Thirteen 4-year PhD positions @ UM

LIMES is a doctoral programme for 13 talented PhD candidates in the domain of the humanities and social sciences, centred on the theme of ‘The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Europe in a Globalising World’.

The call for vacancies is open!

Conducting research within this framework means working on the frontline of societal and scientific innovation, and is therefore particularly attractive for a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers. A rich training programme encompassing general research skills, methods, public outreach, and dissemination of knowledge is provided. Tailor-made secondments at one of the external partners are further geared towards extending the employability of LIMES graduates for academic as well as non-academic positions.

The overall topic of LIMES – the hardening and softening of borders – is related to current societal challenges in Europe and the world. Borders – as reality and metaphor – exist not only on the edge of the territory of the nation-state or the European Union, but also in numerous respects within and beyond these geographical units, not least in the minds of people. Borders are intrinsically moveable and permeable, and it is precisely this malleability that LIMES researchers focus on.

The keystone of the LIMES project is mobility. The programme offers research options in two clusters, one related to the mobility of persons and the other to the mobility of information and commodities. Within these two clusters, applicants can choose between a number of innovative projects which leave room for personal interests and specialisations.

Further information is available on the website limes.maastrichtuniversity.nl; the application deadline is 26 August 2019.

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