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Leonardo signs EUR 290 million contract with UK Ministry of Defence for IFF technology upgrade

The team will upgrade the IFF systems, which automatically recognise whether vehicles are friend or foe, on 31 UK platform types  The new, more-secure Mode-5 IFF technology is mandated for all NATO nations for installation by 2020 Leonardo and HENSOLDT … Read the full press release

University of York: jellyfish fluorescent proteins sheds new light on how DNA replicates

Scientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Using these proteins, originally found in jellyfish to make them glow, the team where … Read the full press release

University of York: new site to help navigate the UK care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people are launched today (22 June). YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed … Read the full press release

British street artist spray-painted ghost image of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library

Artwork allows visitors to interact one-on-one and reflect on legacy of writer LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned street artist has spray-painted a ‘ghost image’ of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library – which he hopes will … Read the full press release

Leicester and East Anglia Universities to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting

LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data Earth Observation technology can map human settlements to predict where monkey populations have declined through hunting ‘High-throughput DNA sequencing’ can tell … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to improve the accuracy of police dogs in identifying human remains

Research looks at specific chemical aspects of tissue decomposition to train victim recovery police dogs Different tissue types release similar organic compounds which can be detected by dogs Only research within the UK to apply novel multidimensional chromatography technique to … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to explore the significance of music in the criminal justice system

University of Leicester free public event to take place on Friday 23 June LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester will be exploring the significance of music in the criminal justice system during a free public symposium taking place … Read the full press release

FREE family Open Day: University of Leicester will reveal the latest archaeological discoveries at Bradgate Park on Sunday 2 July

FREE public University of Leicester event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 2 July LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Members of the public are invited to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made by the University of … Read the full press release

TechnologyOne’s Student Management SaaS will replace the University of Sussex’s in-house student record system

BRIGHTON, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Sussex has partnered with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne to transform its student and academic services in a multi-million-pound deal. TechnologyOne’s Student Management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution will replace the University’s in-house … Read the full press release

University of Bristol neuroscientists awarded £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award

Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded a prestigious £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a five-year study to investigate the neuronal circuits that drive our recognition memory. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Recognition memory is essential for … Read the full press release

International Women in Engineering Day: University of Bristol female engineers to inspire women to pursue STEM subjects

Female engineers from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering are on a mission to inspire women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects this Friday [23 June] when 90 local secondary school girls, aged 11- to 15-years … Read the full press release

University of Bristol marks 25 years of its Master’s programs in Human Geography

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 2017 marks a quarter century for one of the UK’s leading Master’s programs in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. To celebrate, the School is launching a newly designed information booklet that features the art … Read the full press release

University of Bristol ranks 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol has been ranked 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe, according to a new league table published today [21 June]. The Times Higher Education (THE) looked at previously unpublished data drawn … Read the full press release

University of Bristol students design volcano monitoring satellite

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University’s satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design … Read the full press release

University of Bristol paper receives RSPB Centre for Conservation Science award for scientific paper of high conservation importance

A scientific paper led by a team of biologists from the University of Bristol has won a major award from the RSPB. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘Historical nectar assessment reveals the fall and rise of floral resources in Britain’ was … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham explores intergenerational relationships within families

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fears of inter-generational tension between young and old are unfounded, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham say that social, economic and demographic factors are generally pushing UK families together, rather than … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham with Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has been awarded a Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Student satisfaction with the quality of teaching and progression of graduates to highly skilled employment or further study were … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: Claude Monet and Henri Matisse paintings on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Beautiful landscape paintings by two of the most important artists of the last 150 years are being welcomed into the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer. A stunning early oil painting by … Read the full press release

University of Dundee won the Gold award in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Dundee, Scotland, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do

Fife, Scotland, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. A new study published in Current Biology found that a particularly rare kind … Read the full press release

University of Dundee hosts its annual summer graduation ceremonies

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of successful students will feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet this week as the University of Dundee hosts its annual summer graduation ceremonies. Some 2746 students will graduate with degrees, postgraduate diplomas and … Read the full press release

National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week: critical need to shift the culture around breastfeeding

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts in neonatal care, mother and infant health, and nutrition from across Scotland are calling for a `change in the conversation’ around breastfeeding, at the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week. More than 30 … Read the full press release

Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research created at the University of Dundee

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research … Read the full press release

University of Dundee Professor Wendy Moncur leads project aimed at understanding how people keep secrets online

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eight projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). One of the projects is led by Professor Wendy … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: advanced new microscopy technique may help us understand cancer cells find their way through the body

Fife, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer cells find their way through the body. Elastic Resonator Interference Stress … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham student Dafne Gaviria Arcila awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International

NOTTINGHAM, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dafne Gaviria Arcila, a second year mechanical engineering doctoral student at the University of Nottingham, has been awarded the prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International for her work in enhancing the performance of the new … Read the full press release

Amey Investments Managing Director Asif Ghafoor joins the Executive team

OXFORD, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading public service provider Amey today announced that Investments Managing Director Asif Ghafoor is joining the Executive team. Asif joined Amey in 2006 as Finance and Commercial Director, and since then has developed its investments … Read the full press release

Equistone Partners Europe Limited acquires majority stake in Willerby, UK’s leading manufacturer of static holiday homes

LONDON, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”), one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces its investment in Willerby (or “the Company”), the UK’s leading manufacturer of static holiday homes. Equistone has acquired a majority stake … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland, AMEC Foster Wheeler, Element and Tecnatom form international equipment qualification service alliance

COLOGNE, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global testing service provider TÜV Rheinland has launched a new partnership to qualify components and elements for nuclear power plants . Its partners are British companies AMEC Foster Wheeler and Element, and Tecnatom, a Spanish company. … Read the full press release