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  • Trump Presidency to affect the quality of financial reporting information - 20 January 2017

    The number of companies using ‘creative accounting techniques’ can be expected to increase in Republican-governed states and decrease in Democrat-governed states when Donald Trump becomes US President today, according to new research from the University's School of Management.

  • Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights - 18 January 2017

    Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance.

  • Ground-breaking marks start of building work for new Milner Centre for Evolution - 17 January 2017

    The ceremonial first turf has been cut to mark the start of building work for the Milner Centre for Evolution.

  • GW4 joins industry partners to develop ‘first of its kind’ supercomputer - 17 January 2017

    GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists. This unique new service, named ‘Isambard’ after the renowned Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, will provide multiple advanced architectures within the same system in order to enable evaluation and comparison across a diverse range of hardware platforms.

  • Molecular clocks will turn back time on what wiped out the dinosaurs - 17 January 2017

    Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have been awarded almost £1 million by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.

  • Research to make crops more resilient to changing weather - 12 January 2017

    Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry are part of a new five-year £4.4 million project to save brassica vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and kale.

  • Local volunteers needed for study testing new online health programme - 05 January 2017

    Researchers from the Department for Health are looking for people living in and around Bath to try out a brand new online programme that will give them new insights into how the human body works, and what impact different life events have on their wellbeing.

  • Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees - 04 January 2017

    Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles.

  • Honour for Bath social scientist Tess Ridge - 03 January 2017

    One of the University’s leading social scientists and public policy experts has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Tess Ridge, Professor of Social Policy has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to social sciences.

  • New Year's Honours for Finance Director and top social scientist - 30 December 2016

    The University’s Finance Director and one of its leading social scientists have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Diane Aderyn, Director of Finance and Commercial Services, and Tess Ridge, Professor of Social Policy and Deputy Head of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, have both been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Diane receives the award for services to higher education, Tess for services to social sciences.