Published: 7th April 2010
WORLD-class facilities are attracting some of the best postgraduate scientists and engineers to Manchester Metropolitan University.
The University is investing more than £7 million in brand new buildings for biomedical science and engineering at its science campus in central Manchester.
A new £3m building on the north side of the campus will house the IRM, one of Europe’s leading institutes for biomedical research into movement and health. Boasting 12 research professors, IRM specialisms include genetics and cell biology, nutrition, orthopaedics, gerontology, exercise science and bioengineering.
‘We already have 30 PhD students at the IRM alone, and this new wave of investment will make science research at MMU even more attractive,’ said Professor Pete Dunleavy, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Strong for engineering
A new £4 million engineering block on the south side also offers state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching in surface engineering, materials, forensics, automotive engineering, dynamics and new media technology.
‘Demand for careers in engineering is currently very strong indeed,’ added Professor Dunleavy. ‘The addition of new kit like rapid prototypers and water-jet cutters will give our young engineers essential experience of the new generation of hi-tech and digital equipment.’
Both new buildings will be completed in summer 2010.
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