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Science revolutionises the world says Georghiou


Professor Luke Georghiou, Vice President, Research and Innovation, The University of Manchester and co-champion of EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), has said that science revolutionises the world we live in, reports ITRealms.

“Today Manchester is a living laboratory. Science revolutionises the world we live in – we are constantly coming across new materials, new ways of understanding our own bodies and new approaches to the grand societal challenges relating to sustainability, energy, food and water resources. Science is driving revolutions all around us, every day. 

“All these changes, of course, bring with them significant implications and challenges for society and government; and it is this impact of science and technology, upon all areas of public policy, that Policy Week 2015 will probe and progress,” he said.

He noted that given that Manchester is a city of firsts “from Rutherford splitting the atom to Geim and Novoselov isolating graphene – it seems appropriate that we should have the honour of being the first UK city to host Europe’s foremost scientific meeting in 2016.” 

He explained that the ESOF next July meeting will be the culmination of an 18 month celebration of science in this city “and I’m delighted that this year’s Manchester Policy Week will form a key part of those rich festivities.”

The University of Manchester, ITRealms gathered, will bring together leading minds in science, technology and public policy for a week of events that will shine the spotlight on Manchester as a living laboratory.

From November 2-6, big names in public policy and academia will come together for panel discussions, open lectures and a programme of films, to be launched by David Willetts, former Minister for Universities and Science, who will deliver the keynote address, examining the impact that technology is set to have on higher education, ITRealms learnt.

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