The programme focuses on research skills and methods, training students to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology.
During their first year, students complete a basic, compulsory training programme conducted by leading scholars of the host and partner universities. These courses are taught in Maastricht and spread across two semesters.
Taught entirely in English, this is an annual Maastricht-based programme which starts on 1 September. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis.
You can find more information on application procedure on the UNU-MERIT PhD Programme page.
Ph.D. Programme Director: Professor Dr. Robin Cowan
Ph.D. Programme Vice Director: Dr. Mindel van de Laar
Ph.D. Programme Coordinator:
Eveline in de Braek
Phone: (+31 43) 388 4449
Keizer Karelplein 19
6211 TC Maastricht
Tel:+ 31 (0)43 388 4400
Fax: +31 (0)43 388 4499