Global research, innovation and discovery
GRID is a new ground-breaking facility to advance our global research, innovation and discovery. It has been designed to create cohesion between academic disciplines, industry partners and the global community, providing an innovative teaching and learning environment for mathematics, engineering, physical sciences and computer science students and staff.
This new teaching facility for discovery and innovation will provide a dedicated space for multidisciplinary collaboration, with a solution-focused, hands-on approach: learning through making and doing. Engineers, computer scientists, industry experts and entrepreneurs will collaborate across time zones and around the clock to resolve real-world scenarios together, in a flexible and dynamic study environment, mirroring that of the working world. In addition, a quarter of the facility will be committed to enterprise, embedding a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and improving business skills amongst our undergraduate population.
The Centre will be composed of specially designed ‘neighbourhoods’, which provide a mix of communal and private spaces. These neighbourhoods include: