Professor Lin Li to speak at manufacturing event

Professor Lin Li is to speak at an event exploring the future of manufacturing, organised by Nelson and Colne College and the University of Cumbria.

A recipient of the Arthur Charles Main Award from the institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Wolfson Research Merit from the Royal Society and the Sir Frank Whittle Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Li’s visit comes at a time when interest in developing new manufacturing techniques and the recruitment of skilled staff has never been greater.

‘industrial revolution’

“Using and understanding these will be critical to any business wanting to maintain their market share in an innovative, challenging marketplace.”

Prof Andy Gale, director of industrial strategy at the University of Cumbria, said: "Professor Li is an eminent expert in advanced manufacturing and will be offering key insights into the innovative future of the sector. Alongside this, we will be consulting on the development of our masters-level industrial and engineering leadership curriculum, which will offer new opportunities for those seeking to extend their skills within the engineering, advanced manufacturing sectors and beyond.”

"It is so important for us to continue developing new talent, and upskilling current members of staff, to ensure our county remains a leader for this continually evolving and pioneering sector. Nelson and Colne College and the University of Cumbria are delighted to be working together to provide flexible HNC, HND, BEng and Masters’ programmes to support growth in East Lancashire.” More details can be found at Eventbrite.

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