UKRI Centres for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence

Sixteen Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being supported by UKRI which will train 1,000 PhD students to exploit the potential of AI to transform the way we work and live.

This next generation of research and business leaders will be trained at 14 universities, with the CDTs focusing on research areas ranging from healthcare and climate change to ethics and music.

Three hundred partners, including AstraZeneca, Google, Rolls-Royce and NHS trusts, are involved in the CDTs. Project partners are investing £78 million in cash or in-kind contributions and partner universities are committing a further £23 million, resulting in an overall investment of more than £200 million.

The investment will sustain a pipeline of talent and ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of emerging technologies, supporting the commitment in the government’s AI Sector Deal. Also announced today are 200 new AI Masters places at UK universities and up to five new research fellows, created in collaborating with the Alan Turing Institute to retain and attract top AI talent in UK academic institutions.  

Read more about the announcement.

A full list of the UKRI CDTs in AI

PhD training in AI – case studies

Current and former PhD students in AI talk about how their training has helped them, and how the UKRI CDTs in AI will benefit the UK.