£15m pledge for engineering education

Universities Minister Jo Johnson has announced funding of up to £15m to support the establishment of a new higher education provider specialising in high-quality engineering courses.

The New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE) aims to become the first new ‘greenfield’ university in the UK for 30 years, addressing the growing need for engineering talent in sectors such as advanced manufacturing. NMiTE is taking a radical approach to training the next generation of engineers, including having a 50:50 gender balance target, 6-12 month integrated work placements, and recruiting graduates from non-traditional backgrounds.
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