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New smart data human mobility research project  

21 May

University of Liverpool researchers have been awarded funding from Smart Data Research UK (SDR UK) for a new project that aims to quantify and adjust existing biases in smart data on human mobility. Called DEBIAS, the project is led by Professor Francisco Rowe, who specialises in population data science with specific expertise in human mobility, […]

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Liverpool visit to UGA marks 10 year partnership milestone and future collaboration plans

20 May

A delegation from the University of Liverpool visited the University of Georgia (UGA) to celebrate a milestone 10 years of partnership and plan new research collaborations at a life sciences workshop. The University of Liverpool-UGA partnership and its new strategy for health and life sciences research collaboration exemplifies the commitments made under the Atlantic Declaration […]

University partners in new Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Research Hub  

16 May

The University of Liverpool is a key partner in a new £11 million research hub to improve the sustainability of chemical and polymer production. The Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Hub (SCHEMA), which is led by the University of Oxford, brings together researchers from across the UK working with a large consortium of commercial, technology […]

VEC appoint Philippa Glover as Honorary Senior Fellow


UK manufacturing leader and industrialist Philippa Glover has been appointed an Honorary Senior Fellow of Industrial Automation and Innovation at the University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC). Philippa is a passionate advocate for the sector with an extensive track record of collaborating with industrial communities to address pressing issues that will shape our future […]

University’s specialist Mathematics School receives `outstanding’ Ofsted rating

14 May

The University of Liverpool’s specialist maths school (ULMaS) has been ranked as `outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted. ULMaS, which opened in 2020, offers a STEM based curriculum focused on A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics as well as the school’s own Aspiring Mathematician and Personal & Pastoral Enrichment Programmes. Inspectors […]

Research uncovers the legacies of Australia’s criminal justice system on Aboriginal communities

9 May

Research from the University of Liverpool has produced a series of documentary films offering a unique insight into Australia’s Indigenous communities by equipping young people with filmmaking skills. This four-year research project, with the Universities of Liverpool, Leeds, Tasmania, and Liverpool John Moores, explored the history and legacy of Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged Funded […]

New sex-determining mechanism in African butterfly discovered


In a study of a species of African butterfly, researchers have discovered a previously undescribed molecular mechanism of how the sex of an embryo is initially specified. Across species, a molecular switch is required to initiate development of a newly formed embryo into a female or a male. The genetic identity of this molecular switch, […]

Obituary: Carol Chapman

7 May

Carol (centre) with retired colleagues in 2021 on a visit to Greenbank Student Village, by invitation of the Warden, Ian Magedera (left). Words by Alan Howe, Honorary Professor of French. Carol Chapman, who passed away this April, aged 81, spent her entire academic teaching career at our University, where she held the post of Lecturer […]

Researcher receives prestigious award from the Royal Geographical Society 


Professor Daniel  Arribas-Bel, from the University’s School of Environmental Sciences, has received a prestigious award from the Royal Geographical Society.   Dani has been awarded the 2024 Taylor & Francis Award for excellence in the practice and promotion of teaching in higher education.  He is one of 25 experts and organisations to receive awards and medals […]

Influential women in healthcare honoured with new learning facilities

3 May

The University of Liverpool has invested more than £1m in new state-of-the-art teaching facilities, that are set to give healthcare students unique opportunities to learn. The Florence Nightingale and Rose Thompson Suites in the School of Allied Health Professions and Nursing opened today (Friday 3 May 2024). Named after influential women from the field of […]

Domestic violence disclosure schemes may not improve safety for victim-survivors of intimate partner violence


This article by Ellen Reeves and Sandra Walklate at the University of Liverpool and Kate Fitz-Gibbon at Monash University was first published by `The Conversation’.  In the wake of numerous killings of women allegedly by men’s violence in 2024, thousands of Australians have joined rallies across the country to demand action and better responses to […]

Andy and the Odd Socks: how a rock concert for kids sends a powerful message about social identity

2 May

This article by Dr Nicola Power, from the University of Liverpool’s Management School, was first published by `The Conversation’. Like many parents, the music I find myself listening to has drastically changed since having children. My young children are fans of Andy and the Odd Socks, the band featured in the CBBC show Andy and […]

Professor Katie Atkinson joins EC board to advise on AI in the judiciary

1 May

Professor Katie Atkinson, Dean of the University’s School of Electrical Engineering Electronics and Computer Science and an expert in the development of artificial intelligence for the legal sector, has been appointed to the Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board (AIAB) for the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). Professor Atkinson is one of five members […]

Liverpool’s WoWFest begins


Liverpool’s longest running annual literary festival WoWFEST starts today, Wednesday 1 May. On until Friday 31 April, WoWFEST: FAHRENHEIT 2024 takes its name from Ray Bradbury’s  dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and this year, the University of Liverpool is proud to host a selection of festival events. Described by novelist Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) as “the best […]

University podcast highlights leading research in children’s rights

30 April

Protecting children is something that every society should work towards. The latest episode of ‘Original Ideas’ explores how researchers at Liverpool are undertaking vital work to safeguard children’s rights globally. In this fourth episode, Professor Helen Stalford, a leading expert on European Children’s Rights, reveals how she has overcome substantial challenges in her research to […]

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University leads new £8.2M medicines development fellowship programme


The University of Liverpool is to lead an exciting new MRC-funded medicines career development partnership with Queen Mary University London, the University of Glasgow, the University of Manchester, and a number of industry partners. The Medical Research Council (MRC) Medicines Development Fellowship Programme will strengthen interactions between academia and industry to deliver world-class medicines development. […]

Everything you need to know about Semester 2 exams and assessments

29 April

The Semester 2 exam and assessment period is fast approaching – we’ve brought everything you need to know, from how to access your timetable to revision tips and wellbeing support, into one place. Exam and assessment timetable Your timetable for the Semester Two exam and assessment period is now available to view on the Exam […]

Books of the month: April 2024

25 April

‘Books of the month’ spotlights recent releases authored by University of Liverpool staff. If you’d like your new or recent (2023 or 2024) publication to be featured, please email the details to the Research Communications Team at rescomms@liverpool.ac.uk. The University of Liverpool Library has curated a reading list for Book of the Month which is […]

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University and UK Shipping Concierge host Hong Kong maritime event

24 April

The University of Liverpool and the UK Shipping Concierge hosted an event for maritime leaders at the British Consulate in Hong Kong this month (19 April 2024). The Maritime Breakfast Exchange provided an opportunity for Hong Kong and UK maritime leaders to exchange views and identify collaborative opportunities. Professor Julia Balogun, Dean of the University […]

New spin-out set to reshape advanced manufacturing

23 April

The University of Liverpool has launched a new spin-out company, Atomik AM, that heralds a unique approach for manufacturing businesses. Atomik brings together cutting-edge chemistry and solutions-focused engineering expertise, to enable manufacturers to reduce cost, waste and adverse social impact. Kate Black, company founder, Chief Operating Officer and Professor of Manufacturing at the University’s School […]