Category Archives: Academia

Preparing future scientists to help solve the biggest challenges facing the Earth

How are scientists able to predict the complex and chaotic reality of global weather and climate? The answer: by turning the fiendishly complicated natural processes of Planet Earth into sophisticated mathematical equations – and being able to interpret the results. … Continue reading

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A great scenario for outstanding environmental research

World-class research into environmental science has been boosted with a new deal to fund the next generation of PhD students. The Postgraduate Centre in the Science of the Environment: Natural and Anthropogenic Processes, Impacts and Opportunities (SCENARIO) was given the … Continue reading

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Royal recognition for Reading climate scientist

The University is delighted to announce that Professor Keith Shine formally begins his new post as the University’s first Regius Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science today. The prestigious title of Regius Professorship was awarded to the University, and 11 … Continue reading

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Conference season in Reading

The University of Reading has recently hosted five prestigious meteorological conferences covering a broad range of topics with participants from all over the world. The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) chose Reading as the location for its annual Student Conference, giving … Continue reading

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Academia: making flexible working work

Professor Ellie Highwood, Head of Department of Meteorology has joined the Guardian Newspaper blogging team on Higher Education lives. In her first blog, Professor Highwood discusses the pressures of working in academia and the mindset that to be successful you … Continue reading

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