Doctoral Research Position at CEU

Deadline: 1 February 2017
Open to: students with Master’s degree or equivalent in a related field
Venue: Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU – Budapest


The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a doctoral researcher position in the boundary area of urban sustainability transitions and transformation with emphasis on understanding the role of user-centered design in introducing and adopting nature based solutions. Starting from September 2017 under the supervision of Professor Laszlo Pinter, the position is fully funded for 3.5 years through the recently started NATURVATION (NATure-based URban innoVATION) project, supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. Coordinated through Durham University, NATURVATION will take a transdisciplinary, internationally comparative approach to studying the multiple impacts associated with nature based solutions (NBS) in cities and exploring governance, business, finance and participation models that enable their successful integration into the urban fabric, using Győr, Malmö, Newcastle, Utrecht, Leipzig and Barcelona as lead case studies.


  • Applicants are required to possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in an environment-related field, such as natural or social sciences, engineering, economics, law or management;
  • They must also meet the relevant language proficiency and CEU admissions requirements;
  • The Department’s admission criteria include intellectual excellence and the potential for making original contributions to knowledge in the field through rigorous research.


  • Free tuition;
  • Scholarship;
  • Travel costs related to the proposed research.

How to apply?

Applications are due on February 1st, 2017 and should include a short statement of purpose, research proposal as well as CV, academic records, letters of recommendation and evidence of English proficiency, in line with the standard application procedures of the Department and CEU. Interested applicants in need of more specific information are invited to contact Prof. Laszlo Pinter.

Interested applicants can follow this link, where they can find application info and the links to submit all necessary documents and the research proposal.

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