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University funds 40 new PhD studentships

The University has announced funding for 40 new PhD studentships across the campus.

Awarded by the Graduate School, the studentships span all six research challenges at the University, with every academic school benefitting from the funding.  Ten individual studentships have been granted, with the remaining 30 broken down into six mini Centres for Doctoral Training, each with five posts.

Professor Andrew Dainty, Director of the Graduate School, said: “This is a major financial investment by the University and underlines its commitment to supporting and developing doctoral research at Loughborough.”

Full details of the studentships can be found below:

Mini Centres for Doctoral Training

Lead SchoolParticipating SchoolsResearch ChallengeProposal Title of Mini-CDTLead Academic
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Social, Political and Geographical Sciences Culture, Communication and Citizenship Sport and Citizenship Professor Richard Giulianotti
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering; Science Health and Wellbeing Fighting Infectious Disease: Pushing the boundaries in diagnostics and therapeutics Dr Sourav Ghosh
Social, Political and Geographical Sciences None Secure and Resilient Societies Policing for the Future: Socio-technical resilience and innovation Dr Karen Lumsden
Civil and Building Engineering None Energy Halo: The RAEng Centre of Excellence PhD cluster Professor Jacqueline Glass
Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Science Enabling Technologies Advanced joining technologies for high value manufacturing Dr Gary Critchlow
Civil and Building Engineering Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering; Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering; Loughborough Design School Changing Environments and Infrastructure Automated Mobility: Developing a safer and smarter transport system through advances in automation and intelligent mobility Professor Mohammed Quddus

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: January News

About Loughborough University

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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