July 30, 2010

Warwick Week: India, Partnerships, British Academy, GM Crops and Football

Warwick in the News

Policymakers and researchers in India & Brazil to work with UK to assess university access & economic impact

Policymakers and researchers in India and Brazil will soon be better able to monitor and assess the economic impact of their countries’ graduates, thanks to a new research programme bringing together researchers from India and Brazil with the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research.  


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Global partnerships between universities

University of Warwick Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift has suggested global partnerships between universities could become so intertwined that they exist under single international "holding companies”. Professor Thrift said business models in the commercial sector, where two firms merge but retain their own distinct identities, could be applied to the academy.


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Warwick students to teach English in rural Indian school

The Church of St Mary The Virgin in Lapworth have raised £700 to help send three students from the University of Warwick to teach at a rural school in India. The three University of Warwick students Hayley Pope, Letitia Bryan and Jessica Vickerage will leave in a few days to teach English to students of Laksh Farm School at the village of Mangar in India.


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Announcements

British Academy New Fellows 2010

Professor Graham Loomes, Professor of Economics, has been elected as a New Fellow to the British Academy. 

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Research News

GM crop produces massive gains for women’s employment in India 
Research at the UK’s University of Warwick, and the University of Goettingen in Germany, has found that the use of a particular GM crop in India produced massive benefits in the earnings and employment opportunities for rural Indian women. The research led by Dr Arjunan Subramanian of WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) in the University of Warwick found that the use of GM insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis toxin (Bt) cotton generated not only higher income for rural workers but also more employment, especially for hired female labour. 


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Warwick Comment

With this week marking the two-year countdown to the London Olympics, Terry Monnington, Director of Physical Education and Sport discusses the role the University of Warwick will have to play in the 2012 Games.

"Football is the sport of the moment as a consequence of the substantial media coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the announcement of the host cities for the Olympic football tournament in 2012 and finally the pending decision as to whether England will host the World Cup in 2018. We at the University of Warwick are proud to be playing a key role in supporting this high profiling of English football. 

The reputation of the University of Warwick Centre for Football is growing significantly for a variety of reasons. We have hosted numerous Football Association and Premiership training camps and matches as well as being identified as the Football Village for the Olympic Tournament games being played at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry. We have also been selected as a training venue for one of the teams that could play their matches at Villa Park in Birmingham, if England is awarded the 2018 World Cup.

The University Centre for Football offers a unique range of benefits for visiting teams; 4* accommodation, minutes away from our high quality pitches. The campus is set on the edge of the City, providing all the essential services of a small town, namely Banks, Post Office, super market, cafes and restaurants and an Arts Centre unrivalled outside of the capital. Yet we are within a short distance of the national motorway system linking us to the country’s major cities. A rail link provides a regular service to London with a travelling time of less than an hour from Coventry.  Finally an international airport in Birmingham is only 25 minutes away from campus."


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