Top-level international PhD

EDIM programme will enroll an international group of PhD candidates working with a coordinated set of research topics in Industrial Management area at the three partner universities simultaneously.



EC Fellowships cover: the monthly allowance and travel and installation costs.
The candidates will be given employment contracts.

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Each candidate will be based primarily at his "home" university, but will spend at least 12 months at the “host” university. In addition, there will be extensive time spent on empirical fieldwork also with the opportunity to visit a third country.


Career development

Partner universities together with associated members and affiliates will facilitate the EDIM candidates to access leading positions in academia and in industry

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Scholarships and Academic Cooperation

Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.

Approved and funded by the EU.
Detailed information regarding Erasmus Mundus and other EU programmes and opportunities.
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Latest News

  • EURAM 2020


    Ermal Hetemi (EDIM Batch V) will act as a committee member to the following track at the European Academy of Management entitled: “Multi-level perspective on Major and Megaprojects,” which will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 10-12th of June 2020.

    For further details see here the call for papers


  • Milan Jocevski won the best paper award @ScAIEM 2019



    KTH hosted the 7th Scandinavian Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management

    The conference theme - ” Back to the core, beyond the core ” - addressed the very nature of our field at the interface between technology and management.
    Milan Jocevski, one of our EDIM candidates from the batch IV, won the Best PhD Paper Award during this year conference. Congratulations Milan!

  • Fadi Shrouf's paper awarded by Emerald Citations of Excellence

    Emerald Publishing awarded the "Citation of Excellence 2017" to Shrouf F., Ordieres-Meré J., Garcia-Sanchez A., Ortega-Mier M. for the paper “Optimizing the production scheduling of a single machine to minimize total energy consumption costs” published in the Journal of Cleaner Production

    The scientific article was recognised as one of the most highly cited and highly influential papers published in 2014 relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing.


  • ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award


    Andrés Ramírez was one of the three finalists of the ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award 2017 with his doctorate thesis entitled "The unexpected implications of opening up innovation: a multi-perspective study of the role of Open Innovation practices in mature industries". The ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award, sponsored by Innovation Leaders and Wiley, is an award given by the ISPIM community to Ph.D. researchers that have proven to develop the insights, theories, and tools to shape the future of innovation management thinking and action. The award was given during the ISPIM Conference in Vienna during June 2017 to the three finalists who were chosen by selected members of the ISPIM Scientific Panel amongst more than 90 submissions from all around the world.


Partner universities

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Our participants

  • Emrah Karakaya - Edition I

    EDIM is a great opportunity to learn from diverse cultures, grow in double academic areas, contribute to each other and be recognized in a large network. It is a unique doctoral program with its multi-disciplinary research topics and quarterly workshops. I love EDIM!
  • Andres Ramirez Portilla – Edition I

    One of the great advantages of this program is the EDIM workshops, where you can develop and enhance your academic and professional networking. The EDIM workshops need to be considered as a best practice by other Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programs
  • Sudipa Sarker – Edition II

    I am glad to be part of this program not only because of the opportunities EDIM has created for me but also for the wonderful people I have come across during this program. I hope that the future days will be as thrilling, inspiring and stimulating as it has been
  • Simon Okwir – Edition II

    EDIM for me is an industry of knowledge and where you find a career. When it comes to my future uncertainties, EDIM is a combination of both: present partners and future lifelong contacts
  • Maksim Miterev – Edition II

    EDIM is a life changing experience: it has changed where I live, what I do, whom I know and what I want. It's also a great source of friends and potential future colleagues. I feel part of a large international community of interesting people with lots of common interests
  • Anna Darmani – Edition I

    EDIM is like a journey. But, not only a research journey! EDIM is a program by which you can explore different cultures, systems, environments as well as knowledge perspectives. I believe EDIM is one of the best programs for experiencing different managerial contexts
  • Seyoum Birkie Eshetu - Edition I

    Being part of EDIM is more than just doing a PhD. It is about creating family within the academic circle. I am happy to be part of this diverse community with ample informal learning opportunities