International news - 2011

University releases International Exeter film

The University of Exeter has released a film about the growing international nature of the University - now ranked for the first time as a World Top-200 University.

More than 100 PhD funding awards for 2011 entry

The University of Exeter is offering more than 100 funding awards for PhD students to show its commitment to developing the next generation of researchers.

New Business School building marked completion with Chinese New Year festivities

The University of Exeter Business School marked the completion of its new building with a free festival, celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday 5 February.

University of Exeter academic leads €1 million research project on food prices

Professor Steve McCorriston from the University of Exeter Business School will be leading a €1 million research project on factors determining food prices throughout the EU.

University to host engineering expert

Issues from tidal renewable energy to the workings of the human heart will be on the agenda for research collaboration when the University of Exeter hosts a leading engineering expert from the USA.

University is ‘one of Europe’s fastest growing companies’

The University of Exeter has been named in the top 100 fastest growing companies in Europe and is in the top 25 in the UK.

Exeter students in top 20 “most wanted”

An independent report by student research specialists, High Fliers Research, has identified Exeter as one of 20 universities targeted by the most UK top graduate employers.

Exeter strengthens collaboration with IISc-Bangalore

A delegation of twelve scientists and three professional service staff from the University of Exeter attended a bilateral research symposium at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc-B) earlier this month.

Exeter research helps explain mystery of ocean sediment

New research by an international team of researchers has revealed the previously unidentified role that fish play in the production of sediments in the world's oceans.

Business School creates new network of international experts in tourism and well-being

The Business School Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research (CSLTR) recently held a two day event bringing together experts from around the world.

Support for students affected by current international incidents

Following the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan on March 11th, the level of uncertainty about the long term impact remains high. All students who may be affected by these events, either directly or indirectly, should be aware of the support services available to them at this difficult time.

Research shows not only the fittest survive

Darwin’s notion that only the fittest survive has been called into question by new research published in Nature.

Exeter alumni return from Heart of Borneo

Two University of Exeter alumni have returned after leading a groundbreaking expedition to one of the most remote and unexplored regions on Earth.

Exeter establishes Representation in India

Recognising the critical role that India plays in global affairs, the University of Exeter has established a presence in Bangalore under the auspices of Sannam S4's 'base camp' scheme.

New Business School building open for business

The Business School is ready for a new era of expansion following the completion of its new £16m building, part of a wider £25million commitment to improving facilities.

Fifth Annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner

The event was hosted by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Sharjah, at the Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, in Sharjah, on 31 March 2011.

WWF partner Business School on unique MBA programme

September 2011 sees the launch of the new One Planet MBA programme, a unique partnership between WWF and the University of Exeter Business School.

University academic lifts lid on iPhone tracking

A University of Exeter researcher has revealed how he discovered Apple iPhones and iPads are tracking every movement of their owners and storing it in a file on the device.

Exeter shortlisted for Outstanding International Strategy

The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for the Outstanding International Strategy in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2011.

International students rate University of Exeter ‘excellent’

An independent survey by i-graduate of more than 63,000 international students from over 200 institutions, has confirmed Exeter to be one of the highest rated universities in the UK.

Record nominations for Exeter in prestigious awards

The University of Exeter has notched up a fantastic four nominations in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2011.

Honorary Fellowship recognises commitment to American Studies

A prestigious Honorary Fellowship has been awarded to University of Exeter Professor Helen Taylor for her sustained contribution to American Studies. 

Exeter Teaching Awards

While Universities across the country are trying to prove the quality of their teaching, the excellence of the lecturers and support staff at Exeter was celebrated recently at the Student Guild’s annual teaching awards.

Exeter meets at a junction with Africa

A debut novel which moves between Exeter and West Africa forms the basis of a story written by University of Exeter PhD student, Ginny Baily.

Africa’s sea turtles need passports for protection

Research by experts at the University of Exeter has led to calls to create an international marine park to protect sea turtles.

Exeter rises to 11th place in the Guardian 2012 University Guide

Exeter has risen from 14 to 11 in this year's Guardian University Guide, published on 17 May 2011.

University receives generous support from Santander

The UK arm of Santander, the Spanish banking group, has generously pledged a further £315,000 in support for the University of Exeter, bringing its total funding for the organisation to close to half a million pounds.

Shaping the future of global energy policy

A leading academic at the University of Exeter has played a central role in compiling a report which could be vital for global efforts to tackle climate change.

Exeter welcomes India's National Institute of Advanced Studies

The University of Exeter was delighted to welcome Professor VS Ramamurthy, Director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore, and senior colleagues for a three-day visit earlier this week.

Exeter Vice-Chancellor honoured with knighthood

The University of Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Steve Smith has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to higher education locally and nationally.

Healthy planet, healthy people?

A major new research project will examine how policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could impact human health, it has been announced today.

New research analyses role of border tax adjustments in climate change mitigation

A new study undertaken by researchers at the University of Exeter and the International Monetary Fund explores the interactions between climate change and international trade and, in particular, how they are best resolved.

