Research news

  • Pure portal to replace Opus

    The University will be launching the Pure Portal on 26 September. The portal will replace Opus, the University’s institutional repository and will allow us to continue to meet our Open Access responsibilities. As well as giving a more up to...

  • Strengthening our marketing ties with Stellenbosch

    Over the past year we've done more to tell the stories behind some of the many research collaborations that have come about as a result of the University's focus on internationalisation.  In 2016, via the new 'Worldwide' section of our website, we promoted...

  • Marketing Saiful Islam's Ri Christmas Lectures

    Hopefully in between mince pies and merriment you caught this year's Royal Institution (Ri) CHRISTMAS LECTURES broadcast on BBC FOUR over three nights during the festive period and delivered by our very own Professor Saiful Islam. In the time between...

  • Glistening research stories decorate campus

    You may have spotted our brand new series of research posters springing up around campus over the past few weeks to coincide with the start of the new academic year. Recently installed across 13 locations from the East Building to...

  • Flexing our research muscle for the BBC

    We had the pleasure of welcoming Michael Mosley and crew to campus a few months back to film the latest episode of ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ which aired last night and asked whether or not stretching was important before doing exercise....

  • Making sense of Stern

    The long-awaited Stern Review of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) was published last week which outlines a number of recommendations in advance of the next assessment submission. This autumn we expect to see a consultation on the detailed guidance with...

  • A bumper month in The Conversation

    From Brexit to (Gareth) Bale, dinosaurs to social death, June was our busiest month ever for The Conversation both in terms of published articles and readership. In the one month alone, nearly three quarters of a million people around the...

  • Encouraging shift in how our students rate our research reputation

    Data is back from the latest Higher Expectations Survey 2015 and there’s an encouraging sign when it comes to how our students rate the University’s reputation for research excellence. When asked the question - ‘Thinking back to when you were...

  • Name-checked on Netflix

    It’s often hard to know in advance of its release just how far and wide a news story about our research will travel. In December, when my colleague Rob sat down with Chris Chuck (Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and...

  • Why a picture paints a thousand words

    From the finals of the Three Minute Thesis back in March through to the latest exhibition currently on display in The Edge ‘Images of Research’, there’s a clear thread running through the kinds of engagement and dissemination activities our researchers are...