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George Osborne appointed as Honorary Professor of Economics

(29 June 2017)

The University of Manchester has appointed chairman of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, as Honorary Professor of Economics in the School of Social Sciences.

Mr Osborne is chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, the membership of which includes the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.

This business-led body was launched in September 2016 and is formed of leaders from businesses, civic society and other groups devoted to increasing the contribution to the UK economy from the North. It produces original research, encourages innovative thinking and hosts thought-provoking events in order to develop new policy ideas to influence government.

His commitment to the North will be extended in his new role as an honorary professor as he advises University leaders on how Manchester can play an even greater part in the Northern Powerhouse agenda.  He will be sharing his knowledge with staff and students by giving lectures, masterclasses and conducting informal visits.