Future communication networks beyond 2030

A directly funded PhD opportunity in investigating the radical design of networking mechanisms.


3 years

Application deadline

Funding source

Huawei/5G Innovation Centre

Funding information

A directly funded project available to students worldwide. £20,800 p.a. for tuition fees. A stipend of £13,863 p.a.


This PhD position will investigate the radical design of networking mechanisms including but not limited to: future routing and packet forwarding techniques, new network control architectures, network support for emerging applications with emphasis on holographic and haptic-based communications.

The 5G Innovation Centre hosted at the University of Surrey is the world's first dedicated to the next generation of mobile communication systems and an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation. The centre collaborates with key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks. This is an industry-funded studentship by Huawei as a 5GIC partner.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should hold a first or upper-second class Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree at distinction level (or equivalent experience/qualifications) in an appropriate discipline.

How to apply

Formal applications can be made through our Information and Communication Systems PhD programme page. In your application, you must mention this studentship in order to be considered.

Informal applicant enquiries are recommended prior to submission and can be directly made to Prof Ning Wang.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. An outline research proposal in the targeted area
  4. Contact details of two academic referees
  5. Copies of academic transcripts and qualification certificates.

Closing date for applications is 1 May 2019 and the interview of shortlisted candidates will be carried out in May 2019.

It is the intention that successful applicants would commence their programme in July or October 2019.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.

Information and Communication Systems PhD

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Contact details

Ning Wang
10 CII 01
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 686005
E-mail: n.wang@surrey.ac.uk

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