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Times Good University Guide votes Exeter as top university in South West

Exeter has been named the top university in the Southwest according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 after reaching a new high of 7th place in the national rankings.

University of Exeter tops Russell Group for student satisfaction in latest NSS

Students at Exeter are the most satisfied of any of the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.

University of Exeter partners with Brazil

The University of Exeter has made its first official visit to Brazil, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith leading a delegation to to consolidate links with three leading research institutions.

Exeter strengthens top ten position in The Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter is in the top ten of 123 UK universities for 2015 in the influential Complete University Guide, published yesterday.

University of Exeter strengthening Humanities links with China

Professor Nick Kaye, Dean of the College of Humanities, will lead a delegation of 12 academics from English and Modern Languages, including Heads of Department Professor Jane Spencer (English) and Professor Emma Cayley (Modern Languages), to China from 18-26 June. 

Exeter subjects fly high in QS World University Rankings

Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter rank amongst the world’s best according to an influential international league table.

South West by South East - Exeter strengthens links with China

Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith led a delegation from the University of Exeter to China last week to consolidate the University’s links with three of the leading universities in China. 

Thanksgiving celebrations on campus

Thanksgiving is an official American holiday historically celebrated around the harvest time in gratitude for successful crops. 

Exeter strengthens ties with the University of Tokyo

A senior delegation from the University has spent the last week strengthening Exeter’s ties with Japan.  

University of Exeter in world top 100 for Arts and Science

The influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 100 for both Arts and Humanities and Life Sciences. The two Colleges were ranked 65 and 95 respectively.

Exeter rises to 8th in Times and Sunday Times league table

Exeter rose two places in this year’s Times and Sunday Times University league table to reach 8th place.

Largest ever International Summer School begins

154 students from 29 countries have joined the University of Exeter’s International Summer School (ISS) this year.

Vice-Chancellor accompanies PM on high profile business mission to Kazakhstan

Professor Sir Steve Smith left the UK yesterday, accompanying Prime Minister David Cameron and a delegation of business leaders on an intensive two day trip to Kazakhstan.

University of Exeter placed amongst world’s best by influential international rankings

League tables published today (Wednesday 8 May 2013) show that the University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Exeter hits top ten in The Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published today (Monday 29 April).

Exeter student wins American Ambassador’s Award

A national competition for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of the American experience, from the perspective of history, literature, film, politics or any other related or inter-related discipline has been won by a University of Exeter student.  

Exeter wins most outstanding Islamic Student Society

Winner of the ‘Most Outstanding Islamic Student Society’ in the south region has been awarded to the University of Exeter by a highly respected (valued) and oldest Muslim student organisation in the UK.

University ranks 49th best institution in the world

The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.

Exeter returns to India

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith this week returned to India for the second time in less than a month, leading a senior delegation from the University of Exeter to the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore.

Vice-Chancellor accompanied David Cameron on visit to India

University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith accompanied the Prime Minister David Cameron on a three day visit to India.

Chinese New Year celebrations

The Chinese New Year is the biggest and most important festival in China. 2013 is the Year of the Snake and is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of twelve animal signs.  

February is International Sport Month

The University has launched its second annual International Sport Month, with events running throughout the month of February.

Syria policy warning over weapons of mass destruction risk

Policy-makers have been warned that premature military action in Syria could lead to uncontrolled access to weapons of mass destruction and a prolonged, bitter insurgency following any intervention that resulted in the sudden collapse of the Syrian security forces. 

Slinky science inspires African school children

A University of Exeter physicist has inspired hundreds of African school children to engage with science during a whirlwind outreach tour to Malawi.

Exeter welcomes the University of South Florida

President Judy Genshaft from the University of South Florida (USF) led a senior delegation to the University of Exeter this week to extend collaboration between the two institutions.

Exeter and Fudan agree to deepen collaboration

The University of Exeter and Fudan University have signed agreements to further collaboration between the two institutions.

Exeter City Welcomes Brazilian Students to Park

The first UK football team to have played a match against Brazil marked its historic ties with a special welcome to visiting students.

