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Why do people believe 9/11 was an inside job?

The reasons why some people believe bizarre conspiracy theories are set to be explored in a new project by a philosopher from the University of Warwick. Professor Quassim Cassam has been awarded £250,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to study what he calls ‘intellectual vices’.

Thu 30 July 2015, 09:56 | Tags: University of Warwick, Philosophy

Warwick students to present at MIT in international synthetic biology competition

Undergraduate and newly graduated students from Warwick University will be travelling to MIT, Boston, this September 24-28 to compete in a global synthetic biology competition.

Tue 28 July 2015, 15:08 | Tags: Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Students, Life Sciences

Government should use apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes that boost skills, argues Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya.

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick, has called for a statutory apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes to transform training and skills.

 

Speaking in a House of Lord’s debate on the most recent government budget, which includes a proposal for a statutory apprenticeship levy, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya said that he strongly supports the levy but cautioned that industry must be involved with its design and that “we should be challenging Universities, colleges and business to design technical education programmes together”.

Tue 28 July 2015, 14:57 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG

Research reveals universities not yet as international as they think

Universities’ internationalisation rankings have limited significance according to new research from the University of Warwick. This is because the way internationalisation is measured only takes into account the quantity of foreign students at each institution and not the extent to which they network with their counterparts from the UK.

Mon 27 July 2015, 12:49 | Tags: International, research, rankings, Education

Professor Simon Swain has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Simon Swain of the University of Warwick, has been elected as one of 42 highly distinguished UK academics from 18 universities as Fellows, in recognition of his outstanding research, taking the total number of living Fellows to over one thousand for the first time.

Fri 24 July 2015, 14:14 | Tags: University of Warwick, Awards, Academic staff, Arts

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