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University of Warwick rises a dozen places to 79th in the world in the THE World University Rankings 

26 Sep 18

The University of Warwick has risen a dozen places to 79 th in the world in the THE (Times Higher Education) 2019 World University Rankings.


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Researchers set an autonomous vehicle communications record using 5G – a movie’s worth of data sent in seconds 

26 Sep 18

Researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick have set a new 5G communications speed record to a “Level 4” low speed autonomous vehicle in the pioneer 28 GHz millimetre wave band.


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Institute of Risk Management launches new Digital Risk Management Certificate developed with support of Warwick experts 

25 Sep 18

A new specialist Certificate, awarded by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the University’s Department of Politics and International Studies, has …


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Industry partnership to boost engine research 

25 Sep 18

Scientists at the University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science are to benefit from an initiative that seeks to build links between industry and researchers, as part of a project with Rolls-Royce to create a detailed simulation of a gas-…


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The virtual factory – boost for steel innovation with £7 million to speed up new alloy development 

25 Sep 18

A new method of testing alloys – Rapid Alloy Prototyping, is 100 times faster than current methods, allowing new products to reach the market more quickly, thanks to £7 million of funding announced today for a new “virtual factory” designed by …


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New pelvis motion tracking technology to transform hip replacement decisions 

24 Sep 18

A new pelvis motion tracking device developed by WMG, at the University of Warwick, can help detect flexible pelvises without numerous x-rays, to determine who will benefit from more advanced surgical planning before hip replacement surgery.


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Warwick named as one of UK’s top 10 universities 

21 Sep 18

The University of Warwick has once again been named as one of the UK’s top 10 universities in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.


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WMG part of a £37m project to develop lightweight vehicles 

20 Sep 18

A new research project, Tucana, will focus on lighweighting technology, delivering stiffer and lighter vehicle structures with the help of experts from WMG, at the University of Warwick.


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£2m funding award recognises the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy as a UK centre of research excellence 

19 Sep 18

The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), based in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £2.09 million to continue its pioneering social science research for another five years.


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First particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment 

18 Sep 18

CERN and Fermilab announce big step in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), involving researchers from the University of Warwick’s Elementary Particle Physics Group…


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Warwick student’s vision for local arts festival goes from strength to strength 

18 Sep 18

The third annual Kenilworth Arts Festival kicks off this week, bringing ten days of intimate gigs, readings, talks, workshops and children’s activities to the town.


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William Wins in Italy 

17 Sep 18

A University of Warwick student has become the junior World Field Archery Champion.


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British Science Festival heads to Coventry and Warwickshire in 2019 

14 Sep 18

The British Science Association and University of Warwick are pleased to announce that the British Science Festival in 2019 will take place in Coventry and Warwickshire, from 1013 September.


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Professor Stephen Jarvis appointed to the Turing’s Board of Trustees 

13 Sep 18

Professor Stephen Jarvis, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Warwick, has been appointed to the Alan Turing Institute’s Board of Trustees.


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3rd Warwick Islamic Education Summer School explores Formation of Muslim Female Faith & Educational Leadership 

12 Sep 18

The 3rd Warwick Islamic Education Summer School brought together an enthusiastic group of researchers, practitioners, and community activists representing diverse social, national, educational and linguistic traditions for three days of presentations…


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£10m funding to build a new Degree Apprenticeship Centre for the high value manufacturing sector 

11 Sep 18

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £10 million to build a new Degree Apprenticeship Centre for the high value manufacturing sector.


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Transforming gender relations the key to flourishing in older age, researchers say 

11 Sep 18

Research by Professor Ann Stewart of Warwick Law School, supported by Dr Jennifer Lander (now at De Montfort University) into the interaction between gender and ageing in rural Kenya underpins a new discussion paper published in conjunction with …


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Warwick research helps point the way to better quality work 

7 Sep 18

Measuring Good Work, a report launched today by the RSA and the Carnegie UK Trust recommends that seven dimensions of job quality should be monitored annually by the government.


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Women’s experiences of prison and the emotions of punishment explored in new book 

5 Sep 18

At a time when prisons in England and Wales are undergoing significant challenges, and when levels of harm remain unprecedently high, a new book by Dr Anastasia Chamberlen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, …


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Car component quality testing technology helps hip surgeons ensure prostheses bind to bones 

5 Sep 18

Hip surgeons are making significant advances in designing hip replacement components using additive manufacturing (3D printing) but have been struggling to devise easy methods of testing the designs they have created without using destructive testing…


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European Society of Criminology 2018 Young Criminologist Award awarded to Dr Anastasia Chamberlen of Warwick Sociology 

4 Sep 18

Dr Anastasia Chamberlen has received the European Society of Criminology 2018 Young Criminologist Award in recognition of her work on women’s experiences of prison.


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New book explores the search for truth, justice and reconciliation in modern Kenya 

3 Sep 18

In a new book launched this week, Professor Gabrielle Lynch from the Department of Politics and International Studies explores the limitations of transitional justice mechanisms as a means of marking a break with the past in societies which have …


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Warwick to investigate ‘Romance today’ at free event and film screening 

30 Aug 18

How we think about romantic couples and families is to be examined at a free event at the University of Warwick on Saturday 29th September, Imagining ‘We’ in the Age of ‘I’ – including a free screening of the critically acclaimed ‘Her’, directed …


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From Warwickshire to Wimbledon – Warwick’s student St John Ambulance supporting major events 

30 Aug 18

Warwick students will this summer have supported some of the region and the UK’s biggest events, thanks to their volunteering with St John Ambulance – and will do so once again at this weekend’s Godiva Festival.


