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The University of Leicester arts centre, Embrace Arts, has received a £75,000 grant to fund an Inclusive Youth Arts Project that will help make a different to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Leicester.
Professor Iain Squire, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University, has played the lead role for the UK group of researchers who conducted a five-year study into a new heart failure drug test. The test involved over 8,000 patients in more than 40 countries and found that a new pill reduces by one-fifth the risk of sudden death among patients with heart failure.
A team of five PhD students have won the national Biotechnology Young Entrepreneur’s Scheme competition (Biotechnology YES). The team claimed victory with their business model for a new technology that enables the production of the world’s first completely uncaffienated coffee, removing the need for the decaffeination process.
We have a launched a new Graduate Scholarship offering a 50% discount on tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses (Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate). The scholarship will be awarded to Home/ EU students who graduate with a 2.1 or above at the end of the 2014-5 academic year.
A rare 520 million year old fossil has been discovered in China by an international research team including scientists from our University. The balloon-shaped fossil will help shed light on the depths of Earth’s ancient seas and has been named in honour of the late Professor Richard Aldridge who passed away earlier this year.
We are offering a number of Research Council PhD studentships across a range of disciplines. We're seeking the sharpest minds, the next wave of innovators to join us in pushing the boundaries of understanding. In exchange, you will receive financial backing and the support of an inclusive and collaborative research community.
A new study by Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schürer confirms that the remains found in Leicester are those of King Richard III. The findings, published today in Nature Communications, also reveal details about the King’s appearance and his Plantagenet lineage.
We’re partnered with Bluesky for a project seeks to improve our understanding of nitrogen dioxide in cities.
Professor John Remedios, Head of Earth Observation Science, has been appointed Director of the NCEO and will oversee a newly announced £23m funding contract.
A paper originally led by the late Professor George Fraser has revealed the first potential direct detection and identification of Dark Matter.
The University has once again been ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world in a prestigious league table compiled by the Times Higher Education.