Bergen archaeologist among world’s most cited researchers
Professor Christopher Henshilwood from the University of Bergen is already a holder of an advanced grant from the European Research Council. Now he has also been named as one of the most cited researchers in the world. According to the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 ranking, collected by the media and publishing company Thomson Reuters, he is among the world’s top one per cent of most cited researchers in the social sciences and the humanities.
LifeLab gets royal seal of approval
The University of Southampton welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to LifeLab on Friday 27 June to officially open the facility that aims to empower school students to take more control over their health.
Green planning needed to maintain city buildings
Green spaces in towns and cities need extra consideration as they may be damaging buildings in the area, according to new research from the Universities of Southampton and Surrey.
Southampton based business incubator named number one in Europe
The University of Southampton based SETsquared incubation centre has been named the number one university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world.
Self-repairing mechanism can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases
New research, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, has found that neurogenesis, the self-repairing mechanism of the adult brain, can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Prion or Parkinson’s.
WUN building bridges for international student mobility
Representatives from WUN international exchange and study abroad offices met at the 2014 NAFSA Conference in San Diego, USA.
Rise and fall of prehistoric penguin populations charted
A study of how penguin populations have changed over the last 30,000 years has shown that between the last ice age and up to around 1,000 years ago penguin populations benefitted from climate warming and retreating ice. This suggests that recent declines in penguins may be because ice is now retreating too far or too fast.
New sensor to detect harmful bacteria on food industry surfaces
A new device designed to sample and detect foodborne bacteria is being trialled by scientists at the University of Southampton.
University of Southampton professor receives top honour from Royal Geographical Society
John Dearing, Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Southampton, has been given the prestigious Murchison Award (2014) by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).
Professor honoured for research which has transformed the debate on high streets
The University of Southampton’s Professor Neil Wrigley has been presented with the Outstanding Impact in Business award by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his research which has transformed thinking on food retail development and the future of UK high streets.
University of Southampton features in national campaign to highlight value of universities
The University of Southampton is featuring in a UK-wide campaign next week to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives.
WUN fosters the next generation of researchers
WUN announced it will fund sixteen young researchers from member institutions to spend periods of up to three months at partner institutions across the network through its Research Mobility Program (RMP).
Deep sea fish remove one million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK and Irish waters
Deep sea fishes remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters every year, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.
2014 Research Development Fund
WUN is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Research Development Fund.
WUN workshop explores China’s relations with Latin America
On 21st May 2014, the WUN Global China Group, together with the University of Chicago and the University of Sydney hosted a forum entitled “Feeding the masses: China-Latin America agriculture connections through time.”