The expanded Allston campus will provide opportunities for collaboration across Greater Boston, which is a world leader in the life sciences, medical science, and technology industries. The University’s investment in Allston reflects rising student and faculty activity in science and engineering. The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is the fastest-growing school at Harvard. The cornerstone of Harvard’s new innovation cluster will be the Science and Engineering Complex, a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility featuring active-learning classrooms, advanced machine shops and fabrication facilities, and laboratory space for faculty and student research. Work is now underway and the facility is expected to open in 2020.