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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

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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 warwick.ac.uk/ritraining

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

Researchers awarded first round of Warwick impact funding

Researchers from across the university have recently been awarded the first round of Warwick impact funding.

Fri 18 August 2017, 14:00 | Tags: research

Celebrating research excellence at Warwick

As a research led university ranked in the top 10 in the UK we are constantly working to make our research stand out on the global stage by maximising the excellence, impact and contribution of each of our disciplines.

Fri 18 August 2017, 13:59 | Tags: research

Press Releases

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

Nearly a third of UK adults would not attempt CPR, putting lives at risk

Nearly a third of UK adults (30%) wouldn’t perform CPR if they saw someone suffer a cardiac arrest, according to worrying new figures released to mark Restart a Heart Day.

Researchers from the University of Warwick Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcome (OHCAO) Registry team worked with YouGov to survey over 4,000 UK adults. Participants were asked questions about their knowledge of CPR, and whether they would feel confident in performing it on someone who had had a cardiac arrest.

Tue 16 October 2018, 09:25 | Tags: Warwick Medical School

Hundreds of Brownies become budding physicists at University of Warwick

Staff and research students from the University of Warwick’s physics department welcomed hundreds of Brownies to campus at the weekend (13 and 14 October).

Tue 16 October 2018, 09:09 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, higher education, events, schools, Sciences

Screening Rights Film Festival to open in Coventry and Birmingham

The fourth annual Screening Rights Film Festival, organised by Dr Michele Aaron of the University of Warwick's Department of Film and Tevlision, is to open this week in Coventry and Birmingham, showcasing films that explore themes relating to social justice.

Mon 15 October 2018, 14:58 | Tags: Film & Television, Film & TV, Film and television studies

Moving location of fruit and vegetables in shops can lead to 15% sales increase

Simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, new research by Warwick Medical School/the University of Warwick, published by BMC Public Health, has found.

Mon 15 October 2018, 10:31 | Tags: Warwick Medical School

New technology transfer network set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands

The Midlands Innovation group of universities has launched the largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices in the UK, to attract investment and management talent to the region.

 

Fri 12 October 2018, 14:31 | Tags: Industry, Business, innovation, Business Members

Future of Biomedical engineering discussed in Brussels today

The future of Biomedical Engineering (BME) was the focus in Brussels today by the European Parliament Interest Group (EPIG) - looking at the future of medical equipment and how to regulate hospitals in Africa.


£100 million pledge to Postgraduate training by NERC

Over the next 5 years NERC (The Natural Environment Research Council) will invest £100m to support PHD students, including those at the University of Warwick, meaning the next generation of world-class scientists trained and engaged in both industrial and academic environmental solutions will be produced by the University.

Thu 11 October 2018, 13:02 | Tags: UK, School of Life Sciences, Environment, PHD, NERC

New research highlights challenges veterans face in becoming self-employed

A new report, ‘Self-employment and the Armed Forces Community’, has revealed the barriers ex-Service personnel face in becoming self-employed after leaving the Armed Forces. The research was conducted by The Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick, supported by defence technology company QinetiQ and X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) – which supports entrepreneurship in the military community – and funded by Forces in Mind Trust.

Wed 10 October 2018, 07:01 | Tags: Institute for Employment Research, Business, society, work

2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist announced

15 titles have been longlisted for the second annual award of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

 

The £1000 prize was established by the University of Warwick in 2017 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.

Mon 08 October 2018, 15:54 | Tags: English, Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

Warwick physicists to welcome hundreds of Brownies to campus

Staff and research students from the University of Warwick’s physics department are preparing to welcome almost 700 Brownies to campus next weekend (13 and 14 October).

Mon 08 October 2018, 12:31 | Tags: University of Warwick, Physics, campus, women, Event, Coventry, Sciences

Warwick to help unlock the matter-antimatter mystery in the first moments after the universe was created

The mystery of what happened to the antimatter- (the counterparts of matter that make up particles) created at the birth of our Universe will take a step closer to being solved, thanks to a new international experiment involving researchers from the University of Warwick.

Wed 03 October 2018, 12:22 | Tags: University of Warwick, Physics, Hyper-Kamiokande, Sciences

First Warwick Business Forum explores international business and trade after Brexit

Matt Western MP and West Midlands finance and industry leaders joined Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Andreas Kokkinis from Warwick Law School at the first University of Warwick Business Forum, a new initiative aiming to connect the University’s experts with the region's business community.


Inadequate evidence to guide caffeine intake for breastfeeding mothers, review finds

A systematic review of the literature into the effects of caffeine on breastfed infants has concluded that there is no robust evidence for positive or negative effects of maternal caffeine consumption during breastfeeding on a breastfed child - according to Dr Yen-Fu Chen and graduate-entry medical student Aimee McCreedy of the Warwick Medical School.


Increasing reliance on private finance without adequate safeguards could undermine rather than achieve sustainable development goals, warns Warwick legal expert

The fourth in a new series of briefs bringing current legal thinking to bear on public policy issues has been published by GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School. The Risks of Using Blended Finance in Development, by Dr Celine Tan, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School, highlights the risks posted by the increasing reliance on new forms of private and innovative finance for funding development projects, calls for action to address the regulatory challenges that blended finance presents, and warns that the use of blended finance should not be intensified without adequate safeguards in place.

Wed 03 October 2018, 09:37 | Tags: Policy, Public Affairs, Faculty of Social Science, GLOBE, Law

University of Warwick rises a dozen places to 79th in the world in the THE World University Rankings

The University of Warwick has risen a dozen places to 79th in the world in the THE (Times Higher Education) 2019 World University Rankings.

The news follows THE also naming Warwick as the 19th Most International University, taking into account Warwick’s high proportion of international students and staff, the number of research collaborations undertaken with scholars from across the world and in recognition of their naming the university in the top 90 in the THE World Reputation rankings.

Wed 26 September 2018, 14:07 | Tags: University of Warwick, Ranking

Researchers set an autonomous vehicle communications record using 5G - a movie’s worth of data sent in seconds

Researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick have set a new 5G communications speed record to a “Level 4” low speed autonomous vehicle in the pioneer 28 GHz millimetre wave band. They hit 2.867 gigabits per second in over-the-air transmissions, which is nearly 40 times faster than current fixed line broadband speeds. It is equivalent to sending a detailed satellite navigation map of the United Kingdom within a single second, or the full contents of a high definition blockbuster film in less than 10 seconds.

Wed 26 September 2018, 10:49 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG, Coventry, autonomous vehicles, electronics, WIG, 5G, LiDAR

Institute of Risk Management launches new Digital Risk Management Certificate developed with support of Warwick experts

A new specialist Certificate, awarded by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the University’s Department of Politics and International Studies, has been designed to equip individuals to apply and develop their skills in an increasingly digital world.



£14.7m industry partnership to boost engine research

Scientists at the University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science are to benefit from an initiative that seeks to build links between industry and researchers, as part of a project with Rolls-Royce to create a detailed simulation of a gas-turbine engine in operation.

Tue 25 September 2018, 13:55 | Tags: Computer Science, Grants, Coventry, Rolls Royce