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Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin launches PhD scholarship in electronic music

Richie Hawtin, aka techno producer and DJ Plastikman, has set up a scholarship in electronic music for the University of Huddersfield. 


Applications for the scholarship, The Richie Hawtin PhD Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures and Production, are now open, and will be until 10th February. The PhD will start in September 2023 and run full-time for three years. 

The successful applicant will be selected by the university in partnership with Richie Hawtin, who will also offer tutorial support as part of the scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship will receive a full wavier of tuition fees, automatic consideration for appropriate research projects and opportunities for creative production work, collaborative projects, and publication.

They’ll also be able to take advantage of the University’s facilities, accessing more than 20 different recording and production studios, equipped with “top-of-the-line hardware, software and plugins and an impressive collection of industry-leading microphones and recording equipment”. The University of Huddersfield’s music department is ranked 5th in the UK for music research and 25th worldwide.

” I’m honoured to announce a PhD Scholarship in my name in partnership with University of Huddersfield. Titled The Richie Hawtin PhD Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures and Production, applications are now being taken up until 10th February to start in September 2023.
The winning applicant will be selected by the university and myself, all fees for the PhD will be waived and I will also offer tutorial support during the scholarship. I am proud to continue my relationship with the University of Huddersfield with the PhD, following the award of my Honorary Doctorate in 2015. My hope is to offer my experience and insight into the many areas of Techno culture which I’ve been involved in over the past thirty years, and to assist in a student’s exploration of the past and inner workings of our industry and help them offer new critical analysis from a contemporary perspective.
The University is one of the world’s highest-ranked educational facilities for music production and research. See link in bio for application information and guidance. “

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