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University of Greenwich helps launch unique research project into ship evacuations

A research team led by the University of Greenwich has carried out a ground-breaking experiment in ship evacuation and safety procedures which could set the benchmark for future maritime law. The research team was made up of 11 members of the European Union, Framework 7 funded project SAFEGUARD.

Date of release: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

University of Greenwich research students present new ideas to universities minister

Three postgraduate students from the University of Greenwich presented their research work to David Willetts MP, the new Minister for Universities and Science at a reception at the House of Commons.

Date of release: Friday, July 16, 2010

University of Greenwich to help boost Namibia's economy

Namibia's rich source of natural oils, fruits and wild plants are in increasing demand around the world for their cosmetic, medicinal and health-giving properties. Now the University of Greenwich is helping local people bring their harvests to the global market and boost their economy.

Date of release: Friday, July 16, 2010

University law research to help honeybees

The health and welfare of UK honeybees are under threat from a combination of pests, pathogens and pesticides. Yet some of the problems facing honeybees and leading to the collapse of many hives may be made worse if there are no adequate laws and regulations in place to protect them.

Date of release: Thursday, July 8, 2010

University appoints security studies expert to lead Greenwich Maritime Institute

The University of Greenwich has appointed a security studies expert, Professor Christopher Bellamy, to be the new Director of the Greenwich Maritime Institute (GMI). This multidisciplinary centre for postgraduate teaching, research and consultancy works in the fields of maritime policy, history, economics and labour relations with a particular emphasis on the global nature of modern shipping.

Date of release: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

University team scoops top European Pharmacy prize

A University of Greenwich project raising higher education standards in Europe for people deciding which drugs should be available for distribution has gained a top accolade from the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy.

Date of release: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

University hosts international conference on job skills

The University of Greenwich at Medway is leading part of an international project aiming to provide postgraduate students in sub-Saharan Africa with the high-level skills and entrepreneurial flair now being demanded by employers. Representatives of three Nigerian, one South African and three UK universities held an Education Partnerships in Africa project conference at the University of Greenwich's School of Engineering, at Chatham Maritime, on Tuesday, June 22.

Date of release: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lottery grant to help improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people

The University of Greenwich, the Metro Centre and Ergo Consulting have jointly won funding for research into the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people. An award of £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Research Programme will be used to fund a national survey across England of 15,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people aged 16 to 24.

Date of release: Friday, June 18, 2010

Life-saving research at University of Greenwich listed in top ten discoveries

A research breakthrough at the University of Greenwich has been named as one of the ten most important discoveries to be made in a UK university over the past 60 years. A poll of UK academics has recognised the university's work on controlling the tsetse fly in Africa, which is helping to combat the fatal disease, sleeping sickness.

Date of release: Thursday, June 17, 2010

University launches new research centre for children, schools and families

A new research centre that draws upon psychological research to help reduce social and educational exclusion, raise youth aspirations and enhance family, community and social well-being will be launched on Friday, June 18. The University of Greenwich Research Centre for Children, Schools & Families is directed by Pam Maras, Professor of Social and Educational Psychology, and will provide research advice and consultancy in partnership with external organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Date of release: Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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