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About WMG



Background

WMG was founded by Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya in 1980 to help reinvigorate UK manufacturing. From its inception WMG’s mission has been to improve the competitiveness of organisations through the application of value adding innovation, new technologies and skills deployment, bringing academic rigour to industrial and organisational practice. The Group has grown into an international role model for how universities and business can successfully work together, with Professor Lord Bhattacharyya continuing to lead as Chairman of WMG. Chairman's Profile>>

Impact

An academic department of the University of Warwick, today we are one of the world’s leading research groups. We have over 500 people working across six buildings on the Warwick campus plus collaborative centres in seven countries. We have an annual programme of £180m which includes industrial and in-kind support. Buildings and Facilities >>

We continue to grow through investment in state-of-the-art facilities and expertise to keep us at the forefront of innovation in our research, education and knowledge transfer activities. Over the next few years we will be launching several new centres, all of which will be focused on applied research with industrial collaboration. Major Capital Projects>>

International

As an international group we have collaborative centres in the UK, India, China, Malaysia, Cyprus, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey. As advocates of manufacturing, innovation and technology, we provide expert advice to many overseas governments who have visited us to study how we operate, in order to develop similar initiatives in their own countries. As pioneers of working with business, we have hosted many high profile visits to show the impact universities can have on business and industry. Global Influence >>

Research

We are at the forefront of innovative technology, leading major multi-partner projects to create and develop exciting new processes and products that can lead to major breakthroughs and be of huge benefit to organisations. As such we are carrying out applied research in fields such as low carbon mobility, healthcare and business.

These multi-partner projects have seen us working across a wide range of sectors and our field of expertise now extends well beyond traditional manufacturing, automotive and aerospace sectors and encompasses areas as diverse as construction, finance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, energy and utilities, and telecommunications. Research Profile >>

Education

Our education programmes attract students from across the globe who recognise and value our approach to research and impact driven education. Our strong links with industry enable our students to understand in detail what will be expected of them when working in the global economy. Professionals from a wide range of sectors recognise that our unique combination of experience and academic excellence will elevate their career to a higher level. We were delighted to be awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2009. Education Profile >>

Major Capital Projects

WMG is currently working on a number of major capital projects in collaboration with our industrial partners.