Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

University film scoops HE Oscar

A film by Simon Wharf and Roy Maconachie picked up a BUFVC Learning on Screen Award last night

Trump’s first 100 days trigger political activism

Exercising on empty stomach is better

Exercising on an empty stomach is likely to bring important health benefits in how the body uses stored fat

Big step forward in powered ankle prostheses

Andrew Plummer talks about a new prosthetic, developed by Chas A. Blatchford & Sons in collaboration with our Mechanical Engineering researchers,which combines an electric hydraulic system with an intricate pattern of sensors that allow amputees to climb slopes effortlessly and plant one of their feet firmly on the ground without dragging it behind - a common problem for all lower-limb prosthetic wearers.

IPR blog - Great Repeal Bill & devolution: Thin end of the wedge?

Tomos Evans, PoLIS postgraduate research student, writes for the IPR blog

Tiny ‘cages’ to keep vaccines safe

Researchers' discovery could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous places easier & cheaper

CSCT Summer Showcase: 10 & 11 Jul

Multidisciplinary conference on Sustainable Chemical Technologies for a Circular Economy

The challenges of becoming a 'sustainable consumer'

Ahead of Earth Day tomorrow, we republish an article where Dr Peter Nuttall and Professor Avi Shankar (School of Management) discuss how too much information can stop people from being sustainable consumers.

Free lectures on advances in cancer research

Two lectures are open to staff, students & public as part of our international cancer symposium tomorrow

IPR blog: Some manifesto matters

Professor Nick Pearce, Director of IPR, shares some thoughts on the forthcoming general election.

UNICEF database to map expertise

Research collaboration with UNICEF to map expertise in social policy across Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Free 3-month gym membership for men aged 65 to 80

We're looking for men aged 65 to 80 for a new study to help us understand more about what happens when we can’t be active for a few weeks.

Human biases sneak into AI systems

Researchers demonstrate how machines can be reflections of us & acquire human-like prejudices

Launch: Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

"Our researchers will use this fund to develop closer links with those who can use their research & expertise”

IPR blog: New nationalism and old ideologies

Dr Sivamohan Valluvan, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, writes for the IPR blog.

Are managers learning about sustainability?

Do business schools make good on their promises to deliver responsible management education?

Nominations for best postgrad research student

Ede & Ravenscroft Prize nominations are now open, until Wednesday 26 April 2017

Joint Stellenbosch conference to explore inclusive development

Professor Rajani Naidoo, co-organiser, hopes the conference will encourage constructive dialogue on a new 'social contract' between governments, citizens, higher education and corporations.

Promiscuity slows down evolution

Promiscuity mixes up the gene pool and dilutes genetic differences between populations

New research network launches ‘A Field Guide to Fake News’

A new guide to fake news has been launched by the Public Data Lab - the network co-founded by IPR Prize Fellow Dr Jonathan Gray.