Research Visits

The universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter have strong links with the international academic community, as well as with consulting engineering and IT companies, water companies, government departments, and agencies involved in managing and improving the water environment.

All WISE CDT students are strongly encouraged to undertake a research visit of up to three months’ duration as they develop their PhD project.  This visit is made to either a UK-based industrial or government agency partner or to an overseas academic institution.  To apply to undertake a research visit, WISE students submit an outline proposal to the CDT Programme Management Group, so that the importance of the proposed visit to the student’s PhD research can be evaluated.  During their visit, students work on their research under the guidance of their primary PhD supervisor, the supervisor at the host institution and experts in their research area.  On their return, students write a report evidencing the impact and outcomes of their visit.

We are grateful to our partners for hosting these research visits, as the benefits to students – both professionally and personally – are immense.  2019 research visits have been hosted by the following institutions:

  • Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, HR Wallingford, Wallingford, UK
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • DTU Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • KWR Water Research Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Laval University, Quebec, Canada
  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
  • Nanjing Normal University/Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Singapore Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (SCELSE), Singapore
  • University of Saskatchewan, Canmore, Canada
  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Zurich (UZH), Zurich, Switzerland
  • Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.