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New project to tackle equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

The award winning Physical Sciences Building at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University is involved in a multi-million pound initiative aimed at improving equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

Rutherford Fellowships awarded to Aberystwyth University

Rutherford Fellows Dr Benjamin van der Waal and Dr Peyton Lisenby visiting the Elan Valley wetlands, rivers and dams as part of their research programme at Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth is one of only 19 universities in the UK to have been awarded five new fellowships under the Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants scheme administered by Universities UK International (UUKi).

AHRC funding to develop the next generation of academics in the arts and humanities

The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership is to receive funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over eight years to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2019.

Aber alumnus wins the Cardiff National Eisteddfod Chair

The chairing of Aberystwyth alumnus Gruffudd Eifion Owen at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod.

For the second year running, a former Aberystwyth student has won the chair at the National Eisteddfod.

Liberia’s largest palm oil producer pulls out of sustainability roundtable – what does this mean for rural communities?

Palm oil being made by local workers in Liberia. Wikimedia/Panoramio, CC BY-SA

Writing in The Conversation, Fidel C T Budy from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, discusses how Liberia's rural communities have long been suffering land grabs by international palm oil producers.

Smart snails get stressed when lonely

 Dr Sarah Dalesman

A study by a researcher at Aberystwyth University into how social isolation affects snail responses to stress has been published in the latest edition of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Journal.

Here's why it matters that Labour's governing body has moved away from the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn.  Credit: Sophie Brown - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Writing in The Conversation,  Dr James Vaughan, Lecturer in International History in the Department of International Politics discusses the significance of the Labour party’s governing body's decision to distance itself from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism.

We researched Russian trolls and figured out exactly how they neutralise certain news

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Writing in The Conversation Dr Xymena Kurowska from the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University and Anatoly Reshetnikov from Central European University, reveal how their research has uncovered the tricks trolls use to neutralise certain news:


Professor at Aberystwyth University awarded Fellowship

Professor Mark Whitehead will explore the impact of smart technologies on democratic processes.

An Aberystwyth University Professor has been awarded an Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) Fellowship for 2018/19 to explore the impact of smart technologies on democratic processes.

Scarlets launch new away kit at Aberystwyth

The Scarlets Rugby Team will be launching their new away kit on Aberystwyth Promenade on Monday 13 August 2018.

Aberystwyth University hosts US Fulbrighters

The 2018 Fulbright Aberystwyth University Summer Institute students from Left to Right, top row: Kevin Treadway, Janet Webster, Sarah Shapley, Justin Heywood, Camila Seluja; bottom row: Isaac Keller, Blake Jackson, Casey Wilson

Aberystwyth University hosted eight Fulbright students from the United States in July 2018, giving them the opportunity to explore the culture, heritage and history of Wales and the UK as well as experience higher education at a leading UK university.

Aber alumna wins Eisteddfod Crown

The winner of the 2018 Cardiff Eisteddfod Crown is Catrin Dafydd, who graduated from the Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University in 2003.

The 2018 Cardiff Eisteddfod Crown has been won by Aberystwyth University alumna Catrin Dafydd.

University to sponsor Aberystwyth Town FC

Aberystwyth University is the principal sponsor of Aberystwyth Town Football Club for the 2018-19 season.

Aberystwyth University will be the principal sponsor of Aberystwyth Town Football Club for the 2018-19 season.

Aberystwyth academic appointed to global diversity study

Professor Mike Christie

Professor Mike Christie of Aberystwyth University has been appointed co-chair of a global assessment on the value and sustainable use of wild species.

Aberystwyth to host Wales Book of the Year 2019

Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais campus will host the Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony 2019.

After a number of successful years held at Galeri Caernarfon, The Redhouse in Merthyr Tydfil and Tramshed in Cardiff, the Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony has found a new home for 2019 with Literature Wales announcing that the 2019 Award Ceremony will be hosted by Aberystwyth Arts Centre.