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The ROS Theses Repository contains full-text copies of all Heriot-Watt University PhD theses awarded from 2009 onwards.
It is mandatory for any student who completes a doctoral thesis to submit a digital copy for inclusion in ROS. In addition, the metadata-only records of older theses (previously held in the University Library catalogue) are included in ROS, with full text digital copies being sought on a voluntary basis. If you have a digital copy of your thesis and you wish to store it in ROS, please contact us.
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(Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2016-11)The Government of Zambia plans to become a prosperous middle-income country by 2030. Therefore, it has announced intentions to upgrade squatter settlements to improve the living conditions of the urban poor, and enable ...
The role of microfinance as an innovative strategy for low-income housing delivery in developing countries (Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2016-12)One of the greatest challenges faced by post-independence Developing Countries (DCs) is an immerse backlog, shortages and unsatisfactory conditions of housing for the poverty-stricken and lowest socioeconomic groups of ...
(Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, infrastructure and Society, 2016-11)While carbonate reservoirs are recognized to be weakly- to moderately oil-wet at the core-scale, wettability distributions at the pore-scale remain poorly understood. In particular, the wetting state of micropores (pores ...
(Heriot-Watt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2016-12)This thesis contains contributions to the homology, cohomology and extensions of ordered groupoids. We study the simplicial homology of ordered groupoids. We also discuss the (co)homology of the set of identities of ...
Fitting new building forms into historical urban contexts through urban design : lessons from the United Kingdom experience for the case of Damascus (Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2017-02)Urban design emerged in the 1980s linked to the trends of urban marketing in which architecture and its outcomes, i.e. new forms of buildings, have become a physical expression of an economic-political process. However, ...