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  • Could 'wee-power' be the future of electricity generation?

    08/11/2011

    Scientists at UWE Bristol have published the world's first research paper on work that tested the viability of urine as a potential fuel for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) in order to directly produce electricity.

  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding

    08/11/2011

    Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol, UK (a research partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol) announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, Senior Research Fellow, (UWE Bristol) will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Urine-tricity: Electricity from urine”.

  • Cycling to work is the best option

    20/10/2011

    Bristol UWE Travel Challenge

    Cycling is officially the best way to commute in Bristol according to the UWE Bristol Travel Challenge. A group of four staff from UWE Bristol took part in a race today to find out what mode of transport is the fastest and the most satisfying for the daily commute to work.

  • How clean + green is our University?

    17/10/2011

    UWE Bristol celebrates Sustainability Week, Monday 17 to Friday 21 October

    UWE Bristol has enlisted the help of the Natural Theatre Company who will dress up as 1950s housewives to promote litter recycling during Sustainability Week. Professor Steve West, UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor, will be joining in the fun and putting on a 'pinny' to help drum home the message about the importance of using bins and recycling rubbish.

  • UWE brings together world leading experts in bio-sensing technology to Amsterdam

    03/10/2011

    Amsterdam will be the focus for the international bio-sensing technology community in October when the University of the West of England's, Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST) and scientific publisher, Elsevier host the '2nd International Conference on Bio-sensing Technology' (10-12 October 2011).

  • UWE environmental experts advise on sustainability for Durban's new airport city

    15/08/2011

    Experts from the University of the West of England's Faculty of Environment and Technology have developed a framework to ensure the long-term sustainable development of the land and infrastructure around Durban's new King Shaka International Airport.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Alan Bailey

    26/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Alan Bailey in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of a low carbon economy in South West England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Antony Jinman

    25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Antony Jinman in recognition of his pioneering work with young people and raising awareness of the environment.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Gillian Smith

    25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Gillian Smith in recognition of her significant contribution to the furtherance of the importance of social research within transport studies.

  • Work starts on new bus link between UWE and Abbeywood

    19/07/2011

    Work has started to build a new dedicated road for buses and cyclists which will speed up journey times and reduce delays to bus services.

    The new two-way route links the University of West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus with the Abbeywood Roundabout via the Cheswick housing development.

  • David Willetts opens new building at UWE

    16/06/2011

    Official launch of UWE Architecture and Product Design Centre Thursday 16 June 2011

    The Studios Extension, ‘R' block, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

    The Minister of State for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, visited the Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England today to formally open the recently completed Architecture and Product Design Centre.

  • Dr Martin Bigg appointed as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet

    05/04/2011

    The University of the West of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Martin Bigg as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet. He joins the £2 million UWE-led project, which provides support to businesses in the South West’s cleantech sector, from the Environment Agency, where he was Head of Industry and Waste Regulation.

  • UK fishing rights at risk of 'privatisation by stealth'

    08/03/2011

    An environmental law lecturer from the University of the West of England has called for UK fisheries authorities to come up with a fairer and more environmentally sustainable way of allocating fishing rights. Tom Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE has reviewed the history of allocating fishing quotas. He says the topic is particularly pertinent at the moment as it seems the government has shied away from privatising the forests, but may be accidentally privatising the fisheries instead.

  • Prize winning book by UWE experts takes lead on localism

    09/02/2011

    Planning experts from the University of the West of England have been commended by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for the latest edition of the guide to Shaping Neighbourhoods - for local health and global sustainability. The book, written by Professor Hugh Barton, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre, Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the Centre and Visiting Research Fellow, Richard Guise, is the only comprehensive guide to neighbourhood planning and design, encompassing social, economic and environmental aspects. It has a special focus on health, climate change and inclusive decision processes. Neighbourhood, Parish and Town Councils will find it provides just what they need to engage with localism.

  • iNets South West launched at UWE

    07/02/2011

    Over the next three years five iNets or 'innovation networks' will have a significant impact on the South West region by making links that foster creativity and knowledge exchange supported by funding that will act as a springboard for innovative new products and services.

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