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Education Select Committee Brexit inquiry

Brexit will allow some universities to ‘go global’ while others will reduce in size – Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University tells MPs. Giving evidence to the Education Select Committee at Oxford University back in January on the impact of Brexit on higher education, Prof Latham said: “Brexit doesn’t give us more advantage to…

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Peugeot group’s past takeovers cast a shadow over Opel and Vauxhall

Published on The Conversation. Written by Andrew Noakes, Senior Lecturer in Automotive Journalism, Coventry University   Pity the car maker trying to get coverage this week for a shiny new model or revised range at the Geneva International Motor Show. The biggest topic of conversation there will not be anyone’s latest offering. Instead it will be the news…

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Gearing up for the Industrial Devolution

Paul Noon, pro-vice-chancellor for enterprise and innovation at Coventry University, discusses devolution and how the region’s universities can play a key role in helping the West Midlands to grow and prosper. In May this year, the West Midlands will elect its first ever metropolitan mayor. This is a significant moment for the region as we…

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A Case for Transformational Entrepreneurship: ZaaCoal Social Enterprise

Written by: Dr Stephen Dobson, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University Since he was child Amin Sulley, from Ghana, has always thought a little differently about life and perhaps noticed things in his everyday surroundings that others tended to overlook.  But, above all Amin has always stopped to ask the most simple of questions…

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Technology and Legislation are changing our relationship with the car

PARADIGM SHIFTS IN TECHNOLOGY AND LEGISLATION ARE CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CAR, AND NOW IT’S TRANSPORT’S TIME TO SHINE Guest post from Ed Stubbs, Senior Lecturer in Automotive and Transport Design at Coventry University One of the unexpected side-effects of the rapidly-approaching autonomous car movement is that our historical relationship with the car – the…

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Multiplicity: The Varied Roles of Universities Supporting Small Businesses

Guest blog by: David Pickernell: Visiting Professor, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University 2016 has heralded a period of significant uncertainty for the UK economy, and this is likely to continue for several years. It is precisely during such times, however, that innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship become even more important, as new products, services,…

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The future of retail looks Amazoning!

Are Amazon about to change the face of retail forever? The online giant has already revolutionised the way we buy things. They are the biggest name in online shopping and have been for some time. They pioneered next day delivery services like Prime and now even have a service where you can get same-day delivery…

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Industrial strategy statement

Commenting on the launch of the industrial strategy today (23 January 2017) Professor John Latham, Vice Chancellor of Coventry University and Chair of University Alliance, a group of universities focused on preparing students for a career in industry and the professions said: “Universities will be key to the success of this industrial strategy, and we…

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Uni’s cyber security spin-out given GCHQ boost

A spin-out spawned from a link-up between Coventry University and tech transfer firm Crossword Cybersecurity has been selected to join a GCHQ-backed initiative to tackle online threats. CyberOwl, which launched last year with investment from Mercia Fund Management, is one of only seven start-ups invited onto the unique accelerator which is run by GCHQ and…