Under the Industrial Ph.D. scheme companies may apply for support for a three-year period for an employee seeking to pursue an ordinary doctoral degree. The doctoral candidate must be employed by the company and the doctoral research project must be of clear relevance to the company’s activities.
Roughly 50 Industrial Ph.D. candidates met recently at the annual Industrial Ph.D. gathering organized by the Research Council. The gatherings help candidates in understanding the relationship between research and industry.
Industrial Ph.D. candidate Nils Kristiansen completed a three month research stay at the California Institute of Technology early in 2011. He was able to able to stay there along with his wife and daughter on an overseas research grant from the Research Council. You can read the report he wrote about his stay here.
In a new series of articles we invite you to get to know the companies and research fellows currently participating in the Industrial Ph.D. scheme. They have submitted their own accounts of their projects, and the results will be published continually on this website.
Aker Solutions' Industrial Ph.D. candiate Soffi Westin is working on improving quality in engineering projects through Information Management. The project is a collaboration between the University of Agder and Aker Solutions, both located in Kristiansand.