PhD Su­per­vi­sors

Are you a prospective PhD student looking for supervisors? Here is a collective of PhD supervisors to guide you through your journey. Before you send an email, please look at their expectaions and areas of interest. 

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General Expectations 

Students must be self motivated and disciplined.

Area of Interest

Plant breeding and genetics

Medicinal plants

Socio-economic Policy

 

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Good academic background with prior research experience

Area of Interest

Rural livelihood

Agriculture and decent work

Impact assessment

Specific Requirements

A brief research proposal, having researchable issue, proposed methodology and impact of research

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Students derive their research problems from existing literature and have control over the theoretical field of their research, with strong grades in research methods

Area of Interest

Gender 

Work

Informality

Social reproduction

Trade union organising

Specific Requirements

A research proposal with a study background, problem statement, and objectives

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A good enthusiastic and proactive student having or showing great excitement and interest toward the proposed research on any areas of Livestock Production Animal Sciences

Area of Interest

Livestock/Dairy Production Systems, Integrated Animal Agriculture, Dairy Feeding and nutrition, Animal Science, Dairy and Meat Value Chain, Range/Extensive Livestock Production, Resource use efficiency/Sustainable Dairy Production

Specific Requirements

A brief on the proposed idea of about 2-3 pages with clear objectives, and then a complete proposal consisting of 10 -12 pages with clear achievable objectives

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Students should have a good knowlegde on theory in supply chain management and sustainable development, can be both on the environmental or social side as well as a good knowledge of emprical research methods

Area of Interest

Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, SCM in Emerging Economies, Circular Supply Chains

 

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Students with a keen interest in doing research that can be socialized and useful to improve the livelihoods of the populations

Area of Interest

Industrial Relations, Trade Unionism and Labor Movement, Social Movements and Collective Action; Welfare State and Social Policy

 

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Students should have academic curiousity and have done prior empirical work

Area of Interest

Natural Resources and Development, Just Transition, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Inequalities, Education

Specific Requirements

A research proposal of approximately 5 - 8 pages, including research question, state of the art, theory, and methods

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Students should have done research on Rural Development, Sustainable Development and Development Theory, with an interest in rural sector and Biocultural heritage.

Area of Interest

Development Theory. Interest in rural sector and Biocultural heritage

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Students are well grounded in empirical research and demonstrate depth of understanding in the subject of research interest

Area of Interest

Institutional theory, Informal Economy and COVID-19 Crisis, inclusive waste management and circular economy

Specific Requirements

A well thought (proposal) structure comprising introduction/background that clearly communicates the problem statement, conceptual/theoretical basis of the research, the methodology for the research and a workplan

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Students have a willingness to question their own assumptions

Area of Interest

Post-Development Postcolonial/Decolonial perspectives on development policy/IR/politics World Bank Inspection Panel/accountability mechanisms in dev aid Development-induced displacement Protest movements against 'development'/globalization Critical perspectives on German development policy

 

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General Expectations

Students have the ability to do independent work, are self-organised, accurate, and honest

Area of Interest

livestock nutrition, pastoral systems, livestock-based farming systems, dairy production systems, livestock-mediated nutrient cycling, livestock-related GHG emissions, LCA

Specific Requirements

A very solid academic background in animal sciences, as well as a proposal of at most 4 pages, that is innovative and thought-through, well elaborated, and not plagiarised 

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Students with an in-depth knowledge in the field of (supply chain) management and sustainability, CSR and initial experience in doing research

Area of Interest

Modern slavery, (supply chain) management and sustainability, CSR

Specific Requirements

A research proposal that contains the academic literature streams the PhD builds on and aims at contributing to, research question(s) and research design. Should not exceed 2 pages

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Students must be able to interrogate theoretical, methodological and empirical debates in the area of study. By so doing, they will be able to contribute to knowledge

Area of Interest

Development Studies

Specific Requirements

A research proposal of maximum 20 pages, double spaced. 

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A student that is hard working, willing to learn and be guided on the subject matter. A student must be able to respond to corrections within a reasonable time.

Area of Interest

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (with a focus on Africa)

Specific Requirements

A research proposal with a maximum of 30 pages excluding references and appendices. It must include - Chapter one: introduction, statement of the problem, objectives, hypotheses/research questions, justification, scope. Chaper two: Literature review, theoretical and conceptual framework. Chapter three: Research methodology: study area, research design, sampling procedure, analytical methods - empirical models

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Students should be hard-working, curious, and open, have a theoretical interest, and be reliable, with a documented ability to write well in English, and is a team player

Area of Interest

Agri-environmental governance such as in the context of water, soil and biodiversity governance, climate change adaptation, Water Energy Food Nexus, Alternative Food Networks, Polycentric governance in Social-Ecological Systems and its change

Specific Requirements

Students with a focus on North Africa, Middle East, Europe, Ethiopia and Tanzania, and a research proposal of 2 pages including topic, aim, research questions, where to do research and how to do the research and how to finance it

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Students have theis subject linked to labor market, informality, economic development, precarious work, industria 4.0 and labor

Area of Interest

Labor market, informality, economic development, precarious work, industria 4.0 and labor, labor cost, labor and wages, underdevolpment and international assimetry and labor

Specific Requirements

A base proposal consisting of personal information, university, and course