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The University of Hull has been changing the world and changing lives since 1927. In a rapidly altering world, our research is responding to some of the biggest global challenges. Our current work ranges from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chains to slavery.

We have appeared twice in Universities UK’s list of ‘100 discoveries by British universities that have changed the world’. Once for our globally renowned breakthrough in liquid crystal displays (facilitating the technology for screens on mobile phones, TVs, laptops and tablets); and once for our pioneering work on a bone density scanner for the earlier detection of osteoporosis. Our Wilberforce Institute has also won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its work combatting modern-day slavery.

We’ve been recognised for our academic impact: the University was named in the top 50 UK institutions for research power by Times Higher Education, based on the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2014.

The University’s collaborations are shaping the future. Building on the success of Hull’s reign as City of Culture, in which the University was a Principal Partner, the University is pleased to be bringing the best of British Science to Hull and the Humber in September 2018 by hosting the British Science Festival, giving the opportunity to showcase nationally the region’s significant contribution in this field.

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Olympic rings illuminated during the opening ceremony at the Winter Olympic Games of Turin 2006. Paolo Bona/Shutterstock

The colourful history of the Olympic opening ceremony

At the first modern Olympics in 1896, in Athens, each country’s athletes simply entered the stadium to hear speeches and a specially composed hymn – though more than 50,000 spectators still attended.
Lassa fever is spread through rodent urine and faeces. mauritius images GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo

Lassa fever case in Paris: what you need to know

Lassa virus kills about 1% of those who catch it, but if caught early enough, antiviral drugs can prevent serious illness.

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