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PhD scholarship at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

December 21, 2012

KU Leuven is offering a PhD scholarship through the Interfaculty Council for Development Co-operation (IRO) to enable students to do their PhD in the largest university in Flanders, Belgium. Within the framework of these IRO-scholarships, the Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA) of the KU Leuven, Belgium, is looking for suitable candidates from Eastern or Southern Africa to carry out a PhD on innovative partnerships between old and new players in development cooperation. The proposed PhD intends to look at the growing attention for inclusive partnerships from an African perspective, and will examine, more specifically, inclusive partnerships in which private sector actors and emerging economies are involved.

An MA in Political Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities, as well as proficiency in the English language is required.  The Phd would start in October 2013.

Please find information on IRO-scholarships, the application and selection procedures (incl. the online application) and the eligibility conditions here.

A description of the specific IRO-project is available http://ghum.kuleuven.be/phd/how_to_apply/available-iro-scholarship-projects, by clicking on "HIVA (Research Institute for Work and Society):

Innovative partnerships between old and new players in development

cooperation: How can Southern governments be more in the driver's seat?".

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2013.

The candidate will be based in the research group on sustainable development of HIVA (headed by Dr. Huib Huyse): www.hiva.be

Information on areas of research of HIVA regarding development cooperation is available here