The University of Leicester won't have demanded for more. For the first time in history, the university has been rewarded with a £7m grant for cardiovascular research.
It has been reported that John and Lucille van Geest Foundation have sanctioned this grant, so that researchers studying various concepts related to the cardiovascular field, including personalized medicine, can avail the benefits.
Further, it has been detailed that the donation will help set up a research center, which will be located near to the existing Cardiovascular Research Centre in the university. Apart from the facility, £4.5m will be directed towards raising research fund, which will be named in honor of the foundation.
The research fund will be an advantage for the researchers at the university, as they can avail the funds to carry out research in cardiovascular disease.
It has been recovered that it has been for the second time that the university has been donated such a huge amount in a less than a month. Previously, the university was allocated £20m, which it evenly distributed between Cancer Research UK's Francis Crick Institute and for setting up a cancer immunology unit at the University of Southampton.
Leicester University's vice-chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess said, "The donation is a transformational gift which would enable a step change in the institution's research capacity".
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