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NEWS 16th January 2017

World’s lightest mechanical watch revealed thanks to graphene

An ultralight high-performance mechanical watch made with graphene is unveiled today in Geneva at the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie thanks to a unique collaboration. The University of Manchester has collaborated with watchmaking brand Richard Mille and McLaren F1 to create world’s lightest mechanical chronograph by pairing leading graphene research with precision engineering. The…

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The University of Salford is on the cutting-edge of research innovation, with three research institutes, including the Informatics Research Institute. Internationally recognised as an enterprising university, Salford continually seeks innovative ways of extending its capabilities.

Situated about a mile and a half away from Manchester city centre, the University of Salford has a student population of over 19,000. Of those studying at Salford over 15,000 are undergraduates and over 3,000 postgraduates. Over 2,500 of those are international students from more than 130 different countries.

Salford University is ranked a UK top ten university for teaching that helps to explain the high rate of graduate employment after-study; over 93% of postgraduate students are in employment or go on to further study within six months of graduating.

To further boost the employability of the students, courses are created with future careers in mind. Three out of four undergraduate programmes offer students the opportunity to participate in year-long work placements, providing the invaluable experience of gaining skills and experience working in the UK or overseas.

As well as being ranked in the top ten for Civil Engineering in the “Times Online Good University Guide 2007”, Salford University has also been named “Best Aerospace University” by The North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA).

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