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Our next Open Days are on Saturday 20 September and Saturday 25 October. Open Days give you the perfect opportunity to meet some of our current students and teaching staff and hear about living and studying at Leicester.
The service in which King Richard lll will be finally laid to rest will be 26 March 2015. This service will form part of a 7-day programme of events in Leicester and Leicestershire, centred on Richard III. The mortal remains of Richard lll will be taken from the University on 22 March.
The Royal Society has announced that Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys KBE FRS has been awarded the Copley Medal, believed to be the world’s oldest scientific prize. Jeffreys receives the medal for his pioneering work on variation and mutation in the human genome.
New experiment, led by the University of Leicester, reveals the liquid-like motion of atoms, giving new possibilities for man-made materials.
A study, funded by Kidney Research UK and conducted by the Leicester Kidney Exercise Team has shown that walking for half an hour, three to five days a week can significantly reduce kidney disease symptoms and their frequency, including tiredness, joint pain and muscle weakness.
Members of our Earth Observation Science Group will work with NASA on an important new mission to investigate atmospheric carbon dioxide. The group will analyse data from Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide which was launched last week.
Leicester has been awarded a significant grant from Sport England to part-fund a project that seeks to encourage more students to be more active, more often.
Leicester has won a ‘terrific treble’ in the National Teaching Fellowship scheme, with the award of three prestigious fellowships. This year’s winners are Professor Glenn Fulcher, Professor Sue Law and Professor Jeremy Levesley.
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The new British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC) has been officially opened by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess. The multi-million pound facility at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital aims of to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases which kill more than 160,000 people in the UK annually.