Bauman Institute celebrates global thinker
The University will honour Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and one of Europe’s most influential sociologists, later this year when the Bauman Institute is launched with an international conference – Rethinking Global Society.
Shaping the future green internet
Interdisciplinary research at the universities of Leeds and Cambridge to reduce the carbon footprint of information and communications networks (ICT) has received a major boost with a £5.9 million, five-year Programme Grant award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Images from around the world
See the winners of this year’s School of Earth and Environment (SEE) photo competition.
The power of peer review
“Formal, internal peer review definitely leads to better grant applications and that has to have a positive impact on success rates,” says Professor Brendan Davies of the Centre for Plant Sciences (CPS).
New cancer centre launched in Leeds
A new cancer centre has opened, drawing together world-class research and medical expertise from the University and Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust to provide the best possible results for cancer patients worldwide.
Privacy goes public
A panel discussion on the subject of the UK’s privacy laws and how proposed changes to these regulations could affect democratic rights was the culmination of a recent two-day conference on the Ethics of Privacy and Confidentiality held at the University.
A SPArkling safety performance
Two years’ of careful health and safety planning and training by the Sport and Physical Activity (SPA) team has ensured that colleagues, students and other users are safely enjoying all the sporting facilities at the University.
Do co-ops make better businesses?
The first comprehensive study to compare the efficiency of employee-owned firms and conventional businesses has found, perhaps surprisingly, that traditionally-run companies could often be more efficient if they operated more like co-operatives.
Discovering a Danish master
After a hugely successful show at the National Gallery, the work of Danish 19th-century painter Christen Købke moves to the National Galleries of Scotland at The Mound in Edinburgh.
New centres to boost health
Advances in medical engineering that could help improve the quality of life of an ageing population were showcased at the official launch of the WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering and its partner programme, the Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Regenerative Therapies and Medical Devices (IKC).
Building an expert reputation
Staff from the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences are currently involved in the two biggest trials of their kind in the world, examining the effectiveness of psychological treatments for young people with destructive or dangerous behavioural issues.
Stroke rehabilitation trial on track
Recruitment to the first ever stroke rehabilitation trial to be funded by the Medical Research Council has now been completed. The study – Training Caregivers After Stroke (TRACS) – has recruited 930 patients and carers from 36 stroke units, making it the world’s largest stroke rehabilitation trial to date.
Face the Futurity
The work of Leeds researchers is being brought to a huge new international audience, thanks to an exciting new online collaboration with prestigious American institutions including Yale, Stanford and Brown.
Finding the best route to healthy eating and wellbeing
Obesity, diabetes and heart diseases are increasing public health problems around the globe. One in five UK adults are obese, and if current trends persist, over half the adult population will be obese by the year 2030. More than 40% of women in most European countries are currently overweight.
Re-use project reaps rewards
Across the University, staff have been saving money and the environment by signing up to a service which advertises spare office furniture.
There were no surprises for us – unfortunately – in the coalition’s out of season ‘austerity’ Budget.
Georgia Mavria discusses her pivotal role in research work at the new Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cancer Centre, and who she would invite on a picnic.
News in brief
Round-up of stories from across campus.
In the news
17th Century 'witch pots', children's gardening and schemes to whiten clouds all feature this month.
A round-up of major prizes and accolades received by members of staff across the University.
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