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Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities

Posted Tuesday 24 October 2017

Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities

The Jamaican Government has yet again sought the expertise of a Kingston University Law School academic to advise ministers on implementing measures to prevent the financing of terrorism. Dr Gauri Sinha's trip follows her initial visit to the Caribbean island in 2016, where she first helped shape the nation's legislation on anti-money laundering, in accordance with the laws set out in the United Nations Security Resolutions (UNSCR).

Following the success of her first trip, the law lecturer and financial crime expert spent three days forensically scrutinising Jamaica's current laws before producing 17 official recommendations for ministry officials to examine....


Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Posted Tuesday 24 October 2017

Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Cultural traditions, identity and an eye-catching array of Swarovski crystals took centre stage as Kingston University's graduating MA Fashion students showcased their latest collections on the catwalk at the Design Museum in London. A selection of 10 fashion designers from the University's Kingston School of Art postgraduate degree course unveiled their work at the event, which took place at the world's leading contemporary design museum to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the course.

Graduating student Dardana Djantio Etchike's garments explored the tradition of breast ironing in her home country of Cameroon, Central Africa. The practice, typically carried out by a girl's mother, has become more widespread over the last 50 years with dietary improvements in Cameroon leading to a quicker onset of puberty.Dardana Djantio Etchike's collection explores the cultural practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. "The practice is largely used on girls aged nine to 15 years old and justified as a way to prevent sexual assault," Dardana explained. "Girls are compressed and restricted and it naturally creates a real desire for freedom. My designs are largely focused on those desires, how the body is expressed and how it feels in relation to the environment around it," she added....


Virtual walk through Town House as local schools find out flagship building's potential

Posted Friday 20 October 2017

Virtual walk through Town House as local schools find out flagship building's potential

Representatives from key town stakeholders were able to get a glimpse of how the University's completed Town House building will look by watching a computer-generated 3D fly-through and taking a virtual walk around the building at a recent event.

Kingston borough's Deputy Mayor Councillor Mike Head joined fellow councillors and colleagues from local schools and colleges to learn what educational benefits could be gleaned from Town House – both during its construction and when the building opens in 2019. Many attendees also took the opportunity to don some of the University's state-of-the-art Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets to experience the landmark building from the inside....


Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise

Posted Thursday 12 October 2017

Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise

Artistic talent and the art school ethos took centre stage at an indoor street party to mark the launch of Kingston School of Art. Live caricaturists, commemorative printmaking and demonstrations of student design innovation were among the attractions for visitors on campus as the faculty reclaimed its 150 years of art school heritage.

The atmosphere was charged with creative energy as the ground floor market stalls from the previous weekend's Manufactory event at the London Design Festival were transplanted from Spitalfields Market to Kingston School of Art with students sharing their latest design innovations in more familiar environs. A pop-up student shop selling screenprints, t-shirts and illustrations was packed with visitors, and filmmaking students showcased their work with a special recreation of the recent event at Genesis Cinema....


Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Posted Friday 6 October 2017

Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Kingston University has been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation by the Equality Challenge Unit – recognising its work to advance gender equality, representation and progression.

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is a Government-funded organisation aimed at promoting diversity and improving the experience of all individuals working and learning in United Kingdom institutions. ECU established its Athena SWAN Charter in 2005 to encourage and recognise activities aimed at advancing the academic careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research....


Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Wednesday 4 October 2017

Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been named among the globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics education in the newly published Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables.

The sector-leading publication ranked the University in the 176-200 banding globally and 31 in the United Kingdom in the business and economics category area of the 2018 global rankings, which recognises the academic prestige, research excellence and teaching environment provided to undergraduates....


New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

Posted Monday 2 October 2017

New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

Do you believe emailing gets in the way of more important tasks at work – or that checking your inbox only a few times a day is the most efficient approach? New research by a Kingston University email expert is challenging some of the commonly-held beliefs around the best way to manage – and use – emails in the workplace.

Dr Emma Russell, Head of the Well-being at Work Research Group at Kingston Business School, conducted an extensive review of the literature regarding strategies people use to manage their work email. Emerging themes were then sense-checked in interviews with a group of working adults to find out how these approaches work in practice....


Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs

Posted Tuesday 26 September 2017

Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs

A new artificial intelligence system that can create 3D selfies of people's faces from a single photograph has been developed by experts from Kingston University and the University of Nottingham.

Dr Vasileios Argyriou, from Kingston University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, was part of a team of researchers that trained a computer system to recognise features in a flat image and reconstruct them into an accurate three dimensional model....


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