Challenge University


Fast-Track Your Innovative PhD

New Frontiers. Collaborative Innovation. Breakthrough Solutions.

Are you an industry professional or researcher with an eye on solving tomorrow’s complex problems? Challenge University’s Industrial PhD program offers an accelerated, yet comprehensive research journey in collaboration with leading companies.

Your experience goes beyond the theoretical and dives into the application of research to real-world challenges. You won’t just earn a PhD; you’ll emerge as a hybrid professional, adept at both research and business. Through our unique challenge-based learning methodology and direct industry involvement, you’ll be developing solutions that are immediately applicable, not just theoretically promising. There may even be opportunities for international collaboration or implementation of your research.

In a rapidly evolving world, we don’t just need scholars; we need agile thinkers who can translate complex research into actionable solutions. Meet the future as an expert who not only understands but also shapes the industry.

Aim: Bridging Academic-Industry Gap

The primary aim of Challenge University’s Industrial PhD program is to bridge the gap between academia and industry, transforming both sectors through actionable research and innovation.

Unlike traditional PhD programs, our focus is on facilitating a co-creation process between doctoral candidates and business organizations. Candidates work on a strategically important project identified by the industry partner, which not only informs their doctoral research but also provides immediate value to the organization. The culmination of this symbiotic relationship is a doctoral thesis that has real-world impact and applicability, fulfilling both academic and business objectives.

Requirements: Entry Qualifications Detailed

To be considered for our Industrial PhD program, candidates must have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.
  • A strong academic record and research capabilities.
  • Professional experience in the sector related to the proposed research topic.
Real-World Impact

Work on projects that address current industry challenges, providing immediate value to your corporate partners.

Accelerated Learning

Complete your doctoral research in half the time of traditional PhD programs, thanks to our intensive, focused approach.

Dual Expertise

Gain the skills of both a researcher and an industry professional, making you more versatile in your career.

Networking Opportunities

Build valuable connections through our extensive industry partnerships and possible international collaborations.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Access to the latest research tools, databases, and software, ensuring that your work stays ahead of the curve.

Holistic Development

In addition to research skills, the program emphasizes leadership, social responsibility, and strategic thinking, preparing you for a broad range of roles in academia and industry.

Join Our Ecosystem

For Prospective Students:

Are you a driven individual seeking to create a profound impact within your field of research? If so, our Industrial PhD program allows you to solve real-world challenges hand-in-hand with industry partners. By joining this program, you aren’t just pursuing a PhD; you’re diving into an ecosystem of innovation and practical problem-solving. You’ll be at the forefront of change, working on projects that have immediate relevance and applicability in the industry.
Why join?
  • Practical Impact: Directly contribute to solving current industry challenges.
  • Accelerated Learning: Complete your PhD in half the time of traditional programs.
  • Professional Network: Gain invaluable connections in your field.

What's In It For You?

For Industry Partners:

Is your organization facing complex challenges that require cutting-edge solutions? Partner with Challenge University and tap into a pool of highly motivated researchers through our Industrial PhD program. Your company doesn’t just get a solution; it gets to shape the future leaders in your industry.

Why Partner?
  • Talent Pipeline: Access a pool of highly skilled and motivated researchers.
  • Innovation Boost: Bring fresh perspectives and new solutions to your pressing challenges.
  • Academic Rigor: Benefit from the theoretical grounding and methodological prowess of PhD candidates.

Get in touch with our Admissions Team.

For detailed pricing and information about Scholarships, Awards & Grants, please contact our admissions team.

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…. in this symbiotic journey, blending academic rigor with practical application, to create a future that benefits us all.

Let's Shape the Future Together

At Challenge University, we’re not just offering a degree; we’re offering a transformation. So, if you believe you have what it takes to be part of this exciting journey, we invite you to apply and pave your path to entrepreneurial success.

Join us, and let’s shape the future, one challenge at a time.