Not enough engineers? Don’t worry, Dyson’s invented a fix

In typical style, the innovator’s new Institute of Technology is doing things differently

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The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology in Wiltshire is, its founder is quick to say, no conventional education institution. And although the structure of its new course – which just opened to the first cohort of 33 school leavers this month – is similar to many of the new graduate-level apprenticeships encouraged by governments in Scotland and England, the billionaire backer insists it is very much a university.

The bachelor of engineering course will have its young students spending one day in conventional lectures and another in private study. But the remaining three days will be ...

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