Information Security and Communication Technology

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim–Gjøvik

Information Security and Communication Technology

– Job prospects

IE - KRYSSPUBLISERT! A PhD is the highest level of formal education in Norway

A PhD is the highest level of formal education in Norway

A doctoral degree from NTNU qualifies for leading positions in business and industry, public administration, higher education and research.

Surveys show that persons with a doctoral degree have a very high degree of employment. Academia is often considered the most usual career path for persons holding a doctoral degree. However, a substantial part of our doctors obtain leading positions in the private sector.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

After completion of your doctoral degree, you may obtain leading positions in industry, government services and academia involving interesting and demanding responsibilities and projects.

Information security and communication technology lie in the interface between many different research areas, which means that the education is suitable and in demand for the consultancy sector, the telecommunication sector or the digital industry. Some candidates choose to stay in academia as post-doctors, researchers, associated professors and professors in the longer term.

How to qualify for a further academic career

A degree in research education is the highest educational degree available. Through this education you will learn how to conduct independent research of a high international standard.

As a researcher at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology you will qualify for research within information security and communication technology.


Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Leads large team in hyper-relevant research area ​​​​​​​

I lead an impressively strong professional environment in areas that are prospering these days: Digitalisation and security.

Maria Bartnes​​​​​​​,
Head of Research at SINTEF ​​​​​​​


Waited over 20 years for the job of his dreams

After graduation, he landed the job he had been dreaming of since becoming a civil engineer in the 1990s

Bjørn Jonny Villa,
IT manager for Trondheim kommune