The public have been urged to help solve the mystery of why one of Britain’s best-loved animals, the hedgehog, is in decline.
A University of Exeter academic has won a prestigious prize which will allow her to write a major cultural history of the emergence of English Romanticism.
A new group which brings together Cornwall’s mining expertise has been launched in an event at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
Universities will be the "powerhouses" of economic growth in the South West, predicted Lord Myners, Chancellor of Exeter University at a business summit on Friday.
Fish farms may hold key to studying the impact of rising CO2 on marine life, and if fish could adapt to climate change.
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.
A change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world, new research shows.
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.
The tumultuous region between two stars has been revealed for the first time, thanks to state of the art infrared imaging techniques.
Stunning public spaces at the University of Exeter and the city have been given a Silver Gilt Medal at the RHS Britain in Bloom national awards.
Michael Morpurgo, Meg Rosoff and David Almond are among the top authors taking part in Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during October half term.
A University of Exeter academic is helping to rehabilitate prisoners in high security Kenyan jails by teaching them to practice mindfulness.
Generosity increases dramatically if people are asked to donate tomorrow’s bonus or inheritance cheque
People will donate between a half and a third more to charity if they are expecting a bonus or windfall but don’t yet have the cash in their hand, according to research by the University of Exeter’s Business school.
The latest research on cybersecurity, an issue high on the agenda for both sides in the current US Presidential election campaign, will be shared by a leading expert from the University of Exeter at a special event in Washington DC, USA.
Students at the University of Exeter Medical School have joined forces with their peers from the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Plymouth to launch a new journal that showcases original research.
Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School were part of genetics research which could help explain the legend of giants in Irish folklore.
The University of Exeter has more than doubled the amount of research funding it receives from Research Councils UK (RCUK), bucking the trend for falling government investment in research in the university sector.
On Tuesday 11 October, the University of Exeter Tennis Centre hosted the latest Schools Tennis Festival, for over 170 children from four local primary schools.
Intrepid staff from the University of Exeter have pedal-powered their way to victory in a national competition designed to encourage people to cycle, whether that be for fun, exercise or to work.
A new analysis shows that social norms can cross tipping points faster if new behaviour is difficult for others to ignore.
A two-year research project to understand the impact of libraries on local communities in Devon has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Arts Council England (ACE).
Fish may have regional accents and use slightly different “chatter” in different parts of the world.
The University of Exeter’s Mathematics and Computer Science departments’ commitment to gender equality have been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.
A photographic display of magnificent examples of 19th-century facial hair and a special version of the pantomime Bluebeard are part of a new exhibition.
Experts are hoping to stop the UK’s favourite fruit, the banana, from disappearing from our shops.
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.
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.
The elusive basking shark takes centre stage in the latest fascinating instalment of NatureWatch, released today.
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
New methods of genome editing which could increase food production rates in farmed animals require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to a University of Exeter expert.
Three outstanding early-career scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society.
New research finds genetic differences that help to explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others.
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.
Medical historians and social scientists helping to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems
Researchers at the University of Exeter will work with the World Health Organization to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems.
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 University of Exeter is set to play a pivotal role when a thrilling new era of student rugby competition kicks off this season.
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).
Calling someone a nippy or ninnycock today might not cause much offence – but hundreds of years ago if you wanted to be rude these were among a rich choice of crude words available.
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.
Former professional footballer turned campaigner Clarke Carlisle met experts at an event held today to discuss how they can tackle male suicide and mental health problems.
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.
Climate change, urban expansion and agricultural intensification blamed for risk to some of Britain’s best loved species
New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 September) shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes.
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.
Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research.
A medical student’s dedication and life-saving first aid skills have won him the St John’s Ambulance Volunteer of the Year award.
Experts hope to uncover the hidden secrets of ancient Amazon tribes and their effect on modern vegetation using revolutionary new drone technology.
A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns.
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.
Suspected drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Weymouth could be breathalysed and refused entry from Friday 16 September.
Ground breaking research shows teens burn up to 500 less calories in puberty
The University of Exeter has maintained its strong position inside the top 200 universities worldwide, in the latest influential international league table.
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.
A world-leading diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a top international Diabetes prize in recognition of his research and its worldwide impact on patient care.
A University of Exeter expert has welcomed the announcement by the Government today that plastic microbeads in cosmetics will be banned.
