press release
Published: 14 December 2016

University of Surrey launches Doctoral College

By Peter La

The University of Surrey has launched a new pioneering Doctoral College aimed at delivering an excellent experience for the University’s postgraduate research students (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

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  • New Doctoral College to provide an outstanding quality experience for those in the early stages of their research careers
  • Doctoral College dedicated to building a cohesive community and research environment, providing first class training, facilitating excellent supervision and enhancing employability skills for postgraduate research students (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs)   
  • The College supports the University Research Strategy and its cross-cutting themes and will foster communication and collaboration across the faculties and disciplines, providing an important space for PGRs and ECRs to meet and share ideas

A key role of the Doctoral College is to support the professional development of future research leaders. Working across the three faculties within the University as well as key Professional Services, the Doctoral College is dedicated to building a cohesive community and research environment, providing first class training, facilitating excellent supervision, and enhancing employability skills.

Provost and Executive Vice-President of the University of Surrey, Professor Michael Kearney, said: “The education and training of PGRs and ECRs is one of the most important aspects of the University's activities. Our new Doctoral College will provide first class support to develop talented researchers, who have the capability to create new innovations and find solutions to global challenges in a fast-changing world. It will also provide that all important cohesive community and environment to give the confidence to push the boundaries of discovery.”

Professor Chris France, Director of the Doctoral College, said: “The University of Surrey is committed to research excellence. Our new Doctoral College is a key venture in realising our ambitions to be a world-leading research institution and we hope it will become renowned across the sector as a best-in-class facility attracting and supporting our rising stars. PGRs and ECRs are the next generation of innovators whose work can make a real difference to the benefit of societies across the world.”

Please visit the University of Surrey Doctoral College for futher information. 

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