Industry, academics and students networking at the DISCnet Showcase, held at the Royal Society, December 2018
The DISCnet training is available to all universities within the South East Physics network (SEPnet). SEPnet is coordinating research, training, innovation, and impact activities across its 9 university partners. The DISCnet core consists of the Universities of Southampton, Sussex, Portsmouth, Queen Mary University of London, and Open University, with 180 academic staff members in physics and astronomy. DISCnet core partners host 8 STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellows, 9 Royal Society University Research Fellows, and 10 European Research Council grants, with an annual research income of £37M. In the Higher Education Funding Council Research Excellence Framework 2014, 99.8 FTE staff were returned with 93% of outputs graded ‘internationally excellent’ or better, placing us in the top 5 in the UK by any reasonable research-power ranking. The DISCnet core partners receive 9% of all 224 STFC Doctoral Training Programme studentships annually.
DISCnet is led by a management team of academics from the core partner Universities.
The Data Intensive Science Centre at University of Sussex, DISCUS
The School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Portsmouth, ECS