PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN URBAN PROTOTYPING. CALL FOR APPLICATION AT THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS)
Urban Prototyping is a common research initiative of the School of Design
and Environment (SDE) and the School of Computing (SOC) of the National
University of Singapore (NUS) with the aim to develop an integrative platform
for design, planning and management of the built environment in a
sustainable way, based on the application of advanced technologies of virtual
prototyping. The project intends to harness the growing computing power and
network capabilities as well as the increasing availability of urban metabolic
data to create a collaborative environment for urban information and
simulation modeling that is able to handle the dynamic, speed and complexity
of recent urbanization processes in Asia. More detailed information you find
In the framework of the Urban Prototyping project five PhD scholarships are
available, each of them dedicated to a special field of research within the
project. The fields of research are:
1. The requirements of the urban planning practice and the possibilities to
integrate advanced systems of information and simulation modeling
into the decision-making processes.
2. The availability and use of data in the urban planning process including
their aggregation and compensation.
3. Computer-aided decision-making technologies.
4. The technology of simulation modeling and its application in urban
5. Complex modeling systems and the development of an integrative
The PhD students will work on their specific project as part of the research
team for a period of 4 years. At the end of the first year a Q&E will be
organized that decides about the continuation of the contract.
The scholarship consists of the following payments:
In year 1: about S$ 2,000 per month
In year 2 – 4: about S$ 2,500 per month.
Besides, NUS will support the accommodation of the PhD students.
Applicants usually should have a MSc in architecture/urban planning,
environmental planning, computer sciences, system engineering or
comparable disciplines. Those, who are interested, should send a short
motivation letter with details about the intended field of research together with
a cv to prof. Jurgen Rosemann (firstname.lastname@example.org).