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08.00 Cranfield University and the Education Policy Institute

Manchester Central : Central 8

Completing the UK's Silicon Valley: the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and a new university in Milton Keynes

This session will ask, can MK:U, a proposed new university backed by Cranfield University, deliver the business-ready graduates the UK economy needs?


At the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, with successful financial and engineering industries, and located along the East West Rail and Expressway, Milton Keynes is well-placed to replicate attributes of the Silicon Valley. Backed by Cranfield University, renowned for its world-leading STEM provision, MK:U is a proposed new university designed to utilise the opportunities of the Arc. This includes a supply of highly-qualified tech specialists and an ecosystem of local and global businesses.

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