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EU code
6.9 - Others - Engineering, Technology
5 - Academic staff
Lund University, Sweden
Centre for Societal Resilience
Societal Resilience (risk, safety and sustainability)
Language requirements
Any of the five following: (1) IELTS score of 6.5 (with no score less than 5.5 on any single area) (2) TOEFL paper based score of 575 / internet based score of 90 (3) Cambridge/Oxford – Advanced Certificate of Proficiency (4) A PhD from a university where English is the entirely language of instruction (5) From a country where English is an official language.
Academic requirements
A PhD in a discipline relevant for societal resilience, e.g. disaster studies, social transformation, sociology, public administration, communication, engineering, geography, etc, and a position at a university or research institution in a partner country.
Max available positions
Societal resilience is the focus of a new centre for research and innovation at Lund University. Centre for Societal Resilience focuses on six core areas: (1) Critical dependencies; (2) Risk governance; (3) Management and leadership; (4) Human behaviour; (5) Capacity development; and (6) Social change. The grantees would contribute to one or several vibrant research groups, with strong links to policymakers and practitioners in national authorities and international organisations, with the vision to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition through research and innovation for societal safety, security and sustainability.
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Starting(earliest start date): Sep 1 2014. Ending: Dec 31 2017.
Contact person
Per Becker (
Additional information
The grantees will form a central part of the academic environment at a new transdisciplinary centre for research and innovation at Lund University, Sweden. Centre for Societal Resilience is a university-wide initiative that draws on the full width of scientific disciplines at the university. The grantees will be working with colleagues from different disciplines if the topics call for that.