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Small groups of meerkats – like those often seen in zoos – are at greater risk of chronic stress.
Computer games have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision.
A new lease has been signed for marine renewable energy testing in Falmouth Bay.
Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world’s most important nesting sites in Colombia.
The University of Exeter has won a prestigious award for providing the best international student experience of any university in the UK.
Prestigious Human Frontiers Science Programme grant awarded to international research team led by University of Exeter
The University of Exeter and Keypath Education have announced a new ten-year partnership that will see the University provide a range of online Masters Degrees to UK and international students.
The composition of granite found underneath much of the South West peninsula could offer a vital clue to where deposits of metals crucial for the production of many low carbon technologies can be found.
Families can make art from litter found in the sea and on beaches as part of a free event at Falmouth Art Gallery.
Families can identify the fascinating creatures found on Cornwall’s shores with the help of a University of Exeter animal ecology expert as part of the Falmouth Spring Festival.
A pioneering new project, designed to lead an ethical and sustainable international ‘mining revolution’, has received a multi-million pound funding boost.
Dozens of schoolchildren from across Cornwall were given a fascinating insight into the relationship between energy and the environment, at a special event held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
Hi-tech South West businesses could be boosted by a new investment fund worth up to £25 million.
The University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus marked the official opening of its new dedicated, state-of-the-art learning environment for Master's students with a special celebration.
6000 Flowers Arts Project creates a buzz for bumblebees as Cornwall welcomes the first day of Spring
A new art show launched this week at The Environment and Sustainability Institute’s Creative Exchange as Cornwall welcomed the arrival of Spring.
Important microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research suggests.
Award-winning conservation films will be shown at a new bicycle-powered cinema on a beach in Cornwall, thanks to two University of Exeter students.
Amounts and sugar content of nectar vary between commercial varieties of oilseed rape (OSR) produced with different breeding systems, when tested in the glasshouse.
Teams of experts from the University of Exeter helped organise a series of hands-on events and activities in Devon and Cornwall, to mark National Apprenticeships Week 2017.
A yachtsman who helped recreate an epic voyage for a new Channel 4 documentary will give a talk at the University of Exeter later this month.
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.
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.
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.
Efforts to conserve the remaining fragments of the great Forest of Caledon in Scotland may be doomed to fail unless a new strategy is rapidly adopted, new research suggests.
An international team of researchers has identified a core set of genes involved in the responses of honey bees to multiple diseases caused by viruses and parasites.
Robots made from recycled toys will be used to boost communication and teamwork among young people with autism and their families.
Gang warfare is not unique to humans – banded mongooses do it too.
The 19th Poet Laureate of the United States will return to her Cornish roots as she visits the Duchy to perform and discuss her work.
A proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) off Scotland’s west coast would help basking sharks, researchers say.
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research.
A new plan to protect Myanmar’s diverse marine life has been announced.
From monkeys to exotic birds, students showcase stunning variety of wildlife at Wild Film Festival in Falmouth
Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter.
Rising temperatures could accelerate climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in ponds and increasing the methane they release, new research shows.
The winter habits of Britain’s basking sharks have been revealed for the first time.
Gene editing techniques developed in the last five years could help in the battle against cancer and inherited diseases.
Growing up in tough conditions can make wild animals live longer, new research suggests.
The University of Exeter has commemorated Baroness Floella Benjamin’s successful tenure as Chancellor with a stunning bronze sculpture.
Endangered penguins are foraging for food in the wrong places due to fishing and climate change, research led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cape Town has revealed.
The University of Exeter has launched its most ambitious philanthropic Campaign to date to reinforce its position as one of the leading research institutions worldwide.
Penryn PhD students are celebrating after sweeping the board at a high-profile research competition.
LED street lighting can be tailored to reduce its impacts on the environment, according to new research by the University of Exeter.
Nobel Laureates to deliver keynote speeches at Living Systems Institute Opening International Symposium
Two Nobel Laureates will deliver keynote speeches at a prestigious international scientific symposium celebrating the opening of the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute (LSI).
Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, said the US travel ban “undermines the principle of academic freedom and jeopardises the advancement of knowledge between nations.”
The University of Exeter has entered into an important strategic partnership, designed to enable America’s leading students to embark on postgraduate studies at one of the UK’s leading universities.
South West England and South East Wales can recapture the ambitious vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a hyper-connected, smart and specialist region, MPs have heard.
GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists.
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.
A long-running research and conservation project is helping save an at-risk species of turtle.
An international research team have found that mother-daughter conflict can explain why killer whales are one of only three known species of mammal, including humans, to go through the menopause.
Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic – but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.
The University of Exeter is to sponsor the Cornwall School Games for the next three years to enable more young people to be inspired by PE and school sport.
A student society has recently been presented with two prestigious national awards in recognition of successful fundraising efforts.
Ash trees which can resist the killer dieback fungus may be more vulnerable to attacks by insects, according to new research.
The University Challenge Team has been selected from over 400 applicants across our four campuses.
As Britain voted for Brexit amid furious debate over migration, trillions of migrants were coming and going, unseen by all but the sharpest eyes.
Professor Janice Kay has been appointed to the key role of Deputy Chair of the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel, it has been announced.
Businesses routinely use internet data to learn about customers and increase profits – and similar techniques could be used to boost conservation.
