September 28, 2022 | University Partners

University of Wolverhampton secures finalist position in national cyber awards

The University of Wolverhampton has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s The National Cyber Awards 2022 in the category of “The Cyber University of the Year”.

The awards have been set up to reward those who are committed to cyber innovation, cyber crime reduction and protecting citizens online.

The university offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes in cyber security and officially opened Cyber Quarter – The Midlands Centre for Cyber Security last year. The centre is a joint venture between the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council and is part-funded by the Government’s Local Growth Fund, via the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The cyber team has engaged with over 100 businesses, assisted nearly 60 SMEs to improve their cyber defences, started 30 cyber related Research & Development projects and supported over 19 new to firm or new to market products. The academic team has also helped set up 5 new cyber related spin-out companies and are leading several regional and national Cyber networks.