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UK scientists to join Arctic research ship ‘drifting’ past North Pole 

29 Aug 18

UK scientists will join what could be the largest-scale Arctic research expedition ever planned when the German research ship RV Polarstern is deliberately lodged into sea ice to drift past the North Pole.


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Warwick academics shortlisted for ARHC Best Doctoral or Early Career Research medal 

23 Aug 18

Dr Anna Harpin and Dr Rachel Bennett from the University of Warwick have been shortlisted for the Health Humanities Medal, a new national award led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in association with the Wellcome Trust.


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The Fernandes Fellowships – Funding Early Career Researchers from Europe 

23 Aug 18

A generous philanthropic gift of £250,000 from Warwick alumnus Rui Fernandes will establish the Fernandes Fellowships programme, in support of Warwick in Europe .


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Wiley Prize in Economics awarded to Associate Professor Mirko Draca of Warwick Economics 

22 Aug 18

Associate Professor Mirko Draca was named by the British Academy and Wiley as the winner of this year’s prize for his promising early-career work in economics, especially for his work on the effect of Chinese imports.


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Professor Hilary Marland shortlisted for AHRC’s Health Humanities Medal 

17 Aug 18

Professor Hilary Marland, of the University of Warwick’s Centre for the History of Medicine, has been shortlisted for the Health Humanities Medal, a new national award led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in association with the Wellcome …


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Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers 

16 Aug 18

Eight leading universities in the Midlands, including the University of Warwick, are joining together to train the next generation of highly-skilled arts and humanities researchers, thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (…


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Formula 1 driving simulation technology could help put the UK on the fast track to self-driving vehicles 

16 Aug 18

A new research programme by WMG at the University of Warwick, and XPI Simulation, co-funded by Innovate UK, is examining the potential for applying the simulation technology used to train Formula 1® drivers for the testing and certification of …


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Multilingualism is alive and well says, IANLS President and Warwick Professor, Ingrid De Smet – as is Latin! 

15 Aug 18

As President of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), Professor Ingrid De Smet, of the University of Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, hosted, with fellow members …


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Leading Digital and innovation strategy expert appointed as University of Warwick’s first Director of Innovation 

15 Aug 18

Digital and innovation strategy expert David Plumb has been appointed to the new role of Director of Innovation at the University of Warwick.


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Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light 

14 Aug 18

Hundreds of polymers which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested using light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick…


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Historic space weather could clarify what’s next 

13 Aug 18

Historic space weather may help us understand what’s coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick.


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£100 million new funding for WMG’s work in the High Value Manufacturing Centre – will help create the technologies of tomorrow 

10 Aug 18

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP has announced today (Friday 10 th August 2018) that WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £100m in Government funding for WMG’s work in the High Value Manufacturing …


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Foster mum achieves first class results from Warwick 

9 Aug 18

A foster mum from Nuneaton has graduated from the University of Warwick’s Centre for Life Long Learning with a first class degree.


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Urgent World Cup TV betting adverts now urgent problem for Advertising Standards Authority says new psychology research 

9 Aug 18

Research by applied psychologists at the University of Warwick on urgent TV betting adverts during the recent football FIFA World Cup has led them to have significant concerns for punters, and a challenge for the UK’s Advertising Standards …


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Ground-breaking economist honoured by University of Warwick 

7 Aug 18

Twice in her life Deirdre McCloskey, professor emerita of economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has torn up the rule book as a young economist challenging the fundamentals of the discipline, and in …


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Leading lawyer receives honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick 

3 Aug 18

Trailblazing lawyer Dr Julie Maxton has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick.


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New digital hub for emerging and aspiring writers launched 

3 Aug 18

The Sunday Times Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with theUniversity of Warwick, is extending its digital offer with high-profile authors and literary experts contributing to an engaging, accessible online hub for…


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Midlands based global doyens of darkness are LED into daylight 

2 Aug 18

Midlands based Global darkroom specialists Paterson Photographic Ltd in Tiptonhave addeddaylight to darkness in their leading studio and theatre lighting thanks to LED technology support from WMG at the University of Warwick.


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Stephen Sackur, present of the BBC’s HARDtalk, receives Honorary Doctorate 

1 Aug 18

Few journalists have spoken with more of the world’s leading politicians, thinkers, scientists and artists than Stephen Sackur.


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Real-time foot-and-mouth strategy to better fight disease 

31 Jul 18

Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease can be combatted quickly and efficiently from early on when authorities have minimal information thanks to a new real-time strategy, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.


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UK Government must provide road map for gas after Brexit, urges new report 

31 Jul 18

March 2018’s ‘Beast from the East’ saw the UK National Grid issue its first gas deficit warning for 8 years.


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Transport Minister visits WMG to launch Call for Evidence on the Future of Mobility and announce 6 research projects on autonomous vehicles 

30 Jul 18

Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, is visiting WMG, at the University of Warwick, today Monday 30 th July 2018 to launch the Government’s “Call for Evidence on the Future of Mobility”.


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NASA chief praises Warwick’s satellite programme 

26 Jul 18

NASA’s principal advisor on technology and programmes has praised the University of Warwick’s satellite project WUSAT , calling it “remarkable work”.


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“Grasp the opportunity if you can, at any time in your life.” New Warwick Honorary graduate Heidi Meyer is a passionate advocate of education 

26 Jul 18

New University of Warwick Honorary Graduate Heidi Meyer hopes that her Honorary Doctorate of Laws, awarded on the final day of Summer 2018 graduation, will help her in her mission to encourage women of all ages to experience the joy of learning.


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First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths conducted 

26 Jul 18

For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths.


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Neural link between depression and bad sleep identified 

26 Jul 18

The neural link between depression and sleep problems has been identified for the first time in a new study by researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) and Fudan University (China).







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