University celebrates milestone 100 articles on The Conversation
Academics from across the University have collectively published 100 articles on The Conversation, setting a new milestone for Leicester in delivering expert opinion pieces in response to topical news.
A partner of the University, The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered directly to the public.
With a growing community of more than 21,700 academics and researchers from over 1,100 institutions, The Conversation is encouraging Leicester academics interested in raising their media profile to become an author and pitch article ideas based on individual research expertise.
The 100 articles published so far by Leicester academics cover a range of research areas, including: the pornography industry; the origin of dogs as pets; the future of space exploration; how the human eye can provide a window into the brain; and more.
The University has also launched a new platform for opinion pieces, Think: Leicester, which provides academics and doctoral students with an opportunity to present their independent views on topical news.