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PhD vacancies plastics in a circular economy

The Centre for Sustainable Development (with prof Erik Paredis) participates in the new C-PlaNeT project about plastics in a circular economy. C-PlaNeT (Circular Plastics Network for Training) is a project funded by the European Union in the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks. Bringing plastics into the circular economy is one of the great challenges of our age. C-PlaNeT aims to contribute to the foundations for a New Plastics Economy through a European Joint Doctoral Programme that trains 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to become part of a new generation of scientists, engineers and policy makers for the EU’s circular economy, including the design, processing, use and reuse of plastics. C-PlaNeT is a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark and Greece.

Currently, C-PlaNeT is looking for 15 ESR’s that want to work on PhD projects for a circular plastics economy. Several of these projects are directly or indirectly related to transition research. These include:

  • ESR 5 on new strategies and business models for a circular plastics transition
  • ESR 6 on consumer practices in a Circular Society
  • ESR 13 on politics and governance for a circular plastics economy

The Centre for Sustainable Development is involved in ESR 5 and 13. ESR 13 will be hosted at Ghent University with prof  Erik Paredis as  supervisor, and will have a secondment at TU Berlin, with prof Melanie Jaeger-Erben as co-supervisor. ESR 5 will be hosted at TU Eindhoven with professors Myriam Cloodt and Boukje Huijben as supervisors, and will have a secondment at Ghent University with professor Erik Paredis as supervisor.

All information about these PhD-projects is available on the website of C-PlaNeT:

The call for applicants will be open until 31/12/2019.

Please note that only applications through the on-line platform will be considered.


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