The acronym "STOR-i" is derived from STatistics and Operations Research; the final i comes from 'Industry', which emphasises STOR-i's focus on industrial collaboration in the research its PhD students carry out. The CDT programme is 4 years long, consisting of a 1 year Masters of Research (MRes) degree followed by a 3 year PhD, the topics of which typically lie in research areas at the confluence of statistics and operations research.
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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the primary government body for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences. CDTs are one of 3 key ways in which EPSRC fund doctoral training.
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STOR-i is part of Lancaster University, which was founded in 1964 and is situated on a campus just south of Lancaster, UK. The university is often ranked in the top 1% of global universities.
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