The PERSEUS Doctoral Programme (DP) aims at fostering the training of highly skilled doctoral researchers in thematic areas of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, Internet of Things, Extended Reality and Information and Cyber Security. The thematic areas are linked to the verticals of the national importance to Norway: energy, healthcare, manufacturing, mobility and ocean-based technologies.
PERSEUS DP aims to pursue transformative research on design, development and application of digital technologies along the strategic business sectors in Norway. The project will embed a set of digital skills and transferable skills, adopt interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach and explore opportunities presented by national and international partners from academia and industry to prepare the top-level researchers who contribute to smart, safe and sustainable future. The transferable skills will be developed via substantial training modules, specifically by project development and management, communicating science, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking and basic university didactics and further enhanced by planned seminars and workshops. The visits to large-scale infrastructure facilities and interdisciplinary laboratories as well as participation in the national and international projects at NTNU and the partner organisations is an integral part of the PERSEUS concept.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at NTNU will lead and implement the PERSEUS DP together with its carefully selected (11) academic and (8) industrial partners. PERSEUS is a 5-year program applying for 40 PhD position of 36 months each in two calls over the program period. It will be based on an open, transparent and merit-based selection process where aspiring researchers from any nationality will be encouraged to apply.
The program will have its first call (for 23 vacancies) for applicants with deadline in September 2021 and the first cohort of PhD students will start in January 2022. Successful candidates will be enrolled in the Faculty’s doctoral program and employed at NTNU.
Call 2 will open in August 2022, with application deadline in September 2022, and start of the doctoral programme for Call 2 projects will be January 2023.