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Multidisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy

Durham University's Multidisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy (CDT) was launched in October 2009. We are one of the longest-running, largest and most successful CDTs at Durham University, having celebrated our tenth anniversary in 2019.

The CDT has admitted students from eight different academic departments across the faculties of science and social sciences. Originally funded by EPSRC, we have worked to ensure that the CDT continues beyond the original research council funding, now supported by Durham University and the DEI.

As part of this multidisciplinary CDT in Energy, students have the opportunity to gain wide-ranging knowledge of energy-related issues from technical to political to economic to social aspects. This supports students undertaking world-class research within a world-leading research group at Durham University. We provide a wide-ranging, stimulating and effective training programme in all aspects of energy with particular emphasis on developing multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches to energy problems. It is our aim to produce a cohort of highly employable, skilled and talented researchers who are equipped to deal with the multi-faceted challenges facing the energy sector and wider society in the 21st century.


Lynn Gibson, CDT Manager

Tel: +44 (0)191 3343690