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Multi-million pound centre to create more engineers given the go-ahead

Credit: UEA

A £7.4 million centre to help create more engineers in the East has been the go-ahead.

The Institute of Productivity will be built at the University of East Anglia and will deliver a new regional hub for engineering and technology. It will enable the university to create a dedicated School of Engineering by 2021.

The UEA plans to create a dedicated School of Engineering. Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • 1,500 people will be trained in the first five years from engineering and related sectors
  • Enrolling a total of 1,268 new engineering learners within the first five years
  • 16 new academic roles, 13 research posts and eight skilled staff jobs
  • Open to further education students in Norfolk and Suffolk
  • The initiative will help to create an additional 35 highly skilled jobs within the university and regional businesses.

At the heart of the Institute of Productivity are the engineers of the future. The Institute will support businesses in our region by enabling them to work alongside world-class researchers and students to discover practical solutions to current and future challenges. Students and businesses will be able to explore new ideas, prototype designs and create innovative products and services.

– Fiona Lettice, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at UEA