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May 2016

Events to mark the launch of the Manchester Urban Institute

(4 May 2016)

Following the announcement in the 21 March issue of eNews about the forthcoming launch of the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI), work is ongoing on a series of events and activities throughout the remainder of 2016, leading up to a high-profile public launch in early 2017.

Professor Colette Fagan, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean for Research, said: “The launch of the Manchester Urban Institute will establish The University of Manchester as a leading centre of research into the current global urban condition. It will build on the research strengths already established in the cities@manchester network, which has brought together experts from across a broad range of disciplines to consider a range of issues within the urban context, from growing economic disparities, to shifting political affiliations. We look forward to further developing this work through the MUI.”

MUI will combine the strengths of a number of existing research centres and groupings from across The University of Manchester, bringing together colleagues, researchers and graduate students from the disciplines of anthropology, architecture, arts management, business studies, development studies, education, epidemiology, engineering, human geography, health sciences, history, Italian studies, Latin American studies, planning and environmental management, political science, social gerontology and sociology.

The Institute will be the largest and most intellectually diverse and of its kind.