For the UK to compete as a knowledge economy in the 21st Century we need a strong research and innovation ecosystem. We have launched the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) model in response to industry needs. The training will produce independent, highly-employable researchers with expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas. The DTA is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind.
The DTA builds on the research strengths and industry-focused ethos of our universities. It offers PhD students a fully-funded postgraduate programme, an expert support network and improved employment opportunities.
As well as enjoying the world-class facilities, supervisors and support at their home institution, DTA research students will be able to access a broader professional online community where they can collaborate with each other, share knowledge, and benefit from the extensive reach of the Doctoral Training Alliance.