Transformation projects take flight
Five separate and very different projects funded by the University’s transformation fund are already making an impact in their respective fields – just 18 months after they were established.
Africa College Partnership
“Africa College is truly transformational for the University,” said project leader Professor Howard Atkinson. “It is changing research culture and building new partnerships on campus and also within African institutions, to help us meet the key challenge of reducing hunger and poverty in Africa.”
Centre for Socio-Technical Systems Design (CSTSD)
The CSTSD aims to achieve a step-change in its interdisciplinary capability to provide inspirational work through the design of new buildings, ways of working and computer systems.
Biomedical and Health Research Centre (BHRC)
Combining the expertise of the University’s four scientific faculties and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), the BHRC aims to transform the future of medical and health research and its translation from the laboratory to the clinic by bringing together basic scientists (biologists, engineers, etc.) with clinicians and experts from economics, social and other health-relevant disciplines, to ensure the full potential of their work is realised.
water@leeds is an interdisciplinary research group of some 200 water research experts, making it the UK’s largest water-based research centre.
Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD)
The iPRD was established to support the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries by working with them to develop new processes and technologies to make chemicals more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Composer jumps at the chance to work in Leeds
“I was out shopping when I got the call. I started jumping up and down in the High Street.”
Land of ice and fire
Since the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in March, both Government and media have been seeking out Leeds academics for their expert opinions and advice.
A new era for Earth and Environment
The new £23m School of Earth and Environment (SEE) building has been officially opened by University Chancellor Melvyn Bragg, bringing together under one roof experts who study the Earth from its core to the atmosphere.
Our chance to shine
Two of the most important days in the University’s calendar are coming up at the end of June, when around 20,000 visitors will arrive on campus to attend one of our Open Days.
Leeds leads €4m Marie Curie project
A team from the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) is taking a coordinating role in a new, four-year Marie Curie Initial Training Network project, funded by the EU as part of the 7th Framework Programme (People).
Extraordinary students honoured
Leeds students’ commitment to and involvement with local and international communities were recognised at the 2010 Leeds for Life Citizenship Awards.
Lend a hand for greener streets
The Green Streets volunteering project is back during this year’s changeover period as part of the Leave Leeds Tidy partnership, to collect reusable, unwanted items that would otherwise be on the streets and eventually end up in landfill.
Found in translation: Brontë visitors given new local knowledge
Japanese visitors to Haworth’s Brontë Parsonage Museum this summer will gain a better understanding of the lives and works of the Brontë family, thanks to new translations produced as part of a joint project between the University and Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Japan.
Wanted: 10 ways your University research is making a more sustainable world
A new initiative aims to recognise and celebrate research projects carried out in the University that have a lasting positive impact on the world, in particular in the area of sustainability.
Innovation Playground to launch in Yorkshire
A unique new piece of equipment will be at the heart of an ‘Innovation Playground’ that will attract industries and institutions from around the world to the University’s Institute of Engineering Thermofluids, Surfaces and Interfaces (iETSI).
Khusro lecture given by ‘the man who saved India’ from global crisis
The Annual Khusro Memorial Lecture was given in Hyderabad by Dr Y V Reddy, ex-executive director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and described as ‘the man who saved India’ during the global financial crisis.
Can you coach? Then come along…
Sport and Physical Activity are looking for coaches from within the University to help the department realise their ambition of obtaining a place as one of the top ten sporting universities in the UK.
Personal Tutor Awards pull in record votes
A record 650 nominations were submitted for the 2010 ‘I Love My Personal Tutor Awards’, organised by Leeds University Union (LUU).
When you’re involved in a fight for the future of UK universities in the middle of a global recession, every piece of new evidence helps.
We speak to Mollie Van Der Gucht, School of Earth and Environment Office Manager about their amazing new building.
News in brief
Round-up of stories from across campus.
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A round-up of major prizes and accolades received by members of staff across the University.
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