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News: November 2012

Winning in Tendering Project Manager Interviewed on BBC Radio Wales

On November 8th 2012, Winning in Tendering Project Manager Gary Clifford was invited by BBC Radio Wales’ Wales at Work programme to discuss the latest figures relating to Wales’ public expenditure.

Publication date: 28 November 2012

Developments in Public Procurement: E-Procurement and E-Invoicing in Ireland

On 18th October 2012, Professor Dermot Cahill, Dean of Bangor University’s Law School, and Director of the Winning in Tendering Project, was invited to speak at a major national Irish conference, ‘Developments in Public Procurement: E-Procurement and E-Invoicing in Ireland.’

Publication date: 22 November 2012

The ICPS Team Go Stateside!

In August 2012, three members of staff from the Winning in Tendering (WiT) project and the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS) – Dr Pedro Telles, Dr Ama Eyo, and Ceri Evans – travelled to Seattle, USA, to deliver papers at the 5th International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC). The papers were selected for presentation by a select panel of specialist reviewers, tasked with reviewing over three hundred abstract submissions. 

Publication date: 22 November 2012

Hard to fish areas of the seabed may act as refuges for endangered skate

Marine scientists working in the Celtic Sea have discovered a natural refuge for the critically endangered flapper skate. Many elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) are highly vulnerable to over-fishing, but a new paper in the open access journal PLOS ONE shows that small areas of the seabed that experience below-average fishing intensity can sustain greater populations of these species.

Publication date: 15 November 2012

Through revolutionary methods . . . ? A conference to evaluate five decades of language campaigning.

On Friday and Saturday 16-17 November, the School of Welsh at Bangor – in conjunction with Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Welsh Politics (and with the financial support of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol) – will host a major interdisciplinary conference in order to evaluate the influence of more than fifty years of language campaigning on the political and cultural life of Wales.

Publication date: 13 November 2012

Bangor University contributes to ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ technology

Bangor University’s School of Chemistry is contributing to a research project which could put Wales at the forefront of global renewable energy technology.

Publication date: 12 November 2012

EPSRC Grant Win

Professor Martin Taylor’s group in Electronic Engineering have recently won an EPSRC grant to investigate the fabrication of a new type of Charged Coupled Device, CCD.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

Increasing Broadband capacity two thousand-fold - for the same price

Could you use a broadband service that is two thousand times faster, but costs you the same?  A revolutionary “future-proof” technology, first proposed by Bangor University, is the front-runner in satisfying future demand for dramatically increased internet speeds and capacity.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

Majority favours assisted dying

New international research reveals that the majority responding to questions about assisted suicide, are in favour.  This contrasts with a recent review of research that suggests that UK doctors consistently oppose euthanasia.

The results, drawn from the views of over 62,000 people who contributed views to a large number of research papers on the subject from different countries, reveals for the first time, that people from very different backgrounds and experience, on the whole, share similar views on this topic.

Publication date: 5 November 2012