The Royal Academy of Engineering has enjoyed a very busy year. Look back with us at some of the highlights of 2015...


Academy Fellows recognised in New Year Honours 2015

The Academy congratulated a number of Fellows who were recognised by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year Honours list.





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Making the UK the best place to do research and innovation

The Government has an opportunity to build on our strengths and help make the UK the best place in the world to do research and innovation, according to a statement published by the National Academies.


UK Engineering - A success story that needs sustaining

An independent report on the economic impact of engineering in the UK estimates that engineering-related sectors contributed circa £280 billion in gross value added (GVA) in 2011, equivalent to 20% of the UK’s total GVA.

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Academy announces latest Ingenious public engagement projects

Engineers now have the opportunity to engage with the public in innovative new ways thanks to 22 new projects funded through the Royal Academy of Engineering’s public engagement grant scheme, Ingenious.





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Sir Richard Olver to receive Royal Academy of Engineering President’s medal

Sir Richard Olver FREng, former Chairman of BAE Systems, was awarded one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s most prestigious awards, the President’s Medal, for his exceptional contributions to the Academy’s work, particularly in engineering education. 






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100 years of excellence on show at summer soirée

The Royal Academy of Engineering held its Summer Soirée and Exhibition at the historic Rosyth Dockyard, as over 100 Fellows and their guests joined Royal Fellow HRH The Duke of Kent for a tour of the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers being assembled at Rosyth.




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Break down barriers to university-business collaboration to benefit UK economy

Government needs to simplify the plethora of schemes aiming to facilitate business-industry research collaboration across all disciplines, according to a new review by Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Microwave pioneer to receive Sir Frank Whittle Medal

Internationally renowned microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats CBE FREng FRS was awarded one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, for his influential achievements spanning more than half a century. 









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World-leading engineers elected to Academy Fellowship

The Royal Academy of Engineering has elected 50 new Fellows, including three new International Fellows.





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Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering presented to Dr Robert Langer

Dr Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was presented with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine.




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Time to tackle ethnic diversity in engineering, says Academy

While many UK engineering companies are already well engaged in driving better gender balance in the engineering profession, more work is needed in promoting ethnicity/race, sexual orientation and disability diversity, according to two new reports published by the Royal Academy of Engineering.



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Academy transport experts consider ways to reduce traffic congestion

The Royal Academy of Engineering has published its first ‘challenge paper’, a discussion document authored by expert Fellows with the aim of stimulating debate on an issue of national concern. The paper considers over 20 possible measures but concludes that efficient road pricing offers the single best way to tackle road congestion.


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