27 November 2013
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
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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