Cranfield University to axe more than 100 jobs

Cranfield University is to cut more than 100 jobs Credit: Press Association.

Cranfield University in Bedfordshire is to axe more than a hundred jobs to ensure it is "fit for the future".

Plans for a "wide-ranging programme to strengthen its resilience" have been announced by the post-graduate institution's Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Sir Peter Gregson.

It will mean around 113 jobs - out of a total of more than 1,600 across the university - will go.

Sir Peter said Cranfield, which specialises in technology and management, needed to cut costs and increase its income by focusing on the university's strengths.