• 1 October 2021
    The Materials and Manufacturing Academy: providing industry-driven postgraduate research training for the engineers of the future

    The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) commenced in 2015 with the aim of creating the future leaders of Welsh industry through industry sponsored postgraduate research. Here Thomas Lewis, M2A Coatings Project Coordinator, discusses how the academy wants to build on academic-industry partnerships and inject continued innovation into the worlds of research and industry.

  • 1 October 2021
    Celebrating 10 years of the METaL project

    The METaL (Materials and Manufacturing Education, Training and Learning) Project is a work-based learning operation, funded by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government, and is part of the Faculty of Science & Engineering in Swansea University. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Professors Dave Penney and James Sullivan, reflect on how the project has progressed from the initial idea to a pan-Wales project which has delivered work-based learning to over 1000 people.

  • 24 September 2021
    The blue economy and the sustainable use of ocean resources

    The ocean is a very complex environment, and the main aim for the marine energy sector is to design the most cost-effective energy capture device for this environment: one that requires minimal intervention maintenance to deliver good performance. No one organisation has all the answers to the questions that need answering, so collaboration is essential to the continuing success of this industry. Here we discuss how the University is helping the industry achieve its goals.

  • 6 September 2021
    New Installation at Swansea University provides unique UK analytical capability to detect a much broader range of organic substances within solids and liquids

    We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new and unique UK analytical capability that offers a ‘step change’ in measurement, with the potential to detect a much broader range of organic substances (including isomers) within solids and liquids

  • 14 June 2021
    Working collectively to ensure a bright and prosperous post-pandemic future

    Over the last two years, organisations across every sector have grappled with the dual impacts of Brexit and a global pandemic. Here, Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle considers Swansea University’s role in the recovery of our region and nation, and the opportunities for greater collaboration between universities and industry partners in the months and years to come.

  • 17 May 2021
    Graduate Support Programme for Employers

    At Swansea University we are committed to helping your organisation succeed in the current global economic climate. We want to support you in finding the best talent, and provide a gateway to our bank of over 20,000 students and graduates.

  • 21 January 2021
    £4m research funding boost for Welsh manufacturing sector

    Manufacturing businesses across Wales can remain at the forefront of innovation, thanks to £4 million of EU funding announced by the Welsh Government.

  • 20 October 2020
    £2000 grants for Internship Providers

    At Swansea University we are committed to helping your organisation succeed in the current global economic climate. We want to support you in finding the best talent, and provide a gateway to our bank of over 20,000 students and graduates. 

  • 11 September 2020
    Research & Innovation activity accelerates through Global Pandemic

    This year has produced a few challenges and thrown up some curve balls for us all, with BREXIT and the rapidly approaching transition period deadline, sector wide student recruitment challenges and the global COVID-19 pandemic to name but a few. Here Ceri Jones, Director of Swansea University’s Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS) talks about what Swansea University has done in light of these challenges and how we can continue to support businesses in the months to come.

  • 8 September 2020
    Could a virtual internship enhance your organisation?

    Are you an employer? Do you have a full or part-time project that could be managed virtually? If so, Swansea University could help you.

    Swansea University provides a gateway to a bank of over 20,000 highly talented students and graduates to fill part-time vacancies, graduate roles, and work experience opportunities.

    In light of the current climate, we have recently made the move towards virtual internships.

  • 11 May 2020
    ASTUTE 2020 - Celebrating 10 years of working in collaboration with the manufacturing industry

    This month, the ASTUTE partnership is celebrating a huge milestone with 1st May marking 10 years of successful operation, engagement with over 500 companies, and support to more than 370 businesses across Wales to address manufacturing challenges.

  • 3 February 2020
    What is ASTUTE 2020 and how can it help welsh manufacturers?

    Future Manufacturing Technologies are a priority for the manufacturing sector’s competitiveness and this is a critical time for identifying and exploiting opportunities. With this in mind ASTUTE 2020, a multi-university partnership led by Swansea University, can help manufacturers in Wales boost their innovation, research and success. 

  • 26 November 2019
    How SPECIFIC at Swansea University can help businesses save money and the environment

    One of the greatest challenges facing businesses today is to find ways of working more sustainably in line with global concerns. Swansea University is at the forefront of developing sustainable technologies that can help put your business ahead of the competition, saving money and the environment.

