In recognition of the positive impact of University of Birmingham’s partnerships with business Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, hosted an evening reception at his private residence to celebrate the University of Birmingham’s successful business partnerships and emphasise the University’s crucial role in supporting business growth in the region.

Sir David spoke passionately about the University of Birmingham Training School that will open in 2015. A fully comprehensive secondary school, the curriculum will focus on science and technology, and will integrate businesses and academics across subject areas and at all key stages.

Vice-Chancellor speech at Business Networking event

In addition, he highlighted the considerable investment in facilities that will transform the University’s famous Edgbaston campus for the benefit of students, staff, and the wider community. Among those plans is a brand new, fully-serviced, biomedical laboratory based on Birmingham Research Park designed to provide young biomedical and health-related start-ups with access to affordable laboratory facilities and equipment.

Read the full event coverage on the main University news piece.