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.
A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from heart and blood vessel complications.
Revellers at Green Man Festival explored the importance of water and land use management by using a range of games and information boards.
Academics and other University of Exeter staff helped to celebrate the Penryn 800 Town Fair at the August bank holiday weekend
An international study has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.
A student with close ties to Bangladesh has just returned from a research mission to raise awareness of the damaging culture of child marriage.
University of Exeter rural policy expert Professor Michael Winter OBE has been appointed as a Government advisor to help protect England’s natural environment.
Dementia researchers have been awarded £91,500 to purchase a new laser to create a state-of-the-art microscope, transforming their ability to image the brain.
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.
Scientists develop interactive game demonstrating impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Scientists and games developers have joined forces to help communicate the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
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.
The impact of climate change on global seawater conditions could change the rules of sperm competition for many important marine species.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.
Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment.
The evolution of the first land plants including mosses may explain a long-standing mystery of how Earth’s atmosphere became enriched with oxygen.
The longer our parents lived, the longer we are likely to live ourselves, and the more likely we are to stay healthy in our sixties and seventies.
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.
A University of Exeter marine biologist has won a prestigious award for his world-class work in the field of fish ecology.
Drones will be used to discover more about the social lives of killer whales and help conserve these amazing mammals, which are at risk of extinction.
A globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean 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.
A special performance by a dancer at the University of Exeter’s picturesque campus is one of the events on offer as part of a project examining the links between the human body and the geological world.
Children will ponder global scientific questions alongside some of the best researchers in the country at a free, interactive event in Cornwall.
People feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online.
Retired holidaymakers are needed to take part in new research which aims to discover how giving up work has affected their tourism choices.
Research investigating the reasons behind a rise in ambulance call-outs in the South West is already being used by a local ambulance service trust.
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.
New online courts for civil cases designed to help make the justice system more user-friendly could be introduced, thanks in part to the work of a University of Exeter academic.
An expert on the psychology of political crisis is to receive this year’s Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge from the British Psychological Society.
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.
High chance that current atmospheric greenhouse concentrations commit to warmings greater than 1.5 °C
Current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations warm air temperatures overland by over 1.5°C.
Senior academics from across China visited the University of Exeter Business School to discuss the skills needed by graduates returning to Asia after studying abroad.
New Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her commitment to Brexit, but she is liked most by Conservative voters who regret voting to leave, a new survey suggests.
Experts in vibration serviceability of civil engineering structures from across the globe met at the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter novelist and short story writer recently spent time at the Eden Project as the attraction’s Eden-Exeter Writing Fellowship.
A new work which sets the words of World War I soldiers to music to commemorate the centenary of the conflict is to receive its world première at a prestigious music festival.
A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the “gold standard” of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
The University of Exeter has come fifth in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings for the 2015 / 2016 season.
Getting regular exercise can lower the risk of cognitive decline and can even change our brain structure.
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.
In light of developments in Turkey, the University is advising all staff, students and partners to follow Government advice.
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.
The Green Flag will fly over the Exeter campuses for the 6th year in a row as they are named amongst the best parks and green spaces.
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.
The University will shortly submit an outline planning application to Exeter City Council for new student residences at East Park, on its Streatham Campus.
A University of Exeter expert has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Royal Veterinary College for his outstanding contribution to promoting animal health and welfare.
Traumatic brain injury costs a total of £15 billion nationally every year and puts young people at higher risk of poor mental health and offending.
The subtropical weather in Cornwall means new exotic crops such as quinoa and Japanese persimmon are now more likely to succeed, according to a new technique.
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.
The independent Committee on Climate Change today concludes that the impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks.
A major new independent study commissioned by The Prince’s Countryside Fund into the future of small family farms across the UK, has revealed a steep decline in numbers since the beginning of the century.
Newsnight legend Jeremy Paxman is among a number of venerable figures to receive honorary awards at the Exeter’s graduation ceremony.
A study aiming to evaluate the use of the drug ketamine as a treatment for severe alcohol disorder is currently recruiting volunteers.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that could revolutionise the surgical treatment of epilepsy.
Ancient inhabitants of the southern Brazilian highlands were no strangers to the types of home improvements we enjoy today, academics from the University of Exeter have found.
