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Lost story of POW camp uncovered in new book

Published
Thursday 29th April, 2021
Categories
Arts & Culture
Society & Politics

The forgotten story of a First World War prisoner-of-war camp in North Yorkshire has been brought to life through new research.

A group of German First World War prisoners posed for a picture at a POW camp in Skipton, North Yorkshire

Upgrade will lead to greater research impact

Published
Tuesday 27th April, 2021
Categories
University
Science

A major refurbishment to enhance world-class research facilities for the Faculty of Biological Sciences is complete.

The new open-plan laboratories on level 9 of the Garstang Building.

Leeds signs up to tackle waste in fashion

Published
Monday 26th April, 2021
Categories
Business & Economy
Environment
Working with Business
Arts & Culture

Leeds is the first university to sign up to a voluntary agreement to slash the impact of the UK clothing and home fabrics industries on the environment.

A student in the School of Design at the University of Leeds

Northern universities launch new investment company

Published
Sunday 25th April, 2021
Categories
Working with Business
Business & Economy
University

The Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are launching a new investment company to help boost the commercialisation of university spinouts and start-ups in the North of England.

A scientist in the lab environment looking into the microscope.

Wellcome funding for medical humanities

Published
Thursday 22nd April, 2021
Categories
Arts & Culture

A team from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has secured £1 million in funding from global charitable foundation Wellcome to develop medical humanities research.

Image of an arts laboratory

Managing peatlands to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Published
Wednesday 21st April, 2021
Categories
Environment
Science

Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study.

Recovered water levels show in a peatland area.

Energy unleashed by submarine volcanoes could power a continent

Published
Wednesday 21st April, 2021
Categories
Environment
Science

Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to power the whole of the United States, according to research published today.

The West Mato volcano erupting underwater.