Bar Council of India grants recognition of the Exeter LLB

The Bar Council of India has announced that the undergraduate Exeter LLB degree is fully recognised according to the Advocates Act 1961.

Long menopause allows killer whales to care for adult sons

Scientists have found the answer to why female killer whales have the longest menopause of any non-human species - to care for their adult sons.

University of Exeter among world's top 200

The University of Exeter is one of the top 200 universities in the world, according to the largest and most extensive international league table, the QS World University Rankings.

Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power

The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power.

Indonesian Minister formalises relationship with Exeter

An Indonesian government Minister has led a delegation of senior officials to the University of Exeter to build relations with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

Exeter hits Guardian top ten

The University of Exeter has been rated as one of the top ten UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2013.

Exeter physicist sheds light on science with Ethiopian school children

A University of Exeter physicist has shared his love of science with nearly 600 school children in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa.

£30,000 award to South West sea-life scientist

HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) has presented a Whitley Award for inspirational conservation leadership to University of Exeter research fellow Joanna Alfaro Shigueto for her work to build a better future for Pacific coast wildlife and fishing communities.

Brown and Exeter agree to closer ties

Brown University President Ruth J Simmons and University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith signed two memoranda of understanding, partnering for faculty exchanges under the Brown Global Forums initiative and further strengthening ties between the two universities.

Royal visit legacy lives on through scholarships for Exeter students

The visit of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the University of Exeter on 2 May will have a lasting legacy through new scholarships announced for overseas study.

University researcher reaches finals of prestigious global competition

Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto, from Lima (Peru) has been named as a finalist in one of the world’s most prestigious wildlife conservation competitions - the Whitley Awards.

International students contribute £88 million to Exeter's economy

The University of Exeter’s international students contribute over £88 million a year to Exeter’s economy and support 2,880 jobs, equivalent to 2.8% of all employment in the city.

University of Exeter to join Russell Group

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce that it has accepted an invitation to join the Russell Group of leading research-led universities.

March is International Sport Month

The University of Exeter has launched its first ever International Sports Month this March.

Humanities strengthens links with India at Royal Society seminar

The Archaeology Department is hosting a 3-day Scientific Seminar, funded through the Royal Society’s India-UK Scientific Seminar scheme, for a small group of early and mid-career archaeometallurgists and archaeologists from UK and India.

Law school academic appointed to prestigious United Nations expert body

Dr Michael Addo from the University of Exeter Law School has accepted a position advising the United Nations on human rights. 

Exeter expert examines China on the Big Screen

The role of Chinese cinema in shaping China's image is being explored in a new project.

Students in training for 2012 International Mining Games

Students from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are kick-starting an unusual training regime this January.

World-class biosciences building

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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’. 

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.

‘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 physicist advances early universe theory

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Student work translates to award success

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

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.

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).

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’.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

ECNU President visits the University of Exeter

On Friday 17 December 2010 the University of Exeter welcomed a senior-level delegation from East China Normal University (ECNU), headed by President Lizhong Yu.

A new perspective on Palestine in print

The boundaries between professional historiography, moral commitment and fiction have been re-examined in new publications on the troubled land of Israel and Palestine.

Discovering the secrets of Stonehenge

A revolutionary new idea on the movement of big monument stones like those at Stonehenge has been put forward by an archaeology student at the University of Exeter.

Exeter Vice-Chancellor returns to Beijing

Following his visit to China accompanying the British Prime Minister David Cameron last week, Professor Steve Smith returned to Beijing to address an audience at Tsinghua University - one of China's leading research universities.

Diwali celebrations in Exeter

Whilst fireworks displays light up the skies for Bonfire Night there will also be sparkles aplenty for the Hindu Festival of Light which is being celebrated by Indians all over the world and by students at Exeter on Saturday 6 November.

A good yarn and a winning tale

Writers are vying for a position as the next J K Rowling or Philip Pullman after entering a competition organised by the University of Exeter’s short story publication ‘Riptide’.

