KESS- Coronavirus update

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with regards to Covid-19 we are following Swansea University policy and the KESS team are currently working from home. The KESS project remains open and can be contacted via email such as for students and academics, also email for company enquires.

About KESS 2

KESS stands for Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships. KESS is a major European Convergence programme led by Bangor University on behalf of the Higher Education sector in Wales. Benefiting from European Social Funds (ESF), KESS II supports collaborative research projects (Research Masters and PhD) with external partners based in the West Wales and the Valleys Programme Region. 

KESS I ran until 2015. KESS II started in 2015 and will run until 2022 in Swansea and will provide 645 PhD and Masters places across the Higher Education sector in Wales.

Key Objectives

  • Increase the research capacity of SMEs by linking with a PhD / Masters project
  • Encourage SMEs to undertake research and recruit researchers
  • Prepare and train individuals to contribute to research as professionals
  • Support the development of key technologies in the West Wales & the Valleys Region
  • Promote Higher-level Skills Development

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