City partners with British Council’s Women in STEM scholarship programme

City, University of London, has partnered with the British Council to offer postgraduate scholarships to women from South Asia to study in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE). This British Council scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities…

City, University of London, has partnered with the British Council to offer postgraduate scholarships to women from South Asia to study in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE).

This British Council scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight percent).

593579Applications are invited from applicants in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The scholarships will cover full tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the programme starting in September 2021. The application deadline is April 7th 2021.

Renewable energy focus

In line with global efforts to transition from fossil-based systems of energy production, consumption and use – including oil, natural gas and coal – to renewable sources such as wind, solar and lithium-ion batteries, aided by machine learning and artificial intelligence, City will be offering MSc scholarships in Artificial Intelligence, Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management, or Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics.

Dr Tatyana Micic, SMCSE’s Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education and Student satisfaction said:

We are delighted to be partnering with the British Council’s Women in STEM Scholarship programme this year. From our portfolio of postgraduate degrees, we have selected three which are focused on energy transition and artificial intelligence in bringing about the transformation of the energy industry.

593568Dr Fauzia Idrees Abro, a City alumna (PhD Cyber Security, 2017), 2020 British Council Study UK Alumni Award winner, and leading Pakistani Women in STEM advocate, said:

“I am proud of my affiliation with City, University of London, which is a truly global institution that has provided me with a roadmap for academic and career excellence. I wish to strongly encourage women from the South Asian region to fully embrace and take advantage of this unique opportunity offered by the British Council to study at a world-class university.”