STC is recruiting 16 new PhD students

Thu 02 Nov 2023 12:51

The research centre STC invests heavily in research in AI and the Internet of Things and is now hiring 16 new PhD students. The investment is made possible through the new international research school IRS TransTech, the regional fund project DIGIT and internal resources.

– We are now making a big investment and recruiting 16 new PhD students. The new doctoral students will be connected to both companies and international universities, which contributes to developing our research environment, says Mattias O'Nils, leader of the research centre STC.

Four of the new PhD students will be so-called industrial doctoral students and share their positions between the research environment at Mid Sweden University and the company where they are employed. This means that they will conduct their doctoral studies around challenges linked to sustainable digital development that the company is facing. This is made possible through the new regional fund project DIGIT – Sustainable digital transformation.

The other PhD students are part of the international research school IRS TransTech as well as internal investments. The doctoral students at STC within IRS TransTech will carry out parts of their doctoral studies at international universities such as the Technical Universities of Vienna, Chemnitz, Ostwestfalen-Lippe and Zurich as well as the Italian Universities of Salerno and L´Aquila. This means that the PhD students will receive a double degree from two universities after completing their studies.

– International exchange and networking are important for the development of research at STC but also for improving the region's long-term competence supply, Mattias O'Nils continues.

The focus for the doctoral students in the research school IRS TransTech and DIGIT will be research within the research centre STC's operational areas such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and sensor development.

The International Research School in Transformative Technologies (IRS TransTech) is a five-year project funded by the KK Foundation. The effort is the first within the KK Foundation's targeted investment in Strategic Environments, where the Transformative Technology research environment at Mid Sweden University is the only one of its kind.

DIGIT - Sustainable Digital Transformation, financed with the support of the European Regional Development Fund and is a collaboration between Mid Sweden University, Bron Innovation, Samling Näringsliv, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Hallströms Verkstäder, Starbit, Media Research. In addition to this, collaboration also takes place with around 20 other businesses and municipal collaborations.

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