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Leicester invests in mind and body

Multi-million pound programme of new projects will see creation of new facilities for education and sport

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Images that reflect on our values

It appears to be dehumanising today, but a century ago it conformed with racial ideology when two Amazonian youths were exhibited in London’s social and academic circles as ‘living curiosities.’ New research at the University of Leicester highlights exploitation that continues to this day.

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A kingdom for a course

Study of English is brought to life in dramatic fashion at the University of Leicester

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We mean business

The University of Leicester is committed to adding value to business operations through close partnerships and collaboration. The success of University-business partnerships is demonstrated by the following examples drawn from some of Leicester’s research strengths.

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Building foundations for international relations

Leicester is forging key relationships and developing research and curriculum projects in Kurdistan

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Black holes – mysteries and conflicts

It was a BBC Horizon programme on black holes that inspired a 12-year-old Paul Abel to plan a career in astronomy, but it was a University of Leicester Honorary Graduate – Sir Patrick Moore – who helped him along the way and later the University of Leicester once more came on the scene as the place where Paul chose to take an undergraduate degree in Mathematics.

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Leicester academics leading debate

We’ve created Leicester Exchanges because we believe a university should be about empowering people to explore what they don’t know, as well as what they do know.

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On track for success

Students from the Leicester Department of Engineering are to join teams from top University Engineering departments throughout 20 countries to realise a Grand Prix dream.

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Letting the brain take the strain

Neuroscientists at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with researchers from Poland and Japan, announced the discovery of a critical and previously unknown pathway in the brain that is linked to our response to stress.

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Food for thought for inquiring minds

The University of Leicester’s School of Education is the principal centre in England for the EU-funded Fibonacci Project – a major European scheme aimed at encouraging relevant and practical learning in primary and secondary schools.

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The good book

The year 2011 is the 400th anniversary of the edition of The Bible known either as the King James or Authorised Version. It cannot have escaped the notice of anyone with half an interest in the subject that throughout the media one of our principal national experts is the University of Leicester’s Professor of Renaissance Studies, Gordon Campbell.

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From dutiful craftsmen to creative superstars

New research from Leicester’s Professor of Art History documents the Renaissance artist’s rise to power.

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Learning a valuable lesson

We are outstanding for our teaching – and we don’t just say so ourselves. This year, we won our seventh national award for top-notch teaching and we were also a finalist for the award of most innovative teacher. Now, everyone remembers a great teacher…

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Medical Diagnosis – but not as we know it!

A space-ship style sick bay, bristling with futuristic instrumentation – some of which is unique in the world – has been deployed at a hospital A & E unit thanks to collaborative work by a University team.

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Finger on the pulse of innovation

The University of Leicester is judged to have made the most outstanding research contribution to innovation and technology amongst British universities.

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The unsocial face of social media

Our Department of Media and Communication is leading research into different aspects of new media, uncovering ways it is being exploited not only for the public good – but also abused for crime.

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Fruits of world-first discovery

The University of Leicester is a world leader in research to safeguard bananas – one of the most important crops in the developing world – from an army of deadly viruses, bacteria, insects and fungi.

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Genocide in our time – the crime of crimes

Proposals to reform the international Genocide Convention are being researched by a leading authority on the subject in our School of Law.

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Our business innovations have designs on the future

Leicester produces world-class science and technology innovations that positively shape our world and the products of tomorrow.

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Growing community fundraising support for the University

Friends and groups from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have helped to raise more than £3 million to support the work of the University.

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A year of success

In 2010-11, across its teaching and research activities, Leicester made excellent progress picking up awards and accolades along the way.

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Gifts from the heart

Philanthropy at the University of Leicester has reached new heights – unparalleled in our 90-year-plus history – with a £7 million donation from The John and Lucille van Geest Foundation and a major gift from The David Wilson Foundation to establish a unique heart research facility that will pave the way for a new era of ‘personalised medicine.’

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The discovery that could rewrite history

As this magazine went to press, the University of Leicester was poised to announce the results of its investigation into potentially one of the most dramatic finds in archaeological history following its Search for Richard III.

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Leicester makes major strides in cancer studies

The University of Leicester is securing its place as a centre of excellence in cancer studies.

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Case study:

Tackling the effects of asbestos exposure The University is conducting world-leading research into mesothelioma – a form of lung cancer strongly linked with

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Case study:

Tackling the effects of asbestos exposure The University is conducting world-leading research into mesothelioma – a form of lung cancer strongly linked with

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We’re amongst the best for teaching and learning

For the first time this year, we were amongst a select group of UK universities to win two National Teaching Fellowships – prestigious awards that recognise excellence in teaching and support for learning.

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We discovered a ‘lost civilisation’

In the midst of the Arab Spring and a Libyan revolt that led to the fall of Gaddafi, archaeologists led by the University of Leicester uncovered dramatic evidence of an advanced and little-known ancient civilisation of the Sahara.

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Ideas of our time

Universities are in the business of ideas and some of the University of Leicester’s are being hailed as among the most important of our time.

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University challenge

Leicester is playing a key role in repairing damaged higher education sectors around the world.

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Sociology shedding light on the credit crunch

Management experts provide new insights into what led to the biggest loss in British company history.

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From Afghanistan to archaeology

University of Leicester archaeologists are helping injured service personnel take part in archaeological digs.

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Searching the Red Planet

The University of Leicester has been at the forefront of space science for more than 50 years. This year, our stellar reputation has been reinforced thanks to Dr John Bridges’s involvement with NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity – the most advanced rover ever sent to the Red Planet.

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