Science report highlights challenge in meeting UK net zero carbon goals for livestock
02 October 2020
An independent report assessing the carbon intensity of all UK livestock production systems has identified that currently available technologies cannot deliver even half the industry’s 2050 carbon emissions reduction goal.
Why AI can't ever reach its full potential without a physical body
06 October 2020
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Mark Lee, Emeritus Professor in Computer Science, discusses research in the new field of developmental robotics which is exploring how robots can gain a sense-of-self by learning from scratch, like infants.
Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth’s forests to regenerate naturally
12 October 2020
Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be considered alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential aboveground carbon accumulation rates for forest regrowth across the globe.
Award-winning poet appointed Aberystwyth University Professor of Welsh and Celtic Studies
13 October 2020
Eisteddfod-chaired poet Mererid Hopwood has been appointed a Professor of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University.
First Minister celebrates 10 years of investment to build a greener economy
14 October 2020
Wales’ First Minister will join university bio research and technology experts and innovative industry representatives in a virtual event tomorrow (Thursday 15th October) to celebrate a decade of investing in green jobs.
Aberystwyth researcher’s ‘future star’ award for sustainable food project
15 October 2020
An Aberystwyth academic has been recognised as a top talent by the UK’s research and innovation body with support for his sustainable food study.
Aberystwyth University Gwobrau Gŵyl Dewi Aber Award winners announced
16 October 2020
Aberystwyth University has honoured individuals for their contribution to the Welsh language.
Top food academics to train at Aberystwyth after grant success
16 October 2020
More affordable and sustainable food will be on the menu thanks to a major grant to train the next generation of food system researchers at Aberystwyth University.
Design company on board for Aberystwyth Old College redevelopment
16 October 2020
Aberystwyth University has appointed visitor attraction design company Mather & Co to help develop the University’s iconic Old College, one of Wales’s outstanding Grade I buildings, and home to the first University College of Wales, into a centre for culture, heritage, discovery, learning and enterprise.
Global team unlocks genome biology to boost bioenergy and tackle climate change
28 October 2020
New sources of biomass energy will be unlocked thanks to a world-first sequencing of a plant’s genome by an international team of scientists, including researchers from Aberystwyth University.
Literary prizes and the problem with the UK publishing industry
30 October 2020
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jamie Harris from the Department of English and Creative Writing, discusses the concentration of power in UK publishing still being in the English capital and how the Booker’s selection criteria is a disadvantage to those living outside London.