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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Psychology on “Learning to collaborate through Games”

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Psychology on “Learning to collaborate through Games”

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.

The faculty’s research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers four Bachelor and 15 Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.

Funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of their partnership block grant programme IPBG, the University of Luxembourg has designed the COLLABORATION 21 (C21) programme. It teams up researchers from the University with Cisco - the world leader in collaboration technologies and SCRIPT - Luxembourg’s national agency for innovation and digitalisation in education. Together, they propose a highly interdisciplinary programme encompassing seven research challenges at the intersection of collaborative skills and technologies to support education and the workforce.

Your Role...

Doctoral training will encompass all dimensions of the interdisciplinary partnership approach, including academic, transversal and “on-the-job" training with our highly committed partners. To bolster training and research opportunities, all C21 candidates will spend 25%-50% of their project time in placement with the non-academic partners and benefit from access to the respective fields. In addition, the programme offers its candidates ample training opportunities on a range of skills to boost the quality of the scientific output and their employability.

All candidates will conduct their research within the C21 framework and take active roles to support the programme’s synergistic and integrative aspects. C21 offers funding for 10 PhD and 4 post-doctoral candidates in total, with 6 PhD candidates and 1 post-doctoral candidate starting in wave 1 (15. Septembre 2021) and the remaining positions scheduled to start in early 2023.

  • Prepare a doctoral thesis in Psychology on the assessment and training of collaboration skills in video games
  • Design, develop and test and collaboration video game prototypes
  • Collaborate strongly with all consortium partners
  • articipate actively in joint C21 programme activities (mandatory; C21 colloquia and C21 days)
  • Present research findings at workshops and conferences
  • Publish scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals of high quality
  • Write a cumulative PhD thesis

Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs…

For further information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Pedro Cardoso-Leite (pedro.cardosoleite@uni.lu).

To receive more information about the C21 programme, you can contact Prof. Vincent Koenig (vincent.koenig@uni.lu) and Dr Kerstin Bongard-Blanchy (kerstin.bongard-blanchy@uni.lu).


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