The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation led by Swansea University in partnership with Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University & the University of Wales Trinity Saint David will support industrial Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) through world-class academics and a team of highly qualified technical experts and project managers. The five-year operation (2015-2020) has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.

The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) is a Swansea University initiative which provides industry led postgraduate research training in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing. Fully funded by WEFO, EPSRC and industry, M2A is able to offer 24 EngD places and 8 MSc research places per year along with part-time PhD and masters.

NRN are a pan-Wales initiative focused on Advanced Engineering and Materials and anchored by their core academic partners within the Engineering Colleges at Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities and their industrial partner, TWI Ltd. NRN’s aim is to promote research excellence and industrial engagement across a wide spectrum of engineering challenges. The Network was established in 2013 with funding from the Welsh Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and is one of three Sêr Cymru National Research Networks.

Led by Swansea University in partnership with Bangor University, the ION leadership project is backed with £2.7m from the European Social Fund to raise skills and drive forward productivity and turnover in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as in larger companies.

The initiative will support over 590 entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders to develop high quality skills through a targeted leadership programme that aims to raise productivity in the workplace whilst developing sustainable, profitable enterprises.

The programme is based on practical, experiential learning within a trusted group of peers. The participants will be able to experiment with different leadership styles and learn how best to implement the latest thinking, strategies and best practice into their own business.

Swansea University's Academy for Professional Development supports and coordinates the development of new and existing employer-facing provision and facilitates cross-discipline collaboration.

Through the Academy for Professional Development, Swansea University aims to develop and deliver high quality, research-led, professional development education and training.  It is our vision that CPD at Swansea University:

  • is industry-focused and developed through collaboration
  • enhances the skills and knowledge of the professional learner
  • delivers a measurable impact to your organisation
  • contributes to the economic growth of the community