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Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Scheme aims to transform food sector in Europe It aims to halve food waste and improve diets in Europe by 2030 UK companies and universities of Reading, Cambridge & Queen’s Belfast to play major role British companies and universities have won access to a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, […]

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University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

The University of Reading has published its financial statements for 2015/16. The headlines are as follows: • Total income £344.8m (up from £288.5m in 2015) • Total expenditure £288.8m (down from £293.3m in 2015) • A total surplus of £65.3m was recorded (up from £5m in 2015). The main driver of this improvement was £71.7m […]

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Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Ofsted has praised the University of Reading’s Initial Teacher Training Partnership for being “good” with some outstanding elements. In recognition of the quality of its training, Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE) is one of only 25 providers that have been given quotas from the government to train teachers for three years while other providers only […]

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Antarctic explorers help make discovery – 100 years after their epic adventures thanks to Reading University

Antarctic explorers help make discovery – 100 years after their epic adventures thanks to Reading University

Heroes of Antarctic exploration have played a crucial role in research that suggests the area of sea ice around the Antarctic has barely changed in size in 100 years. Ice observations recorded in the ships’ logbooks of explorers such as Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton have been used to compare where the Antarctic […]

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Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

A new type of super-material that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and turn them into fuel using only sunlight has moved a step closer to reality. Scientists at the University of Reading have used supercomputers to design hypothetical materials with the precise molecular structure needed to absorb CO2 and convert it to cheap fuel. The photocatalyst […]

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New website reveals if your ancestor was a medieval soldier

New website reveals if your ancestor was a medieval soldier

The names of thousands of medieval soldiers who fought in the Hundred Years War have been revealed on a new website thanks to work by a historians from the Universities of Reading. The site – www.medievalsoldier.org – allows you to see if your ancestors are listed among more than 3,500 French soldiers linked to the […]

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Grand Opening Festival to celebrate relaunch of rural life museum

Grand Opening Festival to celebrate relaunch of rural life museum

Families are invited to be among the first to see the new interactive galleries at The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) at the University of Reading, as it reopens following a £3m redevelopment project. A Grand Opening Festival will be held on Saturday 22 October, featuring live music, Morris dancing, a petting farm, […]

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Reading rises in The Times and Sunday Times league table

Reading rises in The Times and Sunday Times league table

The University of Reading strengthened its national ranking in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2017, rising one place to 31st place from last year. Reading’s position means that it has risen four places in the last four years and sits ahead of five Russell Group universities. The rankings measure 128 […]

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University of Reading in top 200 universities worldwide

University of Reading in top 200 universities worldwide

The University of Reading is consolidated its top 200 worldwide position in the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2016-17. This firmly places Reading in the top 1% of more than 20,000 universities around the world. The results released today rank Reading 192nd worldwide meaning that in five of the last six years, Reading has […]

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Record student intake at University of Reading bucks national trend

Record student intake at University of Reading bucks national trend

A record numbers of undergraduate students have begun at the University of Reading this week, with more than 4200 enrolling for the new academic year. The latest intake of students sees a year-on-year increase of 7% on 2015, and “bucks the trend” of a 1% sector growth for those accepted to UK HE so far […]