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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

University researcher recognised for contribution to European aerospace technology

A University of Greenwich postgraduate research student, has won the Best PhD Research Prize at the IMPRESS Project meeting held in Budapest, Hungary.

Date of release: Monday, June 14, 2010

Engineering research student receives triple accolade

A University of Greenwich at Medway student, Barry Piorkowski, has won three accolades recognising his research work with the leading civil and defence contractor BAE Systems, which is based nearby in Rochester, Kent.

Date of release: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friends not children and grandchildren could be the key to a happy retirement

Strong social networks may be more important than having children and grandchildren around you if you're hoping for a happy retirement. This is the finding of a study by Dr Oliver Robinson and a research team at the University of Greenwich, presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference.

Date of release: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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