Manchester Urban Institute dual-awards with the University of Melbourne

Photograph of the Melbourne skyline at night

The Manchester Urban Institute is home to four PhD students funded through the University of Manchester’s and the University of Melbourne’s Global Doctoral Research Network (GOLDEN).

  • Caitlin Morrissey (2020 - ) - Making up the global city: The financing and governing of urban infrastructural futures
  • Syed Danial Naqvi (2020 - ) - Integrating urban sustainability and digital platforms
  • Louis Cyuzuzo (2021 - ) - What’s new about the ‘new’ Cold War?: Infrastructure and the Sino-US rivalry in Africa
  • Hannah McNicol (2021 - ) - Urbanization, special economic zones and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Upgrading Pakistan’s urban system or bypassing metropolises?

GOLDEN is a dual-award programme that offers candidates the opportunity to apply for a project with a strong supervisory team both in Manchester and in Melbourne. A dual award is a PhD programme which leads to separate awards from two partner institutions. PhD candidates are registered at both Manchester and Melbourne and complete all of the requirements of the PhD programme in both the home and partner universities.

PhD candidates begin their PhD in either Manchester or Melbourne and then spend at least 12 months at the other university during their studies.