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New dean for ARU business school

Prof-Gary-PackhamProfessor Gary Packham has been appointed dean of Anglia Ruskin University’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

CfEL driving force quits Cambridge for Cranfield

cfel-shai-vyakarnamShai Vyakarnam, the director of Cambridge University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Judge Business School, has decided to leave and pursue a similar role at Cranfield University – his alma mater.

Kymab and Wellcome Trust work on Ebola medicine

Allan Bradley KymabCambridge-based life science company Kymab is leading a UK consortium working to develop an antibody-based medicine to fight Ebola infection in a fast-track programme.

Echo of Gecko as ARU opens Bloomberg trading room

ARU-BloombergAnglia Ruskin University has invested £160k in a Bloomberg trading room at its Chelmsford campus to help students get a feel for high rolling City-style financial dealings.

Judge Business School takes tech tyros in hand

Judge Business School Director Christoph LochCambridge University’s Judge Business School is broadening its sphere of influence to effectively ride shotgun over young spin-outs and help steer more of them through hostile territory.

ARU named entrepreneurial university of the year

Compere Jack Dee with Professor Lesley Dobree of Anglia Ruskin and Keith Burnley, CEO of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education Anglia Ruskin University has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Cambridge stress test series covers pandemics to cyber sabotage

Dr Andrew Coburn, director of the advisory board of the Centre for Risk StudiesThe Cambridge Stress Test Series – reports on the potential global impact of threats including pandemics, cyber sabotage, regional conflict and social uprising – has been launched by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies at the university’s Judge Business School.

Cambridge creates tech roadmap to boost startup success

Cambridge entrepreneur Dr Hermann HauserCambridge technology entrepreneurs and academics have joined forces in a bid to create an historic roadmap to entrepreneurship success.

Contractors leave a human legacy at Cambridge UTC

BAM Construction team project manager Toby MoakesContractors behind the newly opened Cambridge UTC (university technical college) have left behind more than a building, their project manager believes.

New teaching facility at Cranfield

Cranfield-BoeingCranfield University has a new research and teaching facility - a Boeing B737-400 airliner.

Ferret genome clue to flu and cystic fibrosis

FerretA ground-breaking study involving The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich is likely to be a major first step forward in the study of influenza, cystic fibrosis and other human disease such as heart conditions and diabetes.

IfM students to benefit from 3D printing lab

IfM-3D-PrintingThe Department of Engineering's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge has unveiled a 3D printing laboratory.

Ann Cotton wins WISE Laureate prize to clinch $500k for Camfed

Ann Cotton wins $500k for CamfedCambridge UK social entrepreneur Ann Cotton has been globally recognised for her work to support community-owned, integrated education programmes for girls and young women in rural Africa with the award of the coveted WISE Prize for Education.

TGAC leads research to identify animal-human transmitted diseases

TGAC-RichardThe Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich will lead research into the development of bioinformatics to support the identification and characterisation of viruses through metagenomics.

MRC hands £25 million to Cambridge for disease research

Patrick-MaxwellUK Chancellor George Osborne has hailed a Cambridge led initiative to combat cancer, dementia and other diseases and conditions through a £25 million clinical research venture which includes a focus on personalised medicines.

Honorary business doctorate for Alan Barrell

Alan-Barrell-ARUProfessor Alan Barrell, a passionate ambassador internationally for Cambridge and the East of England, has received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University.

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