Latest news releases

  1. 26/05/2017

    This artist’s rendering shows the Extremely Large Telescope in operation on Cerro Armazones in northern Chile. The telescope is shown using lasers to create artificial stars high in the atmosphere. The first stone ceremony for the telescope was attended by the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Jeria, on 26 May 2017. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

    ESO's Extremely Large Telescope — Start of ELT dome and telescope construction

    A ceremony marking the first stone of ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has been attended today by the President of the Republic of Chile, Michell…

    European Southern Observatory - ESO

  2. 26/05/2017

    Caption: Artist’s impression of an Archean landscape. The earliest metabolisms of the Archaea were based on the anaerobic reduction of carbon dioxide, and likely evolved during the earliest period of Earth’s evolutionary history.

    New insights into the ancestors of all complex life

    Peer reviewed paper

    A team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple cellular organism…

    Bristol, University of

  3. 26/05/2017

    Study examines role of business angels during periods of austerity

    Peer reviewed paper

    Government support for ‘business angels’ is essential even in times of austerity, according to research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA)…

    East Anglia, University of

  4. 26/05/2017

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    No green light for traffic light app following expert evaluation

    Peer reviewed paper

    FROM sat-nav to automated parking and collision avoidance systems – cars are equipped with an increasing array of electronic aids designed to reduce t…

    Huddersfield, The University of

  5. 26/05/2017

    The new study shows the structure of an important HIV protein, called the envelope glycoprotein, on a common strain of the virus. (Image courtesy Javier Guenaga.)

    Scientists Jump Hurdle in HIV Vaccine Design

    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design. The development was possible thanks to…

    The Scripps Research Institute

  6. 26/05/2017


    New £3.5m microscope and ion accelerator now operational

    THE completion of a £3.5 million research facility means that the University of Huddersfield is established as one of Europe’s leading centres for the…

    Huddersfield, The University of

Forthcoming events

  1. 04/07/2017

    Inaugural Lecture: Diabetes and Depression: A Tale of Three Cities

    The link between diabetes and psychosocial problems such as depression, will be highlighted by Professor Cathy Lloyd in her inaugural lecture on Tuesd…

    Open University

  2. 20/06/2017


    Inaugural lecture: Virtual worlds for real experiences

    Professor Shailey Minocha’s inaugural lecture on Virtual worlds for real experiences is on Tuesday 20 June. Shailey Minocha is a Professor in the Fa…

    Open University

  3. 01/06/2017 — 02/06/2017

    Combating unemployment: strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit in youth

    Work scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, together with business didactics experts at University Duisburg-Essen, looked into ways of strengthening t…


  4. 24/05/2017

    From feeding the city to researching a country in turmoil: PhD graduates return to share their research

    The past is present in the next Doctoral Inaugural Lectures at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 24 May as PhD students from Archaeology and Mu…

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