If you are interested in doing a PhD at the Department of Values, Technology & Innovation (VTI), you have two options:
- Apply for a vacancy (paid position) for a PhD candidate at the department
- Write your own research proposal in cooperation with one of the VTI researchers.
In the latter case, you need to arrange external funding and your proposal needs to be approved by two VTI professors. The first step is always finding a supervisor at the VTI department who would be interested in supervising your PhD.
Become a visiting PhD student
We are open to receiving visiting PhD students for a couple of months and up to two years. Please be aware that a bench fee applies. You can find more information here:
Academic & professional development
PhD candidates at the Department of Values, Technology and Innovation become part of two interconnected graduate schools that contribute to their academic and professional development, amongst others by providing courses and trainings:
External partners in doctoral education
In addition, depening on your field of study and the choices that you make, you may participate in courses and other activities for PhD students from a number of national and international networks/programs in which the VTI Department participates:
This graduate school is a collaboration of the philosophy groups of all research universities in the Netherlands.
This is a joint graduate school by the philosophy groups of the four Dutch universities of technology in Delft, Eindhoven, Twente and Wageningen.
This program is a joint initiative of the VTI Department with like-minded groups at Arizona State University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
This is a graduate school and network of PhD candidates, alumni, faculty and industry partners in over 10 countries around the world.