New university for Herefordshire
In March 2017, the county secured £8 million of funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership through the government's Growth Deal, to help fund a new university in Hereford.
Launched in 2015 with the support of a strong coalition of leading universities, engineers, business people and MPs, the New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE) offers a way for Britain to address its shortfall of 40,000 engineering graduates, and will encourage more women to work in the industry. The university will make Herefordshire a more attractive place for young people to live and study, and will revitalise the county's economy.
The NMiTE university aims to open its doors to the first 300 students at a purpose-built city centre campus in Hereford in September 2020. It will have 5,000 students by 2032.
For more information, visit the NMiTE website.