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The University of Warwick (/ˈwɒrɪk/) (abbreviated as Warw. in post-nominal letters) is a public research university on the outskirts of Coventry between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, England. It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education. Within the University, Warwick Business School was established in 1967, Warwick Law School was established in 1968, Warwick Manufacturing Group (now WMG) was established in 1980 and Warwick Medical School was opened in 2000. Warwick incorporated Coventry College of Education in 1979 and Horticulture Research International in 2004. Warwick is primarily based on a 290 ha (720 acres) campus on the outskirts of Coventry, with a satellite campus in Wellesbourne and a central London base at the Shard. It is organised into three faculties—Arts, Science Engineering and Medicine, and Social Sciences—within which there are 32 departments. As of 2019, Warwick has around 26,531 full-time students and 2,492 academic and research staff. It had a consolidated income of £631.5 million in 2017/18, of which £126.5 million was from research grants and contracts. Warwick Arts Centre, a multi-venue arts complex in the university's main campus, is the largest venue of its kind in the UK outside London.

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Efficiently “switching on” bacteria to produce high-value chemicals

“- Most high-value chemicals are currently produced using fossil fuels - industrial chemistry’s use of petroleum accounts for 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions. - An exciting alternative is to engineer bacteria as “cell-factories” with a genetic switch that reroutes their chemistry …

Highly efficient grid-scale electricity storage at fifth of cost - researchers modify hybrid flow battery electrodes with nanomaterials

“Researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with Imperial College London, have found a way to enhance hybrid flow batteries and their commercial use. The new approach can store electricity in these batteries for very long durations …

Rapid-forming giants could disrupt spiral protoplanetary discs

“Giant planets that developed early in a star system’s life could solve a mystery of why spiral structures are not observed in young protoplanetary discs, according to a new study by University of Warwick astronomers. The research, published today …

A touch of gold sends crystals electric with excitement

“A touch of gold - or another noble metal – can change the structure of a crystal and its intrinsic properties, physicists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated in a display of modern-day alchemy. Scientists from the Department of Physics and …

Used Nissan LEAF batteries given “second life” thanks to WMG, University of Warwick

“- When electric vehicles end their life the remaining storage capacity of the lithium battery is expected to be higher than 70%. After this, they can be reused for less demanding “second life” applications such as domestic and industrial energy storage …

Quantum computers learn to mark their own work

“Quantum computers can potentially answer questions beyond the capabilities of classical computing – but their answers might not be reliable University of Warwick scientists have developed a protocol for quantum computers to measure how close their answers are to the correct …

Bionic hand made in 10 hours thanks to WMG, University of Warwick

“- A 3D printed bionic hand can be made to measure thanks to engineers at WMG, University of Warwick and a collaboration of other companies. - The 3D printed hand incorporates muscle sensors to control an articulated thumb, enabling it to function …

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

“· Discovery by University of Warwick scientists challenges accepted rule of organic solar cell design · Could help to bring about low cost, flexible and stable organic solar cells for use on vehicles, curved surfaces and windows · Reducing surface area of electrodes …

Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics

“· Patterning metals for electronics and solar cells can be slow, expensive and involve toxic chemicals · Scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick have developed a way to make patterned films of silver and copper (the two …

Researchers convert used car batteries into units that could power farms in the developing world

“As part of a Circular Economy for electric vehicle battery systems, as the number of such vehicles increases rapidly, Professor James Marco in the labthe need to find the best way to reuse and recycle vehicle batteries becomes just as …