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Dr Anne-Marie Slowther announced as new chair of the University’s Sponsorship Committee

Professor Stephen Jarvis, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Chair of the Research Governance & Ethics Committee, has welcomed Dr Anne-Marie Slowther from Warwick Medical School as the new Chair of the University’s Sponsorship Committee.

Thu 01 November 2018, 14:34

Rosetrees Trust opens fund for collaborative research

A fund to stimulate collaborative research between Medicine and Mathematics or Computing and/or Artificial Intelligence has been launched by the Rosetrees Trust.

Thu 01 November 2018, 13:58

Warwick GCRF Funding Call (2018/2019)

A Global Challenges Research Fund is now available to support research that directly benefits developing countries. The internal GCRF funding is available to support both early stage and established ODA research partnerships.

Mon 22 October 2018, 10:43

Warwick Medical School professor secures prestigious prize

Professor Mark Achtman has been announced as the winner of the highly-esteemed Pettenkofer Prize 2018 for his lifetime work on evolution of bacterial pathogens and their association with humans.

Mon 22 October 2018, 10:39 | Tags: research

Alan Turing Institute welcomes Fellows from the University of Warwick

The Alan Turing Institute has welcomed 19 new and ten returning Fellows from the University of Warwick.

Thu 11 October 2018, 12:41 | Tags: research

New Warwick Industry Fellowships Scheme

Warwick Industry Fellowships Scheme announced

Wed 10 October 2018, 14:21

Congratulations to Pat Unwin who is to be awarded the Charles N. Reilley Award by SEAC


Pat Unwin has been selected by the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry to receive the 2018 Charles N. Reilley Award. The Award recognizes outstanding research contributions in electroanalytical chemistry and will be presented at a special symposium at Pittcon in Orlando in February next year.

Pat will be the 35th winner of the Award and the first person from the UK to receive it. The Award is given in memory of the renowned US analytical chemist Charles N. Reilley and celebrates scientists whose work advances fundamental understanding in electroanalytical science over empiricism.

Pat's group has made spectacular advances in instrumental electrochemistry in the past few years, developing innovative electrochemical imaging probes to visualise interfacial dynamic processes of wide applicability, from electrocatalysts to living cells.

Mon 04 June 2018, 11:20 | Tags: research

Professor R.John Ellis to be presented with 2019 Centenary Award

Prof R.John EllisProfessor R.John Ellis, an Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences, has been honoured in the Biochemical Society's annual Awards. The awards recognise scientists for the excellence of their work and the impact it has had within the bioscience community and wider society.

Professor Ellis will be presented with the 2019 Centenary Award for his pioneering research on molecular chaperones and their role in protein folding.

Biochemical Society 2019 Award Winners

Mon 04 June 2018, 11:12 | Tags: research

£300,000 of funding available for impact from bioscience research

Thanks to £300,000 of funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) we are launching a number of internal funding opportunities.

Thu 15 March 2018, 16:16 | Tags: research

Shaping the ‘third wave’ of Industrial Strategy Challenge areas

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is a new fund for Research and Development that was announced as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. It will likely amount to £4.7bn of funding during the period 2017-2018 to 2020-21, and will be managed by UKRI from April 2018.

Tue 06 March 2018, 09:20 | Tags: research

Dr Nikos Zygouras awarded EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Many congratulations to Dr Nikos Zygouras, Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Statistics for obtaining a prestigious EPSRC Early Career Fellowship.

Mon 19 February 2018, 11:32 | Tags: research

Work complete on new WMG battery testing laboratory

We’ve finished our work to install an advanced new battery testing facility next to WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).

Mon 12 February 2018, 15:38 | Tags: research

Dr Matthew Jenner awarded BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Jenner, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, who has been awarded a BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship.

Fri 09 February 2018, 14:25 | Tags: research

PAIS researchers secure prestigious Leverhulme funding

Researchers from the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) have secured research funding from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust in the form of a Leverhulme Research Project Grant and a Major Research Fellowship.

Mon 15 January 2018, 09:02 | Tags: research

Professor Richard Lilford awarded CBE

Congratulations to Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, who has been awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours list in recognition of his services to health research.

