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Bangor University

A reputation for excellence

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 11,000 students currently study at the University, with 650 teaching staff based within twenty three Academic Schools.

Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.

The most recent National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions).

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Tim – one of the last big tusker elephants – died last year at the age of 50, in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. From the author

Curious Kids: why do elephants have tusks?

Elephants use their giant incisors to dig holes, impress rivals and rest weary trunks. But as so many continue to be killed for their ivory, he question is whether they are destined to be tuskless.
Young Kenyans typically see farming playing some role in their future, although few respondents want only to farm. Getty Images

How young Kenyans feel about farming goes against conventional wisdom

Young people typically see farming playing some role in their future as they prefer to remain in their rural homes, although few respondents want only to farm.
Un volontaire nettoie la côte après l’échouage du pétrolier à l’île Maurice. Shutterstock

À Maurice, comment la marée noire risque de perturber les écosystèmes marins côtiers

Mangroves, coraux et herbiers marins forment à l’île Maurice trois écosystèmes interconnectés, dont l’équilibre peut être durablement bouleversé par la pollution au pétrole.

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