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Manchester gets £25m Nuclear Energy Centre

The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute has announced plans to establish a new Centre for Nuclear Energy Technology (C-NET).

Following the government's recent announcement on the future of nuclear power, C-NET will develop professionals with the skills to work in the global nuclear industry and will provide access to high-quality, independent academic research.

The investment in C-NET will total £25 million in two phases over the next five years. The first phase of investment will start this year and will see a £16 million investment over three years.

The proposal has been endorsed by the NW Science Council, and funding is now being sought from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA). The University of Manchester will also be making a substantial investment in the Centre.

It is envisaged that further funding will come from research councils, income generated through the work of researchers and considerable investment from industry.

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