Fully-funded Four Year PhD Studentships in Digital Economy
University of Nottingham

Fully-funded Four Year PhD Studentships in Digital Economy

United Kingdom 05 Apr 2021

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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

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Area
Host Country
Deadline
05 Apr 2021
Study level
Opportunity type
PhD
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Closing Date Monday, 5th April 2021

Department Computer Science

Horizon EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Creating Our Lives in Data
University of Nottingham 

Qualification: PhD
Location: Nottingham, Leicester
Funding for: Home/UK only

Funding amount: Enhanced stipend of £17,400 p.a. and fees paid for eligible candidates
Hours: Full time
Closes: 5th April 2021 – early application recommended

Join our webinar
Introduction to Horizon CDT for Potential Applicants (Home/UK)
2-3pm, 23rd February 2021
Register your interest here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RBC9WC8 

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic students to join the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) from September 2021.  We are an interdisciplinary Centre welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds including computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts. Applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm for transdisciplinary research, with a 2:1 honours degree, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience equivalent to that level.

Our EPSRC funded Creating Our Lives in Data programme is establishing technologies and methods to enable producers and consumers in the Digital Economy to co-create smarter products in smarter ways, to re-establish trust in the use of personal data. Smarter products combine physical and digital technologies to deliver personalised blends of goods, services and user experiences. These are made through co-creation and data creativity in which consumers actively engage in shaping the products they use.

The Centre brings together leading figures from computing and engineering as well as the social sciences, business and humanities from the University of Nottingham; plus researchers from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University. We are co-funded by EPSRC and over 40 industry, third sector and international partners.

Our students are innovating applications across sectors including consumer goods and food, creative industries, high value products, and health and wellbeing – seeking out new synergies between them. We do not expect every student to be an expert in all of the areas mentioned above; our aim is to train people to work in transdisciplinary teams, ready to become future leaders in industry, the third sector and academia.

Our innovative four year PhD programme combines research, technical and professional skills training, a placement with a partner organisation, and opportunities for international exchanges. The programme is led by Professor Steve Benford, previously an EPSRC Dream Fellow, Visiting Researcher at Microsoft, the BBC’s first Visiting Professor, and the recipient of four BAFTA nominations; and Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, who led the Human Factors Research Group, and is Past President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics.

You will benefit from:

Applicants must demonstrate a capability to undertake and benefit from PhD research training through to completion. This normally requires an upper second class honours degree, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience equivalent to that level. Due to funding restrictions, we can only accept applications from Home/UK candidates.

See Horizon CDT website   https://cdt.horizon.ac.uk/ for more information and how to apply.

Closing date: 5th April 2021

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