Brunel University London is a public research university located in Uxbridge, west London, United Kingdom. It was named after the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In June 1966, Brunel College of Advanced Technology was awarded a royal charter and became Brunel University; the university is described as a British plate glass university. Brunel is organised into three colleges and three major research institutes, a structure adopted in August 2014 which changed the university's name to Brunel University London. Brunel has over 12,900 students and 2,500 staff, had a total income of £200.7 million in 2014/15, of which 25% came from grants and research contracts. Brunel has three constituent Academic Colleges: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, College of Business and Social Sciences and College of Health and Life Sciences; the university is ranked as one of the top 400 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2020 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
The university won the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. Brunel is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities UK. Brunel is one of a number of British universities which were established in the 1960s following the Robbins Report on higher education, it is sometimes described as a "plate glass university". The university's origins lie in Acton Technical College, split into two in 1957: Acton Technical College continued to cater for technicians and craftsmen, the new Brunel College of Technology was dedicated to the education of chartered engineers; the campus buildings were designed in the Brutalist style of architecture by Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners, Architects. In 1960 Brunel College of Technology was awarded the status of College of Advanced Technology, it was decided that it should expand at another site in order to accommodate the extra buildings that would be needed. Uxbridge was chosen to house the new buildings, construction work hadn’t begun before the Ministry of Education changed the College’s status: it was named Brunel College of Advanced Technology in 1962 – the tenth Advanced Technology College in the country, the last to be awarded this title.
The Uxbridge railway branch line was closed in 1964, the college purchased the land adjacent to its site where the railway had run for £65,000 from the local council. The royal charter granting university status was awarded on 9 June 1966; the university continued to use both campuses until 1971. In 1980 the university merged with Shoreditch College of Education, located at Cooper's Hill, Runnymede; this became Brunel's second campus. In 1995 the university expanded again, integrating the West London Institute of Higher Education, adding campuses in Osterley and Twickenham; this increased the number of courses. Traditionally the university's strengths were in engineering, science and social sciences but with the addition of the West London Institute, new departments such as arts, humanities and earth science and sports science were added, the size of the student body increased to over 12,000. Brunel has been the subject of controversy as its approach to higher education has been both market-driven and politically conservative.
The decision to award an honorary degree to Margaret Thatcher in 1996, following the University of Oxford's refusal to do so, provoked an outcry by staff and students, as a result the ceremony had to be held in the House of Lords instead of on campus. In the late 1990s, the Departments of Physics and Materials Engineering were all closed, and, in 2004, the Vice-Chancellor Steven Schwartz, initiated the reorganisation of the university's faculties and departments into schools, closed the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences; the succeeding Vice-Chancellor, the sociologist Christopher Jenks, took office in 2006. and he was followed by Julia Buckingham at Imperial College London, who took up the position of Vice Chancellor at Brunel in October 2012. In June 2011, Brunel University licensed Creative Barcode, an automated idea sharing platform which protects ownership of early stage ideas; the name was changed to Brunel University London by a supplemental charter dated 16 July 2014. In the late 1990s Brunel devised a £ 250 million masterplan for the campus.
This involved selling off campus sites at Runnymede and Twickenham and using the revenue from the sales to renovate and update the buildings and facilities on the Uxbridge campus. Works carried out included a library extension, a state-of-the-art sports complex, renovated students' union facilities, a new Health Sciences teaching centre, the construction of more halls of residence; the Brunel campus has appeared in several films, most famously in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, large parts of which were filmed on campus. It has featured in several UK television series including Spooks, Silent Witness, The Sweeney and Inspector Morse. Brunel has three constituent Academic Colleges: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Computer Science Design Electronic and Computer Engineering Mathematics Mechanical and Aerospace Civil EngineeringCollege of Business and Social Sciences Brunel Business School Brunel Law School Arts and Humanities Economics and Finance Education Social and Political SciencesCollege of Health and Life Sciences Clinical Sciences Life Sciences Research at Brunel has been organised into three institutes: Institute of E
Roadkill is an automotive-themed internet show produced by MotorTrend and Hot Rod, two magazines from the MotorTrend Group. It is hosted by staff editor Mike Finnegan; the show was described as "...guys behaving badly with cars," by Scott Dickey, chief executive at Ten: The Enthusiast Network. Roadkill began on YouTube in 2012 until March 2018 when Ten announced it was moving it to MotorTrend On Demand, now MotorTrend streaming service in 2018, a monthly subscription service offering this show and other automotive and motorcycle-themed interests, where all episodes from on were not available to view on YouTube. Instead, they are now hosted on the MotorTrend website. In 2015, the show was sponsored by the American automaker Dodge. At that time some episodes of "Roadkill" generated a million views in their first 72 hours on YouTube, many individual episodes of the monthly show well exceeded 5 million views; the dynamic car duo's show has ventured to Alaska and Australia. In August 2015 it was announced that TEN: The Enthusiast Network would be publishing a quarterly magazine named Roadkill, based on the show.
