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€1.9m awarded to new research project in the Department of Mathematics

Professor Mark Pollicott from the Department of Mathematics has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant of €1.9m for a research project to develop new methods and theories in pure maths. This will have important and diverse applications to many different areas.

Wed 17 Apr 2019, 11:24 | Tags: research

HR Excellence in Research Award

Warwick has successfully retained the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award at the sixth year review point. This prestigious award aligns with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.


Thu 04 Apr 2019, 10:12 | Tags: research

Revised research integrity Concordat - Don’t miss consultation deadline!

A revised version of the Concordat to support research integrity is currently out for consultation. Universities UK is seeking the views and input of researchers, employers of researchers and funders of research.

Mon 25 Mar 2019, 09:39

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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Dec 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2018, 09:58 | Tags: research

Press Releases

Warwick and Shanghai Jiao Tong University launch a new Joint Seed fund and offer a greater range of opportunities to study abroad

A University of Warwick delegation led by Prof. Stuart Croft and Prof. Simon Swain visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) this week to sign several key agreements designed to further increase the depth and breadth of partnership between our institutions.


Fri 24 May 2019, 10:01 | Tags: University of Warwick, Global Engagement, China, International

Construction begins on new hi-tech greenhouse at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus

Work is underway on an innovative new greenhouse research facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus.

Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris

Three extrasolar comets have been discovered around the star Beta Pictoris, 63 light years away, by an international team including a University of Warwick researcher.

Wed 22 May 2019, 10:39 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

Warwick technicians nominated for prestigious Papin Prize

Three technicians from the University of Warwick have been nominated for the prestigious Papin Prize out of 20,000 technicians from Universities across the UK.

Tue 21 May 2019, 14:15 | Tags: Physics, School of Life Sciences, research, Sciences

Minerva Business Angels help tech start-up Tended secure a million-pound investment deal

Minerva, the business angel network which is part of University of Warwick Science Park, has played a vital role in helping Lincoln-based tech start-up Tended access the funds and know-how needed to take its intelligent safety solutions to the next level. Tended secured a total of £935,000 through Minerva Business Angels, including a single investment of £810,000 from Blackfinch Ventures. They went on to secure a further £221,000 from innovate UK, taking the total raised to £1.15m.  

Tue 21 May 2019, 12:15 | Tags: Business, Minerva, Regional Issues, Business Members

VR headsets enable people of all abilities to experience life on-board unique tall ship

People with a range of abilities can use VR headsets to experience what it’s like on board one of the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s ships to encourage them to explore their ability and participate in a life changing voyage thanks to an app made by WMG student Tanin Aparimarn at the University of Warwick.

Tue 21 May 2019, 09:56 | Tags: 3D Printing, virtual reality, WMG

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award to simulate and develop chemical reactions fuelled by sunlight and greenhouse gases

The intricate interplay of sunlight, molecules, and metal catalyst materials that can break down greenhouse gases such as CO2 will be explored in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, by Dr Reinhard J. Maurer using computer simulations thanks to award of £1.46M by the Government’s UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship programme.

Minister shown how WMG literally weaved design of Very Light Rail – Braided structure is super lightweight

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has worked with partners, to create a new design of incredibly lightweight Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicle frame which is weaved, or braided, from carbon fibre composites into a series of tubes to create a first prototype demonstrator frame. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Business and Industry Andrew Stephenson became one of the very first people to see the new design, outside of the research partnership, on a visit to WMG on 16th May.

Mon 20 May 2019, 09:41 | Tags: WMG, VLR, Sciences

University of Warwick pregnancy researchers named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Researchers from the University of Warwick have today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Fri 17 May 2019, 09:35 | Tags: medicine, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School

Improving mental health in the workplace pilot is awarded £6.8m funding

The University of Warwick is delighted to be partnering with project leads Coventry University and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in a major, new, mental health pilot.

Thu 16 May 2019, 08:57 | Tags: WMG, research, psychology, mental health, WMS, Warwick Medical School

WMG partners with Triumph Motorcycles in electric motorcycle project

Triumph Motorcycles has announced a new collaboration with UK industry experts, academic leaders including WMG at the University of Warwick and Innovate UK, to develop specialist electric motorcycle technology which will provide significant input into potential future electric motorcycle offers from Triumph.

Wed 15 May 2019, 14:39 | Tags: WMG, Engineering

Pint of Science returns next week bringing scientists out of the lab and into your local pub

The public science festival, Pint of Science, kicks off next with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the Coventry and Leamington Spa.

Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars

Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research from the University of Warwick has found.

Tue 14 May 2019, 11:04 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space

Warwick announces new £10 million Warwick Scholars programme for up to 500 Midlands young people each year

The University of Warwick will announce today (Tuesday 14th May 2019) a transformational new £10 million social mobility programme - Warwick Scholars - that aims to change the lives of hundreds of Midlands young people who have the potential to study at Warwick, one of the world’s top 100 ranked universities, but who may face social or economic barriers to entering Warwick. The new programme includes admissions offers up to 4 grades below Warwick’s standard A level offer.

Tue 14 May 2019, 07:29 | Tags: University of Warwick, access, widening participation

D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler

Research by Professor Richard Aldrich of Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) played a central part in a new Channel 4 documentary, broadcast this weekend, exploring how British intelligence enlisted the Royal Family as part of its scheme to mislead the Nazis about plans for the liberation of Europe.

Health scientists from University of Warwick join prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 of the UK’s leading figures within biomedical and health sciences to their esteemed Fellowship, including two University of Warwick scientists, it has been announced today.

University of Warwick to host International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists in 2020

The University of Warwick has won the bid to plan, organise and host the 18th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18) for 2020. Previously held at Warwick (ICWES9) in 1991, ICWES18 returns at Warwick on 11-14 September 2020.

Tue 07 May 2019, 08:09 | Tags: University of Warwick, women, Engineering

Online tool for carers in Coventry and Warwickshire unveiled to politicians

Local carers have met with politicians to demonstrate a new tool to help them deal with the daily challenges of life when caring for friend or loved one.


The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Member of Parliament for Kenilworth and Southam, and Matt Western MP, Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington, were present for the launch of the Care Companion on 26 April at Stratford Hospital. The Care Companion is a new online support tool developed by Warwick Medical School, at the University of Warwick, to support people with caring responsibilities across Warwickshire and Coventry.

Fri 03 May 2019, 10:10 | Tags: Warwick Ventures, research, Warwick Medical School

Verifiable e-voting to be trialled in Gateshead

A new verifiable e-voting system will be trialled in Gateshead this May. Voters get a receipt which they can check to make sure their vote is properly cast, recorded and tallied while preserving the voter privacy – a process known as being “end-to-end verifiable”. Tallying results are instantaneous once the election is finish along with public audit data to allow anyone to verify the tallying integrity. The trial will be voluntary for people going to cast votes via paper ballot.

Wed 01 May 2019, 16:07 | Tags: Computer Science, Policy, Politics, Sciences

New forensic centre to support police investigating homicide

WMG at the University of Warwick has secured investment from West Midlands Police for the WMG Forensic Centre for Digital Scanning and 3D printing – a research hub supporting Homicide Investigation. Where they can scan and reproduce 3D prints of injuries to bones to help in court testimonies.

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 12:53 | Tags: WMG, West Midlands Police, Forensics, Sciences