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Keele has been recognised as being among the best universities in the country, having been shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

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A major new research project led by Keele University aims to improve the humanitarian protection of vulnerable displaced people in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia - known as the central Maghreb region.

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Keele University’s Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is supporting the National Institute for Health Research’s regional site where a 12-month study will take place to test the effectiveness of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine candidate.

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Keele University has been named as a finalist in four prestigious Green Gown Award categories which celebrate sustainability in higher education, including Sustainability Institution of the Year.

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A new Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE) is to be established in the UK following a £4m funding award by Research England.

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Dr Naomi Forrester-Soto writes for The Conversation.

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Keele University made a commitment to reduce campus carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and reached a 39% reduction last year, before the impact of Covid-19.

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Keele University has ranked in the Top 10 in England for student satisfaction with course in the Guardian University Guide 2021, and has seen four of its subjects achieve Top 10 in England status.

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Keele University has cemented its place as a leading global institution for academic performance after climbing 200 places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

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Radiography students at Keele have ranked their course second in the UK for student satisfaction, in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

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Nursing and midwifery students at Keele have ranked their course No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction, in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

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Keele University has launched a suite of entirely online MBA degrees - designed to develop innovative, strategic and transformational leaders who will stand out and succeed in today’s dynamic and ultra-competitive employment market.

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Business Studies students at Keele have ranked their course No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction, in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

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New postgraduate students at Keele University will now be able to learn about the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic for law, ethics and policy in the UK in an innovative new module.

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Media and Film Studies students at Keele have ranked their courses No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

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Research by Keele Business School’s Professor Qihai Huang has revealed the impact that managers who solely focus on financial performance have on their employees’ behaviour.

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International students enrolling at Keele University in September 2020 are able to receive a supportpackage worth over £2000 to enable them to travel from their home country to the Keele campus and get settled in safely and easily.

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Keele University is to host its first virtual open day of 2020 on Saturday 20 June, giving prospective students the opportunity to tour the University from the comfort of their own home.

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Keele University has launched a new Masters degree course in Smart Energy Management.

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Having graduated from Keele University in 1984 with a First Class Honours Degree in International Relations, Mark Evans OBE is now Deputy Chief Executive of Service Delivery at New Zealand Police and has been playing an important role in managing the country’s response to Covid-19.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted shortfalls in international law over the sharing of virus samples and scientific data, which must be addressed to better tackle future disease outbreaks according to a Keele legal health expert.

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A Keele Professor and human rights expert for the United Nations has called on UN member countries to increase protection for vulnerable people to prevent them being pushed into slavery because of Covid-19.

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A €4 million study led by Keele University to support emerging technology for combustion engines has made “significant progress".

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A Keele University academic is part of a team of researchers who are set to advise the Pakistani government on the creation of the country’s first ever mental health strategy.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cancellation of $120 billion of Third World debt as a result of the Jubilee 2000 campaign that was founded by former Keele University politics lecturer Dr Martin Dent.

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Keele University has been named as one of the Top 35 universities in Europe for its social and economic impact in the 2020 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

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A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission involving a Keele University astrophysicist has successfully observed its first exoplanets, and is ready to commence routine science operations after three months in orbit.

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Doctors may be making decisions about the care of Covid-19 patients based on weak and over-optimistic evidence, Keele researchers have found.

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A human rights professor from Keele’s School of Law has been appointed to a prestigious post by the United Nations Human Rights Council, to help tackle modern slavery around the world.

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A Keele academic has been awarded a prestigious global fellowship at Princeton University.

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Keele University’s Professor June Keeling is leading a new European collaboration to help healthcare professionals recognise and support victims of domestic abuse and violence.

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Researchers have warned that increasing ocean temperatures could trigger a dramatic rise in sea levels, after uncovering evidence of a similar event more than 100,000 years ago.

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An advocate for women in business and one of Africa’s brightest young achievers Nataliey Bitature was awarded an honorary degree from Keele University this week.

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A Keele professor was among a delegation of prominent academics who visited a Beijing university recently to forge new partnerships centred on smart energy and innovation.

