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2012-08-28 08:00

PhD Cooperation gives 16 million SEK to the Swedish School of Textiles


This summer the Swedish School of Textiles, together with four other schools, was granted the EU program for education called Erasmus Mundus. Next year, three new PhD students will be added to the research staff at the School.

Håkan Torstensson

This joint PhD program means that three doctoral students carry out their research at the Swedish School of Textiles for 1.5 years, followed by 1.5 years at the institute of technology in Iasi, Romania, or Politecnico di Torino in Italy, and finally 1 year at the Soochow University in China.

- It’s a part of the concept that the PhD students get experiences from different places so they can add new perspectives to their research, Håkan Torstensson says, professor and one of the project’s applicants.  

Every year, a total of 10 doctoral students will start at the five different schools.

Good for the Degree-Awarding Powers

The Swedish School of Textiles is granted 16 million SEK over seven years to finance the new PhD students.

- The new PhD students will strengthen our research milieu, which is good for our degree-awarding powers, Håkan Torstensson says.

The three new doctoral students will carry out research in the four following themes:
- Risk/safety and resilience in the textile value chain
- New organization models for sustainable textile processes and supply chains
- Sustainable policy and consumption in the textile supply chain
- Sustainable and innovative design processes and materials

Footnote: The fifth university of this project is the ENSAIT, France.

Written by: Therese Rosenblad
Photo: Ulf Nilsson/Mimbild