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Impact of wobbly bridges and sky-scrapers on human health to be tested in government-funded research centre

The impact of vibrations from very tall buildings and wobbly bridges and floors on people’s health and wellbeing is to be researched in a new £7.2 million government-funded national research facility.

European funding launches Marine-i to provide support to marine businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Up to £6.8m of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has been secured to develop marine technology research, development and innovation activities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst the global best

Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to an influential global league table.

Stage set for brand new interactive theatre performance

The stage is set for children and adults alike to be given a fascinating insight into the brain and epilepsy, thanks to a brand new interactive theatre show.

University of Exeter strengthens ties with the Chinese University Hong Kong to address global energy challenges

University of Exeter strengthens ties with the Chinese University Hong Kong to address global energy challenges

Elastometric mooring tether performance testing advances wave energy project

The University of Exeter has carried out performance and durability tests on a set of elastometric mooring tethers as part of the H2020-funded OPERA wave energy project. 

Declining Arctic sea ice does influence European weather – but is not a cause of colder winters

The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change is unlikely to lead to more severe winter weather across Northern Europe, new research has shown.

New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers.

Exeter Professor appointed to key role at South Devon UTC

Professor Butler, an expert in Water Engineering and Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, is the new Chair of the Governing Body and Board of Directors at the college.

‘Mirror game’ test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows

Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia.

Engineering expert elected chair of Exeter RIBA branch

An engineering expert from the University of Exeter has spoken of her delight after been elected as Chair of the Exeter branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

Research suggests the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.

CEMPS presents Chinese New Year 2017

Friday 27th January saw the celebration of the Year of the Rooster in the Harrison and Physics buildings at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

Exeter Mathematics School Cited as Model by Prime Minister

The Exeter Mathematics School, sponsored by the University of Exeter, has been cited by the Prime Minister as a model for spreading specialist maths schools across the country.

Prehistoric mega-lake sediment offers key insight into how inland regions responded to ‘super-greenhouse’ event

Sediment found at the site of one of the largest lakes in Earth’s history could provide a fascinating new insight into how inland regions responded to global climate change millions of years ago.

Why hospital antibiotic management strategies do little to curb resistance

With an alarming growth in antibiotic resistance and doctors increasingly having to resort to last-chance antibiotics to save patients, is there a better way for hospitals to manage antibiotic treatment regimens?

Research shows driving factors behind changes between local and global carbon cycles

Research has provided a fascinating insight in the quest to determine whether temperature or water availability is the most influential factor in determining the success of global, land-based carbon sinks.

Pioneering project unlocks vital role carbon cycle plays in regulating Earth’s climate

Pioneering project unlocks vital role carbon cycle plays in regulating Earth’s climate

University of Exeter recruiting for key degree apprentice programme

The University of Exeter is seeking the next generation of digital prodigies to join its pioneering degree apprentice programme.

New public sector energy company announced for Devon

New public sector energy company announced for Devon.

Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’

Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’

Science behind lightning strikes right note in festive family event hosted at the University of Exeter

Families from across the South West were given a dazzling flash of inspiration and entertainment during a special festive treat, organised jointly by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the University of Exeter.

Exeter students reach final two in global competition

A team of students from the University of Exeter have reached the final knock-out round of an esteemed international competition, designed to help boost their career potential.

Exeter statistician wins prestigious 2016 Lloyd’s Science of Risk award

A rising research star from the University of Exeter has secured a coveted national award, for his innovative work on more accurately simulating natural hazards, such as windstorms and flooding.

Vital vaccine could “reduce burden” of dengue disease in hardest-hit regions

The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted.

World-leading Ocean Energy Professor receives prestigious international scholarship

One of the world’s leading Renewable Energy experts has received a prestigious international award, in recognition to his ground-breaking research into ocean energy and technology.

New research in Malawi will help to secure raw materials for green technologies.

Pioneering new insights into why high concentrations of some of the most rare and desirable natural elements - vital for the production of vital environmental, digital and security technologies – have been revealed.

CSM students dig deep for victory at international mining competition

Students from the Camborne School of Mines are celebrating becoming global champions at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.

