Archive for November 23, 2015

What do our dogs think of us?

Dogs may be man’s best friend – but aren’t they a member of the family too? Dog-lovers can now help find the answer to this by contributing to a ‘citizen science’ project to examine the social intelligence of dogs and their sense of place in a human world. Researchers at the University are seeking dog-owning […]

The Salford Viewpoint: Why men don’t need to be screened for breast cancer, but should still do regular checks

Screening aims to detect disease in its early stages while there’s still a chance that treatment will be effective. Programmes are usually targeted at people who are at high risk of developing a particular disease. For example, the NHS invites people over the age of 60 to be screened for bowel cancer because age is […]

EcoValve technology achieves first European sales

Eco-Valve – the University’s ‘next-generation aerosol’ technology has achieved its first major commercial breakthrough in Europe. Interest has been growing in the technology which allows the use of compressed gas as a propellant in place of the more environmentally-damaging propane and butane. Brand owners, including some large global players have made enquiries with the technology’s […]

Massive Change Series – 20th November 2015

  2015 sees the launch of the Massive Change Series: Pop goes the Biosphere – Ecological infrastructure for Smart City Growth event series by The Biospheric Studio. This series will focus on using technology-based solutions to bring nature back into cities in order to realise health, economic and cultural benefits, making cities resilient in the […]

Interested in UK city devolution? Come to ‘Salford’s take on Devolution’, a networking and ‘research download’

The SURF team is running a ‘devolution download’ workshop for Salford University colleagues to map our existing and potential interests relevant to the devolution agenda in Greater Manchester and beyond.   With over 250,000 residents, substantial cuts to public sector funding and a rapidly evolving workforce, Salford is set to transform over the next 10-20 years. […]

KIDSCAN, the Salford University-based children’s cancer research charity, has awarded £40,000 to a talented local scientist

Chloe Jones, 22, who hails from Rochdale, was selected for Kidscan and The University of Salford’s prestigious ‘Pathways to Excellence’ programme, after wowing the selection committee with both her academic achievements and commitment to discovering new, more targeted treatments for childhood cancer. The University of Salford has matched Kidscan’s contribution, funding the remainder of the […]

Science behind European river restoration finalists

A PROJECT to revive one of Britain’s most famous rivers involving the University of Salford is one of three finalists for a European environmental award. A 6km stretch of the river is being held up as a model for boosting biodiversity and reducing flood risk in rivers across the continent by the International River Foundation […]

Urban Ethnography Maphack to take place at Media City

You are invited to the following event : Urban Ethnography Maphack Monday 7th December 12-2pm Room 2.03/04, Mediacity Campus University of Salford M50 2HE Salford   The Universities of Salford and Manchester are collaborating to host a ‘map hack’ where people interested in urban ethnography put ethnographies about particular cities onto a Google map. Come […]

Salford aims to become ‘UK’s most Dementia-friendly City’ with ground-breaking new study

A new three year action and research study into living well with young onset dementia has been announced by our Institute for Dementia and Salford City Council. The project funded by a significant grant from the Booth Charities will be run in partnership with people in Salford who have experience of young onset dementia, both […]

Ecocity World Summit 2015

Professor Hisham Elkadi attended the Ecocity World Summit (ECWS) on 11th-13th October 2015. The event was hosted by the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the first Ecocity Summit to take place in the Middle East. The ECWS is the longest running international conference series on sustainable cities, commencing in 1990. The […]