Why study this programme?

The Radboud Global PhD programme on Sustainability Challenges enables life-long learning by allowing mid- and end-career sustainability professionals to do research on a topic relevant for their work. The programme focuses on both environmental and social sustainability challenges. With supervisors from different disciplinary backgrounds supporting the programme, candidates are encouraged to conduct multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research. The topic of research is inspired by the candidate’s professional context. During the programme, PhD candidates learn how to design and implement academic research and become part of a community of sustainability researchers and professionals who want to make a difference.

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  • Possibility of a research stay at Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • Membership to our online community, with access to a virtual and interactive learning environment
  • Networking with other PhD candidates, supervisors and alumni
  • Above-average PhD supervision
  • Research your topic of interest, relevant to your work context
  • Membership to our Faculty's Doctoral School and participation in our yearly Summer intensive


  • Formal affiliation to our Institute for Management Research (IMR)
  • Campus card & staff number, granting access to University library (online and offline), databases and a professional email account
  • Access to research facilities (e.g. Visa Skills Lab, Decision Lab)
  • Study workplace on campus
  • Participation in IMR's PhD research activities and networks
  • Possibility of following PhD courses at Radboud and other institutes, online and on campus, and master level courses at Radboud
  • English Language courses
  • Writing coaching sessions at the Radboud Writing Lab

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Week-long on-campus programme in which candidates present their research proposal or ongoing work, discuss progress made, and outline their future plans. Together with supervisors and other staff, candidates engage in an intensive week of lectures, presentations, feedback sessions, problem solving exercises and discussions.

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