The Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) was founded in 2007 as a collaborative venture of Scottish universities (see below). It is one of the six UK "Taught Course Centres", originally funded by EPSRC.
The prime aim of SMSTC is to provide high-quality broad training in fundamental areas of mathematics and statistics for students beginning a PhD in any aspect of mathematical sciences. The level is intended to be comparable to that of first-year PhD courses in North America or mainland Europe.
The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) provide administrative services for SMSTC, and the website is provided by Gillidanda.
The consortium members are:
Included in this is the Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications, a centre for doctoral training run jointly by Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt.