The University of Exeter (UoE) has committed major investment to enhance its development of capacity and excellence, investing £350M in its Science Strategy, where this CDT aligns with the Climate and Sustainable Futures theme. Students will have the potential to engage with over 200 researchers at Exeter working in environmental and sustainability research, together with scientists and engineers at the Met Office and other partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Exeter is one of only four universities to have an Academic Partnership with the Met Office. This Includes Joint Chairs, multiple joint positions and an extensive collaborative research portfolio. Together we have the most contributing authors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of any city in the world. Both the Met Office and the WHO have played a central role in the overall strategic direction and detailed planning of the CDT and will be an integral part of its delivery in the future.
The University has also has made substantial investments in Data Science and AI, including the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI), that launched in September 2018, and partnership in the Alan Turing Institute. The CDT will be an integral part of the IDSAI, a truly inter-disciplinary research institution, with data scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, social scientists, philosophers, health scientists, and computer scientists. In addition to the IDSAI, the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) and the recently established Global Systems Institute (GSI) will play a central part in the strategic direction and delivery of the CDT.
The ESI is an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change, whilst the GSI aims to better predict global changes through understanding the interactions between the climate, natural ecosystems, human social and economic systems, and the built environment.
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