Building Skills & Leadership

Building skills and leadership

The UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), working closely with government and industry, will coordinate training enhancement activities to ensure that the UK becomes a global centre of excellence for infrastructure research training.

Through collaborative postdoctoral training (Masters, PhD, EngD), research projects, and continuing professional development (CPD) courses, UKCRIC will train the next generation of research, knowledge and innovation leaders, in cities and infrastructure, across the academic, industry and policy sectors. UKCRIC will also influence tertiary education syllabi in a wide range of disciplines to help produce a capable workforce for infrastructure design, delivery and operation. Important skill sets in this respect include the capability to look at infrastructure problems holistically in a systems context and the aptitude to work and deliver solutions in cross-disciplinary and cross-sector teams.

It is expected that more than 100 students and postdoctoral researchers will be trained on UKCRIC’s facilities each year between 2019 and 2024.