February 05, 2015

University of Hull, UK

REF results show top 50 score for ‘research power’

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 have revealed that the University of Hull has improved in every unit in which it was assessed, compared to the last evaluation in 2008. Times Higher Education magazine has placed the University of Hull in the top 50 institutions based on research power, which helps underline the fact that we are a strong, research-intensive university with one of the best offerings in higher education. Read the full story online. The results are available to view in full on the REF website.

Iraq cancer specialist awarded scholarship

A talented young clinical cancer specialist from Iraq, Dr Mohammed Saleem Mohammed, has been awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship to study oncology at the University of Hull. Chevening scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship scheme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner universities. Chevening scholars, like Dr Mohammed, are chosen for their ambition, drive, leadership potential and their talent for innovation and creativity. In Iraq, through collaborations will fellow clinical oncologists, Dr Mohammed has successfully established a cancer care centre, which spurred authorities to build a cancer hospital with advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities. With a significant lack of available training in translational and molecular oncology in Iraq, Dr Mohammed has joined the University as a student on the MSc Translational Oncology course, which upon completion will allow him to venture further into academic oncology and cancer research. Read the full story here

Global shipping index tracks performance

A new measurement to evaluate the importance of international ports, which has been developed by the Logistics Director at the Business School, has been endorsed by The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The index, which has been developed jointly by Drs John Bartholdi and Pisit Jarumaneeroj of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and by Professor Amar Ramudhin, is the first of its kind. It is specific to trade from one port to another rather than between countries, and can be used to measure the relative importance of each container port within the network of global container shipping.

International STEM Network Launch

Researchers in the Faculty of Education will be collaborating with colleagues at Tecnologico de Monterrey University, Mexico to coordinate a British Council funded workshop in Mexico from 9 – 13 February 2015 that aims to explore the quality of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM).  By focusing on educational dialogue and transformative learning, the aim is to build the capacity of ‘early career’ researchers across the two countries and to create a research network hub to improve the quality of STEM education, key to the development of both countries’ human capital and economy. For more information, please visit the website.

HUBS academic presents at UN Bahrain event

On 21-22 January, Professor Meryem Duygun of the Business School joined the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on a visit to Bahrain where she acted as an international expert to manage a high-level workshop with UNIDO's Dr Anders Isaksson on productivity accounting. The workshop, organised by the Bahrain-based MENA Centre for Investment and in co-operation with UNIDO, Tamkeen, and the Ebtikar Association, focused on how productivity can play a central role in the governments’ strategy, planned economic and labour reforms and Economic Vision 2030.

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