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Creating Specialists for the Global Food and Farming Sectors

The University of Lincoln is launching the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. This new advanced training centre in agri-food robotics will create the largest ever cohort of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) specialists for the global food and farming sectors, thanks to a multi-million pound funding award the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

We are looking for enthusiastic, talented students to join our new 4-year programme in a vibrant and research-intensive environment. Agri-food is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, however, the food chain is under pressure from population growth, climate change, political pressures affecting migration, population drift from rural to urban regions, and the demographics of an aging population. Current agricultural practices are also harming the natural environment, with many species of wildlife facing risk of extinction over the next decade. Addressing these challenges requires a new generation of highly skilled researchers and leaders in robotics and autononomous systems with interdisciplinary expertise.

Applications are now open for entry into the CDT programme, starting in September 2020.

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For informal enquiries please contact the CDT Director Professor Tom Duckett.

e: tduckett@lincoln.ac.uk 

t: +44(0)1522 83 7113