Jan 29, 2013

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.

Jan 21, 2013

WUN expands its European presence

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) welcomed 2013 with exciting news – the joining of Maastricht University to the global network.

Jan 17, 2013

Neon lights up exploding stars

An international team of nuclear astrophysicists has shed new light on the explosive stellar events known as novae.

Jan 14, 2013

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.

Jan 14, 2013

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.

Jan 10, 2013

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.

Jan 10, 2013

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.

Jan 08, 2013

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.

Jan 05, 2013

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.

Jan 03, 2013

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.

Jan 01, 2013

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.