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Welcome ESD MPhil class 18-19

Welcome ESD MPhil class 18-19

The Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil programme welcomed a new group of 27 students onto the programme this year, the 17th cohort since the programme began in 2002. The students come from 19 different countries including Bangladesh, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Sudan and Kazakhstan. The average age of the students is 28 as many of them have worked in a professional Engineering role prior to joining the course.

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ESD MPhil Alumni stories: Meet Rising Star Dr Tara Shirvani

ESD MPhil Alumni stories: Meet Rising Star Dr Tara Shirvani

ESD MPhil Alumna Dr Tara Shirvani (Queens’ College, 2008) has been named one of this year’s UK Rising Stars in Science and Engineering.

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British Geological Survey report published on handpump-borehole implementation in Uganda

A report based on Lissie Liddle's PhD study which reviews handpump-borehole implementation in Uganda has recently been published as an Open Report by the British Geological Survey.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2018

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2018

Many thanks to all the current students who took part in the annual dissertation conference - 16-18th July 2018.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2018

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2018

The MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development Dissertation Presentations will be held on 16 – 18 July 2018 in LT0, Engineering Department.

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Menna Dessouki (ESD 15-16 ) presents at Resilient Cities 2018 conference

Menna Dessouki (ESD 15-16 ) presents at Resilient Cities 2018 conference

Menna Dessouki presented her MPhil dissertation poster at the Resilient Cities 2018 conference (the 9th Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation) in Bonn, Germany.

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New MPhil Brochure available

New MPhil Brochure available

A new brochure about the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development is now available.

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MPhil Field study tour to Mid Wales April 2018

MPhil Field study tour to Mid Wales April 2018

The ESD MPhil students had a successful fieldtrip to Mid Wales at the start of April. The purpose of the Field Trip was to visit a number of organisations dealing largely in Development, Energy, or Sustainable Technologies mostly in the context of mid Wales.

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Debate on nuclear energy

Debate on nuclear energy

Debate on nuclear energy (description by Alejandro Fiocco)

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Urban Flood Resilence blog

Urban Flood Resilence blog

Dick Fenner has create a blog on the need for multi functional design of sustainable urban drainage which is posted on the Urban Flood Resilence website.

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Paper published by Ramit Debnath ESD 17-18

Paper published by Ramit Debnath ESD 17-18

"Investigating the association of healthcare-seeking behavior with the freshness of indoor spaces in low-income tenement housing in Mumbai."

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Seminar on "Decision Making Under Uncertainty" led by World Bank

Seminar on "Decision Making Under Uncertainty" led by World Bank

How do we design sustainable water resources, hydropower and dams infrastructure projects knowing that climate change and other variables are changing?

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Welcome ESD MPhil Students 17 -18

Welcome ESD MPhil Students 17 -18

We have 36 students this year from 18 different countries.

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Recent Publications from Whole Systems Energy Modelling consortium (WholeSEM)

Recent Publications from Whole Systems Energy Modelling consortium (WholeSEM)

A new report has been published by the Whole Systems Energy Modelling consortium (WholeSEM) examining key issues and priorities relating to the UK water-energy nexus under climate change.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2017

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference and Annual Dinner 2017

Many thanks to all the current students who took part in the annual dissertation conference - 17-19th July 2017.

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ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2017

ESD MPhil Dissertation Conference July 2017

The MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development Dissertation Presentations will be held on 17 – 19 July 2017 in LT0, Engineering Department

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Congratulations Alain - Green Officer at Wolfson College

Congratulations Alain - Green Officer at Wolfson College

TWO awards given to Wolfson College in this year's Cambridge University Green Impact Challenge.

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Congratulations Dick on promotion to Professor

Congratulations Dick on promotion to Professor

We are delighted to announce that Dr Dick Fenner has been promoted to Professor to take effect from 1st October 2017.

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ESD MPhil trip to Wicken Fen

ESD MPhil trip to Wicken Fen

Jeremy Purseglove who serves as chair for the National Trust’s Wicken Fen Local Committee took the students round the core wetland, the newly created Vision area and the proposed Vision land threatened by the Waterbeach New Town, explaining all the dilemmas and problems.

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 Empowering through Light: Women and Solar Home Systems in Rural Bihar, India

Empowering through Light: Women and Solar Home Systems in Rural Bihar, India

ESD MPhil student 2015-16, Shivi Chandna, has research published in Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange

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Welcome ESD MPhil class 18-19

Oct 10, 2018

The Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil programme welcomed a new group of 27 students onto the programme this year, the 17th cohort since the programme began in 2002. The students come from 19 different countries including Bangladesh, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Sudan and Kazakhstan. The average age of the students is 28 as many of them have worked in a professional Engineering role prior to joining the course.

ESD MPhil 17-18 Submission Day

Sep 03, 2018

ESD MPhil Hand in day 31st August 2018

ESD MPhil Alumni stories: Meet Rising Star Dr Tara Shirvani

Aug 30, 2018

ESD MPhil Alumna Dr Tara Shirvani (Queens’ College, 2008) has been named one of this year’s UK Rising Stars in Science and Engineering.

British Geological Survey report published on handpump-borehole implementation in Uganda

Aug 06, 2018

A report based on Lissie Liddle's PhD study which reviews handpump-borehole implementation in Uganda has recently been published as an Open Report by the British Geological Survey.

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