Why the wind energy sector needs PhDs

The rapid growth of the wind energy sector relies on engineering know-how as much as it does on planning and regulatory changes. But the growth of the industry could be stunted if the sector doesn’t get enough doctoral-level graduates able to deliver the innovations needed. Gone are the days that a PhD student spent their days working on entirely theoretical and mathematical models with little thought to real world application. The best contemporary PhD projects are likely already engaged with industry problems. One of the central aspects of all doctoral level research is that it needs to make an original and significant contribution to ‘knowledge’ in the area. For EngD (Engineering doctorate) students working with the energy sector, this means a contribution to furthering the industry.

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