Hot topics

Some research programs like to attract candidates for specific topics. These topics are carefully chosen to help develop the research program in a desired direction and for which supervision capacity is available.

Design Driven PhD Research TU Delft / CA2RE+

Open call for Phd Candidates 2021-2024

Under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, the academic group Architectural Design Crossovers (ADC), Department of Architecture, invites design driven PhD dissertation proposals within the framework of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership CA2RE+ project.

We invite all interested academic and/or professional candidates (holding a master degree) to submit their applications.  

This PDF file contains the PhD call and requirements.

Architecture and the City Research Group 

Open invitation for PhD dissertation proposals 
New Urban Configurations for the 21st Century 

Under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the research group Architecture and the City  (A&C) of the department of Architecture invites interested academics and/or professional candidates to submit a PhD proposal aligned with the main purpose of the program.

This PDF contains the latest brief and requirements. 

The Axiology of Architecture: Rules, Norms and Architectural Values

Open Call for two PhD Candidates – Academic year 2021–24
Architecture Theory: Ecologies of Architecture

Under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, the academic group Architecture Theory (AT) invites PhD dissertation proposals to help expand its Ecologies of Architecture research portfolio. Architecture Theory is part of the Department of Architecture’s section Theory and Territories. We invite all interested academic and/or professional candidates – qualified to pursue PhD-level research work and aligned with the group’s research agenda – to submit their applications.  

This PDF contains the latest brief and requirements.

Borders & Territories

Under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the architectural research group ‘Borders & Territories’ (B&T) invites PhD dissertation proposals to help expand its doctoral portfolio.

This PDF contains the latest brief and requirements.

Water Sight

The research group ‘Architecture and the City; public building/public realm, composition & tectonics’ (A&C) of the department of Architecture and the research group ‘Landscape compositions & systems; waterscape’ (C&S) of the department of Urbanism, section of Landscape Architecture invite interested academics and/or professional candidates to submit a PhD proposal aligned with the program of Water Sight. 

This PDF contains the latest brief and requirements.

Architecture and Democracy

Under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Department of Architecture together with the Jaap Bakema Study Centre and Het Nieuwe Instituut launch the special PhD programme ‘Architecture and Democracy’. 

Read their call here

Knowledge Centre Open Data

The Geo-information Technology and Governance (GiTG) research programme of TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is inviting applications for PhD positions within the Knowledge Centre Open Data (KCOD). The research and education of the Knowledge Centre is directed towards establishing a user-driven, sustainable and fair open data ecosystem. The focus is on the governance of open data, its societal and economic impact, and the legal restrictions and conditions for implementing and adopting open data policies. Of specific interest are research topics addressing open spatial data infrastructures.

This PDF contains the latest brief and requirements.

Sustainable Housing Quality

Sustainable Housing Quality, part of the research program Housing in a Changing Society, invites new PhD candidates with own research funding to submit proposals that relate to the following topics:

  • Organizational strategies: Innovation in housing renovation and maintenance processes
  • Quality: assessment of energy efficiency, environmental impact and indoor air quality
  • Quality: Evaluation of policy instruments and enforcement procedures

Read their call here.

Housing Institutions & Governance

Housing is a key topic in urban development and welfare. Housing and in particular affordable housing is an urgent issue across the globe. For new housing solutions research is necessary, in particular comparative research, since countries can learn much from each other.

The research group Housing Institutions & Governance welcomes PhD-candidates to join the group. Prof. Marja Elsinga is the chair holder and will be promotor for the projects. Dr. Joris Hoekstra and Dr. Marietta Haffner are senior researchers in the group and very experienced daily supervisors for PhD-projects. See also: Comparitive Housing research Expertise Centre 

At the moment we have no funded positions, but we welcome PhD-candidates bringing their own scholarship/funding.

The research topics are: 

Housing Market Dynamics

Housing market analyses aims to unravel the functioning of the housing market by focussing on demand, supply and price and their interdependence. In order to identify structural changes, both quantitative modelling orientated research as qualitative research is conducted, taking into account the role of different tenures, government policies and the role of financial institutions on the housing market. 

The research group Housing Market Dynamics welcomes PhD-candidates to join the group. Prof. P.J. Boelhouwer is the chair holder and will be promotor for the projects. Dr. Harry Boumeester, Dr. Harry van der Heijden and Dr. Sylvia Jansen are senior researchers in the group and very experienced daily supervisors for PhD-projects. See also: Expertisecentrum woningwaarde


At this the moment we have no funded positions, but we welcome PhD-candidates bringing their own scholarship/funding.

The research topics are: 

Management in the Built Environment

The Department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE) has announced calls on its website. Applications related to these calls are welcome.

Urbanism

Urbanism announces calls on its website regularly. Applications related to these calls are welcome. 

Urban and Neighborhood Change

The Urban and Neighborhood Change subgroup invites applications for PhD positions within the Housing and Urban Renewal research group, which is led by Prof.Dr Maarten van Ham and Dr Reinout Kleinhans. Read their call here. The research group is part of the research program Urban and Regional Studies (URS).