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PhD position available

The Department of Economic History at Lund University, Sweden, announces one position for a Doctoral student in Economic History with a focus on Sustainable Development.  
Deadline for applications is May 6th, 2019

This PhD position is linked to Lund University Agenda 2030 Research School. The graduate school is a university-wide initiative involving all faculties and at least twelve new PhD positions; it is the first of its kind globally. Lund University School of Economics and Management will host three of the PhD students in the research school and one of them will be enrolled at the Department of Economic History. As a PhD student in the Agenda 2030 Research School you will be associated with a specific research studies programme in Economic History, while simultaneously take part in the university-wide interdisciplinary research studies courses, developed on the basis of the issues defined by the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Together the SDGs and Agenda 2030 constitute the UN response to grand global and acute challenges to achieve socio-economic development in the midst of Climate Change. Ultimately, this challenge is about profound transformation of existing systems of production and consumption. Yet, we know little about how the past and present influence transformations at the national level and even less about how to accelerate these transformations into the future. At the department of Economic History we are interested in receiving PhD proposals (project plans, see below) dealing with the historical drivers and current governance of global, regional, national and local transformative capacity, particularly addressing the issue of how transformations addressed by the Agenda 2030 can be accelerated.

More information about the position can be found here, and for a detailed explanation of the process and coursework, visit the university's website.


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