"World-class education and research needs world-class connectivity”, says Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds and Chair of the N8 Universities, a collaboration of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England.
"“To attract and retain the very best students and academics from all over the world, we need to demonstrate that they are joining an enterprising, vibrant community that is modern, innovative and well connected to the rest of the UK and beyond.
In Leeds, Our facilities offer access to the brightest minds using the very latest technologies and cutting edge equipment, and our research, which places us in the top 10 UK universities, depends on our ability to engage funders, businesses and industry. These relationships can only benefit from improved, faster, more effective transport networks and HS2 East is a key project at the heart of delivering these improvements.
Better connectivity opens up new opportunities for innovative partnerships, knowledge exchange and research collaborations. It will ensure we can play our role in driving growth and regeneration for the city region, and help us deliver education and research with national and international impact."