Global companies pledge support for new University of Exeter One Planet MBA

A raft of major corporations have announced their support for the new One Planet MBA programme, exclusively offered at the University of Exeter Business School in collaboration with WWF.

International Office win gold at Green Impact awards ceremony

The International Office has won Gold for the second consecutive year at the University of Exeter’s annual Green Impact award ceremony.

Exeter ranked in top ten UK universities

The University of Exeter has been rated as one of the top ten UK universities in The Times Good University Guide, out today (23 June 2011).

International prize brings future of artificial intelligence to Exeter

It is a proposition straight from the realms of sci-fi – can we create machines that imitate humans so well that we can no longer tell the difference?

South Sudan independence gains support from Exeter student

The independence of South Sudan on 9 July will be celebrated by many as it takes its first steps as a new country.

European success for Exeter Women’s Rugby

The University of Exeter Women’s Rugby Team has returned from competing in the European Student Rugby 7’s Championships in Lille, France, from 29 June – 3 July.

Business School innovation experts advise governments globally

Three academics from the Business School recently reported the findings of a year-long project back to the Australian government.

Exeter’s top ten status confirmed

The University of Exeter has climbed up all of the major higher education league tables this year, gaining a place in the top ten of the ‘Table of tables’.

Exeter academic contributes to new TV series on Islam

A University of Exeter academic, who is an expert on Islam, has contributed to the new television series ‘The Life of Muhammad’ currently being broadcast on BBC Two.

Student work translates to award success

A University of Exeter student has won a national student employment award.

Research reveals how butterflies copy their neighbours to fool birds

The mystery of how a butterfly has changed its wing patterns to mimic neighbouring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved by a team of scientists.

International team to use Hubble Space Telescope to answer key astronomy questions

An international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter is aiming to answer some of the biggest questions facing astronomy today.

Education under the microscope at major international event

International education experts from 40 different countries will be meeting at the largest educational conference of its kind in Europe. 

Re-emergence of salmon in the Thames ‘not from restocking’ say Exeter academics

The recent returns of Atlantic salmon in the Thames are more likely to be a result of fish straying from nearby rivers rather than a consequence of expensive restocking efforts, according to new research by the University of Exeter.

One Planet MBA enters global rankings

The newly launched One Planet MBA, unique to the University of Exeter Business School, has been ranked 47 in the world by the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey.

Exeter physicist advances early universe theory

Research by a University of Exeter astrophysicist has helped to explain how the first stars and galaxies formed.

‘Heat-proof’ eggs help turtles cope with hot beaches

Sea turtles face an uncertain future as a warming climate threatens to reduce their reproductive viability.

Exeter hits top ten in Sunday Times University Guide

The University of Exeter’s status as a top 10 university has been confirmed by its new ranking in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012.

Korean return visit to Exeter for ethical programme

The University of Exeter has played host to a group of senior civil servants from the Republic of Korea by providing a special programme on ‘Fairness and Ethics in Government’. 

University of Exeter continues its climb in global ranking

The University of Exeter has improved its status as one of the top 1 per cent of universities in the world by climbing 28 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Clustered hurricanes reduce impact on ecosystems

New research has found that hurricane activity is 'clustered' rather than random, which has important long-term implications for coastal ecosystems and human population. 

Exeter leads search for intelligent computer

The University of Exeter will lead the search for an intelligent computer when it hosts the 2011 Loebner Prize on Wednesday 19 October.

Exeter celebrates Diwali with festival and fireworks

A major celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, will take place at the University of Exeter on Saturday 29th October.

University’s vision takes shape

The University of Exeter’s Chancellor, Baroness Floella Benjamin shared the University’s vision for the future of the Streatham Campus with guests from Exeter on Friday 28 October. 

One Planet MBA scoops first Green Gown for University

The University of Exeter Business School has won a prestigious Green Gown award in the Courses category for its ground-breaking One Planet MBA programme, officially launched in September.

Scientists defuse the Vietnam time bomb

A key mechanism by which a bacterial pathogen causes the deadly tropical disease melioidosis has been discovered by an international team, including a University of Exeter scientist.

From Exeter to Benin – physics communicator takes the prize

A University of Exeter astrophysicist and a Cardiff-based Research Engineer for EADS have won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) inaugural Early Career Communicators’ Award for the inspirational activities they have undertaken to introduce a diverse range of people to the wonders of physics.

Exeter is first UK university to establish representation in Bangalore

The University of Exeter has become the first UK university to establish representation in the Indian city of Bangalore.

Limited options for meeting 2°C warming target, warn climate change experts

We will only achieve the target of limiting global warming to safe levels if carbon dioxide emissions begin to fall within the next two decades and eventually decrease to zero.

World-class professors will help Cornwall take centre stage for environmental research

A trio of renowned professors will move to Cornwall following an international hunt for academics of the highest calibre to establish the region as a world-leading centre for environmental research.

Surgeons perform better with eye movement training

Surgeons can learn their skills more quickly if they are taught how to control their eye movements.

World-class biosciences building

Biologists can now visit any aquatic environment in the world, without leaving Exeter.