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Fully Funded Scholarship at Ghent University 2019.

Fully Funded Scholarship at Ghent University 2019.

Fully Funded
Country: Belgium
City: Ghent
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The Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design at Ghent University (Campus Kortrijk) invites applications for a full-time 4-year position as a doctoral researcher. Further, The PhD scholarship is available in the field of engineering design / industrial / product design at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. The research will lead to the title of Doctor of Industrial Design Engineering Technology. This research is funded by Ghent University under the BOF 2019 Special Research Grant.

Moreover, The PhD position will commence on October 1, 2019. The vacancy will remain open until an appropriate candidate is reached. Additionally, The PhD student will be working on the research ‘Enhancing engineering design education through peer-assisted learning and technology-enhanced environments’. This multi/inter-disciplinary research aims to examine how peer-to-peer interaction in-class and out-of-class settings with the help of digital/mobile technology can foster learning in the different phases of design thinking (discover-define-develop-deliver). Specifically, the research concerns the examination of methods in peer collaboration (e.g., peer feedback) in blended learning contexts (face-to-face and online).


  • Cover all PHD scholarship fund to study for 4 years.


  • Must have an MSc degree in (Engineering Design, Industrial/Product Design, Engineering Technology, or equivalent). (and have obtained their degree before 1 October 2019).
  • Have a very good knowledge of design thinking and design research.
  • Have Good research skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and good knowledge of statistical software.
  • Interest in design education and problem-based learning, and open to deepening knowledge in technology-enhanced learning.
  • Experience in education or degree in educational sciences is an asset.
  • Excellent level of English, both oral and written (TOEFL / IELTS).
  • Further, Applicants have a Self-motivating, creative, critical and analytical mindset capable of working in groups and participate in learning projects capacity for autonomous, structured and in-depth research.
  • Willingness to learn Dutch.

The attachment should contain:

    • Cover letter outlining your background, experience, and motivation for this scholarship(max. 1 page).
    • The CV (max 2 pages) including short bio and contact information of two academic supervisors.
    • Further, Transcript of records of the BSc, MSc, or equivalent.
    • One design work that showcases design thinking (with written explanations) (link to a personal website if applicable).
    • One written piece of work (e.g. BA-thesis, MA-thesis, a paper/manuscript submitted for a publication) preferably most relevant to the research proposal.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 June,2019
Open toAll
Organizer Ghent University



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