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Lancaster PhD Training Centre a Welcome Boost to Data Intensive Science

Posted by Richard Ward in ,

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The UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is helping address the skills need in data intensive science by their support for eight new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT). Lancaster University is one of the 19 universities to benefit from this initiative, which totals close to £10 million of investment into the sector.

Leading the Project for Lancaster is Professor Roger Jones from the Department of Physical, who added: "These Data Intensive Science PhD studentships will allow us to embrace some of the latest techniques in data intensive science. A second cohort will start next year, and we hope for many more to come".

Students will be trained to analyse data from a range of scientific fields, including astrophysics, particle physics and accelerator science, where experimental facilities produce huge volumes of data.

Formed in April 2007, the STFC is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations headquartered in Swindon, UK. The organisation's budget is £678 million for 2017-18 and employs close to 2,000 people.