New Nuclear Centre for Doctoral Training
Lancaster's Engineering Department is to share in a total of £350m in the UK's largest ever investment in postgraduate training in engineering and the physical sciences, allowing it to offer fully-funded PhD places in Nuclear Engineering.
Highly trained engineers and scientists are in short supply in the UK and Lancaster is one of 24 successful universities to be awarded funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to fill that gap. As part of this investment, the Department will be offering fully funded PhD places as part of the new "Next Generation Nuclear" Centre for Doctoral Training.
Next Generation Nuclear is a partnership between the Universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. Its mission is to work with industry and leading overseas institutions to develop the next generation of research leaders to support the UK's present and future strategic nuclear programmes- cleaning up the nuclear legacy, building new nuclear power stations, and defence and security. Next Generation Nuclear will deliver 80 PhDs over eight years.
Announcing the funding for over 70 Centres for Doctoral Training in the UK, Science and Universities Minister David Willetts said: "Scientists and engineers are vital to our economy and society. It is their talent and imagination, as well as their knowledge and skills, that inspire innovation and drive growth across a range of sectors, from manufacturing to financial services.
"I am particularly pleased to see strong partnerships between universities, industry and business among the new centres announced today. This type of collaboration is a key element of our industrial strategy and will continue to keep us at the forefront of the global science race."
Wed 27 November 2013
Lancaster University and resident company The REACH Centre have been recognised for their outstanding track-record of working together at a prestigious award ceremony.
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Wed 12 November 2014
On 24th October, forty teachers from across the South Lakes area visited the Faculty of Science and Technology, as part of a partnership between Lancaster University, Research Council UK, and the South Lakes Federation.
Thu 06 November 2014
Peter Hodgson, who has just successfully defended his PhD, has now rounded off the achievement with the award of an EPSRC Doctoral Prize by the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Thu 30 October 2014
Lancaster University has played a lead role in the inaugural meeting of a new engineering network for all types of engineers working on particle accelerators in the UK.
Fri 17 October 2014