Dyson funds Cambridge engineering professor

Engineering and science research at Cambridge University has received a £1.4m boost from Wiltshire-based manufacturing firm Dyson.

The university is to appoint a new Dyson-funded professor of fluid mechanics to focus on the science and engineering of air movement.

Founder James Dyson said: "We need more British students to take on research projects at British universities.

"We are struggling to fulfil our engineering needs," he said.

"Forging working relationships with universities will help us solve our engineering challenges."

The entrepreneur has funded engineering projects and provided bursaries for students at the university for many years.

The £1.4m donation will fund the professorship for 10 years.

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