Government praises engineering students

The Government has praised engineering students from the University of Greenwich for its work with pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline. Dean Palmer reports

Engineers from the University of Greenwich have been praised by the Government's 'Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration' for their work with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which has resulted in substantial cost savings. Professor Alan Reed, director of the University's Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling commented: "The centre has been invaluable to GSK in improving its drug manufacturing processes and saving it substantial amounts of money. It's an excellent example of the benefits that such collaboration can bring to both industry and universities." In addition to GSK, the University has also developed close links with oil, food and mineral companies.