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Professional Mining Programme launched by Camborne School of Mines

Camborne School of Mines has announced the launch of a pioneering new Programme, designed to deliver key learning and professional development to employees and stakeholders within the mining industry.

Commitment eases access to medical advances in developing world

The University of Exeter has strengthened its commitment to encouraging access to medicine in low income and developing countries by adopting a new approach to health-related intellectual property on products and technologies deriving from its research.

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.

University of Exeter strengthening Humanities links with China

A delegation of 12 academics from the English and Modern Languages departments will be travelling with Professor Nick Kaye to China from 18-26 June 2014.

Exeter enjoys notable success in Guardian 2015 University Guide

The University of Exeter has enjoyed significant success in the latest Guardian University Guide, strengthening its position as one of the best universities in the country.

University of Exeter to establish US Foundation

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith returned to the USA this month to meet with some of the University of Exeter’s alumni in the country and to announce plans to establish a new Foundation based in America to facilitate fundraising for the University. 

Vice-Chancellor and President of USF to discuss international partnerships at global education conference

On May 1, the Vice-Chancellor and Dr Judy Genshaft of the University of South Florida (USF) will be taking to the floor in an interactive and engaging discussion session at Going Global, the world’s foremost education conference.

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.

International democracy award for graduate

A graduate who established an online and television forum to encourage young Arabs to take part in public life and debate, has been recognised with an award in the United States.

Camborne School of Mines to help develop Malaysian state's tin mining industry

The University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) will play a pivotal role in an international collaboration aimed at reviving and stimulating the tin mining industry in Malaysia’s second largest state.

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. 

Diwali celebrations shine bright on campus

The Hindu Festival of Light is being celebrated by Indians all over the world and by students at the University of Exeter on Sunday 3 November.

Forum wins at World Architecture Festival

The Forum has recently been announced as the winner of the Higher Education and Research Category at the World Architecture Festival.

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.

Global rankings hail Exeter’s One Planet MBA

The One Planet MBA, offered exclusively by the University of Exeter Business School, has come third in the world in the Global Green MBA Survey, announced today (September 23).

Vice-Chancellor attends tenth UK-South Africa bilateral forum

Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith joined a delegation to South Africa led by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, which included Universities minister David Willetts.

International experts to explore new “wonderdrug” at conference

A gas associated with the smell of rotten of eggs is now being proven to have widespread health benefits.

€6.3m European Research Council success for Exeter five

Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.

Largest ever International Summer School begins

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

UK universities partnership the best in Europe at fostering start-ups

SETsquared, a partnership of UK universities including Exeter, is joint first in Europe at successfully incubating businesses, an independent survey has revealed.

Energy and cost saving in mines achieved by innovative technique from Camborne School of Mines

A new approach that will save energy and reduce ventilation costs in mines has been developed by the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines. 

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.

Exeter academic and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor honoured by Brock University in Canada

Brock University is recognising Professor Neil Armstrong for his exceptional academic contributions to the fields of paediatric physiology and sport and health sciences by awarding him with an LLD (honoris causa).

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.

Coral reefs' collapse isn't inevitable, researchers say

Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action.

British Council selects Exeter student to represent UK education in China

A politics student from the University of Exeter has been selected by the British Council to be an ambassador for UK education in China at a special forum promoting the benefits of international experience.

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).

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.

Greek scholarships announced at Athens alumni event

Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith will be announcing two new scholarships for Greek students this week at a networking event in Athens for the University’s alumni, offer-holders and friends.

Revolutionary Iran

As Iran gears up for its elections in June, it is timely to have a major new book about the Islamic Republic. ‘Revolutionary Iran’ is the latest book by Dr Michael Axworthy, the Director of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies.

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.

3D laser scanning of dhows in Doha

A unique collection of traditional seagoing boats in Doha, Qatar has been recorded for posterity using a 3D scanning process.  

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.

Top UK Institutions Take Futurelearn to India on PM Trade Mission

Six of Futurelearn’s partners are accompanying the Prime Minister, David Cameron on a major business and skills mission to India. 

Applications to Exeter outstrip national picture

UCAS figures from the 27 January 2013 show that the University of Exeter has seen a huge year on year increase in applications; excluding medicine, the number of applicants is up 24.6% versus the same time last year.

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.

University of Exeter's global reputation boosted by World University Rankings

The University of Exeter has climbed to 153rd place in the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

'The Future We Want': Exeter contributes to Rio+20 Earth Summit

Twenty years on, the UN is again bringing together governments, international institutions and major groups to agree on a range of smart measures that can reduce poverty while promoting decent jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair use of resources.

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 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.

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.

Students host International Mining Games 2012

From ‘Jackleg Drilling’ and ‘Hand Steeling’, through to the Swede Saw, male and female competitors will be going back to the days of our industrial heritage, to pit their skills against the best of the rest.

University team to lead project to safeguard Ascension Island's wildlife

A University of Exeter team will deliver an ambitious programme to protect the unique flora and fauna of Ascension Island.

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.

Ice Age mariners from Europe were among America's first people

Some of the earliest humans to inhabit America came from Europe according to a new book.

University partnership gives new hope to prisoners

Academics at the Marchmont Observatory, part of the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education are helping prisoners improve their employability skills.

University welcomes Chinese New Year with free festival

The Year of the Dragon will be celebrated by local residents, staff and students on Saturday 4 February at the University’s Streatham Campus.

£20 million centre will advance disease treatment

The University of Exeter has announced plans to develop a £20 million interdisciplinary research centre to understand how cells operate and how diseases are caused.

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.

Nobel Peace Prize winner delivered a stimulating lecture on human rights

Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Shirin Ebadi delivered a stimulating lecture on human rights in Iran at the University of Exeter on Tuesday 10 January.

Research on transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina wins major prize

University of Exeter politics lecturer Lara Nettelfield’s book, Courting Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Hague Tribunal’s Impact in a Postwar State has won the prestigious Marshall Shulman book prize.

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.

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.

Business School Professor chairs International Leadership conference

Professor Jonathan Gosling from the Centre for Leadership Studies will be chair at one of the world’s most prestigious leadership events, being held in London on 26-29 October.

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’. 

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.

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.

Study shows small-scale fisheries’ impact on marine life

Small-scale fisheries could pose a more serious threat to marine life than previously thought.

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.

University of Exeter receives additional Grand Challenges Explorations funding

The University of Exeter announced today that it will receive additional funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Decline in species shows climate change warnings not exaggerated

One in 10 species could face extinction by the year 2100 if current climate change impacts continue.

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.

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.

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?

Exeter study reveals US turtles’ movements

A University of Exeter team has monitored the movements of an entire sub-population of marine turtles for the first time.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.