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University of Dundee ranked 9th in UK’s 2017 National Student Survey

DUNDEE, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee is ranked 9th in the UK in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), achieving a top 10 place for a second successive year. The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90 per cent, … Read the full press release

Professor Tomás Ryan of Trinity College Dublin: lost memories seem to be retrievable

DUBLIN, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Do you remember taking your very first step, or enjoying your second birthday party? Probably not, but that probably won’t seem weird to you because we have become conditioned to accept infantile amnesia as a fact … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews to provide free holiday accommodation for carers as part of Respitality scheme

FIFE, Scotland, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of St Andrews is helping to acknowledge the unsung heroes who provide care for their loved ones 24 hours a day, by participating in a national scheme to provide free holiday accommodation for … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: Some patients may have genetic risk of developing serious side effect to high blood pressure medication

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some patients may have a genetic risk of developing a serious side effect to a type of medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure, research by clinicians and scientists at the University of Nottingham … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham WayWard project: significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results of a research project run by the University of Nottingham which used the latest technology to track out-of-hours doctors have revealed significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care. … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Summer Internship scheme grown to support 75 businesses with more than 105 students

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From testing cricket bats to counting nocturnal mammals of the same name, more than 100 Nottingham students are making their mark on businesses in the region as part of a University scheme. Now in its fourth … Read the full press release

Pearson, National Federation of the Blind to help college students and young professionals with disabilities explore career opportunities in a variety of fields

Second cohort of mentees will receive additional networking advice from legal and business experts, career planning workshops, and informational interviews in a variety of career fields HOBOKEN, N.J., U.S.A., 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, in collaboration with the National Federation … Read the full press release

STFC and Diamond Light Source host Apprentice Day on August 23 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aspiring engineers as young as 14 are being invited to one of the country’s leading science facilities to find out how they could soon help to build particle accelerators and test satellites destined for space. The … Read the full press release

Start-up incubated at the ESA BIC Harwell set to overhaul breast screening in the UK

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From space cots to bed bugs, to bicycle bell satnavs and sustainable farm food – whatever the sector, the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has supported them all. It is … Read the full press release

Researchers: Noise from motorboats disrupts fish co-operation

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Noise from motorboats changes the behaviour of cleaner fish and the species they help. Cleaner fish are species which eat parasites from other fish – known as “clients” – in a relationship which benefits both. Researchers … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the popular Science in the Square event will be on Friday, 11 August

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding nature-lovers will be taken on a voyage of discovery to find out how animals have evolved to deal with friends and foe, at a special interactive event. Scientists from the University of Exeter will share … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the winners of this year’s Ted Wragg Awards announced

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outstanding new teachers have been honoured for their work in the classroom as well as their academic work as part of an awards scheme in honour of one of the UK’s best educators. The winners of … Read the full press release

Finisterre and University of Exeter to create recyclable wetsuits

A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits. DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. This produces more … Read the full press release

New training period begins at Hapag-Lloyd: 66 young men and women started their apprenticeship

HAMBURG, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students on shore and at sea / Hapag-Lloyd runs Germany’s largest maritime training program / CEO Rolf Habben Jansen: “Excellent prospects for young talents” Sixty-six young men and women … Read the full press release

University of Kent awarded a gold rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

KENT, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The TEF Panel judged that Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. A total of 295 higher education providers took part in the TEF. In the assessment, 59 providers were rated … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Dr Elena Giusti book examines the role Virgil’s poem Aeneid played in shaping the narrative of Emperor Augustus’ regime

A political leader who seeks to make his nation “great again” and a time when ‘post-truth’ rhetoric appears to support political ambitions. Not Trump’s America, but Rome 2,000 years ago. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The elusive, glorious past has … Read the full press release

Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme established at the University of Cambridge

Much of the world-changing research at the University of Cambridge is underpinned by postdocs – qualified researchers with fixed term contracts. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With more postdoctoral researchers than most other institutions, Cambridge sees postdocs as key to its … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Professor Lisa Roberts: Leeds to create a research environment few other universities can match

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges … Read the full press release

University of Leeds nutritionists review the intervention programmes aimed at reducing sugary drinks consumption

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — n evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people’s habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption. Nutritionists at the University … Read the full press release

University of Southampton led project to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A project led by the University of Southampton has secured £5m over four years to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa. The money, from Research Councils UK (RCUK), is part … Read the full press release

Coldplay donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International rock sensations Coldplay have donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology. The band chose the campaign through the close links drummer Will Champion has with both Southampton and the … Read the full press release

University of Twente: cybersecurity awareness should be a structural element in education

CHILDEREN GETTING TRAINED IN RECOGNIZING ‘PHISHING’ ARE BETTER CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING REAL EMAILS EN WEBSITES FROM FAKE ONES. BUT AFTER A FEW WEEKS, THEY’RE BACK AT THE LEVEL BEFORE TRAINING. CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS SHOULD BE A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT IN EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY … Read the full press release

LMU study: benefits and risks associated with monitoring tools on social media

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new LMU study assesses the benefits … Read the full press release

LMU neurobiologists with a new theory for the origin of the grid cells

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LMU neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from … Read the full press release

Experimental Quantum Physics: LMU physicists carried out measurements to test Bell’s inequality

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Physicists have entangled two rubidium atoms at a distance of 400 metres and performed fast and efficient measurements of their spin states. Their study contradicts certain assumptions of classical physics. Physicists led by Professor Harald Weinfurter and Dr. Wenjamin … Read the full press release

LMU-Harvard Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF), July 23-26: From Molecule to Organism

MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The LMU-Harvard Forum brings PhD students, post-docs and LMU faculty in the Biosciences together with their peers from one of the world’s most renowned universities to review and discuss their current work. This year’s LMU-Harvard … Read the full press release

Three new appointments to University of Liverpool senior leadership team

LIVERPOOL, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University has announced three new appointments to its senior leadership team. Professor Louise Kenny has been appointed to the role of Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. An alumna of the University’s School of … Read the full press release

TUM: WARR Hyperloop team unveiled their new capsule

MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Now it’s lighter, stronger, faster: The students on the WARR Hyperloop team of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) unveiled their new capsule on Tuesday, July 18. The group will enter the new pod in the … Read the full press release

Technical University Munich (TUM) developed supramolecular materials that disintegrate at a predetermined time

Self-disposing supramolecular materials with a tunable lifetime MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University Munich (TUM) have now successfully … Read the full press release

University of Warwick students the UK champions at the 2017 International Submarine Race (ISR) in Washington DC

Students who designed and built a submarine named UK champions at the International Submarine Race in USA Human powered submarine – Godiva 3 – scooped haul of awards and achieved third place internationally in its class for speed Warwick Submarine team made … Read the full press release