The University of Bristol received its Royal Charter in 1909. However, the university has a rich history going back to 1595. Today, the University of Bristol has nearly 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is ranked as one of the top ten universities in the U.K. The University of Bristol is located in Bristol, England and draws students from all over Europe. World ranking panels rate the University of Bristol in the top 100 of all universities world-wide. Acclaim for the Computer Science, Electronics and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biological Sciences and Mathematics schools of the University of Bristol in rating by the Times Higher Education Supplement is noted.
Risks from extreme weather are 'significant and increasing'
Human societies are not resilient to extreme weather, according to a new report released by the Royal Society today.
Academics advise how to keep data secure in a cyber world
Cyber security experts from the University of Bristol have advised the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) on how to protect the personal data of millions of citizens.
Groundbreaking study compares how bat and human cells respond to viruses
Why are viruses such as Ebola so dangerous to humans yet do not appear to harm the bats which transmit them? A team of scientists from the University of Bristol, UK and CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratories ...
Should the role of afforestation in climate change mitigation policy be re-evaluated?
Afforestation (planting trees) to mitigate climate change could cause warming rather than cooling globally due to non-carbon effects of land use change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Bird battles promote unity on the front line
Like the Three Musketeers' famous strategy of 'all for one, and one for all', birds marshal their troops to defend key resources when threatened by rivals, new research from the University of Bristol has ...
Mongoose sentinels respond flexibly to threats
Just as soldiers on sentry duty constantly adjust their behaviour to match the current threat level, dwarf mongoose sentinels exhibit flexible decision-making in relation to predation risk, new research from ...
A tale of two seas: Last Ice Age has shaped sharks across Europe
Shark populations in the Mediterranean are highly divided, an international team of scientists, led by Dr Andrew Griffiths of the University of Bristol, has shown. Many previous studies on sharks suggest ...
London's diverse ethnic population explains the success of its schools
London's diverse ethnic population is the reason for its pupils achieving significantly better GCSE results than the rest of England, according to a new study published today.
Modern technology restores ancient dinosaur fossil
A rare dinosaur fossil has been restored by an international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephan Lautenschlager from the University of Bristol, using high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) ...
Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate
In a study published today in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), Dr William Roberts of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences and colleagues use computer models to simulate a Heinrich ev ...
Research team develops aerosol optical tweezers
A device which allows users to hold airborne particles – aerosols – for extended periods has been developed by a team at the University of Bristol and Portishead-based firm Biral.
Researchers create designer 'barrel' proteins
Proteins are long linear molecules that fold up to form well-defined 3D shapes. These 3D molecular architectures are essential for biological functions such as the elasticity of skin, the digestion of food, ...
How ferns adapted to one of Earth's newest and most extreme environments
Ferns are believed to be 'old' plant species – some of them lived alongside the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago. However, a group of Andean ferns evolved much more recently: their completely new form and structure ...
Digging for Britain's real-life war horses
Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have teamed up with school children, veterans of modern conflict and other volunteers to uncover the history of Britain's real-life war horses.
How myths about the brain are hampering teaching
Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research published today [15 October].