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Research Development Fund (Strategic Awards) 2019-2020: Open for applications

Warwick’s Research Development Fund (Strategic Awards) is now open to applications for activity taking place between 1 August, 2019 and 31 July, 2020.

Tue 12 March 2019, 15:40

Major grant awarded for research into cancerous cells

Understanding how cells divide is a major goal in cancer research. A new £1.2million project by Warwick Medical School’s Stephen Royle aims to understand cell biology phenomena at a molecular scale, which could lead to the development of possible new cancer therapies.

Mon 04 March 2019, 10:15 | Tags: research

Five Centres for Doctoral Training to be funded by the University of Warwick

Five Centres for Doctoral Training are to launch to encourage and inspire PhD students to undertake research at Warwick to help address a host of scientific and mathematical challenges.

Tue 26 February 2019, 11:24 | Tags: research

Funding available for City of Culture research projects

With Coventry City of Culture 2021 less than two years away, the Connecting Cultures Global Research Priority (GRP) is keen to remind all departments of the availability of funding to support the development of collaborative City of Culture-facing research projects.

Fri 15 February 2019, 15:35

Don’t miss the Higher Education Technicians Summit this summer

This summer sees the return of the Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) - the UK’s biggest conference for university and research institute technicians.

Wed 13 February 2019, 10:02

Publication of Final REF 2021 Guidance

The UK's higher education funding bodies have now published their final guidance to UK universities on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Fri 01 February 2019, 12:27

Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship awarded to Law School Professor

A prestigious Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship has been awarded to Gary Watt, Warwick Law School Professor and National Teaching Fellow.

Mon 28 January 2019, 10:59

Research helps shed light on causes of schizophrenia

New research has discovered how genes that are directly associated with mental illness become pathogenic. A genetic mutation that causes abnormalities in adolescent’s brains can predict Schizophrenia later in life.

Thu 24 January 2019, 14:24 | Tags: research

The importance of research integrity training

A key area that falls to the Research Governance and Ethics Committee is to provide institutional oversight regarding our compliance with the Concordat to support research integrity Concordat.

Thu 24 January 2019, 13:30

Changes to research ethics forms and committee processes

The University’s ethics forms have been updated to ensure compliance with GDPR regulations.


Thu 24 January 2019, 13:26

Data Science for Social Good Fellowships available at Warwick

Using data science to help address enduring universal challenges such as workplace safety, diabetes screening, repeated incarceration and traffic fatalities (to name a few) lies at the heart a Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship to run at the University of Warwick this summer.

Wed 23 January 2019, 16:59

New Deputy PVC for Research announced

As the University places increasing emphasis on its interdisciplinary and cross-faculty research to respond to local, national and global challenges, a new Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research has been appointed.

Mon 07 January 2019, 12:52 | Tags: research

New Director to lead Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Addressing the challenges of global sustainable development through research is a critical priority for the University. January will see the appointment of a new Director of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD).

Thu 06 December 2018, 14:53 | Tags: research

Life Sciences Professor awarded grant to help fight against superbugs

Professor Christopher Dowson from the School of Life Sciences has been awarded a Medical Research Council (MRC) grant of £3million to run a three year China-UK AMR Partnership Hub alongside the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Fri 30 November 2018, 10:07 | Tags: research

School of Engineering research group wins prestigious award at TechWorks Awards ceremony

The Power Electronics Applications and Technology in Energy Research group (PEATER), led by Professor Phil Mawby from the School of Engineering, has won the University Research Group of the Year at the 2018 TechWorks Awards.

Thu 29 November 2018, 11:06 | Tags: research

Nominations open for Papin Prizes to recognise technical excellence in higher education and research

Applications are now open for the 2019 Papin Prizes - an awards programme which recognises and celebrates the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education and research across the UK and Ireland.

Thu 29 November 2018, 10:52

Celebrating our Highly Cited Researchers

We are delighted to announce that three of our academics have been named on the 2018 Highly Cited Researcher list. Highly Cited Researchers are those whose publications are most often cited in academic journals.

Tue 27 November 2018, 09:58 | Tags: research

What's At Stake In The Fake: New research project launches

A new five-year research project, What’s at stake in the fake? Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health has been launched to examine the belief that fake drugs threaten global health, as well as understand the emergence and circulation of worries about counterfeit medicines across the world.

Thu 15 November 2018, 10:02 | Tags: research

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

Press Releases

Trembling Aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers

Researchers at the University of Warwick have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up energy supply that could save and extend the life of future Mars rovers.

Mon 18 March 2019, 09:24 | Tags: Engineering, Space, School of Engineering, renewable energy, energy, Sciences

Earliest known Mariner’s Astrolabe research published today to go in Guinness Book of Records

Guinness World Records have independently certified an astrolabe excavated from the wreck site of a Portuguese Armada Ship that was part of Vasco da Gama’s second voyage to India in 1502-1503 as the oldest in the world, and have separately certified a ship’s bell (dated 1498) recovered from the same wreck site also as the oldest in the world.

Mon 18 March 2019, 08:33 | Tags: WMG, Classics and Ancient History, History, Sciences

First look at Coventry’s Innovative Light Rail Vehicle

Engineers and researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, are working alongside Transport Design International (TDI), based in Stratford, to develop a battery-powered, lightweight, rail-based vehicle to operate in Coventry.

Thu 14 March 2019, 13:04 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG, Coventry, Coventry VLR, Sciences

IQ a better predictor of adult economic success than maths

IQ in childhood is a better indicator of adult wealth than maths for very preterm and very low-weight babies, according to a new study in PLOS One by researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Tennessee. This could change the education system for those with cognitive impairments.

