Category Archives: Education

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Vintage Find: Retro Dundee Footage Surfaces

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Remarkable footage from the 1970s, a time when the hair was longer and the trousers wider, has been discovered in the University of Dundee archive and now made available as part of the University’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

Decades-Long Scientific Research Reveals Secret to Sheep Sex During Winter

NOTTINGHAM, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered for the first time how animals link the change in seasons to their fertility. A study, led by academics at the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol and published in the journal Proceedings of … Read the full press release

Animals Measure Time of Year to Align Reproduction and Critical Vital Functions for Survival

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. A new … Read the full press release

Researchers Develop World’s First Synthetic Receptor to Mimic How Cells “Communicate” to the World

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms ‘talk’ to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals … Read the full press release

Protect Security Online with Quantum Mechanics

Scrambled and indecipherable messages are the back bone of the internet as we know it. BRTISOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Complex cryptography protects our bank accounts and identities from fraud, allowing us to safely buy and sell online without ever leaving … Read the full press release

£11 million allocation among 14 UK universities to develop research in robotics and artificial intelligence

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University will contribute to a new £11 million programme aimed at developing research into robotics and artificial intelligence. The project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is split into two categories.The … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s John Anderson awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science at Umeå University

LEICESTERSHIRE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå … Read the full press release

Loughborough University enters Women’s Super Rugby competition

LEICESTERSHIRE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced the 10 clubs that have been offered places in the new Women’s Super Rugby competition, with Loughborough University being one of them. Kick-starting in September 2017, the … Read the full press release

Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network held at University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter hosted a high-level forum to examine how ‘big data’ can utilised to enhance the student learning experience. The University held the Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting at its Streatham … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: The Wild Film Fest will take place on Saturday 4 March at The Poly in Falmouth

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter. The Wild Film Fest is open to university students from across the UK … Read the full press release

BAE Systems again takes part in nationwide schools engineering and science roadshow

New research shows perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths is improving. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Combined efforts by teachers, industry, engineering organisations and the Government to change the perception of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), … Read the full press release

University of Bristol physicists show that knots in proteins can be understood using ‘virtual knots’

Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins – long molecules which ‘fold’ into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role. BRISTOL, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Consisting of strings of amino acids, a folded protein molecule resembles a … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers find that annual number of norovirus cases in the UK at 800,000 more than previously estimated

LIVERPOOL, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that the annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated. Norovirus is the commonest cause of gastrointestinal … Read the full press release

Handheld prototype for early detection of sepsis receives additional funding

LIVERPOOL, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Liverpool spin-out company, Sepsis Limited has secured further funding support to test a point of care diagnostic tool for the early detection of sepsis. The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare), … Read the full press release

University of Warwick selects Royal Institute of British Architects competition winner Feilden Clegg Bradley to design its new Faculty of Arts

COVENTRY, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a design competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the University of Warwick has selected Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) to design a new multi-million pound purpose-built building for the Faculty of … Read the full press release

University of Warwick graduate Samuel Chan recognized with Entrepreneurial prize at the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2017

COVENTRY, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Warwick graduate has scooped a top prize at the ‘British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2017’ in Hong Kong. Samuel Chan – who completed a master’s course in International Political Economy in 2011 … Read the full press release

QS survey ranks Coventry the 39th best city in the world to be a student

COVENTRY, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Coventry has been named the 39th best city in the world to be a student, and is in top five in the UK. The latest annual QS survey has seen the city improve by five places … Read the full press release

University of Warwick graduate develops revolutionary navigation app for Ghana without need to internet connection

University of Warwick graduate from Ghana designs revolutionary navigation app For the first time ever, 8.7 million people in Ghana have access to ambulance services, even without internet connection SnooCode allows Ghanaians to navigate using GPS pinpointing without needing traditional … Read the full press release

University of Warwick and British Sugarcraft Guild restore historic replica of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake

Pioneering technology at WMG, University of Warwick brings Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake back to life Replica of 1947 cake by designer Peek Frean restored to original grandeur thanks to 3D scanning technology Historic replica almost destroyed in 2015 by … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to lead new collaborative in providing Higher Education to qualified but disadvantaged young people

COVENTRY, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick, as a part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) is working with nine schools and colleges across seven wards in Warwickshire to increase participation in higher education. Paul Blagburn, Head of … Read the full press release

Researchers from Technical University of Munich to develop a computer model to help improve wind farm efficiency

MUNICH, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Often hundreds of rotors can be installed in a typical wind farm. A little known fact, however, is that the shadowing caused by the wind turbine rotors impacts the performance of neighboring turbines and reduces their … Read the full press release

University of York research reveals food aid providers’ unintentional exclusion due to faith

YORK, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some faith groups are at risk of being unintentionally excluded from food aid provision, a study by the University of York has found. The research, conducted in Bradford, identified an extensive network of food aid providers … Read the full press release

New Enterprise Zone in Leicester expected to generate 21,000 new jobs and £123 million over the next 25 years

University of Leicester involved in partnership Issued by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) New Enterprise Zone ‘a remarkable partnership’ for Leicester LEICESTER, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — News of a second Enterprise Zone (EZ), that could bring more than 21,000 … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to produce another crop of ‘green graduates’ with its Applied Learning in Sustainability (APPLES) programme

LEICESTER, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — APPLES programme produces graduates who combine a passion for environmental sustainability with a desire to develop their entrepreneurial skills Students and staff across the University of Leicester will help achieve a more sustainable university at Go … Read the full press release

University of Leeds to name its new sports facility after Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

LEEDS, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new £5m University of Leeds sports facility is to be named after its most successful alumni athletes, Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. The Brownlee Centre sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK report: GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers

LEEDS, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers, a new report by the University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK reveals. The report explores how much GPs know about … Read the full press release

Sussex Professor of History releases new book—a historical look on women and desire

BRIGHTON, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alpha males beware. You’re not what women want. At least, not unless you have a damaged, vulnerable side that makes you ready to be tamed. While nearly two centuries have passed since moody Mr Rochester gave … Read the full press release

University of Sussex to present ‘The Public Life of the Private Diary’ seminar on February 22

BRIGHTON, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The public’s fascination with diaries and their writers will come under the microscope at the University of Sussex during the latest in the School of English’s colloquium series. On 22 February at 5:00pm, ‘The Public Life … Read the full press release

New book explores intimate link between languages and economics

Half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today. But language is much more than just communication. As well as expressing cultural identity, language also enables trade and, perhaps surprisingly, … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release