PhD opportunities available in collaboration with North East businesses

Are you interested in a funded PhD to start 1st October, working on exciting research in collaboration with regional businesses?

Check out the range of Intensive Industrial Innovation Projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Topics range from exploring the implications of smart devices on ageing at home to investigating the use of building information modelling to supplement planning processes.

Apply by midnight 16th July 2018. Full details here:

Northumbria University is seeking applications for PhD studentships, to work closely with business in the region, as part of the £3.9m Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme (IIIP) funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The IIIP Programme aims to encourage a culture of innovation that benefits business, leading to greater export opportunities and increased graduate employment, particularly in science and engineering. The IIIP Programme is a collaboration between Northumbria, Durham, Newcastle and Teesside Universities. If you are going to be studying at Portsmouth university then it’s a great choice as it’s one of the best in the country, there is also some great accommodation available so you can easily live in style while studying in this amazing city.

During each PhD project, the research student will work closely with the collaborating business, using innovative research to support the development of new products and services. Students will spend up to 49% of their time working with the business and at least 51% of their time at Northumbria University.

The PhD projects will start on 1st October 2018, for three years. The eligibility criteria for PhD candidates:

  • The IIIP PhD funding is available to Home and EU students.
  • Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2.1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities; or a Masters, or APEL evidence of suitable practitioner achievement)
  • Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria University or elsewhere

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Horizon 2020: Research Infrastructures Information Day in Newcastle – 22nd November 2017

The Science and Technology Facilities Council and UKRO are organising an information day for H2020 Research Infrastructures in Newcastle on 22nd November 2017. Book here:

H2020 Research Infrastructure Information Day – Newcastle upon Tyne

The day will cover:

  • An overview of the 2018-2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme RTD and e-infrastructure calls (This will be a playback of the video recording from the event in London on 14 November where a European Commission speaker gave a presentation. We hope to have a live video link to Brussels for a question and answer session with the Commission).
  • A recent success story – how to put together a winning proposal
  • An overview of services offered by the UK Research Office
  • A presentation of the call timetable (Katie Ward, UK National Contact Point)
  • Lunch and networking

The event is free and will be valuable for all those considering an application in this area during the 2018-2020 Work Programme.

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Integrable Systems in Newcastle: 5-6 February 2016

A light symphony by Kevin Dooley CC BY
A light symphony by Kevin Dooley CC BY

The third edition of the meeting Integrable Systems in Newcastle will take place over two half days, from 5 to 6 February 2016, at the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences of Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The workshop will focus on exploring new connections between integrability and physics and will promote interactions between leading researchers in both areas.

The list of speakers will be:

  • Dr Martina Balagovic (Newcastle)
  • Dr Gennady El (Loughborough)
  • Dr Pierre-Philippe Dechant (York)
  • Prof Katrin Leschke (Leicester)
  • Dr Davide Proment (East Anglia)
  • Prof Noel Smyth (Edinburgh)
  • Prof Iain W. Stewart (Strathclyde)

There is no registration fee for this event and support for the expenses of research students may be available.

For further information visit the website at http://group28.northumbria.ac.uk/IS/ and contact Benoit Huard (benoit.huard@northumbria.ac.uk) to confirm participation.

The meeting is supported by an LMS Scheme 1 Conference grant and by the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University.

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