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March 3, 2022

University of Glasgow academics start working at Advanced Research Centre

University of GlasgowThe University of Glasgow has welcomed the first researchers into its ARC (Advanced Research Centre) as part of a collaborative community of academics from across a range of disciplines.

The flagship new facility has been designed to bring together researchers in a shared space that encourages collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas. The £116 million building will be fully operational from Spring this year, and during the next few months over 500 researchers, technicians and professional staff will move in.

The first group of academics at the ARC will be working on developing world changing technologies in the field of Digital Chemistry, led by Professor Lee Cronin, Regius Chair of Chemistry.

Professor Cronin says, “This is a huge milestone for us as a research group. It is fantastic that we will be in one space for the first time, but the opportunity of the ARC is more than that. We will be sharing space with colleagues from different research areas, meeting people with new ideas and interests. This will lead to new conversations that would never have happened before, and what comes from those conversations is the exciting bit.”

Director of the ARC, Professor Andrew Tobin, adds, “Through the ARC we are attempting something disruptive and hugely exciting – an evolution in how we operate as a research-intensive University. He continues, “Once the building is fully operational we will have a diverse range of disciplines sharing one space, the potential cannot be over-estimated. Beyond that we have also created new spaces to support colleagues across the campus to realise their research, innovation and engagement ambitions, spaces which can support creativity, conferences, networking and collaboration.”

Research that is going to be based in the ARC includes:

  • Creative economies and cultural transformation 
  • Digital chemistry 
  • Global sustainable development
  • Quantum and nanotechnology 
  • Technology touching life 
  • ARC XR
  • Social AI CDT

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Content added on 3rd March 2022. 

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