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Bristol’s Cabot Institute launches new Venture 18 March 2015 Professor Nishan Canagajarah, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol, will launch the Cabot Institute’s new corporate partnership programme today [Wednesday 18 March] to help develop innovative responses to 21st Century challenges.
  • New University tree planting project looks set to make Bristol even greener 25 March 2015 Hundreds of new trees will be planted across the city thanks to a project being launched by the University of Bristol to ensure the European Green Capital legacy lives on for future generations.
  • The forgotten flies: study finds insects are key to pollination 25 March 2015 Flies play an important role as pollinators and should no longer be neglected in pollination studies, according to a new study led by University of Bristol researchers, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
  • Prof Steve Sparks features on BBC Radio 4 volcano programme 23 March 2015 Cabot Institute Distinguished Fellow, Prof Steve Sparks, features on BBC Radio 4's Costing the Earth programme - Lava: A dangerous game.
  • Bristol named as National College for Nuclear partner to combat future industry skills shortage 20 March 2015 Business Minister, Matt Hancock has today (20 Mar) announced the four education providers named as partners in the National College for Nuclear — a virtual college specialising in training and development which forms a key part of the government’s strategy to address a skills shortage in the industry. The partnership will include a northern hub comprising Lakes College, Sellafield Ltd and the University of Cumbria, and a southern hub comprising Bridgwater College, EDF Energy and the University of Bristol.
  • Bristol’s Cabot Institute launches new Venture 18 March 2015 Professor Nishan Canagajarah, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol, will launch the Cabot Institute’s new corporate partnership programme today [Wednesday 18 March] to help develop innovative responses to 21st Century challenges.
  • Bristol Is Open announces its first partnerships 16 March 2015 Bristol took a bold step today towards becoming the world’s first Open Programmable City with the launch of Bristol Is Open, a joint venture set up between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council. The Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson and Professor Sir Eric Thomas, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol welcomed the partners at a launch event on Tuesday 10 March for the joint venture.
  • Cabot's Tom Scott visits Downing Street for nuclear skills meeting 13 March 2015 Cabot Institute member Dr Tom Scott recently attended an invitation only meeting on degree-level nuclear skills chaired by the Minister Philip Dunne at Downing Street.
  • Study reveals what difference Bristol’s elected mayor has made to the city 13 March 2015 Having a directly elected mayor in Bristol has led to a dramatic increase in the visibility of leadership in the city, according to the latest results from a ‘before and after’ study of the impact the role has had on urban governance. The Bristol Civic Leadership Project, led by local democracy experts at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), assessed the perceptions of the public and of civic leaders towards the mayoral model of governance. By working with stakeholders it aims to influence policy in this area.
  • It’s sound - Bristol Pound encourages community unity 13 March 2015 There is a rapidly growing momentum driving the development of mobile payment systems. New research by the universities of Bristol and Brunel has shown systems, such as the Bristol Pound, can have a positive effect on the local community by encouraging consumers to support and value their local businesses.
  • Could 2015 chart a new course for climate change? 12 March 2015 Extreme weather events are predicted to become more common, warns a recent Nature study(1) but how much progress, if any, has been made by governments in controlling the advance of global warming? Lord Anthony Giddens, a world-renowned sociologist, will address the political issues posed by climate change at a free public lecture on Tuesday 17 March at the University of Bristol.
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