University of Sunderland to unlock economic growth with six-figure research funding

The University of Sunderland is utilising a six-figure national research funding pot in an effort to boost the North East economy.

The university will access the £300k Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Accelerating Business Collaboration Fund to bring social scientists together with businesses across the region through a new programme.

The programme will give doctoral students an opportunity to develop their employability skills through 10-week virtual placements in the private sector.

Dr Derek Watson, associate professor in cultural management at the University of Sunderland, explained: “By accessing this ESRC funding, we are able to offer bespoke training sessions to doctoral students to develop their employability skills.

“But in addition this is an ideal opportunity for businesses to get expert, free resources from the doctoral community. The workshops we are leading are open to all social scientists in the North East and beyond.”

Dr Maurice Duffy, who led the programme’s first session, added: “We are now facing the biggest crisis of our lifetime. The decisions leaders, people and governments take in the coming months will reshape our world completely. They will reshape not just our healthcare systems, but also our economy, politics, culture and our children’s future world.

“The opportunity presented by this programme and collaboration is simply a fantastic chance to allow doctoral students access to real-life experiences.

“The programme defines a business strategy that will reshape organisations in the future, presenting a platform for exploration of the vital importance of organisational health, and creates an opportunity to learn new mindsets for a new time.”

Read this story on BDAILY

 

Read more posts

Secure Your Next Baltic Apprentice…

06.07.2020

Baltic Apprenticeships have teamed up with RAW Digital to close the digital skills gap, one amazing candidate at a time. The RAW Digital Talent Academy is a two-week programme, which…

Read more

£47m boost for North East…

06.07.2020

The government has awarded the North East up to £47m for local infrastructure projects to support the region’s recovery from COVID-19 disruption. The region has been awarded the funds from…

Read more

Education Partnership North East colleges…

02.07.2020

Education Partnership North East’s colleges have committed to offering free meals to their most vulnerable students over the summer. The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Sunderland College and Northumberland…

Read more

New event: Dynamo Digital Construction Cluster – Working Session dynamonortheast.co.uk/events/…

Join our
mailing list