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Ghent University International PhD Scholarships in Sustainability from Childhood


Ghent University is looking for high-achieving students to apply for the International PhD Scholarships in Childhood Sustainability. The educational prize is intended for outstanding candidates interested in pursuing a PhD degree during the academic year 2022/2023.

In a unique sense, Ghent University considers itself a pluralist university. It is one of Belgium’s major universities and a top 100 university. It carries out in-depth study in a variety of scientific fields. It is the first European university in South Korea’s Songdo Global University Campus.

The Department of Communication Sciences is seeking a full-time PhD student to work on the project “Sustainability from Childhood.” The efficacy of communication tactics aimed at children and teenagers in promoting long-term, healthy attitudes and behaviors! Prof. dr. Dieneke Van de Sompel and Prof. dr. dr. Liselot Hudders will supervise this four-year initiative. The initiative is founded on the idea that children acquire long-term (and healthy) attitudes and behaviors. If one want to respond, it is best to reach out to kids as early as possible through communication initiatives. On the one hand, children and young people are an important primary (present and future) target group, but they are also a substantial secondary target group (for example, they are a large part of the military).

Ghent University International PhD Scholarships

Host Country

  • Belgium

Host University

  • Universiteit Gent
    • Universiteit Gent (Ghent University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of Ghent (population range of 50,000 to 249,999), East Flanders. Universiteit Gent (UGent) is a very big (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000 34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution that is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, Belgi (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, Belgium). In a variety of fields of study, Universiteit Gent (UGent) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees like as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

Criteria of Eligibility

  • All nationalities are eligible to participate.
  • Acceptable Subjects or Courses: PhD in “Sustainability from Childhood.” The effectiveness of communication tactics aimed at children and adolescents in promoting long-term, healthy attitudes and behaviors’.
  • Students must hold a master’s degree in a social scientific field, preferably communication sciences, marketing, or (social) psychology.

Benefits Offered

  • The chosen candidates will get a competitive compensation package from Ghent University. The terms of employment for PhD fellows are used to compute your full-time monthly grant. You can take advantage of Ghent University’s benefits (such as a wide range of training courses, reimbursement of your commute by public transport and eco vouchers).


  • June 26, 2022

Source: Ghent University

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