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  Exploring the impact of sustainability through Eco-School activities: Learning through play
  Dr E Ritch, Dr J Thomson, Dr K McAloney-Kocaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. GSBS-2019-112. This research explores the impact of Eco-School activity within the Scottish education system.
  Prediction of sustainability performance of ionic liquids using a group contribution framework
  Dr R Cuellar-Franca, Dr C Avendano, Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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The versatility and wide range of applications of ionic liquids (ILs) offer industry with endless possibilities for sustainable innovation.
  Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility
  Prof W Young
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Business activities have an important impact on climate change through their use of resources and energy. CSR and Sustainability issues have entered the main strategy domain of corporations, which are trying to deal with climate change in many ways.
  EASTBIO: Co-benefits and trade-offs of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage – the role of feedstock sustainability
  Prof P Smith, Dr R Heaton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/pete.smith/. Dr Rebecca Heaton (Drax Group).
  Impact of Culture and Creative Industries on Cultural Sustainability
  Prof C Goulding, Dr E Surman
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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Culture and creative industries (CCIs) are experiencing significant growth, contributing £268bn to the UK economy in 2017 with impact on employment and social wellbeing.
  Sustainability, Water and Future Resource Security
  Prof C D F Rogers
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham in collaboration with United Utilities presents a remarkable opportunity to 2 PhD students. we are offering two fully-funded PhD studentships (fees and stipend) to take a high level view of the water treatment and supply system, and wastewater removal and treatment system, respectively.
  Microporous polymers for energy and sustainability
  Dr R Dawson
Applications accepted all year round

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Microporous polymers are a class of porous material made from organic building blocks possessing high surface areas and chemical stability.
  Developing a Sustainability Index
  Dr K Fryer, Dr G Whittam
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. GSBS-2019-119.
  Deriving social networks in cattle and their relation to health and sustainability
  Prof A Dowsey
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The project. A growing population and climate change are stressing the availability of food worldwide. At the same time, high animal welfare and health practice is more important than ever to satisfy societal demands for the livestock sector.
  Joint PhD with RWTH Aachen: Life cycle sustainability assessment of office buildings, from smart to sustainable
  Assoc Prof R Crawford, Prof M Traverso
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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To reduce energy demand associated with the building sector, the major focus has been on improving the energy efficiency of the building operational phase.
  Enhancing ecosystem functioning to improve sustainability of subsistence farming in Papua New Guinea
  Dr R Morris, Dr J.L. Snaddon, Dr B.J. Robroek
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Increasing agricultural production in high biodiversity tropical areas, alongside a growing population, and climate change, is an increasing challenge in many countries with tropical climates.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  Big data in energy
  Dr E Barbour
Application Deadline: 5 July 2020

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With current energy systems generating ever-increasing amounts of data, there are new opportunities arising both in terms of economics and sustainability.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability

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The overarching ethos of CUDAS is that design informs all aspects of academic research of the built environment, whether in the historical, cultural, theoretical or environmental contexts.
  Sand mining sustainability: Quantifying rates and locations of sand mining using high-resolution satellite data
  Dr C Hackney, Prof D Parsons
Application Deadline: 13 December 2020

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Global economic development has fuelled growth of the construction industry and increased exploitation of global sand reserves, with considerable volumes of sand now extracted from the world’s large rivers.
  Exploring the biochemistry of oxidative biomass breakdown towards improved sustainability.
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Dr G.R. Hemsworth, Prof A Berry
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Efficiently degrading and making use of lignocellulosic waste materials remains a major challenge towards ensuring a more sustainable future.
  Climate change and the development of built asset adaptation strategies
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Prof K Jones, Prof A Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Arts in Care Settings: Embedding the cARTrefu Approach in the Social Care Sector
  Ms D Seddon, Dr K Algar-Skaife
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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We are seeking a highly capable and motivated graduate for this exciting opportunity to undertake a fully funded, full-time one-year programme of research and associated training and gain a Masters in Research (MRes).
  Intertwining the Tangible and Intangible Aspects of Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM) SEBE0025
  Dr S Jaradat, Prof J Currie
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. We currently live in data-rich societies where we constantly collect various forms of data in both systematic and unsystematic ways.
  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  SCENARIO - Soil microbial carbon metabolism for climate positive soils
  Dr E J Shaw, Dr M Redmile-Gordon, Dr R Griffiths
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Soils are essential to human well-being because they perform multiple functions that underpin the provision of ecosystem services that sustain life and regulate climate.
  Research opportunities in the Department of Environment and Geography

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We offer an outstanding, dynamic and multidisciplinary environment in which to carry out PhD research. MPhil/PhD in Human Geography and Environment.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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As the world transitions to a low carbon economic system, dramatic changes will be required across the all sectors. The food system, which is currently estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is one where particular urgency is required.
  Social impacts of decision-making processes under wildlife conservation conflicts in Scotland
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG), Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Socio-economic impacts of rewilding projects
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Developing new UAV-based survey approaches for monitoring tree and soil health indices in SE Asian oil palm plantations
  Dr P Scholefield, Dr R Ewers, Mr J Moat, Dr N McNamara
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Poor tree health in Oil Palm plantations is a primary cause of low yield, typically dealt with by applying high volumes of fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
  Centres for Doctoral Training - 4 Year PhD Studentships

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850m a year.
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