New research facility designed to improve patient ca
Researchers in Southampton now have the benefit of a dedicated, brand new facility to develop and support pioneering research into patient safety and essential care.
WUN expands its European presence
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) welcomed 2013 with exciting news – the joining of Maastricht University to the global network.
Neon lights up exploding stars
An international team of nuclear astrophysicists has shed new light on the explosive stellar events known as novae.
New study reveals gas that triggers ozone destruction
Scientists at the Universities of Leeds and York have discovered that the majority of ozone-depleting iodine oxide observed over the remote ocean comes from a previously unknown marine source.
Growing evidence of global warming threat to future food supplies
Increasingly hot summer weather could cause a fall in crop yields over the next two decades unless farming techniques are improved more quickly, scientists at the University have found.
York insulin scientists in anniversary breakthrough
Scientists at the University of York played a pivotal role in new research that has signaled a significant step forward in the understanding of how insulin works.
Southampton scientist develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world
The University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world.
University of Leeds – Former student’s $4 million gift
A $4 million gift from a former student, Peter Cheney, will fund a programme of research and study at the University of Leeds. It is one of the biggest philanthropic gifts ever given to the University.
New study documents the natural relationship between CO2 concentrations and sea level
By comparing reconstructions of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and sea level over the past 40 million years, Southampton researchers have found that greenhouse gas concentrations similar to the present (almost 400 parts per million) were always associated with sea levels at least nine metres above current levels.
Quit smoking for new year – and feel less anxious, not more
Researchers have found that smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards – despite a widely held belief that smoking relieves stress and giving up makes you feel more on edge.
Higher Education Reform to 2020: The Power of Partnership
It is a time of turbulence for higher education and research around the world. The effects of the global financial crisis continue, with reductions in resources from all sides. In contrast, the demand for higher education increases, with international student mobility likely to double according to the OECD. For research intensive universities, there are great challenges in maintaining quality and competitiveness, the cost of which increases constantly. In teaching and learning, new methods and technologies are also more costly. There is also a shortage of talent and availability of senior, experienced academics and research leaders, while conversely there is unemployment among new graduates as the generational transition is postponed along with retirement.