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Making Knowledge Work with interactive showcase at the University of Bradford

11 April 11

The University of Bradford will open its doors to local businesses and the general public next week to showcase and demonstrate how it's making a difference to the world and the city of Bradford through its research and knowledge transfer activities.

The annual Research and Knowledge Transfer Showcase will take place on Wednesday 13 April and will see staff from across the University coming together under one roof to highlight their world class areas of research. 

The showcase will celebrate three key areas of research at the University in healthcare science; innovative engineering; and social science. 

Visitors at the showcase will be able to interact with the research and knowledge transfer work that the University is currently working on.  This will include the chance to see a demonstration of keyhole surgery techniques using a simulated torso; the opportunity to look at furniture design features that enable people with dementia to feel more supported within care environments; and to have their skin checked for sun damage which the naked eye is unable to see.

The Research and Knowledge Transfer Showcase will run from 2.30pm to 5.15pm in the Atrium, Richmond Building on the main campus of the University of Bradford.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Phil Coates, said: "The excellent research on display, in our proud tradition of 'Making Knowledge Work', reaches to our local community through to the international community and brings great value in the areas of health science, innovative engineering and society.   It is recognised that in these times of economic difficulty, the UK needs its universities to add such value locally, nationally and globally, and we are playing our part strongly, with considerable impact.   It is particularly good to have so many collaborating companies and organisations involved with us in this event."

The University of Bradford's reputation for high international quality research was further enhanced by a strong performance in December 2008's national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

The RAE is a leading measure of a University's research strengths and quality. Almost two thirds of Bradford's academic staff were entered in the RAE and of those submitted, 80% were recognised to be producing research of 'international' and 'world-leading' quality. This figure rose in some cases to above 90%.

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Further information for Media Enquirers

For further information please contact the University of Bradford Press Office on 01274 23 3089/3084.

Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.