The UNU International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) is accepting applications for one PhD candidate scholarship. The successful candidate will carry out research as part of a project on Peer-Production Approaches to e-Learning within a collaboration between UNU-IIST, the University of Macau and the University of Pisa (Italy).
The duration of the study and the scholarship is 42 months, of which at least 6 months will be spent in Pisa and the remainder of the time in Macau. The starting date is 7 January 2013.
The successful candidate will receive a monthly stipend of US$USD 1,000 and free accomodations while in Macau and a monthly stipends of US$1,500 while in Pisa, as well as free health insurance.
The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the double-degree PhD programme in ICT for Sustainable Development of the United Nations University and the University of Pisa, will work under the direction and supervision of a UNU-IIST Research Fellow and will be co-supervised by University of Macau professor.
The PhD candidate will be directly involved in the analysis of collaborative networks and Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects, with a special focus on the identification and description of learning processes, development of e-learning models based on the peer-production paradigm, definition of pedagogical metrics for such models and continuous monitoring of their implementation as well as benchmarking towards the outcomes of the preliminary data analysis.
Upon successful completion of the graduation requirements, the candidate will be awarded a PhD in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and will receive diplomas from both the United Nations University and the University of Pisa.
The application deadline is Thursday, 15 November 2012.
For more information about the application requirements and selection criteria, see the PhD scholarship announcement on the UNU-IIST website.