The Watson Foundation is delighted to be associated with the launch of the University of Glasgow’s showpiece Advanced Research Centre.
The Foundation has financially supported the “ARC” which was launched in June by Nobel prize winning Chemist and University Alumnus Professor Sir David MacMillan.
The £118 million Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) will be the creative and collaborative heart of cross-disciplinary research at the University of Glasgow.
Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, welcomed guests to an event in the atrium of the new building. Nobel Laureate, Professor Sir David MacMillan, addressed attendees before unveiling a plaque to mark the official opening of the building.
The Mazumdar-Shaw ARC will provide a unique environment for delivering world changing research.
It will also act as a catalyst for strengthening relationships between the University of Glasgow and its stakeholders including funders, industry, civic bodies, and the public.
The building is named after University of Glasgow graduate John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who donated $7.5 million to the University of Glasgow for the building’s construction and to fund a Professorial Chair.
Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli said: “The Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre creates an environment that enables bold and creative research with world-changing potential.”
John Watson OBE added: “The world beating-academic and research prowess of the University of Glasgow is further enhanced by the opening of this new facility and I wish it and the University well in its ground-breaking achievements to come.”