Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Our ability to generate and transform innovative knowledge into applied solutions in the real world, places us at the forefront of some of the world’s most cutting-edge developments.

Cranfield is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK. Our work informs policy for governments, management best practice and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. Global warming, flooding, disease prevention and national security, are just a few areas in which we strive to apply our research and teaching to real problems.

We are the UK’s most business-engaged university; with an extensive knowledge bank and industrial-scale facilities for our clients to tap into. We work with more than 750 businesses and governments around the world, from the smallest owner-managed SMEs to the largest multinational conglomerates such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Civil Aviation Authority, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Unilever.

Our flexible research approach enables us to provide bespoke solutions, whether they’re small immediate challenges or longer-term business partnerships. Our real-world approach to research offers substantial savings and increased efficiency.

We offer a variety of degree programmes including part-time courses that enable individuals to combine study with their job and responsibilities.

We have one of the largest continuing professional development offerings in UK Higher Education. From customised management development programmes to bespoke technical courses, our executive education attracts over 20,000 delegates annually.

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First Masterships students celebrate success

The UK’s first eMBA students to graduate on the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard are celebrating excellent results from Cranfield University.

Cranfield and Network Rail launch supply chain and logistics educational partnership

Network Rail and Cranfield School of Management have agreed an educational partnership.

Major businesses back MK:U and improved STEM education for UK undergraduates

Big businesses unite to launch supporters group for the creation of a new STEM-focused university in Milton Keynes, MK:U.

Cranfield and Thales to work together to unlock potential of new aviation technologies

Agreement will see Cranfield University and Thales explore closer collaboration in areas such as unmanned aerial systems and digital aviation security.

Cranfield students win prize in Unilever Ice-cream Innovation Accelerator competition

Eight multi-disciplinary student teams were asked to respond to real-life challenges posed by Unilever’s Ice Cream Division.

Barclays and Cranfield University help entrepreneurs take flight

AvTech Eagle Lab launched at Cranfield University is a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow.

Blue Bear and Cranfield create drone experiment corridor

The experimentation corridor will enable drones and unmanned aircraft to fly in the same airspace as manned aircraft.

International Aviation Academy® to open up opportunities

Cranfield University and Aviation Skills Partnership have announced new Academy to meet skill shortage in the aviation and aerospace industry.

BEN scoops Collaborate to  Innovate award

The Balanced Energy Network (BEN) project, featuring Cranfield University, has won The Engineer’s ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ Energy and Environment Award.

Cranfield University and Jomoo collaborate on bringing the Nano Membrane Toilet to market

A research group at Cranfield University are developing a reinvented toilet that treats human waste onsite without external energy or water.

Business leaders come together to discover new concept in personal air mobility

The Volante Vision Concept previews a luxurious flying autonomous hybrid-electric vehicle with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.

Metro Bank and Cranfield launch first of its kind banking master’s-level apprenticeship

Over 30 employees from Metro Bank will become the first cohort to undertake the two-year part-time degree offered by Cranfield.

Cranfield logistics and supply chain management Master's degree now eligible for apprenticeship levy

Cranfield School of Management now offers a suite of Master’s level apprenticeships through its MastershipsTM programmes.

Wastewater innovation for a sustainable future

Cranfield University’s strategic partnership with Severn Trent has been in place for over seven years, and covers multiple challenges.

Mastering the art of virtual post-graduate study with collaboration technology

Dr Toby Thompson on how Cisco collaboration technology has helped Cranfield University deliver the first completely virtual engineering post graduate course.

Meeting future challenges in aerospace

Cranfield University’s newest world-class facility opened this year, the £35 million Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC).

Improving the performance of Rolls-Royce aero-engines

Collaborating with businesses and governments around the world lets Cranfield create and transform knowledge to solve problems and improve quality of life.

Smart Innovation, Universities and Economic Growth

Vice Chancellor of Cranfield University reflects on the discussion at the recent NCUB Chairs' Breakfast event hosted by Sir John Parker.

Collaborative research vital to long-term food innovation

Group Sustainability and Research Manager at Produce World Group on their successful partnership with Cranfield University.

Mitie teams up with Cranfield School of Management

Mitie, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has teamed up with Cranfield School of Management, a world leader in management development and research, to provide its most promising senior operational managers with strategic business education.