By Marcus Leach

Cambridge University's engineering and science research departments have received a £1.4 million boost from manufacturing firm Dyson.

Due to the backing from the Wiltshire firm Cambridge University are able to appoint a new Dyson-funded professor of fluid mechanics to focus on the science and engineering of air movement.

"We need more British students to take on research projects at British universities," James Dyson said.

"We are struggling to fulfil our engineering needs.

"Forging working relationships with universities will help us solve our engineering challenges."

The £1.4m donation will fund the professorship for 10 years.

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