WUN Newsletter – August 2014
Read the August 2014 edition of the WUN Newsletter.
New virtual global Centre on Law and Social Transformation in Bergen
A new virtual global Centre on Law & Social Transformation was opened on 22 August as a collaborative effort between the University of Bergen and the Chr. Michelsens Institute in Bergen
Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure
A rise in the number of reported floods in the UK over the past 129 years can be related to increased exposure, resulting from urban expansion and population growth, according to new research by the University of Southampton.
Innovation: the key to business success
The University of Leeds has developed a three week online course exploring commercial innovation, how innovations emerge and, how ideas become reality.
Leeds University’s new partnership will boost life science businesses in the North
The University of Leeds and Bionow have agreed a formal collaboration to support the UK life science sector in the North. Built around the University’s world-class strength in interdisciplinary biomedical research and Bionow’s industry network of over 1,000 biomedical companies, the partnership will offer opportunities across three key areas; collaboration; employment support and building influence.
Academy of Community Research launched by the University of Leeds
A new academy has been launched by the University of Leeds’ specialised Care-Connect Sector Hub. The academy is a national programme of support to assist communities to gain a greater understanding of research through learning, provided by experts at the University.
Harmful drinkers would be affected 200 times more than low risk drinkers if a Minimum Unit Price was
A new study of liver patients by the University of Southampton shows that a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) policy for alcohol is exquisitely targeted towards the heaviest drinkers with cirrhosis.
Crunching Numbers: WUN Big Data Workshop
The Data Science (Big Data) Exploratory Workshop will be hosted by the University of Rochester on 22 August 2014, and will provide an opportunity to explore where partners’ interests are sufficiently aligned to warrant deeper collaboration. WUN members will explore where WUN has the greatest impact in this burgeoning field of scientific exploration.