A long-term plan for managing noise in shallow parts of the ocean such as Falmouth Bay is needed to protect the environment, scientists have said.
A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin’s carbon sink, a ground-breaking study has found.
Improvements to the way that Army Reserve Forces are trained and supported are needed if recruitment targets are to be met.
Scientists in Exeter are inviting the public to a free meeting on Wednesday 6 July to discuss current dementia research.
Two Exeter teams have been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times Awards.
Gardeners turning to the internet for advice about Japanese knotweed are likely to find a wide range of potentially misleading advice.
The cameraman who recorded now iconic footage of the Battle of Somme will be remembered at an exhibition in Cornwall organised by his great granddaughter.
A camera which is thought to have shot the first war film will be on display at a special exhibition to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
A marine pollution expert from the University of Exeter has given a high level presentation at the United Nations headquarters.
A University of Exeter lecturer has been honoured with a medal and prize for his outstanding contribution to experimental Physics.
Senior politicians have welcomed work by University of Exeter academics to promote smart decision-making which will safeguard the environment.
A consensus statement which includes a University of Exeter researcher says exercise boosts kids’ and young people’s brain power.
Rising sea-levels linked to global warming could pose a significant threat to the effectiveness of the world’s peatland areas as carbon sinks.
Victims need clearer information on what they can expect in the aftermath of major flooding from the government and other authorities, new University of Exeter research shows.
Human use of artificial light is causing Spring to come at least a week early in the UK.
Representatives from the armed forces of several nations, NATO and the International Committee of the Red Cross joined Exeter academics to debate some of the most pressing legal challenges facing military operations.
A flock of cranes that ended up at the centre of a once-in-200-year flood has given researchers a rare insight into how wildlife copes with extreme weather.
Too many females in a wild pheasant harem harms the ability of the group to spot predators, experts from the University of Exeter have found.
A University of Exeter scientist has helped develop an innovative mathematical model for exploring why some individuals evolve to be genetically programmed to be nice, while others stay nasty.
As you will undoubtedly be aware, the UK has voted to leave the European Union.
Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods.
Researchers from the University of Exeter have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient.
A University of Exeter expert who brought to life the unusual romance between politician Benjamin Disraeli and his wife has won a prestigious literary prize for her work.
A team of archaeologists, students and local volunteers have unearthed evidence of a Romano-British settlement in a rural Devon village.
A University of Exeter geographer has been nominated for a prestigious national award that celebrates research that makes a difference to society.
One of Exeter Cathedral’s greatest treasures – and the focus of new research by a University of Exeter expert – has been honoured for its ‘outstanding significance’ to British history.
A team of international researchers have discovered the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever detected, orbiting a young star 500 light years from Earth.
Researchers at the University of Exeter are inviting groups of people from across Cornwall to take part in a fun experiment.
Millions of moths that destroy vegetable crops have been spotted in Cornwall by a University of Exeter expert.
The rising concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has passed a symbolic threshold early due to the fastest annual increase on record.
Carbon dioxide emissions from dry and oxygen-rich environments are likely to play a much greater role in controlling future rates of climate change.
A University of Exeter expert will take part in a round-table discussion at the Houses of Parliament.
Nesting birds time their escape from an approaching predator depending on how well camouflaged their eggs and their own bodies are.
Birds copy one another when trying new foods but will take more risks when doing so at different times of year.
Humans could become better at switching between tasks if they behaved more like pigeons.
Researchers at the University of Exeter who are working on an initiative to curb traffic congestion are issuing a final call for help from commuters.
A Devon school sponsored by the University of Exeter has been officially launched by the first Briton into space, Dr Helen Sharman.
A zoo biologist from the University of Exeter has won a prestigious gold award for his research into flamingo friendships.
Cheap cameras on drones can be used to measure environmental change which affects billions of people around the world, new research from the University of Exeter shows.
Farmers have expressed concern about the unknown implications of Britain leaving the European Union, according to a new survey by experts at the University of Exeter.
MPs have expressed an overwhelming willingness to use a proposed new service to swiftly link them with academics in relevant areas
Roads present a serious threat to bat populations, indicating that protection policies are failing.
The same gene that enables tropical butterflies to mimic each other’s bright and colourful patterning also caused British moths to turn black.
Previously unpublished short stories and a novel by British author Radclyffe Hall have been discovered by a University of Exeter expert.
