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An academic journey is often determined by its starting point. Build your knowledge at a top international school with highly ambitious research departments. As a PhD candidate at BI, you will benefit from our close collaboration with the business community, and get in touch with real world challenges. Become part of a local and international research environment that provides you with the opportunity to work together with renowned researchers and other like-minded students.

Challenge yourself and establish valuable relationships

BI consists of an international environment and professors from all over the world. Their large international network is something you as a PhD student can benefit from. Therefore, by pursuing a PhD at BI you will establish valuable relationships within professional environments, and you will become a part of a larger network, both nationally and internationally. You will be part of a forward-thinking and vibrant academic environment and be challenged by other brilliant minds. As a PhD student at BI you will have a lot of flexibility, but also responsibility. The good learning environment includes sharing of knowledge, interdisciplinarity and a flat structure between students and professors.

PhD: international environment and network

Attend conferences and collaborate with international universities

You will also have generous support to go to local and international conferences to present your research to a broader academic community. BI has a large professional staff with many researchers who publish actively in the best journals, both nationally and internationally. They also attend various conferences and collaborate with other international universities.

Prepare for a career at top universities

Above all, we aim to inspire your passion as a researcher, and help you contribute new insight into your field. You will develop your own research while working closely with our internationally renowned faculty. A PhD provides many valuable relationships in professional environments, and you will be well prepared for a career at top universities and research institutions worldwide.

PhD Programme

Read more about our PhD programme and the areas of specialisation we offer.