  • 23 October 2019
    What is the Circular Economy and what does it mean for your organisation?

    As the world aims to move towards a more sustainable approach to resource management the ‘Circular economy’ is often cited. The concept means different things to many people so here Dr Gavin Bunting, Deputy Director for Innovation and Engagement in the College of Engineering explores what the Circular Economy is, what role Swansea University is playing to develop the concept in Wales and how you can implement the principles into your organisation.

  • 15 October 2019
    Swansea University to work with French Science and Technology Institute in European Tech for Good pledge

    The Digital Economy Research Centre at Swansea University has recently announced a pivotal cross-Channel Partnership with the French Research Institute for Computer Science and Automation (Inria), based in Grenoble, to promote science and innovation excellence in human-centric technologies.

  • 8 October 2019
    ION Leadership - Where have all the years gone?

    To celebrate 10 years of developing extraordinary leaders, Ceri D. Jones, Director of Research, Engagement & Innovation Services (REIS) shares his thoughts on the programme that he supported in the transition to Wales from the North West of England.

  • 17 September 2019
    Swansea University collaborates with GE Healthcare to characterise and develop anti-cancer therapies

    Four years of collaboration between Swansea University and GE Healthcare has advanced the treatment of ovarian cancer by allowing detailed analysis of drugs designed to target the disease. The collaboration with GE Healthcare began in 2015 with GE Healthcare providing advanced analysis equipment called a BiacoreTM T200, which measures binding interactions between molecules, allowing researchers at Swansea to perform fast and detailed analysis of ADCs.

  • 15 September 2019
    Oriel Science: showcasing science in the community

    Swansea University is pioneering a new way for the University and local businesses to connect with the community through science. Oriel Science, the UK’s first university-run, research-led science centre, is designed as a place where researchers and the community can converge, and where passers-by can get up close with research.

  • 5 September 2019
    How steel innovation at Swansea is boosting industry

    For nearly 100 years, Swansea University has been applying its academic expertise to the metal industries. This is a new era for steel, and our research and input is more crucial than ever. We are working hand in hand with key players, including Tata Steel, to solve today’s industry challenges and discover new opportunities.

  • 24 July 2019
    Eco-Friendly Events

    Swansea University is proudly ranked 9th in the ‘University Green League’ and we pay close attention to our outputs when it comes to facilitating events. From reducing the use of paper, to considerate catering and encouraging sustainable travel, there are a number of things we can do to make the events we organise greener. Discover our top tips for ensuring the events you organise are more sustainable.

  • 16 July 2019
    New Swansea University scheme inspires Welsh businesses to innovate

    Swansea University’s School of Management is rolling out a project across Wales to support businesses through the product development process. The ‘Developing Innovation Performance of Firms and Supply Chain Clusters’ (DIPFSCC) programme helps businesses of any size to develop new products or services, and can also introduce businesses to funds that can support their new product or service development, including testing, industrial research and commercialisation.

  • 16 July 2019
    Healthcare tech project wants to work with businesses to push forward innovative ideas

    Swansea University Medical School is a top 3 UK Medical School and is committed to ensuring the research, innovation and expertise within the School is used to prevent ill health, develop better treatments and be at the forefront of new technologies which can be used to improve care in the NHS. The School is currently leading a technology project that will help speed up health innovation in Wales and businesses are encouraged to be a part of it.

  • 9 July 2019
    Encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs

    At Swansea University we encourage all our students to act upon their entrepreneurial flair to enhance their own experience while with us and increase their employment opportunities when they graduate. Recently a group of students took part in a Hackathon in collaboration with Swansea City Football Club, aiming to come up with a technological innovation that could drive new or increased revenue.

  • 18 June 2019
    Building on our strengths for the future

    Ceri Jones, Director of Swansea University’s Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS) talks about the University’s plans in light of BREXIT, reaching new milestones, and our commitment to our partners and stakeholders.

  • 27 May 2019
    Swansea University LINC: one year on

    To facilitate organisational growth within South West Wales and beyond, a new engagement network, Swansea LINC was launched in 2018. Having organised a diverse series of informative networking events and distributed regular communications, this initiative has already generated significant opportunities for collaboration and is going from strength-to-strength. Here James Pack, from the University's Research, Engagement and Innovation Services team, takes an opportunity to reflect on LINC one year on.