The new £31million world-class Computational Science facility will act as a beacon for research collaborations and will look to attract leading researchers to Wales, placing Swansea at the heart of a thriving regional ecosystem of digital companies and research.
The Computational Foundry is backed by £17m from the European Regional Development Fund and will drive research into computational science and make Wales a global destination for computational scientists and industrial partners.
The University’s vision is to nurture and grow a dedicated community of computational scientists who pursue transformative research and believe that better computational science is vital in building a progressive world: socially, economically, culturally, philosophically and intellectually.
The Department currently delivers world class research excellence in three core areas: Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Fundamentals of Computer Science, and Visual Computing.
The expansion will enable computational science at Swansea to grow and deliver new, meaningful and lucrative research, alongside existing teaching and outreach activity.
Building work on the Foundry is due to begin shortly with occupation from September 2018.
Further information on the new building can be found here