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Earl of Selborne visits Engineering and Digital Technology Park

Professor Longmore at Tech Park 1

Last week Vice Chancellor, Professor Jane Longmore, accompanied by Professor Jim Lynch, Chair of Governors, invited The Earl of Selborne, Chair of the Foundation for Science and Technology, to come and see the new Engineering and Digital Technology Park being constructed on the eastern side of the Bognor Regis Campus. Lord Selborne noted the impressive contribution that the building would make to the local and regional economy and admired the high quality of the workmanship and the rate of progress - almost weather tight and right on schedule.

Today, as Britain seeks to move from recession to growth, universities need to act as anchor institutions for economic, social and cultural regeneration. The University’s Engineering and Digital Technology Park will produce graduates with the skills that the UK economy needs to remain industrially competitive on a global scale.  By 2020 the Technology Park aims to produce 500 new creative and digital technology, engineering and maths undergraduates and postgraduates per year.