The Ramboll PhD

From 2019 and on, The Ramboll Foundation makes available an annual 500,000 EUR to PhD projects funded in cooperation with the Ramboll Group. The approximately five PhD projects per year are funded in a 50/50 split between the Ramboll Foundation and the Ramboll Group with the hosting business unit.

The Ramboll PhD programme gives specialists the opportunity to delve into exciting professional topics to unearth state-of-the-art knowledge and develop competences and innovative solutions to the benefit of themselves, Ramboll and their clients, and society at large.

To be eligible, you will need to have an agreement of employment in a hosting business unit in Ramboll. Applications for co-funding from the Ramboll PhD programme are submitted biannually. Prior to that, the candidate needs to have secured a green light from both hosting business unit as well as from a PhD School.

For further information, please contact Ramboll’s Head of Knowledge and Innovation Poul Hededal at


List of supported PhDs:

PhD titel Year Recipient
Quantification of duration and effect of sources of pesticides to the groundwater resource 2019 Ramboll Denmark
Microeconometric modelling of behaviour in the energy sector 2019 Management Consulting
Biometrics of architecture 2019 Ramboll Norway
Hygrothermal behaviour of highly insulated structure 2019 Ramboll Finland
Development of Models for the Dynamic Analysis of Floating Bridges 2019 Ramboll UK
Management of open innovation in the public sector 2019 Ramboll Norway
Integrated numerical solution for US – and SLS-analysis of reinforced concrete structures 2018 Ramboll Denmark
Determination of wind load on high rise buildings using CFD 2018 Ramboll Denmark
Acoustic Virtual Reality in the building design 2018 Ramboll Denmark
Liveability in the Built Environment 2018 Luleå University of Technology
Composite Bridges – Innovative ways of achieving composite action 2018 Ramboll Denmark
Explosion loads on glass in facades 2018 Ramboll Denmark
Improved Reliability Design Methods for Offshore Wind Turbines 2017 Ramboll Denmark
True digital twin based on structural health monitoring (SHM) 2017 Ramboll Denmark
Aerodynamic Stability of Long-Span Bridges 2016 Ramboll Denmark
Design of Steel Piles for Integral Abutment Bridges 2015 Luleå University of Technology
Secondary Strain in Web Stiffeners in Steel and Composite Bridges 2015 Luleå University of Technology