PhD opportunities in innovation, economics and strategy

Closing date: 31 May 2015


Applications are invited for PhD candidates in the field of innovation and technology management, business economics and strategy at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), part of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. The
IfM is a world-class research centre addressing some of the key issues in modern manufacturing and working extensively with industry.

The Malaysia-UK Innovation Alliance, an initiative of Agensi Innovation Malaysia (AIM) in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, the Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA), Ministry of Higher Education (MoE) and Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) offers an exclusive opportunity for qualified Malaysian scholars from the public sector to pursue PhD studies at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The application is open to all existing civil servants under JPA, lecturers under MOE and employees of MARA. The sponsorship of scholarship is subject to the eligibility criteria of the repsective sponsorship providers.


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Fully funded MRes & PhD in Ultra Precision Engineering

Closing date: 30 June 2015


The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Engineering is currently recruiting postgraduate students interested in developing the next generation of ultra precision devices, advanced manufacturing technologies, and ultra high precision manufacturing systems.


The aim of the programme is to train students in advanced ultra high precision techniques and processes, including: high energy laser micro/nano processing; focused ion beam machining; reactive atom plasma processing; nanofabrication; graphene engineering; printed electronics machine design; and advanced metrology systems. 


Upon successful completion of the MRes, the students progress to their PhD from a vast range of topics including: manufacturing engineering; laser processes; photonics; materials science; control systems; and machine design. During their PhD many students will be offered the opportunity to work alongside industrial partners allowing them to gain valuable business experience whilst receiving an additional maintenance top-up, bringing their stipend up to a possible £20,000pa tax free.


The deadline for completed applications is 30th June 2015 although applications are taken at any time.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early as places are limited and the application process is highly competitive.


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Opportunities for research students

Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering

The IfM integrates research and education across the spectrum from production technologies through management to policy, with practical application in industry. We are always keen to hear from outstanding students for our MPhil and three-year PhD Research Degrees. Grants may be available. 


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