Outstanding award for drama

A major American prize for books on theatre practice has been awarded to an Exeter drama academic.

Chinese Ministry visits Exeter

On Thursday 23rd September the University of Exeter welcomed a delegation of senior officials from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Alumni going for gold at Commonwealth Games

University of Exeter alumni are preparing to compete on the hockey fields and bowling greens of Delhi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

University of Exeter in top 200 in the world

For the first time, the University of Exeter has been hailed as one of the top 200 institutions across the world.

Indian Ocean exhibition sets sail in Exeter

The maritime traditions of people living and travelling on the major sea routes of the western Indian Ocean are being explored in an exhibition at the University of Exeter, from 16 September to 17 December.  

Exeter academic comments on Sangin handover

Professor Anthony King from the University of Exeter will be giving the 2010 Chatham House Defence Lecture, entitled ‘Military Command in the Next Decade’ on Thursday 23 September.

Business School Fellow tops charts in India

A new book by Morgen Witzel, a senior fellow at the Business School, recently entered the non-fiction best seller list in India.

Did ancient coffee houses lay the groundwork for modern consumerism?

If you think that your favourite coffee shop is a great gathering place for discussion, you should have been around in the Ottoman Empire starting in the 1550s.

Scientists discover Westerly winds have bigger role in climate change

Scientists believe climate variations thousands of years ago over Campbell Island may shed light on the future climate of New Zealand.

University hosts first International Summer School

The University of Exeter has initiated what it hopes will become one of the highlights of its annual calendar, hosting its first International Summer School as part of its new Internationalisation Strategy.

Exeter Vice-Chancellor joins high level delegation in India

Speaking from Delhi as part of the UK government trade mission to India,  University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor and President of Universities UK Professor Steve Smith today underlined the importance of higher education in the UK's future relationship with India.

University establishes new offices in China

The University of Exeter has recently established a presence in both Shanghai and Beijing under the auspices of the China British Business Council’s “Launchpad” initiative.

Exeter Alumnus at World University Games

Exeter Alumnus Elliott Parsons has just returned from Crete, Greece, where he represented Exeter in the World University Games Sailing Championships.

Historical gold for Spain

First the tennis, then the football and now a Spaniard triumphs as this years highest achieving history graduate at the University of Exeter’s summer graduation.

Visit by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

A team of seven academics from one of the world’s top science institutes has paid a visit to the University of Exeter.

Beijing summer school attracts Exeter students

Leading institutions the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and the University of Exeter will once again celebrate their strong partnership as 22 students travel from Exeter to Beijing this July to attend a summer school in the Chinese capital.

Research uncovers why conventional wisdom on radicalisation fails

The reasons behind radicalisation and violent extremism are far more complicated than politicians and the media are presenting to the public according to new research at the University of Exeter. 

Arabia through the eyes of a Princess

A collection of historic photographs that chronicle the journey across the deserts and cities of Saudi Arabia by Princess Alice, the youngest granddaughter of Queen Victoria, are on display at the University of Exeter. 

University of Exeter welcomes faculty from the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore

A delegation of four Professors and Associate Professors from the Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIM-B) visited the University of Exeter recently.

Students and staff pay their Respects

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Mark Overton and 30 student and staff volunteers represented the University at the 13th annual Exeter Respect Festival in Belmont Park.

Fires in Amazon challenge emission reduction programme

Fire occurrence rates in the Amazon have increased in 59% of areas with reduced deforestation and risks cancelling part of the carbon savings achieved by UN measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation.

Social impacts of mining at home and abroad

The University of Exeter’s, Camborne School of Mines, hosted visitors from Europe who carry out research on the social impacts of mining. 

Perspectives from Turkey in the New Millennium

A Turkish documentary which premiered at the Istanbul Film Festival earlier this month is to have a special screening at the University of Exeter.

Indonesian Ambassador creates links with Exeter

As the world’s largest Muslim country, the Republic of Indonesia has a rich and varied Islamic culture experience.

