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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

University of the Highlands and Islands opens up applications for 26 PhD places | Press and Journal

"More than 20 PhD places researching areas of interest to the economy of the Highlands and islands is being offered by the north’s university." inform David Kerr, News reporter for the Press and Journal.


The fully funded student placements cover a wide range of areas including whisky production and the impact of the nuclear power industry on local communities.

The research positions are being offered by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and are being funded by the European Social Fund and the Scottish Funding Council.

Photo: Clive Mulholland, Principal and Vice Chancellor of UHI

Professor Clive Mulholland, principal and vice-chancellor of the university, said: “Since becoming a university in 2011, our reputation has been founded on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which are enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and its communities.

“We are investing in our research capacity and are delighted to be able to offer these new studentships.

“The students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge alongside world-class researchers and be part of the next chapter of our story.”

Available topics include the use of digital technologies in healthcare, the history of distilling and whisky production, eco-tourism, salmon farming in Scotland and the impact of the nuclear industry on British communities.

Other research areas include the socio-economic and environmental changes of dualling the A9 through the Cairngorms National Park, looking at the impact of cultural tourism in Orkney and the potential benefit of refurbishing historic hydro electric systems across the north.

Source: Press and Journal