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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)

 

In FIBE2 CDT we offer a radical rethink to deliver innovation for the cross-disciplinary and interconnected challenges in resilient infrastructure.

Our FIBE2 CDT 1+3 MRes/PhD programme proposes a new approach to infrastructure research where students from different
disciplines proactively forge new training and research collaborations. FIBE2 achieves this through:

  • Expanding the paradigm of a ‘T’ shaped engineer embodying a combination of depth and breadth of knowledge, by adding a third dimension to it (see Figure) to capture our new thinking around cross-disciplinary training and research.
  • High level infrastructure engineering concepts which are closely related to underpinning technical challenges and solutions using a mix of theoretical and experimental work.
  • A broad cohort-based training of the relevant environmental, societal, economic, business and policy impacts as well as RI and ED&I training.
  • These depth and breadth elements are interwoven and brought together through problem-based challenges using large-scale cross-disciplinary infrastructure case studies.

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To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, Xueying has taken part in 'Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow'; the very first episode of 'Connecting the country' - podcast by @National Highways, the government-owned company responsible for motorways and major trunk roads in England. “I encourage all the...

2022 Spring Industry Day a huge success!

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The March 2022 FIBE2 CDT Industry Day was the best one yet! The objectives were to: a) provide progress updates; b) facilitate engagement between students, industry partners and academics; c) collect industry feedback. All objectives were met. We started with a quick round of updates from the investigator team on...