Queen Mary University of London has opened an International Centre for Teaching and Learning (ICTL) with one of China’s top universities, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU).
The centre, which launched on 25 June 2018, will form part of the Queen Mary University of London Engineering School of NPU (QMES), a Sino-foreign Joint Educational Institute. Its aim will be to establish the best teaching and learning practice across STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Research funding awarded
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has given the university a GBP 5 million grant which has allowed for the NIHR Policy Research Unit in cancer awareness, screening and early diagnosis to be renewed.
The first stars of the universe
Through a collaboration involving an astronomer at the university and others from international institutions, new insights have been gained into the creation and death of some of the first stars in the universe. It provides a unique glimpse into the explosion of the first supernova and the early life of hot stars.
Launching the world’s first postgraduate certificate in tuberculosis
The university has launched the world’s first postgraduate certificate in TB in order to help train the next generation of specialists. Commencing in September 2019, this course will be available via distance learning.
Queen Mary University of London launches new apprenticeship
The university recently launched a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, specifically designed for the social sector. This undergraduate programme is the first of its kind in the UK.
New partnership between India and UK
The university recently launched a Resilient Futures India Initiative. Based in New Delhi, this project invites experts from both India and UK to discuss complex global challenges including equality, health and environmental sustainability.