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Graham Kendall

Graham Kendall

Vice-Provost (Resaerch and Knowledge Transfer),

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How to crack British intelligence service’s devilish Christmas puzzle

“Calling all aspiring spooks. Robert Hannigan, director of Britain’s security and intelligence organisation GCHQ, has included a rather tantalising puzzle with his Christmas card this year. He hopes that it will exercise your grey cells over the holiday period. If you can solve the puzzle, along with the others that it will lead to, you …

Athena SWAN: Rosalind Franklin Appathon

Athena SWAN Charter Member network has informed us of Rosalind Franklin Appathon which is a national app competition that aims to empower women to become leaders in STEMM and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase leading women, working in the digital space from across the UK. Applications can be submitted at before 4th January …

Research Centres and Research Groups at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has recently completed an exercise to establish Research Centres and Research Groups. This has been done for a variety of reasons, inclusing: To more actively promote our research both internally and externally To have a “go to” person for a given research area To enable us to be …

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International Competition on Oil Palm Mechanisation (deadline: 30 November 2015)

We have received the following information about a competition that might be of interest to colleagues at UNMC. Colleagues in CFFRC and engineering may be interested in the following competition. International Competition on Oil Palm Mechanisation Official website: A flyer is availble here. Submission deadline: 30 November 2015 Objectives: This competition is aimed at …

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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

In almost every aspect of our lives, we have a unique identifier, enabling us to be uniquely identified. This might be a student/staff ID, a bank account number, a customer reference for a utility service etc. You are little more than a number inside an IT system! When you create an account with a journal, …

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MyMentor on the road (UniSZA and UMT)

                                  On the 15 Sep 2015 two members of the MyMentor team visited UniSZA (Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin) and UMT (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu) to present the MyMentor program and to discuss other opportunities that might exist. The MyMentor team, …

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Universities are more than just a paper mill

There was an interesting article in Focusweek recently that discusses how Malaysian institutions are changing, and need to continue to change. You can view the article here. As an aside, Focusweek often has a lot of interesting articles so worth keeping an eye on their content and also following them on Twitter.

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First seminar of the EUMCCI Research and Innovation Committee

Earlier this year, EUMCCI established the Research and Innovation Committee. The committee is: “a committee of the Academic sectorial. The role of the committee is to advise Academic stakeholders on research strategies, initiatives and innovation that promotes the research and research education interests of the University and that fosters the conduct of research and research …

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High level delegation visit by Czech Republic to UNMC

We were delighted to recently (22 May 2015) receive a delegation from a number of Czech Republic Universities, led by the Czech Republic Ambassador to Malaysia (Mr. Rudolf Hykl). We had a wide ranging discussion around research collaboration, as well as staff and student exchanges. After the meeting, we exchanged contact details and areas of …

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ASEAN SME 2015: These things don’t plan themselves

On 26-28 May 2015, Malaysia hosts the ASEAN SME 2015 conference at KLCC. This is a high profile event that will attract many companies from around the ASEAN region. We are delighted to have been offered a stand by BMCC (British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce) which enables us to present our research, and our contract …

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