A new £118m research centre has been opened at the University of Glasgow by a Nobel prize-winning professor.
The Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) was officially launched on Wednesday, June 8.
Officially opened by Nobel Laureate of chemistry Professor Sir David MacMillan, the centre will provide a unique environment for delivering “world changing research” by pioneering new ways of working.
The building is named after University of Glasgow graduate John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who donated £7.5m to the institution for the property’s construction.
Addressing students when opening the centre, Professor Sir MacMillan said the building is “unique” and “inspired”.
Prof MacMillan said: “I am honoured to open the Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre at the University of Glasgow.
“This truly is a unique and inspiring building, which recognises and reflects the University of Glasgow’s world changing research ambitions.”
Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Glasgow said: “The Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre creates an environment that enables bold and creative research with world-changing potential.
“This would not have been possible without the hard work of all our colleagues who have helped bring the ARC to reality and all the people and organisations who believe in the University of Glasgow’s vision. I would like to thank you all for your support”
Kiran and John Shaw said: “It is our fervent hope that the Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre will provide a unique environment that supports the kind of inter-disciplinary, collaborative research that leads to breakthrough and world changing innovations, which will enhance the quality of life and through the betterment of human society.”
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