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FIND THE RIGHT PHD PROGRAMME FOR YOU

Choosing a PhD course is the first declaration you make that says you have chosen an academic career path. It is at this stage that the intensity of your studies picks up and you have moved from 'studying' to 'working'. Your main focus switches from learning about a field to researching it, pushing its boundaries, trying to uncover something new. This, of course, introduces a whole new level of challenges to your work but also makes it all the more stimulating. Doing your PhD gives you an insight into the academic world and can help you decide whether you are interested in pursuing career options at universities, in research or whether the researcher's life is just not for you. No matter what realisations it leads to, a PhD is an invaluable life experience that is a must for any burgeoning academic.

There are a number of options open to you when it comes to PhDs. Although it may seem more comfortable to stay at a university to continue your studies, it is important to remember that conducting research is also possible in industry. Finding the right PhD vacancy can seem tricky but luckily academics.com lists some of the most exciting opportunities in all kinds of research fields and it is always a good idea to use these pages as your base to see a good range of what is on offer. It is easy to forget that you have the option to choose between options that give you all sorts of different pros and cons and it is a great idea to think about whether you are passionate about fundamental research, would rather go into the applied sciences, would like to complete your doctorate while working in industry or the traditional doctorate is the best model for you.

Germany is quickly becoming the home of outstanding research in Europe and here is where academics.com excels. Although it may be intimidating to move to a new country for your PhD, working in Germany is definitely an option you should consider. The research landscape is one which is constantly evolving and embracing all types of new fields and interdisciplinary research. It is also home to a great number of the world's leading R&D companies. You can read about these options on our PhD pages so you have a guide to the possibilities open to you as well as all the top jobs so you find the perfect PhD in Germany.

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A Joint Degree Programme by the United Nations University and Technische Universität Dresden. BACKGROUND United Nations University (UNU) was established in 1973 and currently it is comprised of over 15 Research Institutes and Programmes in 13 countries around the world. Even though postgraduate...
United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), Dresden, 17 April 2014
SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is announcing 12 doctoral fellowships to begin on October 1st, 2014. The program offers a structured, three-year period of multidisciplinary research combined with an integrated curriculum in Analytical...
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, Berlin, 7 April 2014
The Dependable Computation and Communications (DCC) research group at Luleå University of Technology, seeks to hire a graduate student to work on Software for SmartGrid and Datacenters Automation. The Ph.D. position is appropriate for industrial automation and control engineers with knowledge of...
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, 22 April 2014
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Haldor Topsøe A/S (HTAS) are seeking a candidate for a PhD position in analysis of fracture in porous ceramic steam-reforming catalysts by use of X-ray tomography. Responsibilities and tasks The PhD...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 10 April 2014
provides openings of 10 PhD positions in summer 2014 in a Munich-based programme jointly held by 10 leading research groups at Technische Universität München (TUM), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Walther-Meissner-Institut (WMI),...
Technische Universität München (TUM), München, 28 March 2014
The Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab) is one of Europe’s largest academic research groups in cyber security.  NISlab covers a large part of the cyber security field, including crypto, critical infrastructure protection, cyber defence, and computational forensics, biometrics,...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik, 27 March 2014
Ihre AufgabenMitarbeit in praxisorientierten Forschungs-, Entwicklungs- und DienstleistungsprojektenErarbeitung von Konzepten, Projektskizzen und Gesuchseingaben für solche ProjekteVerfassen von Berichten und PublikationenBetreuung von Projekt- und BachelorarbeitenMitarbeit bei der Gestaltung,...
Hochschule Luzern, Horw, 26 March 2014
There are several open PhD position for students interested in the research fields of surface physics and nanocatalysis in the Institute of Experimental Physics IV at the Ruhr Universität Bochum.The successful applicants will utilize ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface-sensitive techniques to...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 26 March 2014
MICMoR is an interdisciplinary and international graduate program for doctoral students in the field of climate change research. Its research focus is to understand climate change processes in mountainregions through research at the interfaces of the atmosphere, biosphere, pedo- and...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), MICMoR Research School, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 7 March 2014
Excellence Cluster 264 "Topoi − The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations", with funding from the Excellence Initiative at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is announcing 19 doctoral fellowships to begin on October 1st,...
Exzellenzcluster 264 Topoi - The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations, Berlin, 13 February 2014