Internationally recognised, the University of Manchester is one of the UK’s top five educational institutions.
It has more international students than any other UK institution and more resident Nobel Prize winners than Oxford and Cambridge combined.
Together with other institutions in the region, it produces 30,000 highly educated graduates every year.
Airport City will fill the gap in the market that currently exists for a high quality and well connected environment for businesses that need access to a major British city and to a global marketplace. Airport City will provide an innovative and complementary offer to Greater Manchester’s existing assets, rather than competing against them, adding new capacity to the city’s existing dynamic economy. Manchester is well placed with an international offer based on established academic research and technology, innovative businesses, communications and transport infrastructure.
- Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council
Manchester is a forward thinking and progressive region that embraces change, whilst always holding onto the industrious values that make it so great. Because of this, Manchester boasts a high concentration of well qualified and experienced residents, businesses and knowledge based firms, as well as three world class universities that educate over 100,000 people each year. A crucial element of the vision for the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester will also play a key role in boosting economic growth through the improvement of the wider region’s logistics and transport connectivity, as well as its links to science and innovation.