Academic Centres of Excellence Confirmed

Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has confirmed the 14 Academic Centres of Excellence that will specialise in developing the latest cyber security techniques and contribute to the UK’s increased knowledge and cyber capabilities. The selected universities are:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Lancaster University
  • Imperial College London
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • University College London
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Oxford
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Edinburgh.

Chosen from more than 20 applicants, all have been recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as meeting the tough minimum standards of:

♦  Commitment from the university’s leadership team to support and invest in the university’s cyber security research capacity and capability

♦  A critical mass of academic staff engaged in leading-edge cyber security research

♦  A proven track record of publishing high-impact cyber security research in leading academic journals and conferences

♦  Sustained funding from a variety of sources to ensure the continuing financial viability of the research team’s activities.

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