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Graduate jobs 'boost Manchester's R&D status'
Monday, 04 August 2008
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Manchester has been named as Europe's most attractive city for research and development (R&D) activities in a new study.
In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, KMPG found that the location tops the R&D rankings in a survey of 35 world cities, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Speaking to the newspaper, Colin Sinclair, chief executive of inward investment agency MIDAS, explained that the city's graduate workforce also helps attract R&D firms.
He said: "What makes Manchester particularly attractive for research and development activities is its graduate talent pool, highly-skilled workforce, good transport links and connectivity, and a varied and cost effective property offering."
Planned improvements to the area's transport infrastructure should also help attract more firms, he added.
Recently, the government announced that it is to build three new biomedical research centres in Liverpool, London and Nottingham.
The units will be aimed at helping patients benefit from scientific breakthroughs more quickly.