Pompeu Fabra University PhD Fellowship for International Students in Spain, 2017


The Pompeu Fabra University is pleased to invite applications for PhD Fellowship for International students to pursue the research project in Educational Technologies. This research project will be supervised by Dr. Hernández-Leo (permanent faculty staff) and Dr. Santos (post-doctoral researcher), both members of the Group of Interactive Technologies (GTI) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona.

The main aim of this PhD project is to advance in the research field of Technology Enhance Learning (TEL) by proposing new effective Learning Design techniques to connect Ubiquitous Learning with Learning Analytics to actively support and enhance situated learning scenarios.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a public university located in Barcelona. It is the best Spanish university according to the London Times higher education index, 2011, and it's the number one Spanish university in the number of ERC grants. The Department of Information and Communication Technologies is the best in Computer Science in Spain, according to the Shanghai index 2009. The accreditation Units of Excellence Maria de Maeztu 2016-19 recognizes the units in Spain that perform cutting-edge research and are among the world's best in their respective areas: only 3 university departments are accredited as such in Spain, and ICT-UPF is the only one among technology and engineering.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Educational Technologies.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Spain

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:


  • Accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognized equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).
  • Accredited graduate/master’s degree (equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master’s of Research…. ) in Computer Science, Learning Technologies, HCI or equivalent, or an education at the equivalent level. The candidate needs to fulfil the admission requirements of the UPF ICT PhD program https://www.upf.edu/web/doctorats/tecnologies-de- la-informacio- i-les-comunicacions
  • A good knowledge of interaction design and data analytics is valuable.
  • Programming skills.
  • Have a demonstrable level of English (B2 or higher).

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Spanish or Catalan
  • Academic publications

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognized equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).

English language Requirements: The position requires good English oral and writing skills as the candidate will be interacting with a multidisciplinary team of international researchers and the job will include progress reports in English. In addition, Spanish or/and Catalan will be valuable especially when conducting pilots in real contexts.

How to Apply: Please send application with CV, contact information of two references, and a motivation letter to davinia DOT hernandez AT upf DOT edu and patricia DOT santos AT upf DOT edu.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is June 2017.

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