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Creating a 21st century steel and metals industry

8 February 2018

A major step forward has been taken to future-proof steel in Wales and the UK with the opening of the new Steel and Metals Institute at Swansea University. The new Institute, which will be a global leader in steel and metals research, was opened today (Thursday 8 February) by First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.
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Swansea University Wins Santander University Cycles Challenge

8 January 2018

This challenge offered Santander UK university partners a chance to win capital costs to help set up their own cycle share scheme. This initial £100,000 investment which will be provided by Santander UK, is the cost to procure and install the bike docking stations, 50 bikes and the technology required for operation of the scheme.
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Enhancing Materials and Manufacturing Research Capability

12 September 2017

The M2A has recently spent over £1 million pounds purchasing several pieces of advanced equipment to further our research capability in the area of advanced materials and manufacturing.
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Award for M2A researcher in worldwide Tata Group competition

7 June 2017

A Swansea University researcher, Alex Harold, has beaten over 5000 applicants to win an international award for her work using proteins derived from soil bacteria to develop a new anti-corrosion coating for steel.
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Commendation for Swansea Engineering Doctorate Student in Tata Group Innovation Competition

9 March 2017

Every year TATA Group holds an international competition to highlight and reward the excellent innovations within the groups research and development activity. Usually 2000-3000 projects apply with around 80 progressing to the final.
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South Wales Materials Association

1 February 2017

First round of IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition - On the 31st January, The South Wales Materials Association held the first round of the IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition. The rules were simple: each competitor had to be of 28 years of age or younger and talk about a subject of their choice for around 15 minutes.
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The British steel crisis did more good than harm to the industry

18 January 2017

In January 2016, more than 1,000 UK job losses were announced at steel giant Tata, most of which were to be made at the Port Talbot plant in south Wales. What followed was a year of gloomy headlines, speculation and no real answers as to what would happen to the industry in Britain. Some thought that it would be the end of Tata’s steel presence in the country – and the British industry as a whole – but this couldn’t have been further from the truth.
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M2A investment to open up plastics-based research projects

18 January 2017

Investment in new injection moulding machinery at the University of Swansea is opening up new opportunities for research projects with the plastics manufacturing industry.
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College of Engineering at Swansea University wins Bronze Athena SWAN award

28 October 2016

The College of Engineering at Swansea University has won a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
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