Tag Archives: University of Leicester

Fashion retailer George Davies donates £5.15 million to University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals

Support from fashion retail legend George Davies – the University’s largest-ever philanthropic gift from an individual – will support research and new vascular limb salvage clinic Media opportunity, Tuesday 26 September at 9.30am, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, LE3 9QP University of … Read the full press release

Discussion on the exclusionary aspects of the gaming industry at University of Leicester on Thursday 28 September

Free public event organised by the University of Leicester to take place at the LCB Depot in Leicester on Thursday 28 September Over last few years the gaming industry has seen fast-paced technical developments and a number of controversies surrounding … Read the full press release

What is the future of criminal justice and human rights lecture at University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September

Free public lecture celebrating 30th anniversary of University of Leicester’s Department of Criminology taking place on Wednesday 27 September LEICESTER, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: researchers will work together to better understand the banana crop species and its genetics

Research focussing on the Ethiopian banana could help improve food security in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, especially in areas affected by drought. SWINDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration between the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

Four partner Universities to establish cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility at the University of Leicester

New facility will bring cutting-edge research technologies to the Midlands LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has led a successful bid, in partnership with the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham and Birmingham to establish a state-of-the-art Midlands regional cryo-electron … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s fundraisers update on their 3,100 mile trek across the USA

Fundraising University of Leicester student and graduate give update on their gruelling challenge Photographs and video from Joel and Joe’s trek so far available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0yv2o9jg2tw20z9/AABDJbSsnTYFoC2pY0oY1FBBa?dl=0 LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two amateur hikers who are taking on the challenge … 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

Celebration of science for schoolchildren at the University of Leicester on Thursday 8 June

Fun lecture at the University of Leicester promises ‘bangs, flashes and colours’ on Thursday 8 June PHOTO OPPS: On Thursday 8 June- please contact Dr Barbara Villa Marcos to arrange bvm4@leicester.ac.uk LEICESTER, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester … Read the full press release

British Journal of Anaesthesia elects University of Leicester’s Professor David Lambert as Chairman

Professor David Lambert to Chair world’s oldest independent journal of anaesthesia LEICESTER, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor David Lambert of the University of Leicester’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has been elected to Chair the Board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia … 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

Researchers work with select Leicestershire schools to incorporate ‘physically active learning’ in daily lessons

Leicestershire, UK, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out. Researchers at Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, … Read the full press release

University of Leicester researcher Dr Carolyn Tarrant awarded grant to study antimicrobial resistance from a new perspective

LEICESTER, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A researcher from the University of Leicester has been awarded a prestigious Research Councils grant to study antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from a new perspective. Dr Carolyn Tarrant, Associate Professor and co-lead of the SAPPHIRE research group … Read the full press release

The People and Planet University League ranks University of Leicester 30th in its 2016 league table

People and Planet league table shows rise of 64 places for Leicester LEICESTER, 23-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has increased its position in a league table of UK universities’ environmental and ethical performance, for the first time achieving a … Read the full press release

University of Leicester students present forensic science research at the 2nd Congress of the European Division of the International Association of Identification (IAI)

Students from the INTREPID Forensics programme showcase their work in Lyon, France LEICESTER, 23-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — PhD students from the University of Leicester have presented their forensic science research at an international conference in France. Students from the INTREPID Forensics … Read the full press release

Palaeontology conference for early career researchers at University of Leicester, 1-3 June 2017

Annual conference for early career researchers to be held at the University from 1-3 June 2017 LEICESTER, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester’s Department of Geology Palaeobiology Research Group has announced it will host the early career researchers’ conference … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: New painting to commemorate Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday

University supports commissioning of portrait of Distinguished Honorary Fellow to commemorate 90th birthday LEICESTER, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A stunning new portrait of University of Leicester honorary graduate and Distinguished Honorary Fellow Sir David Attenborough at Leicester’s New Walk Museum has been … Read the full press release

University of Leicester Professor Philip Baker to lead new international pregnancy and obstetrics research network with Chongqing Medical University

University of Leicester leads new international research network with Chongqing Medical University LEICESTER, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A new project that will twin the expertise of pregnancy and obstetrics researchers across the world with their counterparts in China has been announced … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: The Finest Ruin play will premiere at the Y theatre in Leicester on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

Play written, produced and performed by University of Leicester students at the Y Theatre on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A play written, produced and performed by University of Leicester students will premiere at … Read the full press release

University of Leicester physicist Dr Suzie Imber will travel to South America for a comprehensive study of Andes mountain range

LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Mountaineering space physicist returns to world’s longest mountain range to collect data for global studies in microbiology, climatology, topography and Earth’s energy balance Dr Suzie Imber will travel to South America in November/December to collect data … Read the full press release

British Museum and University of Leicester archaeologists discovered remarkable evidence on how the first generations of Europeans in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples

British Museum and University of Leicester-led research uncovers new evidence in Caribbean LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A project led by archaeologists from the British Museum and the University of Leicester has discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations … Read the full press release

Rising hypoglycaemia admissions in hospitals – University of Leicester Study

University of Leicester researchers lead study into rising hypoglycaemia admissions in hospitals LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hospital admissions for a short-term and avoidable complication of diabetes have risen by 39 per cent in the last ten years, a new analysis … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: Report shows wide regional variation in the incidence of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK

Study finds ‘significant variation’ in stillbirths and neonatal mortality across the UK LEICESTER, 18-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows the wide regional variation in the incidence of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK. The MBRRACE-UK report focuses on … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s Centre for Urban History: Leicester now has a unique branding strategy that is the envy of cities around the world

City now has unique brand that appeals worldwide, according to University of Leicester urban history researcher LEICESTER, 18-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — “Within this globalised world, where branding strategies are being replicated in across different cities, Leicester now possesses a unique promotional … Read the full press release

University of Leicester led project Exceptional and Extraordinary will tour nationally to museums with medical collections throughout June 2016

New project initiated and led by Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) at University of Leicester New commissions announced: unique film, dance, performance and comedy commissions that draw on museum collections to explore our problematic attitudes towards difference. Exceptional … Read the full press release