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On the CaSE for promoting science and engineering

Published: 22 January 2019 at 16:00


Anglia Ruskin is one of the Campaign for Science and Engineering’s newest members

Anglia Ruskin University is one of the latest organisations to join the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE).

Anglia Ruskin officially joined today alongside biopharmaceutical company MSD and PraxisAuril, an association for research commercialisation professionals.

The mission of CaSE, the UK’s leading independent advocate for science and engineering, is to ensure that the UK has the skills, funding and policies to enable science and engineering to thrive.

Professor Roderick Watkins, Acting Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said:

“Science and engineering – ranging from public health to animal biology to built environment – are among Anglia Ruskin’s core areas of expertise.

“In the autumn we signed a partnership with Public Health England to carry out research and to develop the workforce at their new headquarters in Harlow. And we are investing in a range of cutting-edge facilities ourselves, having recently opened Britain’s newest School of Medicine in Chelmsford and a £45million science centre on our Cambridge campus.

“We are therefore delighted to be joining CaSE, helping to develop the education, skills and research agendas within science and engineering, as well as highlighting the importance of the sector to the wider community.”

Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of the Campaign for the Science and Engineering, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Anglia Ruskin, MSD and PraxisAuril as new members of CaSE. With these organisations joining today, CaSE now represents 117 organisations from across the science and engineering sector, the largest figure in its history.

“These three new members, representing academia, business, and knowledge exchange, will add to our already diverse membership and ensure that CaSE remains a strong, independent and authoritative voice for science and engineering.”