The University of Exeter is part of a South-West consortium of universities and colleges that has won £5.5 million in funding to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education.
The University of Exeter’s position as being amongst the most innovative global institutions has been strengthened after winning a prestigious award at a high-profile ceremony, known as the ‘Oscars’ of higher education.
An English beaver and her young steal the spotlight in the latest captivating episode of NatureWatch, released today.
Researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have studied the findings from beach litter surveys carried out over a ten year period.
Two aspiring filmmakers are raising money for an ambitious wildlife documentary project in Nigeria.
A ground-breaking technique which allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests.
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.
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.
Top scientists will put their minds to Christmas conundrums at a family friendly science event in Falmouth on Wednesday 14 December.
Bird feeders visited more often in suburban gardens than terraced streets.
New project aims to strengthen creative and cultural economy in South West England and South East Wales
A new project to broker partnerships between the arts and humanities sector and universities in South West England and South East Wales to generate economic growth has received funding.
Outstanding students and staff based in Exeter and Truro have been recognised for their commitment and academic excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.
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.
The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.
Experts at the University of Exeter will join forces with 15 other organisations worldwide to drive action on climate change given potential “catastrophic risk to human health”.
Students from the Camborne School of Mines are celebrating becoming global champions at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.
The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could be boosted by reducing a crop’s demand for pollinators, new research has shown.
The University of Exeter was a main sponsor of this year’s Cornwall Sports Awards.
A new fleet of high-tech buses has been launched at Penryn Campus
The Vice Chancellor met with Professor Darren Croft and Dr Deborah Giles at the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Islands USA to talk about the work they have been doing.
Olympic gold medal winner Sally Gunnell OBE has officially opened a £4 million new sports facility at the Penryn Campus.
Shedding a few pounds might be a good strategy in the human dating game, but for crickets the opposite is true.
A new group which brings together Cornwall’s mining expertise has been launched in an event at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
A unique event designed to celebrate Penryn’s rich cultural history is being supported by the University of Exeter.
The University of Exeter’s Mathematics and Computer Science departments’ commitment to gender equality have been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.
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.
Some of the most iconic giants of the animal kingdom, such as the imperious African elephant and the majestic lion, are most vulnerable to the detrimental impact of human expansion.
The elusive basking shark takes centre stage in the latest fascinating instalment of NatureWatch, released today.
Three outstanding early-career scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society.
Coastal dwelling marine wildlife, including crabs, lobsters and shellfish, which play a crucial role in the food chain, are more vulnerable to harmful plastic pollution than previously expected.
New research finds that fish with consistent and predictable personalities are more successful in social groups and help to build tighter and more coordinated shoals.
The humble hedgehog is to be given a helping hand in its fight for survival, thanks to a recent graduate from the University of Exeter.
Exeter has been named the top university in the South West in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
The University of Exeter has cemented its position as being amongst the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide, in a respected global league table (released today).
Foraging seabirds use oceanic fronts as an efficient means to forage for food, according to an international study that could help safeguard the future of protected species.
Physical activity in natural environments, or ‘green exercise’, is estimated to provide health benefits of £2.2 billion a year to the English adult population.
Professor Janice Kay, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, has been appointed to the high-level Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel.
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.
Fishers in Central Africa often cover hundreds of miles in very basic boats without engines searching for food to feed their families and make a living, a new study shows.
Academics and other University of Exeter staff helped to celebrate the Penryn 800 Town Fair at the August bank holiday weekend
The University of Exeter hosted a special event to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of students from the Exeter Mathematics School.
Penryn’s position as the ‘historical home of Cornish learning’ will be reinforced this weekend at a special family fun event, hosted by experts from the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter academic has welcomed calls from MPs for a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics because of the marine pollution they are causing.
Invasions from alien species threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world’s poorest nations.
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.
Six University of Exeter students have spent two weeks studying on an Indian University campus as part of a British Council scheme to foster collaboration.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.
The University of Exeter is highest ranked amongst the 24 members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive institutions in the National Student Survey based on Overall Satisfaction.
Globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert Professor Clive Ballard is now in post as the new Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.
The social lives of crickets are similar generation to generation, even though the insects can’t learn directly from their mum and dad.
Children will ponder global scientific questions alongside some of the best researchers in the country at a free, interactive event in Cornwall.
The University of Exeter will host global research leaders in the field of behavioural ecology on July 28 to August 3.
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories of how they coped during the most severe water shortage in living memory.
A University of Exeter professor and solar energy expert has been honoured for his services to education.
A scientist from the University of Exeter has helped to identify a male-killing microbe in a tropical butterfly called the African Queen.
The University of Exeter’s new Chancellor, Lord Myners of Truro, will come home to Cornwall to preside over graduation ceremonies in the county for the first time today.
Crows are performing a useful function and keeping our environment free from rotting carcasses, research carried out at the University of Exeter in Cornwall has discovered.
A group of Exeter Medical Students delivered top medical care at Glastonbury Festival.
The first University of Exeter Cornwall Campuses Employer Forum has been held to showcase the ways in which the university can work with local businesses.
Gardeners turning to the internet for advice about Japanese knotweed are likely to find a wide range of potentially misleading advice.
Large Autumn bulb planting effort launches Spring Festival 2017.
A professor who was one of the first in the country to investigate the links between the environment and human health has been awarded a CBE for his work.