£45m to train the next generation of global problem solvers

The University of Nottingham has won new funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for five centres that will train the brightest postgraduate researchers to tackle pressing global challenges, and keep the UK at the cutting edge of scientific research.

We are delighted to announce that one of the 5 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) will be led by Professor Steve Benford from the School of Computer Science, and entitled ” Creating Our Lives in Data”.

The CDT – co-funded by over 40 industry, third sector and international partners – will train a community of 65 future leaders to harness digital technologies to make smarter products in smarter and responsible ways by bringing together leading figures from computing, engineering, social sciences, business and humanities.  Creating Our Lives in Data will also include researchers from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University.

John Tobin, the Development Director at Broadway, is one of the industry partners supporting the CDT. He said: “The cultural sector needs people who can innovate with technologies in ways that are both creative and responsible.”