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Universities and cities: Building stronger communities

Published on November 2, 2017
...continues, close alignment between combined authorities and LEPs will be crucial. In time, these integrated structures will be important as a foundation for any collaborative activities in the region – for example in creating or accessing new forms of finance for skills. There are numerous possibilities here, and no single approach will be suitable for all regions – but it will be very important for regions to be in a position to grasp the opport... Read more »

University Alliance media coverage `

Published on April 29, 2021
...bers of Commerce 6/4/2021 https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/latest-news/news/2021/4/6/eight-point-plan-for-education-to-spearhead-recovery/ Oxford Mail – 1/4/2021 https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19200742.university-alliance-outlines-role-covid-recovery-uk/   Research impact publication Research Professional 10/3/2021 https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-uk-universities-2021-3-university-alliance-highlights-societal... Read more »

Manufacturing the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

Published on March 26, 2021
...meet this demand. Novavax showed an 89% efficacy in fighting COVID-19. The National Horizons Centre, a £22.3 million national centre of excellence for the bioscience industries already enjoys a fruitful collaboration with manufacturers FDB. The centre, which is based at Teesside University’s Central Park campus in Darlington, has already developed a bespoke training course for FDB staff looking at the latest development in biologics and imparting... Read more »

New report finds collaboration and connectivity key to securing the future of UK research and innovation

Published on March 12, 2015
...recognition and incentivisation of joint research activities. We also want national bodies to work with universities towards an open, accessible and inclusive national asset sharing scheme to proactively share high-tech equipment and research facilities with each other and industry. Responsiveness delivers the greatest benefit from research Quality research delivers real world impact and return on public investment. This relies on a healthy ecosys... Read more »

Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning

Published on October 24, 2013
...n.” Part of this indecision is due to confusion between Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and more traditional forms of online learning. But there are important differences between the two. For a start, MOOCs have so far been operating from a separate platform with ‘star’ lecturers used to entice participants (David Attenborough is a voice on one of the FutureLearn MOOCs, for example). This compares to more traditional online learning whic... Read more »

Harnessing the power of changemakers

Published on May 21, 2013
...o extend and demonstrate the value of social enterprise, drawing on local, national and international expertise and knowledge. They have created a network for innovation, and sharing best practice and research in social enterprise. We will need to see more of this kind of approach and connectedness to really harness the value of universities as social enterprises. 3. Growing entrepreneurial graduates Finally, how do we grow individuals to grasp th... Read more »

Universities are driving growth through innovation and enterprise

Published on February 18, 2011
...ctivities. These universities have developed strong partnerships with both national and international business to the extent that there is active businesses engagement in curriculum design and research.” /ends Notes to editor: Case studies of the Alliance approach to joining research with business innovation – University of Hertfordshire—Bio-Park BioPark is a thriving scientific community of biopharmaceutical, medical technology, diagnostics and t... Read more »

Six degrees of separation

Published on November 23, 2012
...recent BU graduates to work on environmental consultancy projects with the National Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to monitor the quantity, distribution and impact of Sika deer in Purbeck. Not only are students involved in cutting edge research, but that research informs their education via teaching and they also build their professional practice skills through consultancy with large national organisations. Perhaps... Read more »

RAE Press Release: University Alliance

Published on December 9, 2008
...esults reflect the fact that the university produces the highest volume of world-leading and internationally significant research in this area. Unit 45 Education The Institute of Education (IOE) has achieved an outstanding quality profile. The field of education as a whole recorded a large increase in the volume of work of international quality. The IOE achieved the highest quality profile in this field, with nearly all of its research of internat... Read more »

Opening remarks to UA Summit 2015: Anticipation. Disruption. Excellence

Published on June 5, 2015
...lege, asking for a course that combined academic engineering with the real world experience running a colliery. The old university said no, so these captains of industry founded their own college. Our first budget was £8,000, we started with 40 students, and our very first intake went around the world. Sure, they powered the South Wales coal fields, but they also sank diamond mines in South Africa, mineral mines in Australia, and mined for aggrega... Read more »