CALL FOR POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS IN THE URBAN FUTURES CENTRE AT THE DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
The Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology (UFC@DUT) is an exciting interdisciplinary laboratory located within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. The UFC@DUT focuses on theory building, but is also actively engaged in testing out ideas and interventions in ways that are not prescribed and determined by dominant stakeholders, be they Government Officials, Academics or large social movements. The UFC@DUT serves as the central node for a network of projects, institutions, practitioners and academics interested in the future of cities locally (in Durban and South Africa) and globally.
We are looking for engaged post-graduate students for Master’s and Doctoral degrees starting in 2015. While excellent supervision will be provided in the broad area of urban studies, the UFC@DUT is particularly interested in the following study areas:
► Innovative methodologies and approaches for urban planning and design ► Street-level drug addiction and homelessness in Durban
► Urban security and crime prevention
► Creative cities
► ICT support for the creative economy
► Community engagement within an urban context ► Emerging identities in the city
DUT offers a supportive and dynamic environment for Master’s and Doctoral Students. All full-time degrees have a fee remission and scholarships are available. Specialised supervision is provided for the topics identified above.
Post-doctoral candidates who join the UFC@DUT will form part of an exciting team of researchers who are engaged with a wide variety of network actors and community groupings.
For more information, please contact
Mrs Pruthvi Karpoormath, email: PruthviA@dut.ac.za or tel. 031 373 2100.