Wednesday 5 March sees the official opening of the University of Hull Logistics Institute by Richard Lambert, director-general of the CBI. Some £20m has been invested in the centre – one of the few purpose-built, dedicated centres for logistics and supply chain management education and development in the world.
Established in 2006, and supported by the University of Hull, Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund, the institute offers an interrelated suite of activities comprising membership, events, short courses, consultancy, academic degree programmes, technology development, and demonstration and business incubation space.
The region aims to become a global logistics hub. The Humber Estuary is the largest ports conurbation in the UK with 16 per cent of all UK trade imports arriving through the city’s ports. The region has been identified in the government’s Northern Way Strategy as the “Global Gateway” linking the North of England, the Midlands and Scotland.
It offers a range of logistics BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD degrees alongside a portfolio of training and management development programmes. For example, in April it is running a three-day Logistics Management Development Programme.