IAMO is looking for PhD students who are interested in questions of agricultural and food economics in countries of the enlarging EU, Eastern Europe, and Asia.
PhD students at IAMO are members of the IAMO Graduate School and participate in the structured Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics, or a comparable subject-specific doctoral program. The Doctoral Certificate Program offers further education and specialisation on top of Bachelor and Master‘s study courses in agricultural, food and environmental disciplines.
IAMO enhances academic training and dissertation writing by offering students focused courses in theory and methods. The IAMO Graduate School provides specifically tailored seminars and facilitates access to international research networks and participation in conferences and workshops.
At IAMO 47 research students are currently preparing their doctoral theses.
“I studied agricultural economics and management. At IAMO I am gaining a lot of experience that will be very helpful for my future career in my home country of China. The great scientific support I receive and the regular team meetings yield many interesting ideas and approaches that I am incorporating into my dissertation.”
Yangyi Zeng is conducting research on farmer's pest control measures and incentives in China.
“I moved to Halle for my dissertation. Settling in to the university town on the Saale river, with its many cultural offerings and marvelous landscape, was easy. Thanks to its broad research network and connection to the University of Halle-Wittenberg, IAMO provides optimal grounds to further my research in land and water reforms in Central Asia.”
Iroda Amirova is looking at rural cooperation and collective action in irrigated Central Asia.
“To be a professional in your field means to have a solid background and extensive up-to-date knowledge. Thanks to IAMO, I have an excellent opportunity to research the topics of my interest, and be part of a network of professionals who are always open and eager to exchange, discuss, and collaborate. The IAMO Graduate School is one of the available options to gain knowledge and valuable recommendations for further professional development.”
Igor Ostapchuk is studying the growth strategies of large agricultural enterprises.
“After studying public policy and administration, and participating in the European Commission’s ‘Bluebook’-trainee program, I decided to enter a doctoral program. IAMO is the right place for my research, as it has high scientific standards in research while maintaining strong links to different stakeholders. The institute’s family-friendly approach furthermore allows me to reconcile private and professional obligations.”
Jana Demoustier is researching the political economy of agricultural decision making within the EU multilevel system.
- Challenging activities in an international and interdisciplinary research community
- Cooperation with national and international decision makers in agricultural and food economics
- Excellent infrastructure and continuing education offerings
- Completed university degree in the areas of agricultural economics, social sciences and economics or related disciplines
- Interest in empirical methods and modelling approaches
- Very good command in written and spoken English
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- High level of commitment, personal initiative and motivation
In March 2012 the IAMO Graduate School became a full member of the International Graduate Academy (InGrA) of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. InGrA stands for best conditions when doing your PhD: it supports students up to the successful completion of a doctoral thesis and entrance into a professional career and offers a disciplinary and trans-disciplinary qualification program.