Month: January 2015

Vice-Chancellor’s January all-staff email

Posted on 30 January 2015 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague Let me start this first email of 2015 by congratulating a number of colleagues. I know that many people in the University and beyond will have been delighted to learn that Professor Terry Rees was made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours list. Terry has made a genuinely extraordinary contribution, not just
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Driving innovation in small to medium enterprises

Posted on 28 January 2015 by Claire Sanders

Cardiff University Innovation Network hosted a packed event for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). It was organised with the Vision 2020 Network, a collaboration platform for research organisations and companies participating in the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme. Cardiff University is a founding member of Vision 2020, along with 36 other leading European universities and research
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UEB 26 January 2015

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Mairwen Harris

The Vice-Chancellor announced that Ms T J Rawlinson, the new Director of Development, will be joining the University Executive Board when she takes up post on 2 February.   It was noted that a main element of the next reiteration of The Way Forward would be to find another source of income and the Director of
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People and Planet

Posted on 23 January 2015 by Elizabeth Treasure

It’s all league tables at the moment and although they can be fickle it’s one way the outside world judges us and so it is very encouraging when we do well and it is important to celebrate this. My last blog highlighted how well we had done in the recent Stonewall’s Workplace Equality index.  Another
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Higher Education for the Nation

Posted on 22 January 2015 by Jayne Dowden

Today I attended the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) Annual Meeting. It was a good opportunity to meet HEFCW Council members as well as counterparts from other Welsh universities. There was a real buzz around how well Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) performed in REF 2014.  David Allen, Chair of HEFCW noted that
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Cardiff and China

Posted on 22 January 2015 by Charlotte Rogers

The University’s ambition as set out in The Way Forward 2012-17 is to consistently be among the top 100 universities in the world. As importantly, Cardiff University will be recognised as an international university that is of benefit to Wales. Partnerships are critical to developing our international activities and enhancing our international reputation. Improving Cardiff’s profile
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Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub in Cardiff

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Hywel Thomas

We were delighted to host a visit from Professor Sierd Cloetingh, President of Academia Europaea, a prestigious non-governmental research body representing leading scientists and scholars from across Europe.  Professor Cloetingh announced AEs intention to establish a Knowledge Hub within the University to raise awareness of Welsh universities’ research excellence in order to stimulate new collaborations,
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UEB 19 January 2015

Posted on 19 January 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB reviewed a paper outlining progress on the development of new University Research Institutes (URIs).  At its meeting on 7 July 2014 UEB gave in-principle approval to the development of four new URIs and renewal of the existing ones, subject to successful completion of identified milestones. This paper provided an update on the existing URIs
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Another meteoric rise

Posted on 15 January 2015 by Elizabeth Treasure

Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index results for 2015 were released this week.  It was immensely gratifying to see that Cardiff University again features, this time in 24th place compared to 52nd in 2014 (quite a leap up the rankings).  There’s only one university in the top 20 and then Cardiff is the second highest ranked university.
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