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Chancellor unveils £235m for new materials science institute

The new Institute, supported by industrial partners, will have its £235m research centre based in Manchester.  The centre will be supported by satellites or ‘spokes’ at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London.

The Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Research and Innovation will investigate developments across a wide range of disciplines including nanotechnology, engineering and chemistry. 

Allowing the UK to grow its world-leading research base in advanced-materials science, the investment has been called fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy.

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Leeds is to contribute to a new £235m science research centre, as announced in the government's Autumn Statement.

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