[Air-l] Ph.D. Scholarship at ITU: Open Source MMOG Development
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Mon Aug 9 12:08:41 PDT 2004
Ph.D. Scholarship at ITU: Open Source MMOG Development
The IT University of Copenhagen, Department of Digital Aesthetics and
Communication, invites applications for a Ph.D. position to be filled
in 2004. The position is available from 1st of November or 1st of
December. The position is funded by the Danish Research Agency.
The Ph.D. student will be part of the Department of Digital Aesthetics
and Communication, DIAC (http://www.itu.dk/English/research/diac/),
which addresses the aesthetic, cultural, social, and communicative
aspects of IT-phenomena. Several of the researchers in DIAC are engaged
in the Center for Computer Games Research (http://game.itu.dk). The
Ph.D. student will be affiliated with the ODDPAW research project and
will take part in the activities of the Center for Computer Games
The ODDPAW research project (Open Source Design and Development of
Persistent gAme Worlds), integrates research and teaching activities
related to the area of Open Source and Massive Multiplayer Computer
Games. The project’s aim is to design a framework for persistent-world
games where new concepts and new forms of play can be developed and
explored, using open source technology.
The applicant has to submit a project proposal within the area of
development and design of massive multiplayer games, and focused on the
ODDPAW project (more information on request). Together with the
theoretical work that a Ph.D. student must carry out, the applicant
should be able to collaborate in the concrete development of an Open
Source Massive Multiplayer game platform. Documented programming skills
and previous experience in relevant game development will be considered
The Ph.D. scholarship runs for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on
the educational level of the student. A three-year scholarship can only
be awarded to applicants with a Master degree, equivalent to a Danish
graduate degree. Students with a Danish bachelor degree and one
additional year of master studies or equivalent can be awarded a
four-year scholarship. On the application, the applicant must indicate
whether he or she is applying for a three or four year scholarship.
Both is possible.
To be awarded a scholarship requires enrolment as a Ph.D. student.
Enrolment is based on the assessment of the submitted application by a
committee consisting of researchers within the field in question. The
Ph.D. programme includes coursework and the possibility of staying in
another international research environment for a period of 6 months.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the agreement between
the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations (AC). Applicants must be able to document that they will
be able to fulfil the requirements listed before entering the Ph.D.
programme. The place of work is our new buildings in the Ørestad in
For further information
Please see our website www.itu.dk or contact Dr. Art. Espen Aarseth,
Center for Computer Games Research for further details: aarseth @
itu.dk or phone +45 72 18 50 45.
Applications may be in Danish or English and must include
1. Completed application form available on our website:
2. Letter of motivation
3. Project description (see guidelines on our website)
4. Documentation of previous studies
5. Brief CV
6. Copies of theses or up to 3 selected publications and a numbered
list of all publications if any
All application material, including all enclosures (see above points
1-6), must be assembled in sets.
The application including 4 copies of the enclosures and at least 1
copy of the publications or theses, marked “(PhD Scholarships)” ref.
no. 225-0005 must be submitted to:
The IT University
Rued Langgaardsvej 7,
2300 Copenhagen S
Applications received by E-mail will not be taken into consideration.
Application deadline: 26 of August 2004 at 12.00 noon.
The IT University invites all qualified candidates irrespective of age,
gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the
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