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Hub Partners

If you are interested in becoming one of our hub partners please get in touch by emailing FEMMhub@sheffield.ac.uk.

Academic partners

With almost 29,000 of the brightest students from over 140 countries, learning alongside over 1,200 of the best academics from across the globe, the University of Sheffield is one of the world’s leading universities.

A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, Sheffield offers world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines.

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A founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive institutions, Newcastle University inspires the minds of 27,750 students from over 130 countries around the globe.

Newcastle’s passionate academics and researchers are exploring solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, pioneering new ways of thinking, and collaborating with institutions that share Newcastle’s vision for excellence, creativity, and impact. Newcastle is a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts, and exists to benefit society.

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The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked 55th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2024. Bristol is at the cutting edge of globa research making innovations in areas ranging from cot death to nano technology. 

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university based in the centre of Glasgow. Inspired by their founding principle as ‘a place of useful learning’, their mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of their students, to society and to the world.

The excellence of their research is evidenced by their position amongst the UK’s top 20 research-intensive universities, according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014, and by the growth in range and scale of their research collaborations.

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The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and forging and forming research.

Filling the space between fundamental academic research and industry, we are the only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre in Scotland, providing the critical link between manufacturers and the Catapult’s powerful network of like-minded people and organisations.

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The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with advanced manufacturing companies of any size around the globe. They specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to industry.

They transform industrial and economic performance by making step changes in productivity, increasing competitiveness, developing new products and processes and training new talent and skills.

They are one of Europe’s leading and largest power systems and energy technology university research groups. Based at Strathclyde University, their 200 staff and researchers engage in a diverse range of collaborative, multidisciplinary research programmes, addressing issues such as the creation of sustainable energy systems, to the development of condition monitoring technologies and asset investment planning for major electricity companies. The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental facilities to support its research and commercial activities.

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC invests around £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change.

Industry partners

Siemens Gamesa
Collins Aerospace
Aerospace Technology Institute
ZF Group
Carpenter Technology
Motor Design
GKN Aerospace