Media Release: University announces fully-funded studentships


THE University of the Highlands and Islands is inviting applications for 26 fully-funded PhD studentships.

The studentships, which are being funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council, offer opportunities in a range of research areas. Topics include the use of digital technologies in healthcare, the history of distilling and whisky production, eco-tourism, salmon farming in Scotland and the impact of the nuclear industry on British communities.

Candidates from around the world are being invited to apply for the studentships by 12 noon on Monday 8 May. Successful candidates will start in October and have their fees and living expenses covered.

Speaking about the studentships, Professor Clive Mulholland, principal and vice-chancellor of the university, said: “Since becoming a university in 2011, our reputation has been founded on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which are enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and its communities.

“We are investing in our research capacity and are delighted to be able to offer these new studentships. The students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge alongside world-class researchers and be part of the next chapter of our story.”

The PhD studentships are being funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programme.

To find out more about the individual projects and to apply, visit

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