WMG was founded by Professor Lord Bhattacharyya in 1980 to help reinvigorate UK manufacturing. From its inception, WMG’s mission has been to improve the competitiveness of organisations through the application of value adding innovation, new technologies, and skills deployment, bringing academic rigour to industrial and organisational practice. Today we are one of the world’s leading research and education groups, with over 500 people working across six buildings on the Warwick campus plus collaborative centres in seven countries.
An academic department of the University of Warwick, we are at the forefront of innovative technology, leading major multi-partner projects to create and develop exciting new processes, products, and services that can lead to major breakthroughs and be of huge benefit to organisations, both in the UK and globally. These projects have seen us impact a wide range of sectors including automotive, aerospace and defence, digital, construction, energy and utilities, finance, food and drink, healthcare, IT, pharmaceutical and rail.
We are a leading centre for world class management studies, offering unrivalled innovative postgraduate and professional education programmes that meet business and industry needs. Each year we attract high calibre students and executives.
A cornerstone of our strategic vision is our Outstanding People goal and we are fully committed to providing continuing professional development and attracting/ retaining staff of the highest calibre. Many of our research and teaching staff have significant industrial/ business experience and come from a wide range of disciplines including materials science, chemistry, economics, computer science, engineering, design, physics and management studies.