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University of Northampton celebrates a record month for research

News Page 5th May 2016

March was a bumper month for research at the University of Northampton, with over £1.4million of new funding awarded from external sources, including the Alzheimer’s Society and the European Union.

The University was awarded £130,000 by the Alzheimer’s Society to research accurate diagnosis and support for younger people – and their carers – who are living with dementia. It is hoped that the three-year project will improve accuracy of diagnosis, and help shape support services. This funding has been provided to the University in partnership with the National Young Onset Dementia Network (NYODN).

A consortium including the University of Northampton and international partners, has also received €16.2m funding from the European Union for the AOELIX project. The funding will establish a cloud-based collaborative logistics system which will allow organisations working in logistics – including shippers, warehousing firms, retailers and customs – to access, exchange and use information. This collaborative approach will create visibility across the supply chain, enabling more sustainable and efficient transport of goods across Europe.

The University undertakes a wide range of high quality and impactful research at local, national and international levels. Researchers generate new knowledge through original work and test theories and ideas – often working in collaboration with charities, companies and other educational institutions – before sharing their real-life experiences with students in the classroom. Current research projects being undertaken by the University are exceptionally varied, from hard-hitting topics such as domestic abuse and ovarian cancer, to environmental disasters such as toxic recycling and the decline of bees. Whatever the subject area, all of our research has one overarching aim: to transform lives and inspire change.

Professor Simon Denny, Director of Research, Impact and Enterprise, commented: “We are doing ever more high-quality and important research that changes the lives of people, nationally and internationally for the better. I am proud of my colleagues and their achievements.”

According to the results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research carried out by the University of Northampton was recognised as world-leading in quality in six of the nine areas submitted. To find out more about research at the University of Northampton, please visit our webpage.

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