Science after Brexit: the end of UK science?

From the invention of logarithms by St Andrews graduate John Napier in 1614 to more recent successes such as the Nobel Prize-winning isolation of graphene by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester in 2012, the United Kingdom has been a world leader in scientific research for over half a millennium. Despite […]

COP 21: The Upcoming U.N. Climate Summit in Paris

A potentially historic U.N. Climate Change Summit will take place later this month in Paris. Negotiators from nearly 200 nations will gather in the city on the 30th November, which will mark the start of two weeks of talks aimed at securing a global agreement to reduce climate pollution. The overall aim of the talks […]

EU Leaders Agree on Landmark Emissions Cuts

After heated discussions at the Brussels summit last week, EU leaders have reached a landmark decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 % by 2030. An agreement has also been reached that the use of renewable energy should be boosted to 27 % within the total energy mix and that energy efficiency must be increased […]

Horizon 2020 UK Funding Call

On February 19, the UK marked the start for new applications for funding from Horizon 2020. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly £67 billion of funding available over the next 7 years. With a focus on scientific excellence in the UK, Horizon 2020 has also put an emphasis on sustainability, […]

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