Research-led growth creates 500 new jobs
Swansea University has attracted more than £30 million in new research funding over the last year. This should create about 500 new jobs over three years and equates to a 20% growth rate for the University.
This growth has been achieved in the face of fierce national and international competition for research funding.
Professor Nigel Weatherill, Swansea University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), said: “This is a reflection of the quality of staff at Swansea. We have internationally recognised leading researchers who are creative and innovative, and working at the forefront of their disciplines.”
Caption: Aerial Photo of Swansea University Campus
“They have extensive knowledge of their fields of interest and are able to put forward proposals for research projects that meet the requirements of funding agencies, such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Combined with this, the administrative staff who support researchers and help to ensure high quality project management play an important role.”
Research funding has been obtained from the UK Research Councils, Government departments, the Welsh Assembly Government, the European Union, and the numerous commercial and industrial partners whose collaborative work with the University leads to innovative solutions and new products.
Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard B Davies, said: ”We have ambitious plans to help transform Swansea into a modern science city. These 500 new jobs are an impressive start but we will not be resting on our laurels.”
For further information on research at Swansea University visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/