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Why WMG?

WMG is an academic department in the Faculty of Science at the University of Warwick. We are an international role model for how universities and business can successfully work together and pride ourselves on bringing academic rigour to industrial best practice.

WMG was founded by Professor Lord Bhattacharyya in 1980 in order to reinvigorate UK manufacturing. Our success over the past 30 years is the result of cutting edge research and effective knowledge transfer, working with global companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, TATA, TVS, BAE Systems, AstraZeneca, Siemens, GlaxoSmithKline, Arup, PTC, and Airbus to name but a few, as well national institutions such as the NHS, and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the region.

Our expertise and advanced facilities enable us to carry out research across a number of sectors including automotive; aerospace and defence; digital; energy and utilities; food and drink; government; healthcare and pharmaceutical.

Today we are one of the world’s leading research groups, with over 500 people working across six buildings on the Warwick campus, plus collaborative centres in six countries. We have an annual programme of £180m which includes industrial and in-kind support.

WMG education and research is applied and practical - all of our research projects are dedicated to finding solutions to real world problems. Our research degrees offer the opportunity to combine doctoral-level education with real industrial relevance.

The Research Assessment Excercise 2008 confirmed the University of Warwick's position as one of the UK's leading research universities, ranking 7th overall for the UK multi-faculty institutions. In the unit of assessment that included WMG, 70% of research was ranked 3* and 4*.

International Manufacturing Centre


International Institute for Product and Service Innovation


International Digital Laboratory