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The Faculty of Mathematics is open to engaging in collaborations with industrial partners.  More information is available in the Collaboration Overview web page.

Please contact the Knowledge Transfer Facilitator, Dr Stephanie North by email ( or at 01223 760414.

More information about the Post Masters Placements Scheme  can be found using the link.


University of Cambridge EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Analysis

Final Call to Business and Industry for First Year PhD student External Projects


The University of Cambridge EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Analysis invites proposals for first year External Projects from business and industry.


Issue Date

1st August 2016

Opening Date

1st August 2016

Closing Date

21st October 2016



Introduction to the Cambridge Centre for Analysis (CCA)

The CCA is located at the University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences and follows EPSRC's cohort-based PhD training model, admitting 10-15 students per year.  This course is a four-year PhD in Mathematics, in an area of Analysis or its Applications. The scope includes Partial Differential Equations, Geometric Analysis, Probability, Computational Analysis, High-Dimensional or Non-Parametric Statistics and Mathematics of Information.

First Year Projects

A unique first year structured programme offers wide-ranging training in Analysis, emphasising teamwork.  Students are offered opportunities to work on two research projects:

  • Internal Project under the direction of the first year supervisor in the Faculty of Mathematics
  • External Project that is provided by a user of mathematics - either another department of the University, or a partner from business/industry.

Benefits for Partner Organisations

External Projects offer an opportunity to briefly explore an area of research.  They are also an ideal way to engage and develop a relationship with the Mathematics Departments at the University of Cambridge.   


As the External Project is an integral part of the training, no additional funding is required.  However, partner organisations may need to cover student travel costs or other incidental expenses if the project requires.

Guidelines and Requirements for External Project Partners

  • The project should challenge first year PhD Mathematics students who have a four year mathematics degree or a three year degree plus a Master’s degree in mathematics.  A sample of previous projects is provided in the attachment.
  • External Project partners should submit a one to two page description of the project which includes the background, some key literature references, problem, scope, project aims and expectations.
  • The project proposals will be subject to approval by the CCA Directors.
  • External Projects have a supervisor from the partner organisation and an internal co-supervisor (who will be appointed when the project is approved).
  • The External Project is undertaken during the latter half of the Michaelmas term through to the Lent term and should be the equivalent of about one month’s solid work.
  • The student will write a report of around 10 pages and will be required to give a 20 minute presentation to the cohort of CCA students.
  • A booklet of project descriptions made will be available for students to select a project of their choice.

Submission Process

Please send project proposals or any enquiries by email to Dr Stephanie A. North, Knowledge Transfer Facilitator,


University of Cambridge Mathematics and Big Data Showcase.

Wednesday 20th April 2016

University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences

The Centre for Mathematical Sciences hosted this event to showcase the diversity and impact of mathematical and big data research in Cambridge. 

This was a great success and was an opportunity for people from business, industry, policy makers, government, academia and funding bodies to find out about the latest research by meeting and networking with Cambridge Mathematics staff and researchers.