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The University of Westminster was founded by the celebrated Victorian engineer Sir George Cayley in 1838. Our breadth of expertise encompasses the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, the Westminster Business School and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities incorporating the Westminster Law School.

Our research informs our teaching, ensuring that it is rigorous and up­-to­-date. Students learn directly from the academics who are conducting the cutting-­edge research. A wide range of Westminster’s courses are independently rated as excellent, and the University’s research leads the way in many areas including biomedical sciences, politics, art and design, electronic engineering, architecture and media.

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Un hôtel abandonné dans la ville ukrainienne de Pripyat, à quelques kilomètres de Tchernobyl. Shutterstock

Pourquoi les plantes ne meurent pas de cancer

La plupart de la vie végétale a survécu à la catastrophe nucléaire de Tchernobyl. Les plantes sont plus flexibles et s'adaptent beaucoup mieux que les animaux aux événements extérieurs.
An abandoned hotel building in Pripyat, a few miles from Chernobyl. Fotokon/Shutterstock

Why plants don’t die from cancer

Most plant life survived the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl - and they have a lack of legs to thank for it.

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