University of Manchester awarded £30 million to train the next generation of science and engineering researchers through four new Centres for Doctoral Training

  • Four Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) will train more than 350 doctoral students after being awarded over £30m funding.

  • The CDTs will support in developing the UK’s skills base in critical technologies by training students to tackle key challenges such as meeting net-zero targets through advanced materials, nuclear energy, robotics and AI.
  • Manchester is in the top three most-awarded institutions for CDTs after University of Bristol and University College London, and equal to University of Edinburgh.

The University of Manchester has been awarded £30 million funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for four Centres for Doctoral Training as part of the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) £500 million investment in engineering and physical sciences doctoral skills across the UK.

Building on Manchester’s long-standing record of sustained support for doctoral training, the new CDTs will boost UK expertise in critical areas such as advanced materials, AI, and nuclear energy.

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