We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science. The PhD position is within “Cities as learning innovation ecosystems – the role of ICT to support learning within and across cities”.
Transformative processes within cities and urban contexts have been in focus for some time now and has been a part of the European and Norwegian research agendas. The motivation for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SGDs), in particular, climate change (SGD 13) and sustainable cities and communities (SGD 11), have increased the need to understand and manage cities in new and innovative ways. Furthermore, the abundance of data poses new challenges as well as opens up for new opportunities for innovation within cities. In order to address the challenges in achieving the sustainability goals, ICT can and should play a central role in the research activities, as an enabler and across the numerous cross-cutting activities. As such, NTNU and IDI are currently active in several Norwegian and European initiatives such as the Norwegian project FME-ZEN Research Centre and the EU H2020 SCC project Positive City Exchange.
The research activities will focus on the role of ICT in supporting cities as learning innovation ecosystems; in particular, applying ideas from Information Systems, Enterprise Modelling and Enterprise Architecture, Agent-based modelling and Complex Adaptive Systems Modelling, to support learning and innovation within and across cities, to achieve sustainable cities as envisaged by UN SGD 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).
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