Plans Unveiled for New University in Milton Keynes

Plans Unveiled for New University in Milton Keynes


MARCH 2018

Plans to develop a ‘new model’ university in the heart of Milton Keynes took a big step forward, with Milton Keynes Council choosing Cranfield University as the lead higher education provider.

The university - currently branded MK:U - will be developed in partnership with business and aims to prepare students for the future world of work.

The university plans to welcome around 5,000 students, with the first intake in 2023.

Cranfield’s educational, technological and industrial partners on MK:U include Microsoft, IT services provider Tech Mahindra,  business advisers Grant Thornton and Milton Keynes College.

The university will be designed as an education institution for the 21st century, delivering a distinctive STEM-focused - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - undergraduate curriculum in key areas including digital, cyber, autonomy, robotics and artificial intelligence.

In each of the university’s key areas of focus, there will be a lead business partner.      

The university is a key part of achieving Milton Keynes’ long-term vision, which envisages the city growing up to 500,000 people by 2050 and being at the heart of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor.

Cranfield’s chief executive and vice-chancellor Sir Peter Gregson said: “We look forward to working closely with Milton Keynes Council to create a smart university for a smart city.

Cranfield is one of the UK’s most business-engaged universities and we already have strong links with Milton Keynes. I am delighted that, together with our partners, we will be helping to deliver the exciting vision of a new university for the city.

Read the full article here

Keep me informed

Fill out this form to receive updates, newsletters and invitations to seminars and events relating to the East West Corridor. We will never give your details to any third parties and you can unsubscribe from our communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of email communications. Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Howes Percival LLP’s privacy policy, which can be found here.

Fields marked with an * are required.

We know you're busy. But you still want to be informed with all things relating to the East West Growth Corridor. Sign up to get the latest news, reports, and thought leadership from our East West Corridor Team delivered directly to your inbox.

Howes Percival LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC 322781 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at our registered office: Nene House, 4 Rushmills, Northampton NN4 7YB. © Howes Percival LLP

The information about legal matters is provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon or construed as constituting legal advice and Howes Percival LLP disclaims liability in relation to its use. You should seek appropriate legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action.

Web Design | Development & SEO by 123 Internet Group