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  Producing chemicals and materials sustainably: Understanding the economic implications and firms decision making
  Prof E Phimister, Dr J Cai
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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There are a range of potential novel processes and techniques which would allow the sustainable production of chemicals and materials from organic waste particularly involving anaerobic digestion.
  Self-Supervised Learning and Variational Inference for adaptation in Deep Learning
  Dr G Leontidis
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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We are looking for a highly motivated prospective PhD student to undergo a 3-year fully funded PhD project on Machine/Deep Learning foundations/theory and applications within the Department of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen (UoA).
  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
Applications accepted all year round

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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  Sustaining partnership approaches – evaluating effectiveness, health and longevity of agri-environmental collaboratives
  Dr K Prager, Dr T Potts
Applications accepted all year round

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A multitude of partnerships have developed between actors from the farming, environment, conservation, community, business and government sectors.
  Immunogenetic Status of Salmonid Populations in Scotland
  Prof S Piertney, Dr M Wenzel, Dr D Morris, Dr J Gilbey
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The genetic integrity of wild salmon in Scotland is being challenged by interaction with escaped farmed fish.
  Church and civil courts in late medieval and early modern Scotland
  Dr A Wilson, Dr J Armstrong
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will advance our understanding of the operation of the law, and of legal specialists, in Scotland from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century.
  Cognitive penetration and the rationality of perception
  Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Philosophers have claimed that the content of perceptual experiences is penetrable (i.e. can be influenced) by other mental sates of the subject (e.g.
  Female Sociability and Civic Society: Friendship and Social Control in Calvinist Geneva
  Dr W Naphy, Prof K Friedrich
Applications accepted all year round

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Geneva’s outstanding archival collections allow for the study of the lives and socio-cultural roles of women unrivalled outside of Italy.
  Images in the medical and life sciences
  Dr U Stegmann, Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Pictorial representations and images (e.g. photographs and diagrams) are common in the medical and life sciences. Examples include fMRI images and micrographs.
  Images of a Foreign Land. Scotland, Poland-Lithuania and the Problem of Cultural Transfer
  Prof R Frost, Prof K Friedrich
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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One of the most intriguing aspects of the relationship between Poland-Lithuania and Scotland in the early modern period is the way in which the substantial migration of Scots to Poland-Lithuania affected the image of Poland-Lithuania in Scotland, and the image of Scotland in Poland-Lithuania.
  Irish Liberalism in the long nineteenth-century
  Dr C Barr, Prof M Brown
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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This project is intended to investigate the ideology, development, decline and practical activities of Irish liberalism in the long nineteenth century.
  Local Business, Global Empire: A study of the interactions of the local and the global British Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth century
  Dr A Dilley
Applications accepted all year round

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The interplay of the global and the local have become major themes in global and imperial history, In recent years scholars studying the history of the British empire in particular, have sought to push beyond the study national units to consider how particular localities and regions engaged with and were shaped by their interactions with a global empire.
  Sex Equality in Sports
  Dr F Luzzi
Applications accepted all year round

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It is a widely accepted view that where sex is not relevant, the exclusion of members belonging to a certain sex from participating in areas of social life amounts to unjust discrimination.
  The Aberdeen Enlightenment
  Prof M Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Founded in 1758 to discuss philosophical subjects, the Aberdeen Philosophical Society (known as the ‘Wise Club’) boasted a membership drawn from the professional elite of Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland that included Thomas Reid, George Campbell, John Gregory, David Skene, Alexander Gerard and James Beattie.
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