University of Exeter welcomes faculty from National Taiwan University

A delegation of six professors from National Taiwan University (NTU) visited the University of Exeter last week to share their expertise with academics in the School of Biosciences.

Exeter archaeologist helps uncover 900 year old agricultural secrets

The coastal savannas of French Guiana, dotted with thousands of small mounds, have given up some of their secrets, thanks to an interdisciplinary European collaborative research project.

International students boost Exeter’s economy by £57.4 million

The University of Exeter’s international students contribute over £57 million a year to the city economy, and a total of £68 million to the South West economy, according to a new report.

Thai students celebrate sporting success

Thai students from the University of Exeter are celebrating their best result ever at the Samaggi Games.

UK scientists to unearth Ice Age secrets from preserved tree rings

Scientists from the universities of Exeter and Oxford are racing against time to unearth 30,000 year-old climate records, before they are lost forever.

Exeter biologist earns international award for reef research

A bioscientist from the University of Exeter is one of five people worldwide to be named a recipient of the 2010 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.

New research into origins of iron and steel in India

A small but intrepid team of Exeter staff and students have returned from a six-week archaeological research expedition to a remote region of rural Andhra Pradesh in India.

Exeter showcases UK excellence to Iraqi higher education leaders

A delegation of Iraq’s most senior education leaders has learned about UK higher education from the University of Exeter.

New Year celebrations led by Kurdish students

Special New Year celebrations are underway in Exeter with students from the University’s Kurdish Society busy arranging an evening of cultural activities and a lecture to mark ‘Newroz’, the New Year, which falls on the 21 March.

Exeter hosts World Cup

The University’s Football Club and International Society recently held a 6-aside football tournament aimed at integrating the University’s international community with UK students.

Science education under the microscope

A €1 million International Science Education development project is being launched by the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education. 

Dinner cements friendships

More than 100 guests attended the fourth annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner.

Research into global education

Partnerships between the West and developing countries are those where schools in England are being encouraged to link up with partnership schools in Africa, Asia and Latin America as part of a government initiative.

Vice-Chancellor visits India's premier university

Professor Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter and the President of Universities UK met with Professor Surendra Prasad, the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India's premier University.

Exeter advises on higher education scheme for Palestine

Director of the University of Exeter’s International Office Dr John Withrington is involved in a new initiative to support higher education in Palestine.

Exeter geographer advises Indian government on climate change

A University of Exeter geographer has advised the Indian Government on the links between climate change and national security.

University of Exeter students and local community join forces to welcome the Year of the Tiger!

University of Exeter’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) joined together with the local community to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Exeter scientist advances north on Arctic expedition

A scientist from the University of Exeter is one of three South West women taking a leading role in a major Arctic expedition this spring.

All that glitters is not gold

One of the first examples of international currency is the silver Maria Theresa thaler or dollar, which was traded throughout Arabia and parts of Africa for more than 200 years.

Languages skills needed to secure graduate jobs

As new research exposes a chronic shortage of teenagers leaving school with Modern Foreign Language skills, a conference highlighting the importance of language proficiency for graduate jobs was hosted by the University of Exeter.

PhD student co-authors book on Nigerian Democracy

Tunde Oseni, a doctoral student in Politics at the University of Exeter, has just co-authored a widely applauded book on Nigerian democracy.

China’s elite universities come to Exeter

A delegation of 25 Vice Presidents and leaders from some of the top universities in China visited the University of Exeter for two days as part of a government overseas training programme.

Literary prize for work on Muslim women

A book that deals with the relationship between gender, Islam and modernity has received literary acclaim through a prestigious Italian award.

Europe’s first Centre for Palestine Studies

The first Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS) in Europe has been established at the University of Exeter. 

Exeter scientist helps shape future of astronomy

A University of Exeter astrophysicist is helping to organise a grass-roots event dedicated to the future of astronomy, when Facebook and Twitter could play a key role in shaping our understanding of the universe.

University basketball looks to earn its stripes

The University of Exeter has recently teamed up with National League Basketball outfit Taunton Tigers in a partnership that could yield huge benefits for both sides.

