PhD research focus in MFUI


The MFUI specialisation provides hands-on knowledge and expertise on how local governments can most efficiently provide, manage, finance and operate municipal infrastructure to delivery desired levels of service.

Overall research field

The specialisation is connected to our Green City work field where providing resilient, energy efficient and smart infrastructure plays a prominent role in helping cities to become more sustainable and green. It covers aspects of drinking water, wastewater, drainage & urban floods using green infrastructure, integrated solid waste, green building, transport & mobility, electricity and renewable energy infrastructure sectors, and is primarily focused on developing and transition countries.

Possible topics

Departing from a particular research framework, our research interests involves theories, concepts and aspects of governance, management and finance to explain, to assess and to evaluate the quality of the services being delivered by local governments as well as their impacts on the local socio-economic and environmental sustainability.