Bus and Coach Logistics News Top Stories Truck

New teaching centre for developing future transport systems

18 December 2014 #Bus and Coach #Logistics #News #Top Stories #Truck

Cranfield University is set to open a new teaching facility in 2016 dedicated to the study of intelligent mobility and transport systems, after securing £10 million funding for the project.

It successfully won its bid from the Higher Education Council for England (HEFCE) and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), and was one of 73 educational establishments to receive a share of the HEFCE’s £200 million funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching projects throughout 2015/16.

Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive of Cranfield University, said, “We are delighted to have been successful in securing this funding from HEFCE and grateful for the support of SEMLEP. This centre will support Cranfield and our partners in delivering education and training which will have a transformational effect on the lives of the learners.”

The bid for funding was supported by the UK’s centre for intelligent mobility technology and development, Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), based in Milton Keynes, which last week was named as a partner in Innovate UK’s £20 million driverless car project.

Steve Yianna, Chief Executive of TSC, said, “We are confident that the new centre will have a positive impact at a national level; both as an educational facility and as a novel model for higher education sector adoption.”

Filter News

Update Newsletter