University of Lincoln partners up to drive economic growth

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Six higher educational facilities across the Midlands, including the University of Lincoln, have joined forces to help drive productivity and economic growth through skills, innovation and enterprise.

Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Nottingham Trent University, University of Derby, University of Lincoln, and the University of Wolverhampton have collectively launched Midlands Enterprise Universities – a partnership which combines their research, expertise and facilities in order to further increase growth and prosperity across the region.

The new partnership has ambitious objectives focusing on higher level skills gaps, talent pipeline needs and innovation requirements.

Work will also concentrate on further developing the employability and entrepreneurship of students.

Midlands Enterprise Universities will focus on boosting the health, advanced manufacturing and engineering, transport technologies, creative digital and design and agri-food and drink industries – all priorities within the Midlands Engine region.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, said: “The University of Lincoln has award winning collaborations with national and global organisations and we enjoy Global Principal Partner status with Siemens.

“The establishment of the Midlands Enterprise Universities will enable growth and economic development across the wider regions, supporting the UK’s competitiveness and performance internationally at this crucial time.”

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