The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester ( is Britain’s largest single-site university. The University was founded in 2004 by the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, and can traces its roots as an academic institution back to 1824. Being a research intensive university, it has a rich academic heritage and has 25 Nobel Laureates amongst its current and former staff and students. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, the University of Manchester ranks 3rd amongst British universities in terms of research power, demonstrating its research excellence. Across the various disciplines and research areas, the University put together a wide range of expertise to form the Energy research theme. Through strategic research, technology transfer and investment, the aim is to develop solutions to meet global energy challenge. 

The academics spearheading the University of Manchester in the area of Green Communication are Dr Emad Alsusa, Dr Khairi Hamdi, and Dr Daniel So in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering ( Having the full support and investment by the School and the Faculty, Green Communication research focuses on energy efficient communication technologies as well as ICT for green technologies. The School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is one of the largest and best schools in this discipline in the UK. In the latest RAE, it was ranked 2nd in the UK in terms of research quality. The teaching quality is also demonstrated In the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2010, with a student satisfaction of 98% that places it as the top amongst Russell Group Universities. 

“The world is facing an energy crisis and the impact of carbon emission towards the environment. It is our responsibility as researchers to seek solutions for a better future. We are very excited to join the Green Touch consortium. Together with other researchers that share the same vision, we could achieve significant energy reduction in ICT for a greener future."

-Dr Daniel So, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester.

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