1 Mar 2016
£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity
Loughborough University will receive £3.8m investment in its postgraduate research training as part of major investment in science and engineering research announced today by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.
The University will use the money – awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through its Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) – to develop research and support researchers in key strategic areas for Loughborough.
- Enabling Technologies – developing a pipeline of new technologies to enhance lives, economies and societies, with a focus on Quantum Systems Engineering.
- Energy – ensuring a secure, sustainable, clean and affordable energy supply, with a focus on Thermal Technologies.
- Health and Wellbeing – addressing all dimensions of health and wellbeing through the application of our expertise in design, engineering, sport and manufacturing to regenerative medicine and lifestyle interventions, with a focus on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.
- Secure and Resilient Societies – tackling major potential environmental hazards and human-induced threats.
- Changing Environments and Infrastructure – tackling the challenges to global economies and ecosystems presented by climate, land use and hydrological change.
Professor Andrew Dainty, Director of the University’s Graduate School which supports Loughborough’s 1500-plus postgraduate researchers, said:
“This substantial investment from EPSRC in doctoral training at Loughborough forms a significant component of our research strategy for engineering and the physical sciences, supporting both interdisciplinary research via our Research Challenges, and our discipline-based research strengths.
“It also provides a platform for exploiting inter-institutional collaborative opportunities afforded by major research infrastructure investments where Loughborough is a key partner.
“Our DTP students will benefit from enhanced cohort-based training and support that is a hallmark of the Loughborough doctoral experience”.