The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following the Robbins Report. Like the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, Bath can trace its roots to the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, established in Bristol as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Venturers; the university's main campus is located on Claverton Down, a site overlooking the city of Bath, was purpose-built, constructed from 1964 in the modernist style of the time. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 32% of Bath's submitted research activity achieved the highest possible classification of 4*, defined as world-leading in terms of originality and rigour. 87% was graded 4*/3*, defined as world-leading/internationally excellent. The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £287.9 million of which £37.0 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £283.1 million.
As of 2019, in national rankings the university is placed 6th according to The Guardian, 9th in the Complete University Guide and 11th by the Times/Sunday Times. Internationally it is placed in the top 400 by the 2016 ARWU and has featured in the top 300 in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 THE World University Rankings. In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 the university was awarded the title of "Best Campus University in Britain". and in 2012 the title of'University of the Year 2011/12'. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, the European Quality Improvement System, the European University Association, Universities UK and GW4; the University of Bath can trace its roots to the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, an institution founded as a school in 1595 and a technical school established in Bristol in 1856 which became part of the Society of Merchant Venturers in 1885. Meanwhile, in the neighbouring city of Bath, a pharmaceutical school, the Bath School of Pharmacy, was founded in 1907.
This became part of the Technical College in 1929. The college came under the control of the Bristol Education Authority in 1949; the college was housed in the former Muller's Orphanage at Ashley Down in Bristol, which still houses part of the City of Bristol College whilst the remainder has been converted into residential housing. In 1963, the Robbins Committee report paved the way for the college to assume university status as Bath University of Technology. Although the grounds of Kings Weston House, in Bristol, were considered — which and until 1969, accommodated the College's School of Architecture and Building Engineering — the City of Bristol was unable to offer the expanding college an appropriately sized single site. Following discussions between the College Principal and the Director of Education in Bath, an agreement was reached to provide the college with a new home in Claverton Down, Bath, on a greenfield site, purchased through a compulsory purchase order from the Candy family of Norwood Farm, overlooking the city.
Construction of the purpose-built campus began in 1964, with the first building, now known as 4 South, completed in 1965, the Royal Charter was granted in 1966. In November 1966, the first degree ceremony took place at the Assembly Rooms in Bath. Over the subsequent decade, new buildings were added. In the mid-19th century, there were plans to build a college of the University of Oxford on the site; the university logo features the so-called Gorgon's head, taken, via the university's coat of arms, from a Roman sculpture found in the city. Until 30 October 2012, it was a member of the 1994 Group. A report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England into governance at the University was published on 20 November 2017. In November 2017, frustration with the governance of the university grew concerning the Vice Chancellor, Glynis Breakwell's remuneration; the HEFCE recommended 13 changes to the governance of the university. In November 2017, Breakwell's salary rose by 3.9% to over £468,000 and she was reported as the highest paid Vice Chancellor in the country.
The University and College Union had an "emergency meeting" of all staff to discuss the issue and the students' union organised a vote of no confidence involving all undergraduate and postgraduate students. By August 2017, four MPs had resigned from the advisory board at the University of Bath in protest against the vice-chancellor's pay package. In November 2017 Breakwell agreed to retire, taking a sabbatical on full pay from September 2018 until retirement in February 2019 when a £31,000 car loan to her would be written off. In January 2018 the University Court voted for her immediate departure and demanding the chair the governing council and remuneration committee should step down, though this decision could not override the existing contractual agreement with Breakwell. On 5 March 2018, at 13:30, a group of 10 Bath students supporting the UCU strike action occupied the vice chancellor's suite in protest of the university's support for UUK's proposed pension reforms; the occupation was endorsed by Bath MP Wera Hobhouse.
The university was criticised for its initial response to the protesters, blocking the entrance to the only accessible toilets in the occupied area for the first 21 hours of the occupation. The University's response was criticised by local councillor Joe
St Martin at Oak, Norwich is a Grade I listed redundant parish church in the Church of England in Norwich. The church is medieval dating from before 1491, it was destroyed by bombing in January 1942. It was rebuilt in 1953 by the architect John Chaplin as a church hall for neighbouring parishes, but this never materialised as the local churches were closed in the 1960s. After a period of use as a night shelter by the St Martins Housing Trust, the church was transformed into Oak Studios, a rehearsal space for theatre and music groups; the church purchased an organ dating in 1887 by Beard. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register; when the church closed for worship, the organ was transferred to St Bartholomew’s Church, Suffolk
Suape Port is a Brazilian International Port in the city of Ipojuca in the state of Pernambuco. The port is located inside 40 km south of the city. Suape is a non-tidal port, it is one of container terminals in the northeast of Brazil. It plays an important role in the economy of the state of Pernambuco. In the 21st century Suape became Pernambuco's main focus for development. National and international investments were made in the port due to its logistical benefits. By 2010 it is expected. Port construction disturbed shark habitat, they were forced to move north to the coastal region of Recife city. The first verified shark attack took place in 1992. Since 60 people have been attacked by sharks, including 24 fatalities surfers who venture beyond the barrier reef that protects Recife beaches; the port was designed by the Governor Francisco de Moura. Its name originates from the most southern beach of Cabo de Santo Agostinho. However, the port is in the municipality of Ipojuca, its design is based on the Port-Industry integrated system.
The port was designed for the transportation of fuels and bulk cereals. On November 7, 1978 a new state law created the Suape Industrial Port Complex to manage the project and the port. Today, it is one of the largest ports in Brazil and has been considered one of the most technologically advanced, it serves large parts of Alagoas and Paraiba states. Suape Port serves ships 365 days a year without regard to tide schedules. To assist in docking, the port offers a monitoring system and laser ship docking system that enables effective, secure control; the port moved over 8.4 million tonnes in 2008. The liquid transfer constituted; the port can serve ships of up to 170,000 DWT and operational draft of 14.5 m. With 27 km² of backport, the port can serve large ships; the access canal has a 5,000 m extension, which measures 15.5 m deep. More than 96 Companies are becoming installed in Suape; these include Atlantico Sul and a large petrochemical company. The Port is accessed by federal road BR 101 and the state road PE 060.
At 35 kilometres northwest it interconnects with BR 232, a federal highway that crosses the state in the east-west direction. The Guararapes International Airport from Recife, is 25 kilometres north; the Maceió airport is 210 kilometres south, João Pessoa airport is 160 kilometres north, near state airports such as Caruaru, Petrolina. The Transnordestina connects 7 States; the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho operates a diesel train called the South Train, which connects directly with Recife for passenger service. Recife is one of Brazil's biggest logistics centers, combining Suape, the international airport and a central location in Brazil's northeastern region. Logistics and financial sector employees make up 4% of the Recife workforce and over 9% in the Metropolitan Area. Recife port Suape port on YouTube Suape complex port cronogram on YouTube