Trouble Down Below? - Exeter expert offers insight into Cornish underground hazards

A fascinating insight in to the potentially dangerous underground hazards commonly found at development sites across much of Cornwall will be presented at a special seminar.

Wave energy device successfully deployed at BiMEP site

The final section of a sophisticated wave energy device has been successfully installed by a collaborative research team in the Bay of Biscay, on the northern coast of Spain.

Exeter seals new strategic collaborations with University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Exeter sealed new strategic collaborations during meetings in Vancouver in October.

Exeter Professor appointed as environmental charity board trustee

Professor David Butler, Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems, has been appointed as a trustee of a vital South West environmental charity.

Cornwall Mining Alliance launched

A new group which brings together Cornwall’s mining expertise has been launched in an event at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.

Exeter wins £1.5m funding for world-leading initiative to advance health research

The University of Exeter has been awarded £1.5 million by Wellcome to enable translation of findings from its world-leading research programmes into improvements in human health on a global scale.

Violent wind collision zone between two stars seen for the first time

The tumultuous region between two stars has been revealed for the first time, thanks to state of the art infrared imaging techniques.

'Global Conversation' takes key issue of the future of mining to Vancouver

Solutions to the challenges facing the global mining sector will be shared by a leading expert from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines at a special event in Vancouver, Canada.

Silver celebration: National award recognises commitment to equality

The University of Exeter’s Mathematics and Computer Science departments’ commitment to gender equality have been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.

Student secures first female mining scholarship at Camborne School of Mines

A student at the world-famous Camborne School of Mines has been awarded a valuable scholarship, as she embarks on her first steps towards forging a successful mining career.

Prestigious Space Weather symposium announced at University of Exeter

Some of the world’s leading experts will gather at the University of Exeter to take part in a prestigious event, designed to examine the future of pioneering space weather research.

Future increase in plant photosynthesis revealed by seasonal carbon dioxide cycle

Doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by about one third, according to a paper published in the journal Nature

Exeter scientists awarded prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowships

Three outstanding early-career scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society.

University of Exeter student success in international awards

University of Exeter science and engineering students have been successful in an academic competition referred to as the “junior Nobel Prize”.

The University of Exeter’s first degree apprentices have begun

The University of Exeter’s first degree apprentices have begun their programme, launched at the start of their first residential on the Streatham Campus on Monday 12th September. 

Magma build-up at active Japanese volcano poses threat to "Naples of the Eastern World", research shows

Pioneering new study could help provide early-warning system for volcanic eruptions worldwide.

Unprecedented atmospheric behaviour disrupts one of the earth’s most regular climate cycles

A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns.

Induced climate change ‘tug of war’ keeps scientists guessing on storm tracks

The effects of man-made climate change can hamper scientific projections of how key global weather patterns will act in the future, a new study has revealed.

New light on the complex nature of ‘hot Jupiter’ atmospheres

Fascinating new light could be shed on the complex atmospheres of planets which orbit stars outside our own solar system, thanks to pioneering new research.

Students from Exeter Mathematics School celebrate completion of unique course

The University of Exeter hosted a special event to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of students from the Exeter Mathematics School. 

Students from first mathematics “free” school celebrate exam success

One of England’s first mathematics free schools is sending record rates of students to the world’s best universities, just two years after opening.

New Zealand Physics President returns to his Exeter roots

The President of the New Zealand Institute of Physics returned to his academic roots in Exeter to forge a new collaboration with his UK counterpart - a University of Exeter physics professor.

World experts converge in Exeter to tackle structural vibration as ‘global challenge’

Experts in vibration serviceability of civil engineering structures from across the globe met at the University of Exeter.

Solar energy professor wins top Indian community accolade

A University of Exeter professor and solar energy expert has been honoured for his services to education.

Climate experts help communities cope with impact of the Indian Monsoon

Work by University of Exeter experts to predict the weather in India could help millions of people prepare for the devastating effects of the country’s summer monsoons.

New technique could revolutionise surgical treatment of epilepsy

Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that could revolutionise the surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Exeter physicist wins prestigious award for experimental research

A University of Exeter lecturer has been honoured with a medal and prize for his outstanding contribution to experimental Physics.

Better information needed to understand extreme weather

Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods.

GraphExeter illuminates bright new future for flexible lighting devices, study shows

Researchers from the University of Exeter have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient.

