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Get your own PhD student - collaborate with the Industrial Doctoral School!

The Industrial Doctoral School gives your company or organization the opportunity to gain access to the absolute cutting edge of research in your field. Do you have an exciting idea but lack the skills to give it wings? Let us help finance a PhD student.

Become our partner

Collaborating with the Industrial Doctoral School means that your business or organization co-finances a PhD student for four years, and the result is a doctoral thesis that is highly relevant to your business.

The doctoral student is employed by Umeå University and conducts at the same time doctoral studies.

What does your business get?

The university offers:

  • Partial financing of the doctoral position (50%)
  • Administration of the doctoral school
  • Supervision of the doctoral student
  • The arrangement of doctoral courses, seminars and external visits
  • Access to laboratories and instruments

Do you want to join?

The call for doctoral funding for 2023 opens on January 1. If you are interested in becoming one of our partners or just curious to know more, contact the Director of the Industrial Doctoral School, Patrik Rydén, or send an e-mail to ffs@umu.se.

Our partners

More than 60 businesses and organizations participate or have participated in collaborations with the Industrial Doctoral School. Here are the names of some of our active partners at the moment:

Absolicon, ATEA, Boliden Mineral AB, Bostaden, Cementa AB, Codemill AB, Coompanion, Envix AB, Ericsson Research, Evangeliska frikyrkan/Interact Region Asia, Försvarsmakten, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Länsstyrelsen, MacGregor Sweden AB, MoRe Research AB, Nordkalk AB, Norwegian Institute for Water research, NIVA, Region Västerbotten, Riksorganisationen Hela Sverige ska leva, RISE, SAAB AB, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics, Semper AB, Skellefteå kommun, SMA Mineral AB, Svenska Fotbollförbundet, Svenska Innebandyförbundet, Svenska kyrkan, Sveriges Riksidrottsförbund, Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI, Umeva, Umeå Energi AB, Vakin, Vattenfall, Volvo GTO, Örnsköldsviks kommun, Östersunds kommun

Latest update: 2023-10-03