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The MIRA Technology Institute is specifically designed to address the ‘Future of Mobility’, one of the four Grand Challenges of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy outlined as follows:
“We will become a world leader in shaping the future of mobility. We are on the cusp of a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside. This is driven by extraordinary innovation in engineering, technology and business models.”
“The UK’s road and rail network could dramatically reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, congestion could be reduced through higher-density use of road space enabled by automated vehicles, and mobility could be available when we want it, where we want it and how we want it.”
“We will look for opportunities to improve customers’ experience, drive efficiency and enable people to move around more freely.”
The MTI is addressing the challenge by creating learning opportunities in the cutting-edge technologies required to develop innovative, inspiring solutions which create wealth and improve transport in all its forms.
It provides students with a bespoke curriculum with a particular focus on disruptive technologies, such as electrification and driverless cars, cultivating the skills necessary to operate at the cutting edge of automotive technology.
It helps to ensure that everyone develops the basic skills needed in a modern economy. It provides technical education to benefit the half of young people who do not go to university. It boosts STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills, digital skills and numeracy, and raises skills in areas of high demand.