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Manchester ‘Mbassadors’ Seek to Put Region on the Map

Manchester’s Global Ambassador Programme launches with prestigious names and Manchester business leaders A group of influential figureheads gathered at King Street Townhouse Hotel yesterday evening (Tuesday 26 January) for the launch of Manchester’s Global Ambassador...

2D Materials Research Grant for Sir Kostya Novoselov

Sir Kostya Novoselov, University of Manchester Nobel laureate and Manchester Global Ambassador, and has been awarded a major grant to research two-dimensional materials. The £4m grant will allow a team of UK academics, led by Sir Kostya, to further investigate the...

Global Ambassador Brian Smith on ESOF16

ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is Europe's largest interdisciplinary science meeting.  It brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in...

Manchester Science Partnerships Announces £45m Life Sciences Fund

Manchester Science Partnerships has announced the launch of a new £45m fund to support growing businesses in the region’s life sciences sector. The announcement was made at the BioCap 2015 conference held at Alderley Park Conference Centre. The Fund, with a first...

2025 Vision for the City is Revealed

Manchester is poised to create more than 5,000 jobs per year as it cements its position at the centre of the Northern Powerhouse, according to a new report commissioned by investment company BNY Mellon to mark ten years in the city. The report, entitled Manchester...

Whitworth Art Gallery crowned Museum of the Year 2015

The Whitworth has been awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015.  The prize is the biggest museum award in the world and the largest arts prize in Britain. The £100,000 Prize was presented by novelist Ben Okri and accepted by...

Manchester Comes Top in Quality of Life Report

Manchester offers best quality of life for young graduates according to a report from The Intergenerational Foundation. The report Should Young People Look North? reveals that the annual graduate migration to London may not be in the best interests of younger...

Manchester Wins Title European City of Science 2016

Manchester is proud to be the first UK city to be awarded the title of European City of Science.  This prestigious badge of honour will be held for two years as Manchester builds towards hosting Europe's largest general scientific conference, ESOF - the EuroScience...