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Our growth

Manchester is a university that never stands still. We’re currently under way with our £1 billion Campus Masterplan – one of the biggest estates investments ever seen in UK higher education.

Highlights of this will include a new home for engineering in the Manchester Engineering Campus Development; the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre opening in 2018 to commercialise new technologies in graphene and 2D materials; redeveloped Alliance Manchester Business School buildings, including a hotel and executive education centre; and a new park on Brunswick Street for the enjoyment of our students, staff, visitors and local community. Meanwhile, at Jodrell Bank, we’ll be home to the international headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope.

Growing together with our city

The city of Manchester and the University are entering a new era of opportunity as the government pushes forward with plans for a Northern Powerhouse to rebalance the country’s economy. The University will be a driving force in Manchester’s contribution, not least through the £235 million Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials research, which will have its hub building on our campus.

Greater Manchester is receiving devolved powers from the UK government. Among these are control of long-term health and social care spending, with a budget of around £6 billion in 2016/17. The University will be helping to bring the most innovative health-care solutions – for example personalised medicine – to the local population as part of the unique Health Innovation Manchester deal we’ve entered into with leaders across health-care research, academia and industry.

An international community

While we’re proud of our place at the heart of the city of Manchester, we have a global impact – and we place great value on what students and staff from around the world can bring to our University.

We have more international students than any other UK university, with almost 11,000 coming here from outside the EU – more than a quarter of the student body. Similarly, around a quarter of our staff come from outside the UK.

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