[hackerspaces] where to do PhD hacker style - probably independent funding needing just the stamp and official supervision

Don Ankney dankney at hackerco.de
Wed Jun 4 23:04:58 CEST 2014

I'm not sure how "alternative" what you're talking about is. In the US, ar least, food science is a recognized discipline. Graduates generally end up working for commercial food conglomerates working on the newest potato chip (crisp) flavor.

While you"re likely interested in much less commercial applications of the degree, I think the core academic programs are already established.

From: Frantisek Apfelbeck<mailto:algoldor at yahoo.com>
Sent: ‎6/‎4/‎2014 3:46 AM
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Subject: [hackerspaces] where to do PhD hacker style - probably independent funding needing just the stamp and official supervision

Hi to all,
I am thinking about doing a PhD. on the stuff which I do within the hacker community for several years, my field is food&beverage biotech. I wonder if people would know places/universities which would be friendly to the alternative topics like these. I've a project which I'm working on and off for several years now and I want to move it further forward considering it as a PhD project actually, you can find rough info to get idea here


Funding through the UNI would be nice but not necessary, I believe that I can get most of the resources through crowdsourcing and another alternative ways valuing my freedom than funds with strings. This means that long distance and external supervisors etc. are fine with me but still I need to find place which has the "qualification" to give me the PhD. at  the end. I'm Czech by the way so EU should be more friendly for me and cheaper if I have to pay.

Many thanks for any info, I'll share it in the future with others who may go similar path, it starting to be more frequent desire seems to me to get recognition in the academic sector but use alternative base/approach and fundings.

Sincerely from Jeju, South Korea,

Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck

PS I have master degree in genetic engineering and "on wait" master thesis in biotech and good recommendation from both academic hacker community. The reason for the PhD. is partly forcing myself to a more systematic approach and also using the "possible PhD." to smoothen the ways to bring forward some of the projects which lies ahead.


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This project is focused on promotion and development of food sustainability in local rural communities using variety of fermentation cultures and techniques.

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