Techno Pioneer Richie Hawtin Backs New PHD Scholarship At University Of Huddersfield

Richie Hawtin is always creating opportunities for younger artists, and the latest comes in the form of the Richie Hawtin PhD Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures and Production at the University of Huddersfield in England. 

Hawtin is collaborating with the university to select a winning applicant who will be offered tutorial support from the techno pioneer himself, as well as opportunities for creative production work, collaborative projects, publication, and the expectation to gain teaching experience.

The successful candidate can also expect a full waiver of tuition fees, and an opportunity for even more stipends to fund their educational endeavor. 

This opportunity comes full circle for Hawtin and the University whose relations date back over many years. After earning his honorary doctorate in 2015, Hawtin has remained involved on campus by providing masterclasses and one-on-one sessions for students. 

 “I’m honored to continue my relationship with the University of Huddersfield and participate in their PhD Scholarship program,” said Hawtin in a statement.  

He proceeded to declare his intention for the program expressing that, “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 30 years, to assist in a student’s exploration of the past and inner workings of our industry and to offer them a new critical analysis from a contemporary perspective.”

The University boasts over 20 different recording and production studios featuring world-class hardware, software and plug-ins, as well as high-caliber microphones and recording equipment.

Along with the top-of-the-line equipment, the music research program is one of the best-ranked, reaching number 25 in the QS World University Subject Rankings. 

Applications for the prestigious scholarship are being accepted now through February 10.  Click here to apply. For details regarding requirements click here.


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Bianca Macias

Bianca is dedicated to respecting underground culture and music, particularly in her deep dive into the realms of house and techno. Introduced to this genre by her parents at a young age, she further immersed herself in the scene after college while refining her writing skills through contributions to the college newspaper. Bianca's passion lies in highlighting the significance of electronic music, aiming to foster a deeper appreciation for it.

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