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New research links with Patagonia

Argentinian Patagonia where Professor Stephen Tooth and Dr Hywel Griffiths will research into rivers, wetlands and human-landscape interactions with support from the British Council.

Two geographers from Aberystwyth University will travel to Argentinian Patagonia in March 2019 to build closer research links with the region.

Touring printmaking exhibition on display at the School of Art Gallery

Image: Aberystwyth University’s School of Art Galleries and Museum

A touring printmaking exhibition opened this week at Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery.

New investment in Artificial Intelligence at Aberystwyth

Professor Reyer Zwiggelaar is a world-leading expert doing research at the interface between Medical Image Understanding and Artificial Intelligence, and will oversee the development and management of the CDT at Aberystwyth University.

Eleven new PhD places are being created at Aberystwyth University as part of a multi-million pound investment by the UK Government to develop artificial intelligence research.

City bees' favourite flowers, according to our DNA tracking experiment

A buff tailed bumble bee emerges from a crocus covered in pollen. thatmacroguy/Shutterstock

Writing in The Conversation, Elizabeth Franklin from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and Caitlin Potter, Post-doctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Ecology, IBERS, Aberystwyth University discuss a new study which uses DNA analysis to discover which flowers pollinators prefer in an urban environment:

Choose Your Future Careers Festival at Aberystwyth University

(left to right): Dona Evans, Careers Wales Team Manager for Services to young people Ceredigion; Professor Tim Woods, Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at Aberystwyth  and Andrew Wonklyn, Careers

Aberystwyth University welcomed pupils from every secondary school in Ceredigion on Tuesday 19 February, for an interactive careers and skills event.

Malaysia, Truly Asia! Aberystwyth Malaysian Night 2019

Aberystwyth Malaysian Night 2018

The annual Aberystwyth Malaysian Night on Saturday 23 February promises to be a magnificent evening of entertainment which showcases the rich diversity of Malaysian culture.

First protection of a nature site supported by environmental DNA evidence

One of the Waxcap species detected by the eDNA technique

Rare species of fungi detected by a new environmental DNA technique developed at Aberystwyth University has led to the designation of a new Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) near Birmingham.

Aberystwyth University supports Welsh music scene

Aberystwyth University is the main sponsor for one of the biggest events on the Welsh rock and pop scene calendar, which is being held this weekend.

Aberystwyth University sponsors Cows On Tour

Members of the Cows on Tour team with senior grass breeder Alan Lovatt in the grass demonstration plots in Gogerddan.

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences – IBERS – is main sponsor for Cows On Tour 2019.

Students volunteer to make a difference in the Aberystwyth community

Over 500 students regularly volunteer at Aberystwyth University and collectively contribute more than 1500 hours a week

Beach cleaning, reducing food waste, combating loneliness, and surveying marine wildlife are just a few of the ways in which Aberystwyth University students will contribute to their community as part of a nationwide student volunteering initiative taking place from 11-17 February 2019.

Cream of the crop: Aberystwyth University student tastes success at UK dairy event

Steffan Rees third from the right with his RABDF Dairy Student 2019 competition runner up award at the Dairy-Tech event in Stoneleigh.

An Aberystwyth University agriculture student is one of the top dairy students in the UK according to the Royal British Dairy Farmers Association - RABDF.

Financial incentives for teacher training

Aberystwyth University teaching space

The Director of the School of Education at Aberystwyth University has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that existing financial incentives for teacher training will be extended into the 2019-20 academic year.

Aberystwyth University’s Director of Music conducting in Ukraine

Glinka Concert Hall, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Aberystwyth University’s Director of Music is appearing as guest conductor with one of Ukraine’s foremost symphony orchestras at a concert in Ukraine on Friday 1 February 2019.

Aberystwyth students appointed Coleg Cymraeg ambassadors

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol ambassadors from Aberystwyth University (from left to right): Emily, Ffion, Aled, Martha and Lowri

Five Aberystwyth University students have been appointed Ambassadors for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for 2019.

Aberystwyth researchers put activity trackers to the test

Dr Rhys Thatcher

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have been testing the accuracy of popular activity trackers for a BBC Wales consumer affairs programme.