The urbanHIST recruitment procedure for 15 PhD positions took place on January 18 – 20, 2017 in Valladolid, Spain. Admission boards of all beneficiaries within the H2020 funded project History of European Urbanism in the 20th Century (urbanHIST) met in order to carefully select eligible candidates for 15 PhD positions at individual universities. The overall number of applicants was 56, representing diversity of countries, also non-European. 36 invited candidates presented their research projects as well as their scientific expertise and language proficiency.
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, as one of the four beneficiaries, was represented by the project director at UPJŠ, Assoc.Prof. Martin Pekár, Ph.D., the head of the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts, UPJŠ and also one of the Ph.D. theses supervisors, three more Ph.D. theses supervisors at UPJŠ – prof. Jaroslav Hofierka, Ph.D. (Institute of Geography at the Faculty of Science, UPJŠ), MA, MPhil Petr Roubal, Ph.D. (Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences), prof. Štefan Šutaj, DrSc. (Department of History at the Faculty of Arts, UPJŠ) accompanied by Katarína Hajduková, the project coordinator at the Faculty of Arts, UPJŠ. We are happy to announce that 11 ESR candidates were chosen due to their impressive applications and presentations; however, 4 remaining positions will be offered within the second call of the selection procedure.
Apart from the professional level, the urbanHIST project significantly contributes to the internationalization of the study, as the double degree programme at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice will be offered to applicants from Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. The next planned meeting of the entire project team will be hosted by Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany in May 2017. You are invited to find more information about urbanHIST on the project website - www.urbanhist.eu.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721933.