Posted on Friday 17 May 2013
An international team of physicists, including scientists from the University of York, has shown that some atomic nuclei can assume asymmetric ‘pear’ shapes.
Posted on Friday 17 May 2013
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Mobility Programme is now open for applications. This provides funding for research visits to our partner WUN universities overseas and is open to postgraduate research students, post-docs, and academic members of staff.
Posted on Friday 12 April 2013
The University of York will host a conference in New York next week to support the growth of local capacity in the education sector in fragile or conflict-affected countries.
Posted on Monday 28 January 2013
Two University of York academics are playing a key role in a review of social security reforms introduced in one of Britain’s remotest overseas territories.
Posted on Friday 25 January 2013
Tom Wells from the FCO's Science and Innovation Network blogs about Health Week in Bangalore which included a visit by a delegation from the University of York
Posted on 28 June 2012
York Law School staff will visit the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, as well as Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos over the summer months to advise on the development of clinical learning in law schools. Last month, a successful workshop was held in Istanbul for Afghan Law and Shari'a faculties. A visit to York by academics and practising lawyers from Pakistan is also planned for later in the year.
Rather than traditional lectures and tutorials, the hands-on approach at York uses problem-based learning and an integrated live-client clinic as core components of its undergraduate programme. As part of the course, students provide a free legal advice service to the local York community through the York Law School Clinic, gaining important real-world experience.
The York Law School was ranked second among all university law schools by the Sunday Times University Guide 2012.
Richard Grimes, a qualified solicitor and the University's Director of Clinical Programmes, said: “The University’s unique hands-on approach to legal study is attracting considerable interest from other universities both in the UK and abroad. Over the past year, York Law School staff have made presentations on problem-based learning and its law clinic at a range of national and international conferences.”
In July, Richard Grimes will visit Georgia to complete a training manual to be used as the foundation for future induction work in law schools. This follows an earlier fact-finding visit to the country in May, under a project funded by the Public Interest Law Network (PILnet).
Vietnam’s Can Tho University and the NGO Bridges Across Borders South East Asia have also asked the York Law School to assist with a training and development programme aimed at integrating experiential, clinical learning into law schools in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. A three-week workshop is planned for July/August 2012, with Richard Grimes joining colleagues from these countries, as well as from the United States and South Africa.
Over the past two years, the York Law School has worked with law schools in Afghanistan, helping them to design and deliver legal clinics that provide a much-needed source of help for the local population, while at the same time giving students the chance to put theory into practice.
Last month, representatives from the Universities of Herat, Al-beroni, Nangarhar, Balkh and Kabul, as well as legal service providers and representatives of donor agencies, such as the Open Society Institute, which promote the development of law clinics in Afghanistan, took part in a York-led workshop in Istanbul. The Open Society Institute has also agreed to fund a similar programme for academics and practising lawyers from Pakistan.
The Higher Education Academy has asked the York Law School to run a one-day workshop at this year’s International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference in Durham on 12 July. To find out more details contact Richard Grimes on email@example.com
For more information on the free legal service offered by the York Law School Clinic, or to book an appointment, phone 01904 325819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 4 October 2012
The University of York has agreed a new partnership with a Swiss-based technology company to modernise the way chemical reactions are screened and evaluated.
Under the new partnership, between the Department of Chemistry at York and Chemspeed Technologies, the company will invest £750,000 to provide two robotic platforms to be housed in the Department’s extended Dorothy Hodgkin research building.
The fully automated platforms for parallel synthesis, designed and built by Chemspeed, will enable academic groups to increase the number of experiments to find faster and more effective solutions to demanding challenges in synthetic chemistry and catalysis.
Professor Ian Fairlamb, of the Department of Chemistry, said: “Accelerating the speed and increasing the number of experiments is a critical factor in research and development. The higher output, especially testing a greater number of experimental variables, can leverage the success rate in finding new, greener and cleaner synthetic methods which are important drivers in research, not only for academics but also in industry.."
Dr Jake Grace, a Workflow Architect at Chemspeed, will be based predominantly at York, contributing his technical expertise to the research programmes.
Dr Grace said: “I’ll be interacting closely with the research groups in the Department to identify mutually beneficial collaborative opportunities with the potential to both increase productivity and diversify the portfolio of research projects being carried out at York.”