The wide-ranging impact of our research was showcased at the Changing Worlds event in Westminster on Wednesday 13 October 2010. The event which brought together the SETsquared Partnership universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey, demonstrated the economic and social impact of their research in a unique exhibition and a series of presentations.
Six of the 20 cases showcased were from the University of Bath and they are concrete examples of research that really has changed the world. The stories covered the full range of research being conducted at Bath:
- from improvements in engine efficiency of Ford cars to work to improve the lives of the poorest in Bangladesh;
- from a microwave based system that can treat a 5cm tumour in 5 minutes to work which has influenced billions of pounds of government spend;
- from improved inhaled pharmaceuticals to treat respiratory diseases to changes in army training which have reduced medical discharges by more than 50 per cent.
Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science addressed a packed auditorium with over 200 delegates from industry, academia, funding bodies and Whitehall at the event.
Our Vice Chancellor and event chair, Professor Glynis Breakwell, said: “This event demonstrates the world-class research at Bath and the huge impact it has on people’s lives.”