PhD at CMI

PhD Education

The PhD program of the center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI) builds on the general interdisciplinary platform of the center. Technology developments are examined in a broader societal context, implying that a technical science approach is combined with social science and humanities approaches. This means that market, policy, economic, and other social conditions for technology developments are examined as well as the implications of technology developments for business and other social developments. The program relates to user requirements and focuses on user involvement as well as the market conditions, the political and regulatory environment and the potentials for new business models and market developments.

PhD projects can focus on the development of technologies in the communication, media and information technology fields as well as the use aspects, the business potentials and the framework conditions including the economic environment and policy and regulation. Also, the application of communication, media and information technologies in different societal areas is an important part of the program. This applies, for instance, to learning, governance, and business application, and it applies to private consumers and citizens and their interaction in social media contexts, etc.

PhD at CMI

ERASMUS collaboration: PhD programmes in Software Engineering

CMI participates in the ERAMUS+ 3 year project "Pathways to PhD" (PWs@PhD) on collaboration in Software Engineering PhD projects. Read more here: and on the CMI project page.

PhD courses

As part of the PhD program, CMI offers 4 PhD courses:

  • The Political Economy of Information and Communication Technologies
  • IT and Media Policy and Regulation
  • Scientific Qualitative Methods in Technology and Science
  • Academic Writing and Getting your Research into Journals

The PhD program of CMI is part of the Doctoral Program of the Department of Planning and Development and the Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine.

For additional information on CMI’s PhD program and on admission:
Contact: Anders Henten,

PhD topics

Examples of projects currently undertaken at CMI are:

  • Identity management
  • Intelligent Traffic Systems
  • E-learning
  • The policy and regulation of emergency networks
  • Cyber security
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile social networks
  • Adoption of mobile data services

PhD theses from CMI

PhD students from CMI researches within the fields of ICT for development (technical - economical - political aspects), netneutrality, regulation of ICT public procurement, internet of things and privacy.

Projects Theses