Science Grads Find Their Futures at a Tech Institute Established in a National Park in the 1980s


Amid the trees and grandeur of the New Forest National Park in Ashurst, Southampton, UK, sits Wessex Institute of Technology. It was founded in 1986 on the spot where the Computational Mechanics Institute formed five years earlier.

WIT for short, the institute offers post-graduate programmes to students on the path of changing the world through science and technology. In addition, WIT is a place where leaders of industry and academia come together to share ideas. Since opening its doors, WIT has held hundreds of conferences for such leaders.

Over the years, this institute has also established several scientific journals, which are published by its own WIT Press.

Via its programmes, conferences and press, WIT is positively affecting many scientists’ careers and lives.