Thu 14 March 2019, 13:01 | Tags: development, psychology, mental health, Sciences

Warwick Law School hosts Pakistan Human Rights delegation

A delegation from the National Commission for Human Rights, Pakistan, is visiting the University of Warwick to take part in a dialogue on the role of National Human Rights Institutions and a capacity building programme co-ordinated by Warwick Law School.

University of Warwick backs new initiative to get Coventry’s young learners IntoUniversity

The University of Warwick has teamed up with national educational charity IntoUniversity to launch a new project aimed at raising aspirations and improving educational outcomes for children and young people in Coventry. The IntoUniversity Coventry centre, based in the Hillfields area of the city, will be run by the national education charity in partnership with the University.

English and Comparative Literary Studies celebrate awards and ranking success

One of the world’s leading English literature departments is celebrating awards, nominations, and grant success—and has once more secured a top 20 world ranking.

English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick has been ranked 20th in the world for English Literature in the 2019 QS Subject Rankings, the third year in a row the department has achieved a top 20 ranking. The department was previously ranked 1st in REF2014.

Tue 12 March 2019, 14:16 | Tags: Awards, English, Ranking, English and Comparative Literary Studies

Mobile devices don’t reduce shared family time, study finds

The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less. The increase is in what is called ‘alone-together’ time, when children are at home with their parents but say they are alone. However, the study also found no evidence that device use had displaced traditional shared activities like family meals and watching television.

Gambling research shows rapid increases in amount and potential influence of sport related gambling advertising since 2013/2014

A survey led by a University of Warwick psychology researcher of gambling advertising research since 2014 shows a shows rapid increases in amount and potential influence.

Mon 11 March 2019, 10:58 | Tags: University of Warwick, psychology, mental health, gambling

Extraordinary president, ordinary presidency: New book evaluates the achievements of the Trump administration

President Trump’s refusal to play the Washington game pleases his base but limits his ability to fulfil his campaign promises.  It’s just one of the many reasons this extraordinary president is delivering a very ordinary presidency, according to a new book from US politics experts Dr Jon Herbert, Dr Trevor McCrisken, and Dr Andrew Wroe. The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump is one of the first rigorous studies of the 45th president. The authors explore Trump’s election and track record since his inauguration and weigh his achievements both against those of his predecessors in office and against his own hyperbolic claims.

Mathematical research on crowds being presented in Parliament by Warwick researcher

Dr Susana Gomes, a Warwick Zeeman lecturer at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, hailing from Porto, Portugal, is attending Parliament to present her mathematics research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Wednesday 13th March.

Mon 11 March 2019, 10:14 | Tags: Mathematics, parliament, STEM

UK to tackle danger of the solar wind and find new Earth-like planets

The Science Minister announced the UK’s agreement with partners including the European Space Agency in a mission, called Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) scientifically led by the University of Warwick, which will search for Earth-like planets orbiting alien stars.

Fri 08 March 2019, 08:52 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

University of Warwick team to brief MIPIM - Europe’s biggest property fair - on £250 million of investment

Representatives for the University of Warwick are joining Coventry’s team at MIPIM (Europe’s biggest property and development) fair, in Cannes from 11-15 March 2019 and will be outlining the University’s current £250 million building programme to developers and outlining its future plans to potential investors in other parts of Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Thu 07 March 2019, 08:24 | Tags: University of Warwick, Coventry, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

PROFESSOR LORD KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA Kt, CBE, FRS, FREng, Regius Professor of Manufacturing

Learn more about the life and career of WMG founder, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, and with photos and further tributes.

Wed 06 March 2019, 12:30 | Tags: Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, WMG

'No deal' Brexit could put almost 20 per cent of UK jobs at risk, finds new study

In a new study, experts from Aston Business School, Warwick Business School, and the University of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research have found that a hard Brexit could disproportionately hurt economically weaker regions of the UK and recommend that a post-Brexit regional industrial strategy should focus on sectors where free trade with the EU is less important.

New clinical trial aims to find the best way to feed premature babies

A large clinical trial involving around 40 hospitals in the UK, as well as health economists from the University of Warwick, is to investigate the best way to feed babies who are born between 10 and 7 weeks prematurely.

Mon 04 March 2019, 13:45 | Tags: Health, research, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Death of Professor Lord Bhattacharyya

It is with the deepest regret that we report that Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick, passed away on Friday 1st March after a short illness. His passing was peaceful and he was with his family, who are in our thoughts and prayers.

Fri 01 March 2019, 12:32 | Tags: University of Warwick, Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, WMG

The ‘Obama Doctrine’ in foreign policy – un-American isolationism, or a pragmatic response to changing priorities?

In a new book published today, Dr Georg Löfflmann explores American identity, US foreign policy and national security during the Obama presidency, and asks whether the ‘Obama Doctrine’ was an effective response to the tension between an increasingly multi-polar world and a US elite still convinced that America has a unique call to global dominance.

Next-generation European university alliance launches mission in Brussels

EUTOPIA, a new alliance of six European universities that strives to create a connected and inclusive academic community across the continent, launches its strategy today at the Solvay Library in Brussels. 

Over 40% of GPs intend to quit within five years: new survey

A new survey of GPs has revealed that over 40% intend to leave general practice within the next five years, an increase of nearly a third since 2014.

Thu 28 February 2019, 06:22 | Tags: research, Warwick Medical School