Full-time PhD Studentships

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Stipend: £14,057 per year net plus fee bursary, Ref: 9668
Based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is home to internationally recognised researchers in semantic technologies, text-mining, artificial intelligence and digital libraries. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities.

We are currently offering fully-funded studentships commencing October 2016. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international students for full-time, 3-year study on the following PhD topics. For further information, contact details are provided for each topic. (more…)

Student paper contest

Students! Are you tired of preparing papers which immediately migrate into professors’ files never to been seen again?

Recover your papers, send your most promising to the 2016
ASIST SIG/MET Student paper contest, and present your work in Copenhagen, Denmark!

New PhD Scholarships in Australia and in Amsterdam

Melbourne, Australia:

A PhD scholarship for research in the field of urban data is available through the Melbourne Networked Society Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Cities around the world increasingly deploy varied and multiple data streams — from apps on user-devices to distributed sensor networks — in order to inform better settings for service provision and resource use.  This scholarship is available for a student investigating existing and emergent urban data practices in the context of contemporary smart city agendas.  The research will focus on new opportunities for citizen engagement and the development of new models of planning and governance.  Additionally, the research will address conceptual and practical challenges concerning practices of data acquisition and utilisation, including growing concerns around the effect of growing surveillance and the impact on privacy. (more…)

Out now: Newsletter June 2016




Hey there,

we are happy to present you the summer newsletter of the European Student Chapter.

Topics of the ESC Newsletter June 2016 are:

  • ESC Candidates
  • “I was at..” – four students report on their conference attendance
  • Do you know?
  • Lexicon (“Informetrics”)
  • Past webinar: “How to write successful journal manuscripts and convince the reviewer?” (Sum up)
  • News (Best Reviewer Award)
  • Do not miss (conferences)
  • Winners and Report (Movie Meets Science Contest 2016)
  • Challenge
  • Membership

Download the ESC_Newsletter_Summeredition2016 as PDF.

Have a nice summer

Your ESC board

Doctoral Colloquium at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology

Copenhagen, Denmark
October 18, 2016

Important dates

Deadline for submission: July 15
Decisions made: August 1

We invite doctoral students to participate in the 2016 ASIS&T Doctoral Colloquium, which will take place as part of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology in Copenhagen, Denmark. This event, replacing the previous ASIST doctoral colloquium, is intended for those of you in the later stages of your dissertation research; this means that you are, for example, post-proposal, or have a completed research design, or have begun data collection. The purpose of this doctoral colloquium is to provide a forum in which you can discuss and receive feedback on your research and career plans from senior scholars in our field. Participation in the Colloquium is included in the conference registration fee. (more…)


We are seeking PhD candidates for a thesis proposal entitled “Healthcare Associated Infections Prevention and Reduction: Info-communication tools and processes for hand hygiene” (Project ID: 2016-21) which has passed the first selection phase in the context of a competitive DOC2AMU, a H2020 COFUND MSCA project financed by the European Commission under Grant Agreement 713750 and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, with a financial support from A*MIDEX Foundation.

miniBARcamp (Oct. 15, 2016) – Register Now!


We would like to offer an open space for interesting discussions the evening before the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen starts.

Students and interested people get together to share research backgrounds/own interests and get in touch with persons with similar interests. As a special option, we would like to invite students and colleagues from Copenhagen to participate in this miniBARcamp (October the 15th, 17:30 – 20:00 h) to bring together ASIS&T members and people from Copenhagen – even if they are not participating at the conference or not a member of ASIS&T. We would like to foster or enable opportunities for future collaboration and enhance the visibility of ASIS&T in Copenhagen. (more…)