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National Horizons Centre

The National Horizons Centre (NHC) is a £22m centre of excellence for the bioscience industries. With research, partnerships and training at its core, the NHC brings together industry, academia, talent and world-class facilities to drive innovation.

Together with our partners, we pride ourselves on discovering diseases earlier, developing novel treatments and delivering life-saving medicines quicker, safer and affordably. With specialisms in bioprocessing, disease-specific research, underpinning digital technologies and environmental impact research, we work in an agile way to advance biosciences research.

We care about the future of the industry, which is why we ensure our graduates are work-ready and align closely with our partners to address the technical and digital skills needs of the sector.

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The NHC offers state-of-the-art analytical and digital infrastructure supporting basic and applied research in the biosciences and across disciplinary boundaries, aligned to academic excellence and industry needs.

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The NHC is founded on the principle of industry partnerships, working together with business to accelerate innovation and productivity growth in the biosciences.

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Training & education

The NHC's world-class facilities and resources support professional CPD and apprenticeships as well as a range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in life and physical science, engineering and forensic science disciplines.

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