The new collaborative Doctoral Training Unit MINLAB is funded under the framework of the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). It emerges from a strong cooperation between two faculties of the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research.
The DTU on Migration, Inequalities and Labour Markets (MINLAB) consists of an interdisciplinary group of 16 supervisors affiliated to two Doctoral Schools who present a joint strategy for research and PhD training, and provide an innovative high quality training environment.
MINLAB specifically supports the development of applied socio-economic research (Economics and Quantitative Sociology) on issues around migration, labour markets and inequalities.
The DTU gathers members across three Luxembourgish research units and institutions:
The DTU benefits from CREAs excellence in economics and methodology, INSIDEs expertise in quantitative socio-economic analysis of inequality and social problems, and LISERs comparative advantage in public policy analysis.
Two doctoral schools are involved in the DTU: the Doctoral School of Economics and Finance (DSEF) and the Doctoral School in Social Sciences (DSSS) which are respectively responsible for the doctoral education in Economics (for CREA in FDEF) and Social Sciences (for INSIDE in FLSHASE).
The DTU finances employment of PhD students for up to 4 years, organizes training and provides generous funding for participation to workshops and conferences.Hide
The Doctoral School in Social Sciences (DSSS) is based in the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education of the University of Luxembourg.
The DSSS is dedicated to the study of social changeone of the most urgent and pressing phenomena in Europe todayand sustainable economic development as the answer to regulate and steer as well as prevent impacts of social change. Sound scientific descriptions and previsions of socio-economic developments in core areas of social life as well as a sound sustainable policy on integration and social inclusion, employment, education and health provision are required in order to balance social and economic demands. One of the leading tasks of a university at the beginning of the 21st century is to develop research programmes that elaborate knowledge structures and action models which will secure a sustainable social development.
The general aim of the doctoral school is to develop international and interdisciplinary research excellence and to prepare the candidates for an academic career in research as well as other professional careers in the field of social sciences, economics, social policy as well as social management and development.
The Doctoral School in Economics and Finance (DSEF) is based in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg.
The DSEF aims at providing doctoral candidates with a high-caliber research environment meeting the standards of the best universities in Europe and North America. The doctoral candidates will focus on developing their ability to cope with new, original research questions and address them with up-to-date quantitative tools and methods. The objective is to train highly skilled professionals and to contribute to the dissemination and advancement of knowledge in economics and finance.
Through the collaboration of the Schools researchers with private partners as well as local and international public institutions, the doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to exchange with external experts and organizations.
The interdisciplinary nature of the School offers candidates a rich training environment and diversity of research topics, as well as a better opportunity of academic and professional placement within and outside Europe.Hide
Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Close to the European institutions and to Luxembourgs financial centre, the University of Luxembourg offers a large variety of doctoral trainings in the framework of its 7 Doctoral Schools.
LISER is a Luxembourgish public research institute under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Its research focus lies in the field of social and economic policy including the spatial dimension. The research activities of the Institute are carried out by three research departments labelled "Labour Market", "Living Conditions", and "Urban Development and Mobility".Hide
Each of the MINLAB PhD position is attached to a particular research stream and is associated to a dedicated PhD supervisor, a Doctoral School (DSSS or DSEF), and an employer (UL or LISER).
The eight positions currently open are for the following research streams.
After picking one of the themes, applicants are invited to develop own topic suggestions around the given subject area. Alternative proposals can also be considered.
PhD in Economics at DSEF:
PhD in Social Sciences at DSSS: