Leeds celebrates PhD funding success

The University has been successful in its bid to host two new training centres for PhD students in science and engineering.


The new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Bioenergy and Fluid Dynamics are part of a £350 million national scheme – the UK's largest ever investment in post graduate training in engineering and physical sciences. The funding, targeted at areas vital to economic growth, has been allocated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The University will also be a partner in a further three CDTs that will be hosted by other institutions: Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (hosted by the Durham University), Integrated Tribology (hosted by the University of Sheffield) and Nuclear Fission - Next Generation Nuclear (hosted by the University of Manchester).

Professor David Hogg, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “I am delighted by both our success in bringing two new CDTs to our University campus, and in the CDT partnerships that we have secured. Investing in the training of young researchers in engineering and physical sciences is of vital importance for the University and its industry partners.” 

In each of the two CDTs hosted by the University of Leeds, 10 PhD studentships will be offered per year for five consecutive years, covering a wide scope of research topics that span many of the Schools within the University.

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