Knowledge for a sustainable world

Now in its third year, the ‘Three Minute Thesis’ or 3MT competition, is once again challenging PhD students to explain their research creatively using language appropriate to a non-specialist audience, in just 180 seconds. It’s quite a feat, considering that the average thesis takes years to research and complete and comes in at around 80,000 words. Oh, and participants are not allowed to use PowerPoint either; just one single static slide is permitted as a visual aid.

A personal account by Dr Conor Walsh, Environmental Scientist at NRI

Snow Chatham C WalshLike many people, I was affected by the heavy snow that fell in Medway in Kent, UK, last February. As I was trying and failing to...

A proud moment for the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), as it celebrates seven PhD awards, including four women doctoral graduates and four PhDs in social science research at this year’s University...

Currently undertaking a hands-on internship at the University of Greenwich with the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), Katie is getting involved in exciting research projects.

Inspired at an Open Day at the University of Greenwich Medway campus in Kent, Katie James joined the BSc Environmental Science degree course in 2016.

Four of NRI’s PhD students picked up recognition awards at the NRI Annual Postgraduate Symposium last month, at the University of Greenwich’s Medway campus.

Siji Kavil, PhD student at NRI, is serious about cassava brown streak disease (CBSD). That’s because it’s a serious disease affecting cassava, the tropical root that is an important crop for food and...

Think ‘climate change’ and you might not necessarily envisage your favourite food. But if you care about the food on your plate, then caring about climate change would be a smart move.

By studying...

PhD research at the Faculty of Engineering and Science is changing the world – but how? In essence, this was the question being answered by participants in the University of Greenwich’s first ever...

Meet Hajar el Hamss, current PhD student at NRI whose work focuses on the interactions between whitefly, the bacteria inside whitefly, and a virus causing a devastating disease affecting the tropical...

Miranda Elsby is a current student on NRI’s MSc in Agriculture for Sustainable Development. In September, Miranda was selected to be a ‘student reporter’ at the annual Conference on Tropical and...

Kale crisps, seaweed, sweet potato bars…avocado with everything – these recent food trends have captured the attention of many consumers. But how do these foods make it onto our plates? Food...