The New Model In Technology & Engineering will officially launch today.
The Financial Times and BBC Hereford & Worcester from 7am will officially publicise its launch.
The first new ‘greenfield’ university for 30 years, it has the support of leading universities, engineers, scientists and politicians, and will open its doors to students in September 2017.
The university will radically change the way engineering and related technologies are taught in the UK. Its aim is to help tackle the growing shortage of graduates who combine such degrees with the broad range of additional applied analytical thinking, innovation, interpersonal and leadership skills that employers seek. It is inspired and supported by the radical and renowned Olin College of Engineering in America.
Karen Usher, co-leader of the development team and who has been involved since its very inception, said: “Britain will now get a new university to help address the country’s chronic shortage of suitable technology and engineering graduates.”
It will focus on four key sectors: Defence, Resources & Data Security; Agri-Technology; Advanced Manufacturing and Green & Renewable Technologies. The degree awarded will be one in Liberal Engineering Sciences.