• Description:

    The Division of Geography and Tourism at KU Leuven and VITO seek 2 PhD researchers for innovative research on Flemish land systems. The project aims to enhance ‘RuimteModel Vlaanderen’ by simulating migration, demographics, socio-economics, and mobility behaviors. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in related disciplines, have a strong interest in spatial modeling and sustainable development, and proficiency in English. Two funded full-time scholarships for four years are available.


    • Hold a Master’s degree in geography, sustainable development, spatial planning, or a related discipline
    • Strong interest in spatial modeling, land systems, human mobility, and sustainable development
    • Proficiency in English; knowledge of Dutch is a plus
    • Strong foundation in quantitative (spatial) methodology
    • Experience with GIS and programming languages (Python or R)
    • Ability to effectively communicate complex issues
    • Ambitious, well-organized, team-oriented, with excellent communication skills
    • Candidates expecting to complete their master’s degree by September 2024 are also welcome to apply


    Apply via the KU Leuven online tool by May 27, 2024. Submit a cover letter, CV, and contact details of one reference. Specify the sub-project of interest, approach, and how your profile fits project needs. Selection process involves document review and online interviews.

  • Fields

    •  Tourism

    • Geography

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