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A number of attractive PhD stipends in mathematics are available

A number of attractive PhD stipends in mathematics are available.

The starting date for the stipends is in the fall of 2017. Candidates are expected to have obtained a Master´s degree, or equivalence thereof, before starting. The stipends run for 3 years, which is the duration of the PhD program. You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage
The PhD stipends include full tuition and a salary of approximately 3,350 EUR per month before taxes (DKK 300,174 per year) plus pension contributions of 17% of the salary (DKK 41,013 per year).
Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than April, 17th 2017.

About the Department of Mathematics
The department has 45 permanent scientific staff members; around 50 PhD students and 25 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor's programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage
Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from

Research Groups
All PhD students at the department will be affiliated with one of our six research groups: Algebra and Number Theory, Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Insurance and Economics, Non-commutative Geometry, Statistics and Probability Theory, or Topology. You can find description of each of these groups at the Department research homepage.

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific project.   You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

 In addition  there will be PhD stipends:
•  within algebra, topology, operator algebra, and non-commutative
geometry, as covered by the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation.

• within the VILLUM Centre of excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH) focusing on mathematical physics and quantum information theory. The center offers the possibility to work in close collaboration with theoretical and experimental activities at the Niels Bohr Institute.
For more information, please contact Professors Matthias Christandl, Bergfinnur Durhuus, or Jan Philip Solovej.

• within the project "Groups, actions and C*-algebras", directed by Magdalena Musat and Mikael Rørdam.

• within causal inference or stochastic dynamical systems as part of the research project "Causal inference with incomplete data" funded by VILLUM FONDEN. The research project explores the interface between causal and dynamical models, and its aim is to answer how and to what extent causal effects can be estimated from incomplete data. See for more information.

The next ordinary PhD call will be in December, 2017

About your application
To apply you need to do 2 things:
1. Fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions carefully before applying.

2. Instruct the 2-3 recommenders to send their letter of recommendation as a pdf attachment to, stating your name in the subject line of the email. You are responsible for soliciting these letters.

All the above information, including letters of recommendation, must be received by April 17th, 2017. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered, unless explicitly requested by the evaluation committee.

How to apply
you have to apply online.

Selected applicants will be asked to visit our department for an interview, mostly during May of 2017. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


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Ansøgningsfrist: 17-04-2017
Ansættelsesform: Tidsbegrænset periode
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Mathematical Sciences

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