Exeter academic gives expert advice to The Iraq Inquiry

24 November 2009

The Government's Iraq Inquiry conducted to identify lessons that can be learned from the Iraq conflict officially opens on Tuesday 24 November.

Asia’s alumni celebrate Exeter’s success

More than 200 University of Exeter alumni from South East Asia have celebrated the University’s recent successes at a series of events.

Exeter signs MOU with Taiwan’s top university

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter and President of Universities UK Professor Steve Smith and President of National Taiwan University (NTU) Professor Si-Chen Lee have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Taipei.

Exeter academic launches influential report in Finland

Professor Gordon Murray, a world leading expert on entrepreneurship and innovation policy, recently presented the results of a major evaluation of the Finnish National Innovation System to government ministers and national media.

1,000 staff and students celebrate One World Week

Some 1,000 staff and students have celebrated One World Week at the University of Exeter.

Exeter strengthens partnership with Central Asia

A new postgraduate scholarship programme between the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the University of Exeter is providing the opportunity for students to study in the UK. 

Contextualising Islam in Britain

A report which explores the philosophical and theological perspectives on what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today has been published.

Europe’s businesses to benefit from South West universities

Businesses across Europe are set to benefit from a new €2million cross-channel collaboration involving the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

Is a place only our memory of it?

Investigating the way people are affected by landscapes, monuments and objects forms part of a contemporary art exhibition that explores the bond between memory and place.

Exeter scientists track green turtle’s 900km migration

University of Exeter scientists are part of the first team to monitor a sea turtle’s journey from the Turks and Caicos Islands.

University strengthens links with local Chinese community

The Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association (DCCA) is celebrating its first badminton tournament, run for the Chinese community across the UK.

Exeter’s education research boosted by China partnership

Research in the field of education at the University of Exeter has been given an international boost with a new collaboration with a Chinese university.

Exeter at the forefront of World War Two analysis

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

Parlez-Vous Obscenity?

With nearly fifteen million Britons visiting France as tourists every year and less than a third of us speaking a second language a new online database might help you to better understand any insults thrown your way by that rude French waiter.

Exeter sustains high position in Education

The University of Exeter has been ranked in the top three universities for the quality of its teacher training. 

Chinese Summer School for Law and Politics students

Law and Politics departments at leading universities in China and in the UK  are forging stronger connections through a Summer School designed to enhance research links and add value to students’ educational and post-graduate experience.

Exeter scientists help tackle threat to farmers

Scientists from the University of Exeter are working on a €3.54million European Union project to tackle the most common disease among European livestock.

Exeter maintains ‘top five’ position for student satisfaction

Students at the University of Exeter are among the most satisfied in the UK, according to this year’s National Student Survey.

Exeter and Santander Universities join forces

The University of Exeter and Abbey, part of the Santander Group, have joined forces to provide scholarship support and awards to students.

Mediterranean minds meet at Exeter

The University of Exeter is hosting an international conference exploring the Mediterranean region during medieval times.

Higher Education in Iraq receives support from UK Universities

Ground breaking research on UK higher education engagement with Iraq has been launched by the British Universities Iraq Consortium, led by the University of Exeter, a founder member; the Higher Education International Unit; and the Department for Businesses, Innovation and Skills.

Women's rugby champions of Europe

University of Exeter women's rugby team were crowned champions of Europe after they beat French team Lille in the final of the European Students Rugby Sevens Championships held at Bristol University in June.

Hip hip hooray for graduation day

Twelve key figures will receive Honorary Degrees at the University of Exeter this July.

European accolades for Exeter

The European elections saw an increase in votes to Euro-sceptic candidates and a decrease in voter turn out.  The University of Exeter’s Centre for European Governance investigates issues surrounding European politics.  

High accolade bestowed on Middle Eastern expert

The Annual Arab-British Culture and Society awards have honoured University of Exeter’s Middle East expert, Professor Tim Niblock with an award rarely given to academics. 

From Arabia to Exeter: a family’s story

The delicate language of international diplomacy is well known to Arabic Interpreter Mr Leslie McLoughlin who has lived a life more akin to scenes in James Bond films.

