50 PhDs – almost there!

Post by Prof. Andy Plater

As intricate processes go, the Centre for Global EcoInnovation isn’t far off achieving its first goal of 50 PhDs at the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster.  We’re building a new style of PhD – one where the research need is driven by regional small businesses and where the academic community can help deliver research-led products and services that aim to reduce carbon emissions and waste, and promote sustainable energy and resource use. Seven of these will be supervised in Geography, Civic Design and Ecology at Liverpool.  I really can’t wait for them to start on the 1st October – it’ll be a massive achievement.  Sorry to all the businesses and academics who were unsuccessful this time.  I hope we’ll at least be able to progress some important research through work-based dissertations or Masters projects.

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