Aston University in Birmingham is one of 45 higher education UK institutions set to share in an £82m grant to help train Britain’s future scientists and engineers.
The grants announced today (12 February 2009) by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – the UK funding body for science and engineering, will generate over 1200 PhD students across the UK.
Professor David Delpy, chief executive of EPSRC, said: “People are at the heart of what we do. These grants mark a significant investment in talented future PhD students who will help drive forward the UK’s economy.”
Universities will have a target of using 10 per cent of their 2009 DTG funding for industry related training to broaden the student experience.
The Doctorate Training Grants for 2009-10 are part of the EPSRC's broader commitment to excellence in Britain’s post graduate research. It is estimated that 50% of EPSRC funded PhD students go on to get jobs outside of academia, in industry and the wider UK economy.
For further information on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council log onto www.epsrc.ac.uk
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