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Ph.D. Scholarships

At the Institute for Web Science & Technologies - WeST our research targets Web Retrieval, Social Web, Semantic Web and Interactive Web, in particular. We announce four open temporal positions (time limits according to German law WissZeitVG) as Ph.D. scholarships in Web Science.

Ph.D. students will have an outstanding master's degree in computer science or another discipline relevant for Web Science. We expect eagerness to participate in team work, outstanding analytical competence, strong interest in interdisciplinary research and excellent programming skills. The duration of the scholarships is for two years with an extension being possible for a third year. Ph.D. students will have a broad choice in selecting their Ph.D. topic from the wide field of Web Science.

Topics high on our current research agenda include

  • Programming with linked data: This is a joint project with the excellent research department of a large corporation exploiting knowledge about functional programming and the programming environment F# (
  • Indexing linked data: This is research work continuing our award-winning Linked Data environment SchemEx (
  • Social computation: This is research work exploiting our previous work on preference aggregation and provenance.

We offer a creative, active, internationally renowned research group, support for publication at international conferences, support in pursuing one's Ph.D., a new, technically excellent campus, as well as one of the most scenic places in Germany in close vicinity to major German hubs, such as Frankfurt and Cologne.

Universität Koblenz-Landau is an equal-opportunity employer.

Please find further details about the institute at or get in touch with Dr. Matthias Thimm (Tel: 0261/2872715) or Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab (Tel: 0261/2872761).

Please submit your job application via We can not respond to applications by email.

Student Assistants

The institute WeST always welcomes talented student assistants from the department computer science of our university. We offer positions both in research and teaching. You will get the possibility to be part of a well-coordinated Team.

If you are interested in a position as a student assistant, please send a description of your interests and your qualification to Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger.