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Ellen Forster

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QMUL secures £5 million funding to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded £5 million funding to expand its science and engineering departments.

The funding will be matched by QMUL and will provide new teaching spaces with a capacity of over 100 students.

The investment will allow the university to expand provision to many more students on high demand courses as well as adding new programmes such as intelligent robotics and engineering for biotechnology.

QMUL was selected to receive the funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England by a panel of experts featuring representatives of universities and businesses.

As part of a comprehensive refurbishment of the Engineering Building a teaching laboratory with space for 80 students in the School of Engineering and Materials (SEMS) will provide an integrated hands-on learning experience.

The Creative Engineering Hub, linking work in SEMS and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will significantly extend facilities for both postgraduate and undergraduate students.

The new facilities will be ready for students to use in 2016.

Jeremy Kilburn, vice-principal (Science and Engineering), said, “These new facilities will not only allow us to continue to improve the teaching experience for our students and to bring even more students to QMUL to study areas of growing demand but will increase our ability to create rewarding links with industry.

“We’ve seen a surge in interest in STEM subjects and this investment will also increase our ability to teach cutting edge skills and make graduates ready for successful careers in a wide range of industries.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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