University of Exeter researchers have found novel insight into the ways cells organise themselves.
Professor David Bruce Allen has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter Business School.
Cornish ‘Poet of the Clay’ Jack Clemo became blind and deaf because of congenital syphilis inherited from his father, a new University of Exeter study has found.
Experts from the University of Exeter are to host a special two-part discussion series about whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union.
Urban birds are less afraid of litter than their country cousins according to a new study co-authored by a University of Exeter academic.
University of Exeter experts are helping the Earl and Countess of Devon uncover fascinating new insights into the long history of their family by examining centuries-old documents at Powderham Castle.
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.
A University of Exeter expert will advise the US Government and policy makers around the world on warfare after being appointed to a prestigious new role.
Budding engineers at the University of Exeter showcased a range of innovative projects to industry experts at a special event.
University of Exeter experts will collect large amounts of propaganda put on the internet by Islamic State terrorists in real time to understand how it radicalises people.
Scientists at the University of Exeter will be leading two major multi-million pound world-class research projects.
The history of Exeter’s most important and loved trees will be uncovered as part of a new project to record the impact of huge cedars or blossoming hilltop hawthorns on the city.
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.
Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to research by the University of Exeter Medical School.
A wide range of subjects at the University of Exeter have secured top 10 positions in this year’s Guardian rankings.
Many students in Exeter risk not being able to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum, according to a new poll.
In the year of Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday, research by the universities of Exeter and Oxford reveals the dramatic paths to power taken by her predecessors in a far more turbulent period of British history.
A pioneering team of international researchers have devised a ‘manifesto for fire science’ to explore the pivotal relationship that exists between mankind and fire, on a global stage.
Archaeologists from the University of Exeter will be taking the art of Roman bread-baking into two Devon schools next week as part of a community initiative to engage young people in their local ancient heritage.
University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have unveiled a state of the art facility for the study of environmental microbes.
Sexual conflict between males and females can lead to changes in the shape of their genitals, according to research on burying beetles.
With June’s referendum bringing the debate about Britain’s future in the EU centre stage, academics from the University of Exeter will consider the issues in light of current research at a special event in London.
Mammals can protect their unborn young from harmful chemicals in their blood even at the expense of their own survival odds.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.
A citizen science website game akin to “big brother for crickets” allows participants to take part in important hands-on research using insects.
A University of Exeter graduate has devised a technique that could revolutionise language learning for children by making it as easy as reading a story.
Scientists have probed the process that allows cells to swallow up particles, finding that some shapes are easier to swallow than others.
Scientists have discovered that a tiny, yet plentiful, ocean organism is playing an important role in the regulation of the Earth’s climate.
Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.
A new research project sets out to understand why some GPs are leaving their jobs to take early retirement or career breaks.
More aspiring lawyers from non-privileged homes in the South West will benefit from a pioneering initiative designed to widen access to the legal profession.
Mysterious spectacular mounds found in the earth in tropical wetlands in South America are created by earthworms, researchers have found.
Researchers call for socio-economic influences to be factored into future protection policies
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised another researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Badgers, dragonflies and robins are just a selection of the species that can be observed at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus for the annual BioBlitz day.
Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes.
Two Exeter teams have been recognised for excellence in healthcare and research at the coveted British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in London on 5th May.
A University of Exeter expert on marine pollution will be giving advice to a cross-party committee of MPs at the Palace of Westminster in London today (Monday).
MSc programmes in Civil, Structural and Water Engineering starting in September 2016.
The head of leading marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, Hugo Tagholm, will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Students from the University with an interest in working in nature conservation and biodiversity will have the opportunity to do field work in Portugal and Hungary.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will appear on BBC Two’s flagship science strand Horizon this week.
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.
Air power has become the weapon of choice for Western politicians because it causes maximum destruction with the minimum of commitment.
Introducing a noise net around airfields that emits sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation in a busy restaurant could prevent collisions between birds and aircraft.
The University of Exeter’s best lecturers were recognised by students at an annual celebratory awards ceremony.
Budding archaeologists will have the opportunity to help unearth Devon's Roman past on a University of Exeter excavation this summer.
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.
Exeter academics have created an app which could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes.
A pioneering Bioscience spin-out company founded by experts from the University of Exeter has secured a major investment to help develop the business.
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.