As of 12 January 2018 Mike Finnegan announced on The Kibbe and Finnegan Show that Roadkill Magazine had been cut due to poor sales on newsstands, but that goes with the fails of some of their builds. David Freiburger: co-leader of Roadkill, he has spent the vast majority of his career working for the various brands owned by Motor Trend Group. Mike Finnegan: employed by Motor Trend Group since 2010, he is an semi-pro winning boat racer and skilled fabricator, wacky hijinxist. In addition to his role on Roadkill, he records and produces the YouTube feature Finnegan's Garage on his personal channel, his signature slogan,'This is the best day at work ever!' Steve Dulcich: a certified engine guru. Steve's farm serves as the backdrop for Roadkill Garage. Steve Brulé: co-host of Engine Masters. Expert engine builder and dyno operations. Works at Westech Performance in Mira Loma, California. David Freiburger explains that Steve was responsible for introducing Mike Finnegan. Lucky Costa: co-host of Hot Rod Garage.
Lucky is called in. Tony Angelo: co-host of Hot Rod Garage. Tony is an accomplished mechanic, successful race car driver, former drifter, was voted to his position of Hot Rod Garage host by fan choice. Like Lucky Costa, he makes appearances on Roadkill when Finnegan and Freiburger need help. Tony is the undisputed champion of breaking Roadkill vehicles Rick Péwé: a former editor of Petersen's 4-Wheel & Offroading Magazine. Elana Scherr: the former Editor-In-Chief of Roadkill magazine and the Roadkill.com website. Along with Freiburger, she is the voice of Roadkill social media. Elana left the company with the demise of the Roadkill magazine. Terry the Terrier: one of the beloved shop dogs at Steve Dulcich's shop in the middle of the California desert. Roadkill has two spin-offs, Roadkill Extra and Roadkill Garage, both exclusives for Motor Trend on Demand. Roadkill Extra consists of daily-published episode shorts with content such as question & answer sessions, tech tips, project updates, other Roadkill-type information.
Though presented by Finnegan or Freiburger, others have been known to host. The majority of the episodes are only available via Motor Trend on Demand, but a few are posted on YouTube. Most episodes range from 2 to 15 minutes in length. Roadkill Garage is a monthly internet-based show available via Motor Trend on Demand, it is hosted by Steve Dulcich. The typical episode finds them modifying and/or repairing a Roadkill vehicle, or reclaiming a vehicle from Dulcich's grape farm; the farm, where the show is located, is a large vehicle junkyard. It contains a wide range of automotive relics Mopar vehicles. In 2015 the quarterly Roadkill magazine was launched; as of 12 January 2018 Mike Finnegan announced on The Kibbe and Finnegan Show that Roadkill Magazine had been cut. "Because Roadkill": An expression used on the show, spoken under one of two conditions: 1) to justify doing something irresponsible, financially foolish, and/or unnecessary to a vehicle. "Because Roadkill" situations can happen anywhere.
"Best day at work ever": Usually said by Finnegan, in response to something that would make the average person burst into tears. Finn takes it all in, responding gracefully and elegantly with the heartfelt "best day at work ever". Again: sometimes it IS the best day at work ever. "It'll be fine" or "It'll work Perfectly/Flawlessly": One of Freiburger's more common quotes at the end of a detailed description of what "Not to do" and its impending failure in the episode. "Mint": Freiburger's description of any vehicle that has working doors, a front windshield, one or more headlights powered by an actual working alternator. "It'll dzus right back":As in a quarter turn dzus brand fastener, which are used to hold on panels of race cars. Describes a moment you cut a part of your car or truck out for just a brief moment of enjoyment, without thinking of the long-term effects of removing the part, or how to put it back on. Made in the middle of the desert. BAM!!: Freiburger's frequent exclamation. Sometimes "BAM!!" is used to punctuate major success.
