Cranfield School of Management’s Business Growth Response Programme has now supported its 2,000th participant since it began just after lockdown started at the end of March.
The programme supports small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in helping them recover from the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the UK economy. SME’s account for 24% of UK private sector businesses, for 43% of UK employment and 45% of GDP.Read More
Dr Eric Goodger has been a Cranfield University lecturer for many years following his career as a Cranfield academic. To celebrate his 100th birthday this week he will be presenting a lecture on his favourite topic, fuels and combustion.
As COVID-19 is preventing him from appearing in person, Eric will deliver his first live lecture using TEAMS on 9 July 2020. Cranfield University said that Eric may well be the oldest person to conduct a lecture using the technology.Read More
Two Cranfield University students will be part of an all-female crew at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah next year, aiming to fill the data gap on women’s performance in space exploration.
Six engineers, geologists and scientists, all under 28-years-old, will be going to the Mars simulation centre for a two-week mission in February 2021.Read More
Former business minister Jo Swinson has joined Cranfield School of Management as a visiting professor. The former leader of the Liberal Democrats will work with the business school’s Changing World of Work group. This Group examines the implications of the changing work context on managing people and organisations.Read More
Cranfield University has recognised Captain Tom Moore for his services to the local community and the country by awarding him an Honorary Doctor of Science in its 2020 graduation celebrations.
Captain Tom raised over £30million for NHS charities in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the current pandemic.Read More
Cranfield University said that when completed the facilities at Cranfield Forensic Institute will be among the best in the world in their specialist fields of crime scene investigation, digital forensic investigation and non-destructive analysis.
The new facilities are considered vital in boosting the role science plays in the criminal justice system, enabling the transfer of the latest leading academic knowledge to criminal investigators and training the next generation of forensic scientists.
Students and staff will have access to facilities such as a virtual reality autopsy table, digital forensics laboratory, crime scene investigation rooms and a simulated mass grave excavation site.
The first cohort of students to take advantage of some of the new technologies are expected to arrive at Cranfield in October 2020.Read More
Writing in today’s Financial Times, academics from across #Cranfield University said that as well as lessons learnt from the response to COVID-19, a much wider lesson must be learnt about how the UK identifies, prepares and responds to threats and risks.
Such as to our safety, our national security and from climate change.
Central Bedfordshire Council has been revamping roads across the area while traffic levels are low during the coronavirus lockdown.
It said that by taking advantage of the quieter roads it has fixed more than 600 repairs including potholes, streetlights and road signs as well as eight re-surfacing schemes.Read More
Cranfield University’s Centre for Competitive Creative Design printing facilities (C4D/3DPrint) have been supporting local hospital communities to make hundreds of adjustable connectors for face masks.
They will be used by NHS staff and key workers at Milton Keynes University Hospital to protect their skin from damage and sores.Read More
Cranfield University has developed and tested a process to find the ‘perfect avocado’. The technology uses a laser and small vibration to test the individual fruits’ resonant frequency. The university said that this gives a reliable assessment of ripeness without damaging the avocado.Read More
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