Plans to develop a ‘new model’ university in the heart of Milton Keynes took a big step forward, with Milton Keynes Council choosing Cranfield University as the lead higher education provider.
Currently known as MK:U, the university will be developed in partnership with business and prepare students for the future world of work. It is estimated that around 5,000 students will eventually study at MK:U, with the first cohort arriving in 2023.
Cranfield’s educational, technological and industrial partners on MK:U include Grant Thornton, MK College, Microsoft and Tech Mahindra.
The university will be designed as an education institution for the 21st century, delivering a distinctive STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduate curriculum in key areas including digital, cyber, autonomy, robotics and artificial intelligence. In each of the university’s key areas of focus, there will be a lead business partner.
The university is a key part of achieving Milton Keynes’ long-term vision, which envisages the city growing up to 500,000 people by 2050 and being at the heart of the Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford innovation corridor.
More details on the Cranfield University website HERE.