An Aberdeen university has teamed up with another institution in a collaboration worth £5 million.
Aberdeen University and Queen’s University Belfast are set to bring together their environmental research and teaching centres to offer spaces for 100 PHD students.
The institutions will officially launch the programme this week.
The partners have received £5m of funding from the Natural Environment Research Council for the work, in the hopes that students will be given the skills, outlook purpose and understanding of how to lead environmental research.
Professor Graeme Paton, who heads up the school of biological sciences, was “delighted” with the news.
He hopes that the partnership will “enable us to position our graduates as the next generation of scientific leaders in academia, industry and policy development”.