Thu 04 January 2018, 14:41 | Tags: research

Listen in: Opportunities and challenges in data science research

Catch up on two audio Q and A’s with members of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science who on a recent visit to campus; delivered a Town Hall meeting, met with Turing Fellows and discussed the Turing’s current and future work with Warwick’s Data Science community.

Thu 04 January 2018, 11:24 | Tags: research

Open session with Professor Philip Nelson CEO of the EPSRC

The University of Warwick is to host an open session in the Oculus with Professor Philip Nelson CEO of the EPSRC on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Thu 14 December 2017, 13:51 | Tags: research

Government launches new Industrial Strategy white paper

This week the Government launched the ‘Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future’, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address its productivity performance, embrace technological change, and boost the earning power of people across the UK.

Tue 28 November 2017, 13:14 | Tags: research

Develop your research skills with new online training

As part of the University’s commitment to the highest ethical standards of research, a new online training course in ‘research integrity’ is now available at

Fri 24 November 2017, 09:20 | Tags: research

Two minutes with: Kate Astbury

Hear from Dr Kate Astbury (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) as she discusses her research, collaboration on public engagement and impact activities, and how research affects teaching.

Wed 23 August 2017, 08:35 | Tags: research

Press Releases

Belladonna announced as winner of 2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

Belladonna by Daša Drndić, translated from Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth and published by Maclehose Press, has been announced as the 2018 winner of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

Wed 14 November 2018, 11:48 | Tags: English, Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

Very preterm babies’ head size can help identify long-term IQ problems through regular checks

Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US.

Wed 14 November 2018, 08:48 | Tags: Pscyhology

Why women go to war – new study reveals motivations of female militia fighters

Women militia members make a positive choice to join combat units and are motivated by similar factors to male fighters, according to a new study by Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert of the University of Warwick which draws on the experiences of women fighters in Lebanon to challenge current theories about female fighters.

New multi-million-pound ‘Smart City Mobility Centre’ announced for Warwickshire & West Midlands

It will prototype new vehicles and systems that will transform UK transport, by bringing together WMG at the University of Warwick’s research expertise, and Jaguar Land Rover’s leading research and engineering capabilities.

Tue 13 November 2018, 08:37 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG, Wellesbourne

Dr William Barylo and Dr Martha McGill awarded British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr William Barylo, Department of Sociology, and Dr Martha McGill, Department of History, have been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships by the British Academy to pursue their research on “The Diaspora Strikes Back: lived religion, arts and activism among Sikh and Muslim millennials in Europe” and "Bodies, Selves and the Supernatural in early Modern Britain" respectively.

Fri 09 November 2018, 13:05 | Tags: sociology, research, Fellowship, History

2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation shortlist announced

Six titles have been shortlisted for the second annual award of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

The £1000 prize was established by the University of Warwick to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership.

Regional leaders attend Paris meeting with the University of Warwick and new alliance members

Regional leaders joined academic and policy staff from the University of Warwick at a summit with European counterparts this week.

The delegation was invited by a new, growing university alliance founded by the University of Warwick, L’Université Paris Seine, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), aimed at forging European links post-Brexit. At the summit hosted by Île de France region in Paris on Monday 5 November, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia became the fourth institution to join the group. It has also been revealed that discussions are well in advance for further members to join.

Tue 06 November 2018, 09:32 | Tags: University of Warwick, Europe

Warwick awarded £2.3 million to help develop cutting-edge technologies for cancer diagnosis and personalised treatment

Greg Clark, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will confirm today (Tuesday 6 November) that UK Research and Innovation will invest £10 million in the PathLAKE project as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The University of Warwick has been awarded £2.3 million of the funding which will be used to create innovative solutions in digital pathology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to speed up the time in which cancer is diagnosed and treated.

Tue 06 November 2018, 08:12 | Tags: Computer Science, Health, NHS, cancer, Coventry, AI, Health and Medicine

Warwick's Faculty of Arts placed 44th in new world rankings

The University of Warwick’s Faculty of Arts has been named 44th in the world for Arts and Humanities by the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2019 by subject.

