Learn With Us

Creating sustainable, desirable and liveable cities will require everyone involved in place making to keep learning, updating our skills, and helping to revitalise our imagination about to use innovative and creatively new technology and the skills of citizens.

We are keen to learn with you and to help you learn.

You can join us in this learning, through

  • Conduct your own research with us towards a PhD, including
    •  citizen participation and smart cities
    •  energy planning and sustainability
    •  off-grid urban solutions
    •  satellite and geospatial data analysis
  • Work with us as a researcher assistant or intern on specific projects

PhD research in Future Cities

We welcome applications and inquiries from well qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates who have an interest in conducting innovative and creative research relating to our current themes.

Existing doctoral students linked with the Institute for Future Cities include:

Donagh Horgan

Ifeoluwa Garba

Thomas Schoenberger –

If you are interesting in discussing a possible PhD topic with us, please contact Robert Rogerson ()

Research assistant/intern

Many of our projects create opportunities for research assistants and interns to be involved in the research. Opportunities are published on the University vacancy webpage (see ) but if you are interested in undertaking an internship with the Institute, please contact Richard Bellingham ()


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ScottishPower Energy Networks is delighted to be part of the development of this new course. The University is known internationally as an Engineering Centre of Excellence, and we are pleased to be expanding our long-standing relationship with them to develop sustainable city leaders of the future.

George Kirk
Cities Director at ScottishPower Energy Networks

This Masters will help graduates to understand cities from multiple perspectives – their infrastructure, economies, communities, environment – and to create solutions that tackle the big urban sustainability challenges, from the need for low carbon energy and transport, to urban regeneration.

Richard Bellingham
Director, Institute for Future Cities

Government and commercial interest in cities as investment opportunities, engines for innovation and the markets they create is growing dramatically, with significant demand for graduates in this field. We are delighted that the University of Strathclyde is leading the way for better cities of the future.

Gordon Matheson
Leader of Glasgow City Council