The University of St Andrews has been awarded a share of £100 million funding to train the next generation of environmental scientists.
The Scottish Universities Partnership for Environmental Research (SUPER), led by the university, will receive a total of £5 million of funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for its Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).
The funding will support between 60 and 90 new PhD students over the next five years.
SUPER brings together researchers at the universities of Edinburgh Napier, Aberdeen, Heriot-Watt, the Highlands & Islands, Stirling, Strathclyde and the West of Scotland.
Professor Tim Wheeler, director of research and innovation at NERC, said: “This investment will provide a bedrock for the environmental science community, fostering the next generation of highly skilled professionals that bring together specialist knowledge from academia, industry and beyond.”