Mon 05 November 2018, 13:11 | Tags: University of Warwick, Ranking, Arts

£20 million for West Midlands to enable WMG at the University of Warwick to create a UK Mobility Data Institute

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will receive up to £20 million, subject to approval of a satisfactory business case, to enable WMG, at the University of Warwick to create the UK Mobility Data Institute, a focussed research centre to collect, process and analyse transport data generated by the advent of new mobility technologies such as autonomous vehicles and smart charging of electrified vehicles.

Thu 01 November 2018, 12:09 | Tags: Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, WMG, Coventry, WMCA, 5G, Autonomous vechiles

Arctic's Global Seed Vault to receive 101 samples from Warwick's Vegetable Genebank

101 seed samples from 18 different types of crop species including onions, carrots and cauliflower are to be deposited at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic Norway on the 31st October 2018, from the UK Vegetable Genebank (UKVGB) at the University of Warwick.

Tue 30 October 2018, 09:33 | Tags: Life Sciences, crop centre, seeds, crops, UKVGB, Svalbard, Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Paris summit to see further political and academic backing for new European university alliance

The University of Ljubljana in Slovenia is the fourth institution to join a new, growing university alliance founded by the University of Warwick, L’Université Paris Seine, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The group has also revealed that discussions are well in advance for further members to join.

Mon 29 October 2018, 09:18 | Tags: University of Warwick, Europe

Retool AI to forecast and limit wars

Artificial Intelligence could be used to predict outburst of violence and probe their causes saving lives and billions of dollars across the world according to a panel of experts, including Dr Weisi Guo of the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick

Tue 23 October 2018, 13:33 | Tags: Computer Science, Terrorism, borders, AI

Warwick Social Sciences rated among the 100 best in the world

The University of Warwick has been ranked among the best universities in the world for politics and international studies and sociology, business and economics, education and law, according to the Times Higher Education’s 2019 World Reputation Rankings released this week. Warwick is one of just 7 UK universities to be listed in the top 100 in all four subject groups and scored particularly highly for business and economics, placing 33rd in the world.

New £2.7m research programme will use Artificial Intelligence powered pedestrians & other road users to test autonomous vehicles

WMG at the University of Warwick have just begun work with a consortium of 11 organisations lead by Latent Logic in Oxford on a £2.7 million UK government funded project to create a highly accurate virtual reality simulator environment, including artificial intelligence (AI) trained models of pedestrians and road users, to test connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

Tue 23 October 2018, 08:21 | Tags: manufacturing, automotive, WMG, Engineering, autonomous vehicles, AI

Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic

Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections - by researchers at the School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick.

Mon 22 October 2018, 12:52 | Tags: Health, Life Sciences, Chemistry, DNA, BIOTECHNOLOGY, Health and Medicine

Facebook political advertising boosted Trump turnout by up to ten per cent in the 2016 elections, research finds

Donald Trump's 2016 campaign is said to have spent 44 million dollars on Facebook, running 175,000 variations of political adverts.  Was this money well-spent?

New research from the University of Warwick, ETH Zurich and the University Carlos III in Madrid has demonstrated that the micro-targeted campaigns were highly effective both in persuading undecided voters to support Mr Trump, and in persuading Republican supporters to turn out on polling day.



Plan to oust Hitler reached Churchill thanks to Warwickshire businessman

Once secret documents held at the University of Warwick’s Modern Records Centre have shed new light on German plans to bring down Hitler, thanks to the correspondence between a Warwickshire industrialist and a top-ranking German official.

Thu 18 October 2018, 16:36 | Tags: Modern Records Centre, Coventry, Warwickshire, Rugby

Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets

New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and gas that typically surrounds stars or whether they are simply staying put in the same orbit around the star.

Wed 17 October 2018, 10:22 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, planet, Sciences

Will Eaves nominated for Goldsmiths Prize 2018

Will Eaves, an Associate Professor from the University of Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, has been nominated for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 for his novel Murmur.

Tue 16 October 2018, 12:03 | Tags: Awards, English