Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) is a collaboration between 16 HEIs in Scotland. The ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in Scotland sits within SGSSS and involves 10 HEIs, making it the largest ESRC training centre in the UK. The Scottish DTC offers ESRC-accredited training in 24 different training pathways, each involving collaboration across a number of Scottish universities. The ESRC has awarded 65 full studentships annually to the Scottish DTC for five years from 2011, worth c. £20 million.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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  • Euan Minto Prize

    Alkhurayyif, Yazeed Ahmed A (Recipient), Almaghairbe, Rafig H Guma (Recipient), Kheirbakhsh Abadi, Aydin (Recipient), Smith, Lauren (Recipient), Davies, Steven (Recipient), Foster, Catherine (Recipient), Nicol, Emma (Recipient), Goodfellow, Martin (Recipient), Canning, Cheryl (Recipient) & Gibson, Ryan Colin (Recipient), 2018

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