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Our facilities

We are committed to providing first-class facilities for our students and researchers, and we are currently investing more than £650m in the largest and most ambitious building programme in British higher education.

Projects recently opened include our flagship building University Place; the Alan Turing Building, for Mathematics, Physics and Photon Sciences; the Arthur Lewis Building, for Environment and Development; and the A V Hill Building which is home to Life Sciences.

The University also boasts the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory, the £30m Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB), the Photon Science Institute, and the £40m Integrative Centre for Molecular Cell Biology. Also set to open in 2012 is the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

The Morton Laboratory building is the only one of its type and size in a British university and uses brand new DeltaV process control system which enables real-time data to be accessed and recorded remotely.

In business, we have an enviable record of technology transfer. Our intellectual property development and commercialisation company (UMIP) has set up over 80 companies and managed over 100 licences. These ventures have created consultancy contracts and numerous job opportunities in the North West region, and several of UMIP's companies are listed on the stock market.