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Government backs new engineering centre

Plans by a Cambridge-based research institution to create a new research centre have been backed by the Government.

Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to support has announced it supports a scheme by structural integrity specialist The Welding Institute (TWI) to form a National Structural Integrity Research Centre. It plans to create a new postgraduate engineering facility in South Cambridgeshire

The new centre will train new engineers and develop technologies and approaches to enhance the safety of new and existing engineering structures.

The new Centre is expected to offer capacity for 200 postgraduate students and will create around 48 new jobs.