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University of Hull Leads Winning Bid

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The University of Hull's Energy & Environment Institute has led a consortium that has won funding for the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

The £5.5 million bid will create opportunities for more than 70 post-graduates and PhD students.

The winning bid is a major step forward for the University of Hull and its CDT partner universities and integrates the strengths of each institution in environment, engineering and energy.

The CDT research will focus on offshore wind and the low carbon economy and will be centred on the Humber, which is a global leader for current and future offshore wind development.

Commenting on the news, Professor Dan Parsons, Director of the Energy & Environment Institute at the University of Hull said: "I am absolutely delighted that our consortium has been awarded this substantial amount of funding to set up the Aura CDT. CDTs are a very effective way of training a significant number of PhD students and creating an environment for real innovation to flourish through pure and applied research."

"It will integrate academic and industry expertise locally here in the Humber, which is rapidly becoming the home of the offshore wind sector, bringing much needed investment to the region."