Strathclyde University to get new technology centre

Strathclyde University has been given the green light by Glasgow city planners to build a new centre for technology and innovation.

The £89 million world-class research facility will allow staff to take advantage of advanced equipment exclusive to Strathclyde. Professors at the university believe that it will attract academics and industry partners from all over the world to study at Strathclyde.

Once completed in 2014 the centre will have the capability to house 1,200 researchers and provide facilities allowing them to develop solutions to the challenges of the future such as disease, climate change and the need for fresh drinking water.

Strathclyde is one of the staple institutions in Scotland and has sat in the heart of Glasgow for the past 210 years and currently has 15,000 undergraduates.

Professor Jim McDonald, principal of the university, said: "The Technology and Innovation Centre will be a tangible sign of that commitment, enabling our world-class researchers to work side-by-side with colleagues from business and industry."

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