The PhD students of SMDTex will have more opportunities for employment in textile industry and associated sectors. The reasons are given as follows.
Compared with classical PhD students, they will have more occasions for contact with industrial companies and professional institutions (industrial placements, seminars) at the levels of knowledge acquisition, evaluation and result validation. Their research projects are strongly related to industrial interests instead of being limited to some technological details. Cross-cutting multidisciplinary themes, collaborative research, and industry focus will give them more meaningful job opportunities
Sustainable development is a newly emerging field, providing new job opportunities. The polyvalent knowledge on technology and management, acquired during the PhD study, will enable them to work as researchers, managers or engineers. The career planning training workshop in the 4th year can also help them to define suitable professional projects.