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CREATe PhD Opportunities at the University of Nottingham


Nottingham-smallFour PhD studentships are available at the University of Nottingham in the fields of Open Academic Publishing and Computer Science and at the Horizon Doctoral Training Centre.

Open Academic Publishing

A funded PhD position in the field of open academic publishing is available at the University of Nottingham, School of Law. This studentship is for the equivalent of full HEU fees and maintenance, providing a total of around £13,726* per annum (* estimate including Home/EU fees of £3,924). The precise topic will be chosen from a number of research gaps identified in the literature review on open academic publishing which will be completed mid-July 2013. The candidate should have a Masters degree, in law or other relevant social sciences (e.g., economics), and very good knowledge of copyright. Some knowledge of open access generally and open academic publishing particularly is desirable but not necessary.

Interviews are to be held early September 2013, with study commencing in the 3rd week of September 2013.

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Computer Science (2 Studentships)

Within CREATe, Horizon is engaged in exploring technical issues around privacy in, ownership of and access to digital material. We invite applications from Computer Science graduates (2.i or above preferred) for two funded PhD studentships in support of CREATe, based within the School of Computer Science and the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute.

The closing date for applications for these studentships has now passed.

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Horizon Doctoral Training Centre

We seek a student to investigate issues in “Data Mining” – Creative products can not only produce value for the original creator but also for re-users of the work. Despite the widespread rise of such “big data” techniques and business models, legal problems about their validity persist in UK and EU. This PhD studentship is based within the Horizon Doctoral Training Centre, and while no disciplinary limitation is specified, candidates are expected to articulate how they would envisage investigating issues in data mining in the creative industries in their applications.

The closing date for applications for this studentship has now passed.

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