/unconditional offer
The Scholarships Panel will consider the quality of the personal statement alongside academic achievement when allocating scholarships. The Panel will be held after the closing date and applicants will be notified approximately one month after the closing date using the contact details provided on their application form. The decision of the Panel is final.
Please note that IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is the minimum English language requirement to be eligible for the SHU-MOET International Achievement Scholarship and that the English language requirement for entry onto some of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses may be higher.
If you are not eligible for the SHU-MOET International Achievement Scholarship please click on the relevant country link below to find details of the other scholarships available and all relevant application forms.

Sri Lanka
Rest of the world
Further information

If you cannot download the application form, or have any other enquiries about the SHU-MOET International Achievement Scholarship, please contact us at, join the International Student Web chat every Wednesday between 9am and 10am (UK time) or use the contact details below

International Office
Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB
United Kingdom
Phone +44 (0)114 225 3880
Fax +44 (0)114 225 4768


Please note that you can only be awarded one Sheffield Hallam University scholarship or bursary. If, for example, you are successful in applying for a SHU-MOET International Achievement Scholarship, you would not be eligible to receive an International Access Scheme bursary.

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