Future Cities PhD Studentships
We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates for Joint University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow PhD Studentships in Future Cities.
The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are delighted to announce the launch of joint four-year PhD studentships, for entry in academic year 2019/20. We have 12 studentships available covering a stipend, tuition fees at Home/EU rates and travel funds.
Cities are home to more than half the world’s population and the challenges facing cities of the future are complex and significant. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, a cohort of PhD students will collaborate across the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh to stimulate positive debate, inform policy and propose technological solutions for Future Cities. The projects will examine, evaluate and explore the complex and dynamic behaviour of the urban system using innovative and diverse methodological approaches.
You could work with us at the Urban Big Data Centre on the following projects:
- Decision-making for urban planning under demographic uncertainty
- Harnessing Crowd-Sourced Big Data for Driving Next Generation Location-Based Services in Future Cities
- Mitigating urban heat island effects through the intelligent use of sustainable materials
- Smart, resilient and informal: Learning from urban micro-entrepreneurs and digital innovators
Students will be co-supervised by both institutions and will receive their degree from the institution where their lead supervisor is based.
Each student will spend up to 12 months carrying out a minimum of 2 taster projects (usually one at each university) before selecting their main PhD project. Students will participate in a symposium during their first year.
Applications are invited from outstanding students from any country.
Application deadline: 12 noon, Monday 13 January 2020. Interviews (if required) will take place in February 2020.
Find out more, including full details on how to apply, on the University of Glasgow website.