Who's the most Admired Knowledge City in the World
Blog by: Coral Grainger on: November 6, 2009
Today, in Schenzen China, Manchester has officially been declared the Most Admired Knowledge City-Region in the World!
An international panel of experts have today named Manchester ‘The Most Admired Knowledge City Region’ at the MAKCi global awards ceremony in Schenzen, China, topping other city regions such as Bangalore and Valencia.
The judges commended Manchester’s connectivity, culture, civic identity and overall quality of life. Manchester also scored highly for the way in which it has built on its heritage and its radical, ethical and sustainable core values. Whilst remaining true to these values, as a city we have continued along a trajectory of renewal and transformation, into the highly creative and innovative city we are today, leading the way in the 21st Century.
Dr Cathy Garner, CEO of Manchester: Knowledge Capital, said:
“This award is fantastic recognition of Manchester: Knowledge Capital’s achievements over the past five years. The Manchester: Knowledge Capital partnership enables the city region to capitalise on its outstanding universities, the creativity of its people and its capacity for world-changing innovation. Through Innovation Manchester, we are continuing to build an even stronger future for the Manchester City Region.”