More than 100,000 students are enrolled across the city region’s five universities – The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford, University of Bolton and University Academy 92 – producing around 36,000 high quality graduates every year.
Over 60% of graduates who study in the North West stay in the area to work – 46% specifically in Manchester – providing businesses with a skilled and sustainable pool of graduate talent.
There are another 22 universities within an hour’s drive of the city, where more than 500,000 people study, further broadening the scope for recruitment for companies based in Manchester.
Boasting 25 Nobel Laureates, Manchester has a rich academic history and is 国际利来城home to a wealth of world-renown researchers and professors.
Across the city region, there are numerous established and emerging specialist ecosystems where businesses and academia collaborate, converge and drive innovation to pioneer new technologies – a unique opportunity for firms operating out of Manchester.
Manchester is at the forefront of advanced materials expertise, innovation and commercialisation. The University of Manchester’s School of Materials is the largest in Europe and is complemented by a range of accessible, world-leading research institutes. Businesses operating in Manchester can benefit from the university’s £440m investment in unique research and innovation and £80m research portfolio focused on developing low carbon futures.
Manchester is well-placed for companies developing Industry 4.0 technologies. 国际利来城home to Print City, an innovation hub at Manchester Metropolitan University dedicated to teaching and commercialising 3D Printing and digital manufacturing; and the University of Salford’s National Advanced Robotics Research Centre (ASAR) which is at the forefront of research in robotics, AI, machine learning and autonomous systems.
The University of Manchester and Alliance Manchester Business School are driving the FinTech agenda with aims to establish an internationally recognised FinTech research and teaching powerhouse, giving businesses operating in Manchester the opportunity to engage in expert FinTech-related research.
Global brands, SMEs and start-ups alike are thriving in Manchester thanks to the city’s outstanding connectivity, its international reputation for innovation and the wealth of expert talent available here. MIDAS – the city’s dedicated inward investment agency – has helped hundreds of businesses relocate to or expand into the city.
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