The Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong (COM) in collaboration with the United Nations University Institute in Macau in Macau is looking for PhD students in the area of “Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Community Engagement.”
The studentship is aimed at supporting doctoral-level research that will examine the potential of ICTs to foster citizen engagement with local communities and promote sustainable societal development. We aim to attract theoretically-informed PhD proposals examining the topics such as the use of ICTs to overcome educational and information disparities; citizen science and open data initiatives at the grassroots level; ICTs for social capital building and civic engagement; and the use of digital media for reconciliation, inclusion and community-building. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research focuses one or more of the least developed countries (LDCs) in Asia and utilizes a combination of traditional social scientific and computer-based methods.
This fully funded, 3-year PhD position is available from the academic year 2016/2017 and comes with an annual stipend of around US$23,500 as well as financial support for conference travel and research visits. The position is based at City University of Hong Kong, with an expectation of spending up to 6 months working on the UNU Institute in Macau projects in Macau or elsewhere.
The application deadline for 2016 entry is December 7th, 2015 and the application results will be announced in early March 2016. For more information about the application procedures please visit:
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For PhD proposal related inquiries, please contact:
Marko M. Skoric, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong