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Economy Minister visits site of University’s new brain imaging hub

10 June 2015

Edwina stood with builders on CUBRIC construction site

Welsh Government Minster for Economy Science and Transport, Edwina Hart AM, has visited the site of the University's new Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)

Welsh Government Minster for Economy Science and Transport, Edwina Hart AM, has visited the site of the University's new Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).

The new £44M state-of-the-art facility on Maindy Road will be home to some of the latest MRI and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology as well as laboratories, office accommodation and seminar facilities. It will become one of Europe's leading centres for brain imaging research to enhance understanding of the brain.

Once completed, the new CUBRIC will be four times larger than the University's existing facilities, meaning staff from different departments will benefit from being housed under one roof, allowing for increased collaboration and innovation.

During her time on the site, the Minister met one of several local construction apprentices who have had the opportunity to gain valuable work-based training as part of the project. 

Her visit also coincided with the publication of new research which has mapped, for the first time, the economic impact of the University on the local and wider Welsh economy. The report finds that Cardiff generates some 13,355 jobs in Wales, equivalent to nearly one per cent of all 2013 Welsh employment and 1.3 per cent of Welsh GVA. 

Around £300M will be invested in buildings and facilities as part of the University's innovation campus, supporting the University's aim to be internationally recognised as an engine for future prosperity and growth across Wales, the UK and the wider world.