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Richie Hawtin teams up with University Of Huddersfield for electronic music PhD scholarship

By | Published on Thursday 19 January 2023

Richie Hawtin

The University Of Huddersfield has teamed up with Richie Hawtin to launch a new PhD scholarship where the focus of the successful candidate’s studies will be electronic music, culture and production.

Applications for the new scholarship are open now. The successful candidate will get a full waiver of tuition fees as well as automatic consideration for other scholarships that provide additional funding. They will also have access to Hawtin himself, who will offer tutorial support.

“There is huge scope for research within this PhD”, says Professor Rupert Till, Head Of Department for Music And Design Arts at the university, who also makes music under his Professor Chill moniker. “It could be anything within music such as electronic music, dance music, club music, DJ culture, or even around composition or analysis”.

“Richie has set up his own labels; technology companies; an investment fund; a sake brand; has run a residency in Ibiza; and written many genre-defining albums”, Till notes. “This is a wonderful opportunity to tap into his knowledge and experience”.

Hawtin himself adds: “I’m honoured to continue my relationship with the University Of Huddersfield and participate in their PhD scholarship programme. 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; 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”.