February, 6, 2017. Posted in News, Research.
Increasing the water table in agricultural peatland could hold key to reducing UK’s greenhouse gas emissions
Increasing the water table could help to slow down global warming, boost crop yields, and preserve peat soils according to a new study. The research, led by scientists from the University of Sheffield, found increasing the level below which the […]
February, 1, 2017. Posted in Comment.
How a poem removed two tonnes of nitrogen oxide from the surrounding environment
The world’s first catalytic poem has been removed from the exterior wall of the Alfred Denny Building at the University of Sheffield, three years after it was installed. In Praise of Air was an original poem written by Simon Armitage […]
January, 30, 2017. Posted in Events.
7 February 2017: Scenarios of Climate Change: Energy Futures and Urban Humans
In a new series of of events, the Scenarios of Climate Change research network at the University of Sheffield is exploring how society understands and imagines climate-changed futures. Scenarios are a common method for getting a better grip on the […]
January, 18, 2017. Posted in Events.
February 2017: Achieve More: 10bn
Achieve More: 10bn is a three week programme for second year students at the University of Sheffield, which explores one of the biggest questions facing humanity: How will we live in a world of 10 billion? Staff and students from the […]
December, 8, 2016. Posted in News, Training.
University of Sheffield team wins entrepreneur competition
Four University of Sheffield science researchers, including Grantham Scholar Chris Dutton, have won the nationwide Environment YES innovation competition, beating off challengers from universities across the UK by pitching an idea for fully recyclable paper cups. The Sheffield team members were Jess Dunn […]
November, 25, 2016. Posted in News, Research.
University solar research wins industry award
Pioneering work in understanding and improving the efficiency of the UK’s solar industry has led to a University of Sheffield research group scooping a top industry award. Sheffield Solar, based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was awarded the […]
November, 22, 2016. Posted in Comment.
Impressions from COP22: Was this the ‘COP of action’?
To many, this year’s UN Conference on Climate Change in Marrakech, was a chance to start turning carbon emissions agreements into tangible actions to combat climate change. In this guest blog post, University of Sheffield PhD student Rachael Treharne shares her […]
November, 21, 2016. Posted in News, Policy.
Sheffield delegation return from important UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech
Scientists and engineers from the University of Sheffield have helped world leaders shape a more sustainable future at the successful United Nations conference on Climate Change in Marrakech. Researchers from the University’s Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and Energy 2050 […]
November, 17, 2016. Posted in News, Research.
Sheffield collaborates with Indian partners to power a rural village
Research into sustainable energy at the University of Sheffield is helping a remote village in India to access electricity for the first time. Dr Mark Walker, Research Associate from the University’s Energy 2050 research institute, has collaborated with UK and […]
November, 16, 2016. Posted in Events.
CANCELLED – 8 December 2016: Professor Tekalign Mamo
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. Professor Tekalign Mamo: Insights into Ethiopia’s agricultural renaissance Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Special Ambassador, 2015 International Year of Soils Former Ethiopian State Minister of Agriculture Thursday 8 December, 3.30pm-5pm Lecture Theatre 4, The […]