Fully Funded PhD Position for International Students at KU Leuven University in Belgium, 2017

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The Faculty of Engineering Sciences of KU Leuven University (Belgium) is announcing PhD Position with a research theme that relates to the emerging practice of robotic architecture, robotic fabrication, and robots in architecture.

The overall aim is to develop new kinds of interfaces that facilitate the iterative design of true-size, physical objects of architectural elements via interactive robotic actuation.

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, also known as KU Leuven or the University of Leuven, is a Dutch-speaking university in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, international university that performs both basic and applied research. It is highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focused and committed to international excellence. She actively works on this together with its research partners at home and abroad.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Position is available with a research theme that relates to the emerging practice of robotic architecture, robotic fabrication, robots in architecture.

Scholarship Award: This is a fully funded position.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The position will be suitable for someone with experience on the technical aspects of one or more of the following areas, or demonstrate the ability to acquire sufficient skills in all these areas:

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI) (e.g. tangible, embedded and embodied interaction);
  • Digital or robotic fabrication;
  • Computer science (e.g. computer vision, machine learning, robotics);
  • Design science (e.g. architecture, parametric design, 3D modelling).

The student should have sufficient academic achievements to be accepted as a PhD student at the KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Additional knowledge of other languages (esp. French and German) is a plus.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is September 11, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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