News: May 2014

Dr McDermott Rees named runner-up of the Rene Cassin Thesis Prize

Every year, the International Institute of Human Rights awards the Rene Cassin Thesis Prize to the author of the best doctoral thesis in the field of human rights law completed anywhere in the world in the previous year. This year, they jury have decided to award the 'special mention' - i.e. 2nd prize - to Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees for her thesis entitled ‘The Right to a Fair Trial in International Criminal Law’.

Publication date: 29 May 2014

Investigating vital issues for the future of the Welsh language

A new research project is underway which will investigate why children who are attending Welsh-language schools may be reluctant to use the language outside of school. The research will be conducted by Dr Siôn Aled Owen based at Bangor University.

Publication date: 28 May 2014

Bangor Business School still top 15 in the world for Banking research

Bangor Business School maintains its position as one of the top 15 institutions in the world for Banking research, according to the latest RePEc rankings.

Publication date: 23 May 2014

Centre for Mental Health and Society awarded British Council Grant

The School of Social Sciences is developing an important relationship with researchers in India. 

Professor Rob Poole and Professor Catherine Robinson from the Centre for Mental Health and Society have been successful in obtaining a Knowledge Economy Partnerships (KEP) grant from the British Council’s Internationalising Higher Education (IHE) framework programme.

Publication date: 21 May 2014

A Celebration of Welsh and Chinese literature

Welsh and Chinese authors, poets, translators, academics and publishers came together at Bangor University recently to celebrate a sharing of literature between the two countries, in an event organised by Yan Ying of Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages and Sioned Puw Rowlands of the Wales Literature Exchange.

Publication date: 16 May 2014

From glass case to cyber-space:Chaucerian Masterpiece Goes Global

Bangor University and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, have collaborated on a project to bring one of the jewels of English literature, kept at the National Library, freely available to all. The Hengwrt copy of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, produced in London at the close of the fourteenth century and believed to be the earliest existing version of this work, is now fully digitised, and accessible by global users via the Library’s website.

Publication date: 15 May 2014

Improved monitoring of endangered Ganges river dolphin revealed in paper by Bangor student

A new study (7th of May) reveals a method to improve the monitoring of the endangered Ganges river dolphin – one of only four remaining freshwater cetaceans since the Yangtze River dolphin became extinct in 2007.

Research author, Nadia Richman, is a scientist at the Royal Zoological Society and also a PhD students at Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography.

Publication date: 8 May 2014