Thinking of Studying Biotechnology in the UK?

By Edge Hill University Modified on October 19, 2017

Edge Hill University has unveiled its new £13m Tech Hub, a state-of-the-art facility which is home to the CAVE, the UK’s first super immersive 3D virtual environment.

The Tech Hub was officially opened by entrepreneur and former Chairman, President, and CEO of world-leading technology company ARM Holdings, Sir Robin Saxby.

The four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) will offer students and businesses the chance to fully immerse themselves in a virtual room. Using real data to replicate reality, users will be able to experience real-life scenarios in 4k resolution, anything from emergency situations to complex surgery and lab reactions.

The Tech Hub is a key resource for over 600 students, housing innovative biotechnology laboratories, big data servers for research and a Harvard style lecture theatre, the building will also house a programmable child-sized robot and giant 3D interactive teaching screens.

Watch the video below.

The University’s commitment to sustainability has been recognised with a string of green awards and as part of this vision, all new buildings on campus incorporate low carbon technologies and energy efficient lighting, heating and glazing. For the second year running, the University has been given Green Flag status – the national benchmark for parks and green spaces in the UK – for maintaining an attractive, safe and welcoming campus.

Edge Hill University was judged the safest campus in the North West for the third year running by the Complete University Guide.

A campus tour and more information about our subject-specific facilities can be found here.