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King’s College London Announces New Scholarship Opportunity

On the fourth of March 2013 it was announced that a new scholarship program for Masters in global mental health has been established at on the King’s College London. The scholarships will be awarded during next academic year.

New Supercomputer at Leeds University

A new supercomputer hosted at the University of Leeds is offering businesses and academic researchers across the North of England unparalleled computing power. The supercomputer is capable of a peak performance of 110 trillion operations per second!

University of East Anglia foundation scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year for international students

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world and in the UK’s top 20! Three large scholarships are available, valued at £13,450 each, for scientific subjects.

Cardiff Awarded new Funding to Help Students who have completed their PHD to Collaborate with Cultural Organisations

The aim of the money provided to Cardiff University is to maximise the benefits of arts and humanities research to non-academic users of research such as the public and community groups. By the end of the program there should be a new understanding of how academic research benefits non-academics.

British Library promises to support university libraries

The new chief executive of the British Library has pledged to support libraries of the UK universities as some of them struggle to provide top-class services in financially straitened times.


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About PhD Environmental Design, University of Nottingham

Duration and study mode: 3 years full-time
Entry requirements:

A good 1st degree; or equivalent international qualification.

Course Description

Research activity recognises that it is very difficult to disentangle the environmental strategies adopted in buildings from building design and construction techniques; the work in this area focuses on the construction of buildings and on the way in which building material and form can shape the internal environment; activity includes work in the area of natural ventilation and in particular the use of ventilation strategies to passively cool buildings in hot climates through their use with thermal mass and techniques such as passive downdraft cooling; daylight represents an important area of research with recent work exploring atrium design and the visual environment within spaces enclosed by tensile membrane structures; work in the area of acoustics explores the relationship between form materiality and the aural environment making use of techniques such as ray tracing and real time auralisation to recreate and inhabit buildings at the design stage as well as buildings lost to history.

Course Stats

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Department: Law, Education and Social Sciences / School of the Built Environment
Telephone: +44(0)115 951 5151

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