Department of Law Doctoral Studentships at University of Gothenburg in Sweden, 2016

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 The Department of Law is part of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Legal education and research have been conducted in Gothenburg since the School was founded in 1923. The Department of Law has expanded greatly over the last few years and it is steadily growing with new researchers and lecturers joining the staff. Today, there are more than 90 employees, approximately 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students and around 20 doctoral students. Marine Governance Law is a new research field characterized as a priority area by both the EU and the Swedish authorities. It is necessary to explore how various legal aspects of issues relating to planning, management, governance and institutional structures interact with the major societal challenges that can be connected to the sea and the maritime environment. Thus, marine governance law will interrelate environmental law and public administrative law with the planning and management of the exploitation of the sea and its resources.

Apply for top 2015 scholarships and financial aid positions before application deadlines. Salary is determined on an individual basis.  In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance 5:5, the selection among the qualified applicants will be primarily based on the assessment of the applicants’ ability to assimilate knowledge in the field of the postgraduate studies. During the selection process, an overall assessment of the applicant’s capacity, the planned project’s qualities and the Department’s prerequisites for providing the necessary support is carried out. The following aspects will be considered in the project outline: the applicant’s knowledge of previous and current research within the field; the scientific basis of the addressed issues; the adequateness of the described methods; and last but not least, the feasibility of the project within the frame of the postgraduate studies. Another relevant assessment criterion that might be taken into consideration is the ambition to achieve a complete academic environment and secure the Department’s future competence needs.

There are two doctoral studentships available in the Department of Law.  The doctoral studentship will start in February 2016. The period of the employment is initially one year of full-time studies, with possibility to extend it. The total length of the doctoral studentship is 48 months of full-time studies. Doctoral students shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Doctoral students may work to a limited extent, max 20% of full-time, with educational and administrative tasks at the Department of Law. In such case, the study period will be extended with the corresponding period of time. The doctoral studentship comprises full-time studies. The application deadline is 21 September, 2015.

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