Northwest: University challenge
Last year's merger of UMIST and the University of Manchester created the largest research-led university in the UK, which is expected to create a new wave of spin-off companies developing academic research into marketable products. Deborah Rothfield looks at what this will mean for the city's law firms
In 2004, it was announced that Manchester University and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) were to merge to create the biggest world-class university in Europe.
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