[Air-L] Places on Offer and Fellowships: PhD Information and Knowledge Society at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Ana Waksberg Guerrini ana.guerrini at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 09:31:08 PDT 2008

As a research centre, the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) plays
home and offers support to the *PhD on the Information and Knowledge Society
Programme*, the only PhD offered by the *UOC* (Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya). Offered for the first time in 2000, this programme was one of
the first PhDs created in this field of research and, indeed, the first to
be offered in its entirety over the internet.

The links between the different social, economic, political and cultural
systems mean that the traditional disciplinary barriers have to be overcome
so as to be able to conduct a thorough and in-depth analysis. Thus, this PhD
programme is based on an *interdisciplinary perspective* that involves
different theoretical standpoints and different methodological tools.

The PhD programme for 2009 offers a total of 33 places linked to research
groups or researchers on offer. Each of them gives the specific research
lines of the PhD theses offered by each research group, the teaching staff
in charge, as well as the possible requirements for each place:

   -  Computer Science and Networking Technologies
   -  Community and Social Action
   -  Law and ICT
   -  eGovernance
   -  eLearning
   -  Information Systems
   -  New Economy
   -  Technology and health
   -  Technology and Education System
   -  Research Programmes
      - Risk Negotiation research programme.
         - Gender and the Information Society research

The UOC's research institute, the IN3, offers *10 grants for full-time *PhDs
that are carried out physically in its headquarters in Castelldefels's
Mediterranean Technology Park. It carries a stipend and access to travel

For detailed information about the PhD programme, the places on offer, and
the fellowships, please visit:



Ana Waksberg Guerrini
PhD Candidate - Information and Knowledge Society
Internet Interdisciplinary Institute
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
awaksberg at uoc.edu ana.guerrini at gmail.com

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