14 January 2015
Abertay University create world's first ever feather fingerprint technology to help tackle wildlife crime
Forensic scientists at Abertay University have identified the most efficient way of recovering fingerprints from the feathers and eggs of birds of prey, publishing the world’s first academic research paper on the subject. The research will be used to identify fingerprints in cases of wildlife crime and will provide vital evidence in solving incidents.
8 January 2015
University of Bedfordshire part of government funded network to improve access to higher education for young locals
University of Befordshire is part of the newly formed Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Network for Collaborative Outreach which has been successful in securing funding from a new £22m scheme funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Students from across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes will now benefit from the network's establishment that will encourage more young people into higher education.
18 December 2014
Professor Peter Strike, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cumbria has written a blog for Conversation UK detailing how a different approach to funding research in the UK can ensure important work does not get left behind. Prof Strike clearly breaks down the key areas of focus for changing the research funding landscape and he addresses regional imbalance of funding as well as its hyper-concentration.
16 December 2014
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ analyses the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: what its purpose is, the role of universities and its implications and impact on the sector. million+ has published a couple of briefings on the detail of the bill, one prior to second reading and one for committee stage, with further detailed comments on the proposals.
16 December 2014
Partnership between Abertay University, innovators and food industry helps stop businesses from breaking new law
Abertay University has teamed up with a local business through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop technology that will impact tens of thousands of food businesses across the country. Innovative technology beign developed through the KTP will reduce food waste entering drainage systems.
4 December 2014
University of Cumbria Vice-Chancellor discusses the impact of declining teacher training numbers on schools
Professor Peter Strike, Vice-Chancellor of University of Cumbria features in a Times Higher Education article that explores how a loss in teacher training numbers under the government scheme School Direct is hurting schools. Professor Strike also estimates that government changes to allocations have cost his instituion £2.1m in income and risks affecting others also.
27 November 2014
Professor Michael Thorne, Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University features in a Hindustan Times article stating there is an extensive scope for higher education in India while discussing their partnership.
21 November 2014
London South Bank University Vice-Chancellor calls for Government to recognise Employer-sponsored Education
Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University has written an article for the Huffington Post detailing why Government needs to take notice of employer-sponsored education ahead of the general election.
6 November 2014
Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University have created a new database at the Veterans and Families Institute will improve access to the research done on soldiers adjusting to life after service. The online database will bring together UK and international literature as well as research resources on military veterans and their families.
30 October 2014
A research team from the University of Sunderland have won a pharmacy research grant to work with leading pharmacy organisations on a 12 month project into the use of unlicensed medicines in the NHS.
27 October 2014
Academies Week Expert Column by million+ CEO on the value of university-led teacher training provision
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ analyses plans by Government to transfer 17,000 teacher training places away from universities to the School Direct programme stating the change has all the makings of a crisis in future teacher supply. Pam also explores the repercussions such a change could have on the sector and trainees also.
27 October 2014
University of West London Director of Research appointed as President of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS)
Heather Loveday, Director of Research at the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London was appointed as President of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) after joining the organisation in 1998.
26 September 2014
Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University and Chair, million+ discusses the current state of research funding in the UK and elaborates on topics in our latest report.
25 September 2014
Following the publication of our report The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding we showcase case studies on university research making an impact on society and the economy.
4 September 2014
For the coming conference season million+ and NUS are pleased to co-host fringe events at the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat party conferences.
Research Report: The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding