University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology

Corrosion control and protection: education, research and technology transfer


The University has demonstrated outstanding postgraduate teaching and research, and a long-term commitment to technology transfer in this highly important industrial field. Acknowledging the vast cost that corrosion puts on the nation’s gross domestic product, UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology) established the first university centre in the field. UMIST’s interdisciplinary Centre for Corrosion Control and Protection now runs the largest Masters course in the subject in the world. The Centre engages in vital, novel research which has massive financial, environmental, and health and safety implications for the UK and international economies.