Sometimes "BAM!!" is used for. "I declare victory": Finnegan's version of "BAM!!". "That'll buff out": Usually used when the guys stumble
The Johannes Kepler University Linz is a public institution of higher education in Austria. It is located in the capital of Upper Austria, it offers bachelor's, master's, diploma and doctoral degrees in business, law, social sciences and medicine. Today, 19,930 students study at the park campus in the northeast of Linz, with one out of nine students being from abroad; the university was the first in Austria to introduce an electronic student ID in 1998. The university is the home of the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2012, the Times Higher Education ranked the JKU at # 41 and in 2015 at # 87 in its list of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. According to the 2012 ranking, the JKU was the fifth best young university in German-speaking Europe; the university attained high scores for quotations, third-party funding, internationalization efforts. The JKU was established as the "College of Social Sciences and Business" in 1966.
The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering was established three years and in 1975, the college was awarded university status and the Faculty of Law was integrated on campus. The university was named in honor of astronomer Johannes Kepler who wrote his magnum opus harmonices mundi in Linz during the early 17th century and taught mathematics at a school for the landed gentry near Linz. At present, the campus added the "JKU Science Park", additional buildings for science and engineering institutes. In 2019 many new buildings are being built. JKU's campus is located in the Auhof area of the St. Magdalena district; the university buildings are placed in a 90-acre park centered around a pond. The campus is accessible by the Linz tram lines 1 and 2 and the express bus line 77. On weekdays, trams travel every 5 minutes and a trip to the city center takes 16 minutes; the JKU is located close to Austria's autobahn network at theDornach exit on the A7 Mühlkreisautobahn. In anticipation of extending the campus, an additional autobahn exit, Auhof, is in the construction stages and is expected to better facilitate traffic, allowing a more direct route to the university.
A bicycle path in the north-east corner of the town located along the north side of the Danube river provides direct access to the university and helps to reduce traffic in the area. Many larger dormitories are within walking distance of the university, such as the Julius Raab Heim, the WIST Haus, the Kepler Heim, the ESH and the KHG Heim. Several other dormitories are located in different parts of Linz, providing housing for more than 3,100 students in all of Linz; some of the dormitories become hotels during the summer holidays, most notably the Julius Raab Heim under the name Hotel Sommerhaus. The university Rector and Academic Senate are responsible for the university's management. There are several vice rectors who are each assigned to specific task areas and who assist the Rector; the university board is an independent body that advises and counsels the Rector and Academic Senate on management issues. Deans and faculty committees are responsible for management on a faculty level. Rector and deans are elected for a 4-year period whereas faculty committees are elected for a 2-year period.
The Johannes Kepler University has four faculties with a total of 127 institutes. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business is the oldest and largest faculty in terms of students and graduates; the faculty consists of 32 institutes and offers academic degrees e.g. in Economics and Business Administration, Business Informatics and Education, Social Economics and Statistics. The faculty's abbreviation SoWi is derived from the German name of the faculty, Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät; the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences was established in 1969 and offered degrees e.g. in Technical Mathematics, Computer Science and Technical Physics. Over time, degrees in Technical Chemistry and Information Electronics were introduced. Several master's degrees to specialize in the area of computer science and physics, such as pervasive computing, industrial mathematics or biophysics are available. Doctorate degrees are offered in the areas of technical science; the TN faculty consists of 51 distinctive institutes and the German name is Technisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, hence the abbreviation TN or TNF.
The Faculty of Law was established in 1975. Before that time period, law degrees were offered by the SoWi faculty, theFaculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Law. In addition to Diploma and doctorate degrees in law, the RE faculty offers a Bachelor's degree in Business Law in cooperation with the SoWi faculty. Law degrees are offered via multimedia distance learning; the abbreviation RE is derived from the first two letters of the faculty's name German name, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät. At present, the RE faculty consists of 20 institutes; the Faculty of Medicine was founded in 2014. A new MED-Campus is being built; the master's degree program in web sciences is divided into branches of study: social web, web art & design, web business & economy, web engineering as well as web and the law. It offers those with academic background in various fields a research-led expansion and in-depth look at fields relevant to the web such as technology, law, society and culture; the JKU maintains several distance learning centers in Austria that offer degrees and