A new cohort of climate and environment experts have joined the University of Reading as part of a £50 million investment programme to further knowledge in research areas of critical global importance.
The 28 appointments, recruited over the last 12 months, build on Reading’s position as one of the leading centres for the study of climate, meteorology and the environment. Reading’s outstanding reputation in this area was recently recognised by HM The Queen in her award of a prestigious Regius Professorship in Meteorology and Climate Science.
Professor Christine Williams, University Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new group of climate and environment experts who join an institution home to a world leading Department of Meteorology and top climate scientists. Tackling global problems such as climate change means recruiting the very best scientific staff. Our new cohort complement the outstanding researchers we have in this area and strengthen our ability to fight some of the world’s most pressing issues.”
The Vice Chancellor, Sir David Bell, said: “The establishment of these new research posts will help Reading build on its reputation as one the strongest research-led universities in the UK and provide a platform for researchers to develop solutions to problems that affect the quality of life and sustainability of our planet.”