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International Excellence Award in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK

For September 2011 entry, 1 x £1,000 International Excellence Award is available to an outstanding-calibre overseas student for the MSc and MRes degrees offered by the Department of Civil Engineering. In order to be eligible for short-listing for one of these prestigious awards, you should submit a one page supporting statement  via the Department’s application process (please access the link below). The award will be allocated based on quality, but early application is advisable. Please click on the link here for details on how to apply. The Department of Civil Engineering/David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability is offering a £1,000 award to attract the best international student to our innovative MSc and MRes courses.
Strathclyde is a leading technological University and the Department of Civil Engineering has unique postgraduate programmes on offer: the MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship is the first in Europe; the MSc in Environmental Forensics is supported by the best-equipped environmental forensics labs in the UK; and the syllabus of the MSc in Geotechnics has been designed in consultation with industry to incorporate the most modern methods of analysis, using industry-standard software, such as PLAXIS, ReWard and GeoSlope.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration and the Sustainable Glasgow Programme make Glasgow a ‘happening place’ for the study of Civil Engineering and environmental-related topics. With its vibrant City Centre location and easy access to stunning Scottish countryside, the University of Strathclyde is the ideal place to undertake a one-year postgraduate degree.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for applications for the International Excellence Award is expected to be late May 2011.

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Visiting Fellowships 2011-2012, Singapore: demographics, multiculturalism and integration

The European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore is a joint partnership of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Established in mid-2008 with financial support from the European Commission, the Centre’s primary mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of the EU through support for EU-focused education, research and outreach activities.
The Centre is now inviting applications for this Visiting Fellowships tenable in the period May 2011 – March 2012. Supporting grants of various amounts up to €6,000, commensurate with expertise, visiting commitments and duration, will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances.
Successful Visiting Fellows will spend 4-6 weeks at the Centre, developing a research project on their own or in partnership with local researchers, and contributing to the education and outreach activities of the Centre.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 February 2011

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Willis Research Fellow Position in Marine Cargo Vulnerability, Singapore

Willis, one of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance brokers, has developed the Willis Research Network (, the world’s largest collaboration between insurance and academia undertaking research to evaluate the frequency, severity and impact of extreme events and develop private and public sector risk financing to share the costs of these events across populations. In collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and with various other scientific institutions world-wide, it strives to develop a common framework to derive suitable vulnerability functions for cargoes and for cargo containers at port holding areas which are subject to natural hazards such as earthquakes, extreme winds and flood. It also aims to develop a process to quantify risk to marine portfolios, primarily marine cargo and port facilities, from natural and man-made catastrophes, and to develop a marine risk catastrophe modelling platform.

The fundamental purpose of the research is to evaluate the effect of natural catastrophes on marine cargo. The research will investigate the structural vulnerability of containers and of warehouses and consequent effects on various cargo types – coordinating with the parallel NTU/WRN project into exposure, and with the various marine cargo (and other) research and development initiatives which are on-going within the WRN and within Willis. The initial peril to be investigated is earthquake, with flood, typhoon and others to follow.
The Willis Research Fellow will need to contribute to the design of the project, to research the history of cargo vulnerability, to carry out the actual structural engineering investigation, to write and present analytical reports, research and industry papers and conference presentations, working in conjunction with WRN and Willis partners and others in collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 February 2011

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