Call for PhD funding



In 2014, Tunis Business School was selected for the WTO Chair Programme (WCP). The WCP is designed to assist the University of Tunis in providing students with a deeper understanding of trade policy issues, as well as to strengthen Tunisia’s participation in international trade. It lasts 4 years. The objectives of this project are three-fold: to develop capacity-building in regards to teaching on international trade issues within the Tunisian university, to encourage research on pressing questions and issues pertaining to current global trade patterns, and to engage in outreach activities in order to facilitate increased understanding of global trade issues among various sectors of society. Within the research axis, the WTO Chair at TBS is engaging in research on Firms in international trade. The WTO Chair would like to recruit a PhD student to work on these issues. She/he will be working under the supervision of the WTO Chair holder, Dr. Leila Baghdadi. The WTO Chair at TBS will offer funding for the PhD student during three years.


Application and selection process


Interested candidate should apply to and send the following documents:


- A letter of motivation ;

- A CV ;

- Grades available from master in Economics or related fields;

- Master thesis.


The deadline is April 1st, 2017. Candidates will be interviewed. Final decision will be made May 2nd, 2017.


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