The Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya Building at the University of Warwick wins British Council for Offices Midlands and Central England Innovation Award

2 months 3 weeks ago

The National Automotive Innovation Centre, in the Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya Building, at the University of Warwick, has been recognised as one of the best workplaces in the Midlands and Central England at the annual British Council for Offices (BCO) regional awards. The BCO’s Festival Awards Week, recognises the highest quality developments in the UK and sets the standard for excellence in the regional and national office sector.

Building blocks of language evolved 30-40 million years ago

2 months 3 weeks ago

The capacity for language is built upon our ability to understand combinations of words and the relationships between them, but the evolutionary history of this ability is little understood. Now, researchers from the University of Warwick have managed to date this capacity to at least 30-40 million years ago, the last common ancestor of monkeys, apes and humans.

Manufacturers leverage supply chain practices developed in response to COVID-19 to prepare for Brexit

2 months 3 weeks ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people across the world, one particular way includes supply chains, some people found they couldn’t buy pasta or loo roll, and it was the same for manufacturers, who suddenly had to change their strategies to ensure their supply chain during the pandemic. A survey by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick saw 250 mid to large manufacturers from food and beverage to automotive, and pharmaceuticals to electronical equipment and more industries respond to the survey about their supply chain resilience in the current state and future potential.

Professor Akwugo Emejulu recognised with fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

2 months 4 weeks ago

Warwick Professor of Sociology Dr Akwugo Emejulu has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading social scientists with the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Fellowships are awarded to academics who have not only made an outstanding contribution to research, but who have also applied their expertise to address current challenges in policy, education, society or the economy.

WMG and Senergy Innovations Ltd launch graphene enabled all polymer solar thermal cell

3 months ago

Thanks to funding from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) a team of researchers led by Professor Tony McNally, from WMG, at the University of Warwick in partnership with Senergy Innovations Ltd have developed the first nanomaterial enabled all polymer solar thermal cell. The thermal properties of the polymers employed are modified such that heat from sunlight can be transferred with high efficiency to heat water in a cheap and sustainable manner.

First results from new study examining the impact of COVID-19 on working-class women in the UK published today

3 months ago

Working class women have borne the brunt of the cuts to working hours as employers struggle to ride out the pandemic, according to new findings published today by social inequality researchers. Almost half of working class women (43 per cent) did no hours of work in April compared to just 20 per cent of women in professional or managerial roles. By June fewer than half of all women in work (48 per cent) were still working full-time hours. The report's authors urge the UK government to take urgent action to protect the employment and incomes of working class women.

A circular economy could save the world’s economy post-COVID-19

3 months ago

The World’s economy is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with many industries under threat. A group of researchers from the UK, Malaysia, Nigeria, UAE and Japan, led by WMG, University of Warwick have concluded that adopting circular economy strategies would be the best way for the world’s economy to recover, whilst enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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