University of Bristol research - world-leading with global impact18 December 2014The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 has ranked Bristol among the UK’s top research universities. Our research is shown to have top quality and major impact on society and the economy, according to this assessment of research at every UK university. REF2014 will decide how around £2 billion in research funding will be allocated each year from 2015-16.
Students volunteer to make Bristol greenest capital16 December 2014Bristol’s universities are joining forces to make an impact of over £1 million on the city’s economy whilst making positive and sustainable environmental changes during Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.
Researchers to use algae to clean up mine water5 December 2014A ground breaking research project by the GW4 Alliance aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel at the same time.
Multi-million grant will introduce driverless cars to UK roads4 December 2014The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in the Autumn Statement yesterday [Wednesday 3 December] that Bristol will be one of three cities to explore the feasibility of driverless cars in the UK, by trialling autonomous vehicles in the Bristol area.
Bristol research wins Science of Risk prize3 December 2014A research paper published earlier this year in Nature Communications has been awarded a Science of Risk prize by Lloyd’s at a ceremony last week [27 November].
Bristol scientist presents coral reef research at TEDx Brussels1 December 2014University of Bristol scientist, Dr Laura Robinson is one of five European Research Council (ERC) grantees who have been invited to speak at TEDx Brussels today [1 December]. She will talk about how the ocean's environment is changing and give clues as to what might happen in the future.
University "ice pigging" spin-out acquired by Aqualogy1 December 2014A Bristol-based company that uses innovative technology for cleaning the inside of pipes has today [Monday 1 December] been acquired by water management specialists, Aqualogy Environment Limited for an undisclosed sum.
Bristol leads on sustainability in healthcare education29 November 2014An initiative which aims to introduce teaching about sustainable healthcare into the medical curriculum so that graduates are prepared to contribute to the coming changes in the NHS is reported in The Lancet today [29/12/14].
Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’26 November 2014The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.
Come dine with bee24 November 2014The Urban Pollinators Project team have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fund a new and exciting project called ‘Come Dine with Bee’. The project will investigate the pollen and nectar availability of the most common garden plants and create a list of the top plants for pollinators so that gardeners all over the country can help to boost populations of these hugely important insects.
Discussing the future of global security20 November 2014Academics and staff from the diplomatic, defence and development sectors will come together in Bristol this week to discuss current global security issues.
RISE set to be biggest yet13 November 2014Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the award-winning Eden Project and specialist in sustainable business, will be inspiring Bristol’s social entrepreneurs of the future when he visits the city this month.
Students challenged to harness tidal energy of Bristol Channel5 November 2014Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson yesterday [Tuesday 4 November] met with final year engineering students at the University of Bristol to launch the Bristol 2015 Marine Energy Accelerator Programme (MEAP) - a year-long programme of events and other initiatives, co-funded by Bristol City Council and Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.
Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate3 November 2014Heinrich events, in which large masses of icebergs rapidly broke free from ice sheets during the last ice age, are thought to have influenced global climate by interrupting ocean circulation patterns with a large influx of freshwater. However, new research from the University of Bristol suggests the variations in the height of the ice sheet that happen in these events might also influence global climate.
Universities’ collaboration celebrated30 October 2014The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch last night.
No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves6 October 2014New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology - that enzymes need water to function. The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial catalysts for processing biodiesel.