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PhD in Urbanism

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Graduate School for Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft, South Holland
Netherlands
Urban Studies & City Planning
Overview

The Urbanism group investigates the relationships between urban patterns, society and design and planning interventions that may promote a more sustainable and fair urban environment. The group has a world-class international reputation for its socially relevant applied research and scholarship, and for its contribution to educational programmes.

 

The quality of the urban environment is a determining factor in the social, economic and environmental performance of societies, and the quality of life of their citizens. Practice in urbanism has a huge part to play in the quality of places, often allocating great advantages to some and costs to others. The agenda for research in urbanism at the TU Delft is strongly influenced by these concerns.

 

The programme is a preferred partner of some of the world’s leading universities and attracts leading international visiting professors. The Urbanism programme as one of the few research centres in the world that brings together expertise in design, policy and research, and has a deep involvement with international networks arising from a long history of successful collaboration particularly in Asia and Latin America, and now extending to North America.

 

Research themes:

 

-Delta Urbanism

 

-Design of the Urban Fabric

 

-Landscape compositions & systems

 

-Metropolitan Spatial Structures

 

-Regional Design

 

-International Planning and Developing Regions

 

-3D Geoinformation

 

-Smart Cities & Urban Metabolism

 

-History and Heritage Vector

 

Societal/scientific quality and relevance of the research

 

The quality of the urban environment is a determining factor in the social, economic and environmental performance of societies, and the quality of life of their citizens. Practice in urbanism has a huge part to play in the quality of places, often allocating great advantages to some and costs to others. The agenda for research in the urbanism programme is strongly influenced by these concerns. Patterns of physical urban development are critical to the objectives of economic competitiveness, sustainability and social cohesion.

 

The future

 

Both basic and applied research will have implications for the knowledge that can contribute to more fair and sustainable development. The design of the Urbanism programme, and particularly the content of the cross-cutting themes, has taken these questions into account whilst also seeking to align with current and potential future key scientific questions in the field.

 

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Admission Requirements

PHD ADMISSIONS

 

The admission requirements for doctoral candidates are recorded in Article 2 of the TU Delft Doctoral Regulations.

 

More detailed information can be found in the back of the Regulations, in section A of the Implementation Decree.

 

Admission requirements

 

According to Dutch law and the TU Delft Doctoral Regulations a doctoral candidate should be in possession of a Dutch Master’s degree. This may be a Master of Science or a Master of Arts degree from a University or College of Higher Education.

 

Naturally, doctoral candidates with foreign Master degrees are also admitted to TU Delft. Some foreign degrees are evaluated by the TU Delft Admissions Office. This office determines whether the foreign degree can be considered as an equivalent of the Dutch Master degree.

 

N.B. TU Delft Faculty Graduate Schools (FGS) may have additional admission requirements. Therefore, please visit the webpage of your intended FGS.

 

Preparation and paperwork

 

For every would-be doctoral candidate of TU Delft, a check of their eligibility is standard procedure. This means that, besides a letter and a CV, all applications must include scans of the (highest) diploma and transcript. Furthermore, at the start of their Doctoral Programme all doctoral candidates must be registered as such at the TU Delft Graduate School. For more information about registration and the required documents see Intake Meeting.

 

According to Dutch law and the TU Delft Doctoral Regulations a doctoral candidate should be in possession of a Dutch Master’s degree. This may be a Master of Science or a Master of Arts degree from a University or College of Higher Education.

 

Naturally, doctoral candidates with foreign Master degrees are also admitted to TU Delft. Some foreign degrees are evaluated by the TU Delft Admissions Office. This office determines whether the foreign degree can be considered as an equivalent of the Dutch Master degree.

 

N.B. TU Delft Faculty Graduate Schools (FGS) may have additional admission requirements. Therefore, please visit the webpage of your intended FGS.

 

Article 2 Doctorate

 

2.1. The degree of Doctor can be obtained at TU Delft following the public defence of a doctoral dissertation before the Board for Doctorates or the doctoral committee appointed by it. The Board for Doctorates will award the degree of Doctor. By way of a departure from that stipulated in the other Articles in these Regulations, the provisions of Article 21 will apply to the awarding of the honorary doctoral degree.

 

2.2. Admission to the doctoral defence ceremony will be open to anyone:

 

– who has been awarded the degree of Master in accordance with Section 7.10 a, paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of the WHW, and

 

– who, as proof of competence to practice science independently has written a doctoral dissertation, and

 

– has met the other requirements set in these Doctoral

 

Regulations with regard to, among other things:

 

– completing a Doctoral programme,

 

– following a DE programme and

 

– the quality and content of the doctoral dissertation.

 

2.3. In exceptional circumstances, the Board for Doctorates can, on his request, admit access to the doctoral programme and the doctoral defence ceremony to a person who is not in possession of the required degree but who meets the requirements stipulated in Article 2.2b and c, if the person requesting this demonstrates in some other way, and to the satisfaction of the Board for Doctorates, that he has sufficient knowledge. The Board for Doctorates can determine more specific rules for this in the Implementation Decree.

 

Article 4 Start of Doctoral Programme

 

4.1. A person who wishes to complete a Doctoral Programme in order to obtain a doctorate must:

 

– enter into consultations with the most appropriate full professor or the most appropriate staff member with a doctorate to whom the ius promovendi has been awarded in view of the field of science involved and reach agreement on the subject of the doctoral research, the title of the doctoral dissertation and his willingness to act as promotor, and

 

– register as a doctoral candidate at the TU Delft Graduate School by submitting valid proof of identity and a certified copy of a degree certificate as defined in Article 2.2a or a copy of the awarding of access pursuant to Article 2.3.

 

4.2. When the conditions stipulated in 4.1 have been met, the TU Delft Graduate School will ensure that a statement is issued as soon as possible on behalf of the Board for Doctorates detailing the registration as a doctoral candidate and the appointment as intended promotor of the person referred to in 4.1a, and, if applicable, the appointment of an intended copromotor.

 

4.3. Within three months of the start of the Doctoral Programme, the doctoral candidate must have made agreements with his intended promotor on his supervision and the content of the DE Programme to be followed by him, and this must be recorded in a PhD agreement and submitted to the Faculty Graduate School.

 

Article 5 Doctoral candidate and preparation of doctoral dissertation

 

5.1. The doctoral candidate will conduct independent scientific research. He will also maintain the customary academic contacts with his fellow scientists.

 

5.2. The doctoral candidate is responsible for producing the doctoral dissertation as a contribution to science and for ensuring that the research is conducted:

 

– in accordance with the code of conduct and professional code that apply to professional activities in the area of science concerned;

 

– according to the statutory regulations and university regulations applicable, in all events, for research involving animal testing, hazardous (e.g. radioactive) materials, hazardous (e.g. biological) substances; and c. without the imposition of any limitations that conflict with academic freedom on the research and the freedom of publication of data and results from the research, also insofar as (part of) the research is funded by third parties.

 

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General information
Length
4 years full time
Language
English / Dutch
Director
Vincent Nadin / Wil Zonneveld
Fee
Not Confirmed
Email
V.Nadin@tudelft.nl / W.A.M.Zonneveld@tudelft.nl
Telephone
+31 15 27 89805
Address
Building 8 Julianalaan 134 2628 BL Delft
Website
Campus Location
The information of this PhD was extracted from the Official Website of the program.
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