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Dr Awol Allo, Senior Lecturer in Law at Keele University, was recently invited by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to participate in an expert roundtable to discuss Ethiopia’s political transition and the forthcoming national election.

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A delegation from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) recently visited Keele University ahead of its students spending a year in the UK to study on the joint diplomacy degree programme that is run in partnership by the two universities.

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Keele alumna Kimberley Colombo has held a variety of impressive roles around the world since graduating from Keele in 2015, culminating in her current position as Brand Manager of Nescafé in Amsterdam.

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Professor Richard Luther, former Dean of Internationalisation and Emeritus Professor of Comparative Politics, recently travelled across China to present research into Western political party competition and to discuss the global economic and developmental issues faced by China and Europe.

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Keele University's School of Psychology has climbed in the global rankings.

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A Keele professor has taken up a new post on an international steering committee designed to coordinate astrophysics research from universities around the world.

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A Keele chemist has been awarded a major grant to investigate soil monitoring techniques to help improve the rising problem of food security.

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Social science and education subjects at Keele University have been ranked among some of the best in the world in a prestigious global ranking.

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A cross-faculty research team from Keele University has received £4.6 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to lead a global study investigating the social impact of a neglected tropical disease.

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Professor Shane O’Neill visited Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) recently to welcome the new cohort of students on to the shared undergraduate programme that was launched last year.

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Researchers have found a crucial enzyme in tuberculosis (TB) to target, allowing the development of new treatments to help fight against the disease's drug resistance.

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Keele’s Professor Robert Ladrech joined a climate justice initiative in New York City to help propose solutions to ‘environmental injustice’ to the United Nations Climate Change Summit 2019.

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Keele University is celebrating a new partnership with one of Indonesia’s top-tier research universities which will create new opportunities for research collaboration.

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Keele University campus to become Europe’s first smart energy centre

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Student midwives from Keele University have been praised for their professionalism following their contribution to recent international research.

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A student joining Keele’s School of Medicine in September has spoken of her joy after securing her place.

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Keele University is celebrating its official 70th anniversary this Sunday, 11 August.

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Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner writes for The Conversation UK.

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Students from Keele University’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences recently visited the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Centre and Anthropological Research Facility, also known as a body farm, in Knoxville.

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Keele University has been ranked among the Top 100 universities in Europe in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019.

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Keele University’s medicine degree programme has been ranked second in England in the Guardian University Guide 2020, behind only Oxford and ahead of Cambridge.

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A global research group has developed a new approach to improve future predictions of climate in Antarctica and have warned that current projections may be questionable.

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Keele University has risen up the rankings in a league table charting the best universities founded since the Second World War.

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A Keele professor has been recognised as a leading “World Expert” in low back pain, ranking among the top 0.1% of experts in the world.

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New state-of-the-art science facilities at Keele University have been officially opened by renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough today.

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Keele University has joined the Government and other institutions to become one of the first UK universities to declare a ‘climate emergency’, reaffirming its position and commitment to being a world-leader in sustainability.

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Partnership between Keele and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

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Keele University has been named as one of the Top 30 universities in Europe for its social and economic impact in the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

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Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner, Lecturer in Law at Keele University, was invited to attend the White House and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. recently.

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The 1,000th meeting of the Keele World Affairs series took place earlier this month, after almost 40 years of continuous debate and discussion with over 500 renowned speakers.

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An international team of health and legal experts has published a new paper calling on the World Health Organisation to convene the Emergency Committee to consider declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC).

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Dr Awol Allo, Lecturer in Law, was recently invited by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to provide a briefing to the UK's new Ambassador to Ethiopia.

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Keele University has for the third successive year been ranked as one of the Top 20 universities in the world for sustainability.

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From headlines about sleep and heart disease, to the discovery of a pitch black planet, and new research about back pain and breast cancer treatments, Keele research has made global headlines this year.

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Mark Eccleston-Turner writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele was pleased to welcome His Excellency Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UK, to the campus earlier this month.

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A team from Keele University has been selected as one of four ‘Global Nominees’ in Virtual Participation in the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018.

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