PhD Scholarship in the Centre for International Business Law, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

The Centre for International Business Law (CIBL), a research centre at Department of Law, at Aarhus School of Business (ASB), University of Aarhus, is advertising one PhD fellowship available as at January 1, 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Only applicants with projects within the research profile of CIBL will be considered. The research of CIBL is focusing on the legal aspects of the internationalisation of firms and on the internationalisation of business law itself. More detailed information about CIBL can be found at:

More information on the position can be obtained from Centre Director Karsten Engsig Sørensen, tel. +45 8948 6335, e-mail: kas[ at ]

PhD students in Denmark work under very favourable terms: They are employed on a full-time basis for three years and receive a salary in the entire period. The salary is enough to cover all necessary accommodation and living costs and for leading an active life. A PhD student does not pay university fees.

PhD students at Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus (ASB), work under almost the same terms as other research staff, i.e. they have their own office space with a computer, incl. Internet access, email, phone etc., as well as access to secretarial assistance etc. Moreover, expenses in connection with the scientific work are covered, e.g. participation in research courses and academic conferences in Denmark and abroad.

There are also good and well-paid job opportunities in Denmark for people with a PhD degree, both within and outside the university

A PhD student in Denmark must complete an individually planned PhD course programme within the relevant research area and conduct a research project under the supervision of experienced senior researchers. The PhD student is also expected, as part of the programme, to spend some time (up to six months), with coverage of travel and accommodation expenses, at another – often foreign – research institution. During the programme, the PhD student is further expected to gain teaching experience within the subject area as well as experience with other forms of dissemination of research results. ASB also finances participation in relevant PhD courses and scientific conferences. In addition, it is expected that PhD students participate in and contribute to the other activities of the Centre.

Conditions of employment
The PhD fellowship has duration of three years. Graduates and students expecting to complete their study programme in the near future may apply for the fellowship. The employment is covered by a national collective agreement.

Under the so-called 4+4 programme, the PhD student will enrol before the final year of the Master’s programme and the duration of the programme will thereafter be four years. A postgraduate fellowship has duration of 2½ years and is directed at graduates with a minimum of two years of work experience.

The applicant’s research potential will be the determining factor for a positive academic assessment. Exam results will also be assessed. For further information on admission criteria and ASB’s PhD programme, please go to:

If you have any questions about the fellowship etc., please feel free to contact Henrik Scriver, deputy head, tel. +45 8948 6560, e-mail: hsc[ at ]

The application must be submitted on a special application form which can be downloaded from: or requested from Kirsten Hedegaard Fynsk, tel. +45 8948 6567, e-mail:
kihf[ at ]

The following material must be submitted:
* Application form (scholarship no. 544-0104)
* Project description (max. 5 pages), including the expected theoretical and methodological approach
* Outline of PhD course programme
* Graduate diploma (including a list of all grades)
* CV
* Other material, if any (e.g. publications), which should be taken into account in the assessment

The application and attachments must be submitted in sets (without binding) in five copies by ordinary mail to Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Management Office, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark, Attn.: Kirsten Hedegaard Fynsk, or via e-mail to kihf[ at ]

Questions about the preparation of the project description may be directed to Centre Director Karsten Engsig Sørensen, tel. +45 8948 6335, e-mail: kas[ at ]

Deadline for application Tuesday 20 November 2007 at 12:00 noon.

The applications will subsequently be assessed by an expert assessment committee, and applicants will receive the committee’s assessment of the individual application and the response to the application from ASB approx. one month after the expiry of the deadline for application.

The assessment of the application comprises an overall assessment of the applicant and his or her qualifications. Particular weight is attached to the project proposal, the grades obtained by the applicant in the study programme, and to whether the applicant, during the study programme or in another manner, has displayed special skills in writing major papers, e.g. a thesis.

Aarhus School of Business is part of University of Aarhus. It currently has 480 permanent employees, including 240 researchers. ASB holds the international EQUIS accreditation awarded by the EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development).

Researchers at ASB cover most fields of research in management, economics, business communication and law. ASB has developed a large international network in these fields.

More than 7,000 students are enrolled at the university. Studyprogrammes include six-semester bachelor programmes, four-semester master’s programmes and three-year full-time PhD programmes as well as part-time MBA and diploma courses.

The scientific staff of the Department of Law includes 20 researchers of whom 7 are full professors. There are also a number of PhD students.

Further information about Aarhus School of Business can be found at:, University of Aarhus: