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Queen Mary’s genes project goes national

A QMUL-led project to improve the representation of British people with Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in genetic datasets has reached a key milestone.

Part of the Widcombe Flight of six locks on the Kennett and Avon Canal

What the Levelling Up White Paper means for research

Does the Levelling Up white paper signal a dramatic geographical rebalancing of research and development spending? Here’s what the experts think.

Bringing academia and industry together

Each year, NCUB celebrates collaborations between universities and industry in a report highlighting trends in innovation. This year, activities at two SES members are featured.

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What Spending Review 2021 means for science and engineering

With public investment in R&D set to rise to £20bn, CaSE’s James Tooze takes a look through the highlights of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

The economic impact of the University of Oxford

Almost 40% of the £3.4bn generated by The University of Oxford’s knowledge exchange activities occurred outside the south east of England, a report reveals.

Professor Liudi Jiang, head of Southampton’s Engineering Materials Research Group, is the LOMIS principal investigator.

Tackling health inequalities through technology

Heath conditions such as diabetes may have a massive impact on an individual, but their prevalence also reflects inequalities in society.

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Our universities, transforming communities, industries and the economy

Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework

Buckingham, UK - March 30, 2020. Coronavirus COVID-19 warning sign with prevention information outside a GP doctor surgery. Credit: Paul Maguire

VaxiMap: making life easier for GPs delivering vaccinations to housebound patients

Two engineering PhD students from the University of Oxford have created a simple online solution that enables GP surgeries across the UK to optimise the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s one million housebound patients.

Senior woman getting a vaccine from her doctor in her home during a house visit during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mapping vaccination delivery

A simple online mapping tool developed by two Oxford students has potentially saved GP surgeries up to tens of thousands of hours planning Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s one million housebound patients.

UCL researchers investigate regional variations in research spending

A report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute unpicks assumptions about the spread of research funding across the UK’s regions.

Regional disparities in psychosis rates mapped in UCL-led project

Spending on mental health in England could be targeted better in future, thanks to a modelling tool developed by researchers from two Science and Engineering South institutions

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Mapping the impact of our universities’ research across the UK

SES member institutions are all located in the south east of England, yet the impact of their research can be felt across the whole of the UK, and indeed across the world.