News: January 2016

EU backed project is ready to make more leaders

A flagship project at Bangor University has been granted £2.7m funding from the Welsh Government and the European social fund.

The new programme will be called ION Leadership and promises to deliver partly funded leadership training to 600 business owners and aspiring leaders in the Convergence area of Wales.

Publication date: 25 January 2016

Cool new uses for Wool

Ever wondered how sheep survive on those cold, wet hills? Their wool has amazing insulation properties to keep them warm, and man has taken advantage of their fleece for millennia. But to keep things cool?

Research scientists at Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre have now helped to further reveal the amazing properties of wool as a cold chain insulation material, to prove its performance in new and valuable applications.

Publication date: 18 January 2016

Putting science to the fore in Wales in 2016

With the formal detailed planning application for the proposed Menai Science Park (M-SParc) a Bangor University led project, submitted to Anglesey Council in December, M-SParc’s Director, Ieuan Wyn Jones, looks back at a momentous year for Wales’ first dedicated science park, ,and looks forward to what promises to be an exciting future for scientific endeavour in North West Wales in 2016 and beyond.

Publication date: 13 January 2016

Frankincense, given by the Wise Men, could be the latest super ingredient

Frankincense was considered precious enough to be presented by the Wise Men to the baby Jesus, along with gold and myrrh.

It is a natural substance which was greatly valued in the ancient world.

What was it that made frankincense a precious gift fit for a king?

Publication date: 5 January 2016