Tue 30 May 2017

Universities team up to boost innovation in Cumbria

A new £4.1 million business support project will help Cumbria businesses grow by accelerating the research and development of new products and services. Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria are launching the ‘Cumbria Innovations Platform,’ which will signpost and deliver technical and management expertise to assist in the commercialisation of new ideas to the county’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

University of Cumbria sign

Fri 16 June 2017

University's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) success

For the first time the University of Cumbria has staged a competition which highlighted a range of research PhD’s, each with a practical application, that are currently underway. The idea of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) came from the University of Queensland in 2008. The winning submission was from Malabika Ghosh, the clinical lead for rehabilitation at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who is completing a PhD which examines the rehabilitation of patients after stroke.

Mt Awards

Tue 13 June 2017

Lottery funding to help preserve Morecambe Bay natural history

The University of Cumbria along with Natural England, the Forestry Commission and Cumbria Wildlife Trust has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the development of the South Cumbria species restoration programme. Development funding worth £174,500 has been awarded to a project aimed at developing the area’s landscape through a community-led species restoration programme; species such as the pine marten could be among those reintroduced to the Morecambe Bay area.

Morecambe Bay