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ORI launch

New Orthopaedic Research Institute launched at BU

A new Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) has been launched with the intention of working across the university and with local hospitals and industry partners to carry out research that will improve patient care and develop clinician practice in the UK.
Genetics psychiatric disorders

The genetics of psychiatric disorders

Dr Kevin McGhee's research into psychiatric disorders examines the genes involved in the development of schizophrenia, with the hope of improving knowledge and treatments for the condition.
Riot ID guide

BU research at Banksy’s Dismaland: #RiotID

#RiotID - a civic media guide helping people identify, monitor and record the use of riot control agents against civilians - has been distributed at Dismaland since its launch at the start of October.

Festival of Learning 2014

Our annual Festival of Learning is home to hundreds of free events where we showcase what we've been up to and how it can help people, families, businesses and communities. Take a look at this year's highlights.