Discovery of newborn exoplanet could help explain planetary evolution

A team of international researchers have discovered the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever detected, orbiting a young star 500 light years from Earth.

Renewable energy expert to take part in key discussion at Houses of Parliament

A University of Exeter expert will take part in a round-table discussion at the Houses of Parliament.

How to organise a cell: novel insight from a fungus

University of Exeter researchers have found novel insight into the ways cells organise themselves.

Stormlamp project to shine light on the impact of waves on lighthouses

Engineers have launched a new research project to examine the structural impact that waves have upon lighthouses.

Renewable Energy students visit space station to see biomass technology in action

Renewable Energy students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus will be visiting Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station this month.

Exeter engineering expert leads research to pioneer new type of gel for food and home care industries

A materials scientist from the University of Exeter has been awarded a substantial research grant to pioneer a new type of gel.

Engineering students showcase their wares to industry experts

Budding engineers at the University of Exeter showcased a range of innovative projects to industry experts at a special event.

Exeter researchers to lead two major projects on past and future climate change

Scientists at the University of Exeter will be leading two major multi-million pound world-class research projects.

Women scientists bring their subject to life on Exeter streets

Female academics from the University of Exeter, the Met Office and beyond will tackle some of the world’s biggest questions in a fun and engaging way when Soapbox Science hits the streets of Exeter.

South West MEP takes policy advice from scientists at Penryn Campus

South West MEP Clare Moody has visited the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus to take advice from leading academics.

University placed 35th globally in latest influential rankings

The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.

Pint of Science Exeter to take local science breakthroughs to city pubs

Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes.

Exeter space experts join astronaut Tim Peake in school project

Researchers from the University of Exeter are taking part in a school project which will feature a live space hook up with the astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station (ISS).

Conversion courses to provide new opportunities for non-engineering graduates

MSc programmes in Civil, Structural and Water Engineering starting in September 2016.

Researchers win major grant to lead Indian water management project

Three engineering experts from Exeter have been awarded £334,000 to participate in an international partnership project enhancing the management of water resources in South Asia.

Exeter Engineering student wins top prize for wave energy research

A University of Exeter Renewable Energy doctoral student focusing on wave energy has claimed first prize and £1,200 at an international conference.

Ground-breaking images of nearby star give new insight into Sun’s infancy

Pioneering new research that has provided close-up pictures of a nearby star has given a fascinating insight into how the Sun may have behaved billions of years ago.

CSM enjoys success at annual Teaching Awards

Camborne School of Mines enjoyed considerable success at Exeter’s recent annual Student Guild and FXU Teaching Awards ceremony.

Influence of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming is shaped by varying temperatures in the Pacific Ocean

The crucial role that sea-ice loss plays in rapid Arctic warming is regulated by variable climate patterns taking place in the Pacific Ocean, a pioneering new study has found.

Researchers find significant greening on Earth

There has been an increase in leaves on plants and trees on the Earth equivalent in area to two times the continental USA, a new study shows.

£2m centre linking maths and medicine will transform healthcare

A pioneering new research centre will celebrate its official launch this month.

Students strike gold at International Mining Games

Students from the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are celebrating after winning three gold medals, two silver and a bronze in this year’s prestigious international mining games competition which took place in Montana in the USA.

Innovative Exeter research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing

Second year undergraduate students make key contribution to new type of device.

North Atlantic played pivotal role in last great climate tipping point, research shows

The North Atlantic Ocean played a key role in the last great tipping point in Earth’s climate system, pioneering new research has shown.

Exeter mathematicians recognised as rising stars of research

Two rising research stars at the University of Exeter have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC).

New mine proves focal point for geological research in South West

Drakelands Mine has become the focal point for a series of new locally and regionally significant research projects.

Personality traits can be revealed by movement, study shows

A pioneering new study has revealed how an individual’s movement can give a unique insight into their inherent personality traits.

‘Intelligent’ robotic boat piloted by Exeter researchers makes maiden voyage

Researchers from the University of Exeter will be launching a boat with its own intelligence off the Scottish coast this week to test their pioneering software design that could revolutionise data collection at sea.

