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The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Centre (ISTeC) based at the Clifton Campus.

ISTeC building

The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Centre is used for chemistry, biosciences, sport science and computer science.

This impressive facility is the result of a £13m investment from the government and NTU in recognition of the importance of STEM teaching. The building contains state-of-the-art laboratories for teaching biosciences, chemistry, computer science and sport science. All teaching and learning spaces will be equipped with the latest IT and Wi-Fi technology.

"This investment will mean world-class teaching facilities to build tomorrow's skilled workforce."

Vince Cable, former Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Real-world application

Focused on research and teaching, the ISTeC building will bring together collaborators such as students, researchers, staff and businesses for project-based work and its application to the real-world.

Split over three floors, there are facilities for:

  • chemistry, physics and bioscience labs
  • Robot arena for humanoid robots
  • sport labs for biochemistry, exercise and food and nutrition testing for cognitive function post exercise
  • specialist computing labs including networking, security and forensics, games, data science and high performance computing
  • containment bioscience labs
  • IT labs and IT resource areas

Search for a course

You can choose from a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Many of our courses provide exciting opportunities for work placements and real life project work, giving you relevant transferable skills that are highly valued in industry.


  • Subject area: Sciences including sport sciences
  • Category: Learning tools and spaces; Science including labs; Teaching facilities
  • Location: Clifton Campus

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