Professor Stephen Smartt will be awarded the Herschel Medal, which is presented to leading academics for a single investigation, or a series of closely linked investigations, of outstanding merit. Based at the Astrophysics Research Centre at the School of Mathematics and Physics, Professor Smartt leads teams that scan the sky with […]

Leading environmental law expert Dr Annalisa Savaresi has been appointed as a member of Scotland’s new environmental body – Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS). The University of Stirling senior lecturer will serve on the Board of the ESS alongside Paul McAleavey, Richard Dixon, Marie Fallon and former Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, Jim […]

A Lancaster University professor’s new book tells a series of intriguing stories set against a variety of fascinating locations from England to Kurdistan. Professor Graham Mort’s ‘Like Fado and Other Stories’ comprises 13 stories, including a longer novella-style piece entitled ‘Whitethorn’. The stories are set in the north-west of England, […]

Chemistry researchers at Utrecht University have found a much more efficient way of converting biomass into so-called bio-aromatics. Previously, these useful chemical building blocks could only be made out of sugars from wood via an inefficient detour, resulting in many unwanted by-products. Under supervision of Prof. Pieter Bruijnincx, Master’s student […]

British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published the results of the world-renowned QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia. The published part presents 400 universities, including 121 the best universities in Russia. The flagship Altai State University occupies the 117th position in the overall ranking (+25 positions by 2019) and the 25th […]

The start-up VitaDX is developing a solution for early detection of bladder cancer. It is based on fluorescence, a technology developed at the Institut des sciences moléculaires d’Orsay (Orsay Molecular Sciences Institute) (ISMO – Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS), and on machine learning. With their ambitious idea, devised by complementary researchers and engineers, the start-up is […]

Prestigious EU program Horizon 2020 supports Mainz University and its partners in the step-by-step establishment of an exemplary European University The European Commission supports the European University Alliance FORTHEM, coordinated by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), in implementing a new project under the EU Framework Program Horizon 2020. In the […]

A new action plan to drive social mobility has been drawn up by the University of Greenwich and the Social Mobility Pledge.  The pledge is a campaign that works with employers and educational institutions, encouraging a greater prioritisation of issues surrounding social mobility. Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Harrington said: “I have always […]