Exeter wins slice of £1.7 million to boost careers in Engineering

The University of Exeter has been awarded a slice of £1.7m Government funding to increase the supply of new engineers.

Global farming practices must change, say climate change researchers

Human activities such as farming have caused the world’s plants, animals and microbes to contribute to global warming, a major international study co- authored by a University of Exeter professor has found.

Exeter astronomer gets best ever view of aging star

An astronomer from the University of Exeter has had the sharpest ever view of a dusty disc around an aging star 4,000 light years away which could signal a new generation of planets.

Exeter physicist takes research to Parliament

A University of Exeter researcher has been selected from thousands of competitors to present his research to MPs and expert judges at the House of Parliament, on Monday March 7.

University of Exeter hosts extreme weather festival

BBC presenter Dr Helen Czerski and Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo will be among the world-leading climate change experts speaking at a family-friendly festival at the University of Exeter this weekend.  

Water engineering students present research to industry specialists

Water engineering students from the University of Exeter are participating in a special event designed to highlight some of their world-changing research projects.

£1.5 million to train tomorrow’s scientists and engineers

The Government is investing £1.5 million in the University of Exeter, to train the next generation of innovators in physical science subjects.

Penryn graduate crowned Energy Champion

An Exeter Renewable Energy graduate has won a prestigious Energy Institute (EI) award for her work in promoting carbon reduction.

Lower limit for future climate emissions needed, research says

The world can emit even less greenhouse gases than previously estimated if global warming is to be kept under control, a new study co-authored by a University of Exeter mathematician has found.

South West MEP celebrates success of University of Exeter EU-funded projects

South West MEP Clare Moody has met pioneering University of Exeter experts who are helping to boost economic growth and create jobs in the region.

New Satellite Applications Catapult Centre of Excellence for region

The University of Exeter will be better able to support business growth thanks to a new partnership with the UK Space Agency.

Exeter experts receive €700,000 grant to study the future security of water, food and energy provision

Researchers from the University of Exeter are leading a pioneering international research project to deliver new guidance for governments to safeguard long-term provision of crucial natural resources.

Exeter leads €5 million research project to find essential new mineral deposits

University of Exeter scientists will lead a ground-breaking collaborative research project to discover new deposits of essential raw materials.

Exeter Expert outlines global water engineering research success

New technology developed by University of Exeter academics to detect water leaks has helped more than seven million people, according to a water expert.

Mathematician awarded £300,000 to study movement of wildebeest, reindeer and salmon

A University of Exeter mathematician has been awarded more than £300,000 ($450,000) to study collective behaviour and decision-making patterns in animals in the wild.

Environment minister meets marine energy experts at Penryn Campus

Environment minister and local MP George Eustice has visited the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus to find out more about the University’s world-class research in marine energy and aqua culture.

Cambodia volunteering project proves fruitful for Exeter student

A University of Exeter student has completed a volunteering project on a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) Entrepreneurship scheme in Cambodia.

Extreme weather threatens Britain’s coastline

Britain’s rocky coastline is being reshaped and eroded by the increasingly common extreme weather, University of Exeter researchers have found.

New research to protect cities now and in the future

New work by University of Exeter experts will enable better management of urban services affected by climate change-related hazards.

New technique to find copper deposits

A University of Exeter geologist has developed a new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits.

Exeter expert named in top 25 leaders in worldwide water industry

An engineering expert from the University of Exeter has been named among the top 25 industry leaders worldwide.

Exeter expert participates in pairing scheme to foster links between science and policy

A University of Exeter academic will spend three days shadowing Labour MEP Clare Moody in Brussels this week as part of a scheme to foster links between scientists and European policy makers.

Flood expert helps create winning flood awareness app

A team featuring a flood expert from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems (CWS)  has claimed first prize for the creation of an app that will aid global flood management and help save lives

Storms bring record-breaking waves to Falmouth Bay

The New Year storms that battered the British coastline brought record-breaking waves to the normally sheltered Falmouth Bay, it has been revealed.

Exeter scientist secures prestigious award

A University of Exeter scientist has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for his ground-breaking research.

Storms bring record-breaking waves to Falmouth Bay

The New Year storms that battered the British coastline brought record-breaking waves to the normally sheltered Falmouth Bay, it has been revealed.

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