University appoints Director of International Exeter

The University of Exeter has appointed Dr Shaun Curtis to take forward its international strategy.

An increasingly complex relationship

Western democracies have an increasingly complex relationship with China in which pressure for human rights reform is rapidly being overcome by the realities of economic interdependence, according to new research by Professor of International Relations Tim Dunne.

EU voter apathy and the media

Millions of voters across 27 counties are eligible to cast their votes for the sole institution in the European Union that is directly elected by the people.

University strengthens links with China through sports science

The University of Exeter has further strengthened its links with China by forming a partnership with one of the country’s top sports science universities.

Forging links with China

The University of Exeter is developing new research and teaching links with a number of leading Chinese universities.

Turkish official informs students of foreign policy

Students from the Turkish Society invited a senior government official to give a talk on Turkey’s current foreign policy perspectives on its neighbouring countries, reflecting the new profile that Turkey has assumed since 2002. 

Exeter advises Iraq on future of higher education

The University of Exeter is advising the Iraqi Government on how to rebuild higher education.

Exeter at the forefront of new diplomatic initiatives on Iran

The shift in diplomatic thinking by the Obama administration regarding the re-entry of Iran into the international community has thrust the work of Exeter researchers into the centre of world policy debates.

Turkey past, present and future

The growing importance of Turkey as a major political and cultural player in the world is reflected academically through the founding of a new research centre at the University of Exeter.

Rural scholar receives Canadian appointment

An Exeter social scientist has been appointed by a leading advisory board to support their work in overcoming the impacts caused by prion disease in Canada.

Exeter celebrates Gulf friendships

A senior delegation from the University, led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Smith, President-Elect of Universities UK, travelled on a strategically important visit to the Gulf region at the beginning of April.

Inaugural Kurdish conference

The University of Exeter’s Centre for Kurdish Studies is the only British research centre that focuses solely on Kurdish society, culture and politics by placing the Kurds at the core of its research.

Kurdish students celebrate New Year

New Year celebrations are taking place all over the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and here in Exeter.

Exeter engineer showers international team with water expertise

A professor from the University of Exeter is preparing to travel to Israel to share his expertise on water engineering.

Nigerian teachers investigate rural schools

A select group of African teachers from Nigeria are visiting the South West, to find out more about the way school children are encouraged to interact in the classroom and in after school clubs.

University experts on the Middle East join forces on anniversary of Iranian revolution

Academics at the University are marking the 30th anniversary of the revolution in Iran by creating a Centre that formally brings together the extensive range of expertise in Persian and Iranian studies currently based at the University.

Three quarters of a million for Islamic maritime research

A major three-year project to investigate the maritime past of the Red Sea and Arabian-Persian Gulf has been launched by the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter.

Exeter climate change professor addresses World Security Forum

On Wednesday (22 October) a leading climate change expert from the University of Exeter addressed the World Security Forum in Abu Dhabi.

Political links with capital of Bahrain

A delegation of Middle Eastern city councillors from Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain has visited Exeter to develop links with the city and find out more about public administration and municipal politics.

University of Exeter Business School joins European management elite

The MSc in International Management, provided by the Business School has, for the first time, secured a place in the Financial Times’ highly respected league table.

Arabia in Photographs

Historic photographs of Arabia from the 1930s to the 1990s form part of an exhibition at the University’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS).

Exeter to grow links with China’s elite universities

Discussions are underway between the University of Exeter and Tsinghua, one of China’s top universities, with a view to strengthening relationships and reinforcing educational partnerships.

30th Anniversary of Gulf Studies

The spirit of new possibilities in the Gulf region forms part of a keynote speech by Professor Tim Niblock at a conference marking the 30th anniversary of the Gulf Studies programme at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.

International recognition for young academic

An international award that recognises outstanding individuals aged between 18 and 40 who have achieved remarkable goals in difficult circumstances has been awarded to Dr Klejda Mulaj, lecturer at the Centre for Ethno-Political Studies / Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

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.