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Aarhus University Course Type: PhD Start Date: February, May, August, November
Location: Arhus, Denmark Duration: Full time - 4 Years


The programme:

Agroecology is a branch of science that deals with the interactions between soils, plants, animals, humans and the environment within ecological systems created for the production of food.

Our aim is to train and promote the next generation of researchers, scholars, and technology developers within soil and environmental sciences and technology at the highest scientific level in a truly inter-disciplinary and international atmosphere. The programme embraces research education within the fields of:


Research facilities available:

A PhD education at Agroecology gives access to e.g., state-of-the-art laboratories, GIS-laboratories, greenhouses, the largest semifield and lysimeter facilities in Europe, and 1,300 hectares of farmland for experiments.

Affiliated centres/departments:

The international Research Education Network for Soil Technology And interdisciplinary Research in Soil and Environmental Sciences STAiR belongs organizationally to the Agroecology programme. STAiR unites PhD students and internationally recognized scientists as their supervisors at 18 research units all over the world. For more information about STAiR please visit the STAiR homepage

Geographic location

PhD students enrolled in the Agroecology programme will have their working location at either Research Centre Foulum, close to Viborg, Flakkebjerg on Sealand, or the city of Aarhus. Students are welcome to spend shorter or longer periods of their study by one of the partners in our world-wide soil and environmental sciences & technology laboratories without walls. These formal international collaboration partners are:

International cooperation:

University of California at Davis, University of Arizona, Oregon State University, University of Delaware, Utah State University, US. University Saitama, Tokyo, Japan. University of the Philippines, the Philippines. University of Abertay Dundee, SIMBIOS Centre, UK. Helmholz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland. Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research.

PhD - Full time

Start date:
February, May, August, November
4 Years
Teaching method:
Arhus, Denmark
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Head of JPM PhD-committee and Head of STAiR Lis Wollesen de Jonge
Department of Agroecology - Soil physics and Soil resources
University accredited:
Last update: 10/06/2016