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Pictured (from left to right) IRR Assistant Director Dr Paul Allen, IMechE Rail Division Chairman Richard East, the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan and the IRR Director Professor Simon Iwnicki in the test lab University’s major breakthrough in railway technology

The University unveiled its first multi-million pound test rig – the first of its kind in Europe and launched the Centre for Innovation in Rail to help fast track innovations in railway technology.

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Huddersfield's Global Disaster Resilience Centre Professors Richard Haigh (second left) and Dilanthi Amaratunga (second right) at the University of Colombo conference 'Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction' The University backs one million euro natural disasters project

A one million euro, multi-national project aimed at reducing the impact of disasters and boosting the ability of communities to recover from them was headed by the Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) based at the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture.

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Dr Patrick McHugh who joins team working on the potential role that alpha-synuclein protein plays in Parkinson’s disease Collaborative work sheds light on Parkinsons

A team of UK scientists, including the University of Huddersfield’s Dr Patrick McHugh (pictured), has published research that elucidates a potential role the alpha-synuclein protein plays in Parkinson’s disease.

Read more about this research on the potential role of alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s disease

Overseas guest Professor Karen-Leigh Edward (left) with conference organiser Huddersfield’s Professor Karen Ousey (right) The University successfully hosts The Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention inaugural conference

The inaugural conference was organised in association with the Journal of Wound Care and drew a multi-disciplinary, multi-national attendance. The focus of the conference was to bring together research by engineers and scientists in tandem with healthcare experts to make improvements in wound care and the quality of life for patients.

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Pictured is Stelram’s successful KTP Associate, Gareth Eyre, who has now been taken on by the company in a permanent role as quality engineer KTP scheme between the University and Stelram Engineering wins top award

An ambitious engineering firm’s expansion has been boosted by a successful collaboration with the University of Huddersfield. Now, the project has earned a mark of distinction from a Government-backed body and will be used as an official case study.

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