Department of Computer Science

One or more PhD stipends in computer science; semantic web

At The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science one or more PhD stipends are available within the general study programme Computer Science and Engineering. The stipends are open for appointment at the earliest from 1 August 2018 or soon thereafter. (Integrated PhD stipends are open for appointment from 1 September 2018 only).

Last modified: 07.03.2018


The topics of the PhD stipends are within Computer Science and are described as follows. More and more data is published on the Web as RDF or (Linked) Open Data. Available datasets are naturally distributed, highly heterogeneous, and constantly changing. In this context it is not only challenging to efficiently process large amounts of data locally at a single source but also to efficiently find answers to user queries over data involving multiple sources.

We are looking for talented and motivated PhD students whose work will help overcome these challenges.

For further information about scientific aspects of the stipends, please contact Associate Professor Katja Hose, email

Applicants must either have a Master's degree or be enrolled in a Master's degree programme in computer science or a closely related field and have very good grades. Good knowledge in relation to the research topic described above and strong implementation skills are also required. Likewise, strong communication skills are required.

Based on whether successful applicants already hold a Master’s degree, they will either receive a regular PhD stipend (3 years) or an Integrated PhD stipend (4 years).

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree.
Integrated PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who have not yet completed a Master’s degree and who wish to begin a PhD study in connection with a Master study. Thus, a prerequisite for acceptance is that the candidate is enrolled in a relevant Master’s programme.

An Integrated stipend consists of two parts: A and B. During part A, candidates are enrolled simultaneously in the Master’s programme and in the PhD programme. The stipend consists of two SU-PhD Grants per month (SU: The Danish students’ Grants and Loans Scheme). One SU-PhD grant equals DKK 6.090 (2018 level). 
SU-PhD Grants are paid for a maximum of two years. When the Master’s degree has been obtained, candidates will be employed as a PhD fellow for two years according to the present collective agreement. Part B has a maximum duration of two years.

It is a prerequisite for the allocation of the stipends that the candidates will be enrolled as PhD students at the The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend(s).

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email,  phone: +45 9940 9909.

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

We wish reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities. Allocation of SU-PhD Grants are according to the Ministerial Order on the State Educational Grand and Loan Scheme part 12, section II. This applies only to integrated PhD stipends.





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