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The University of Exeter’s role in the new Devon Carbon Plan

The final version of the Devon Carbon Plan has been published today by the Devon Climate Emergency partnership.

We Still Have a Chance: international project unveils 12 Climate Stories for 12 Days of COP27

Multidisciplinary project spanning UK and Egypt’s science, health and arts communities launches with a programme of artistic and culural events

QS Quacquarelli Symonds and University of Exeter spearhead global programme focused on experiential learning in sustainability

New global sustainability initiative celebrates successful completion for the first cohort of students

Exeter retains top 15 place in Guardian University Guide 2023

Exeter retains top 15 ranking in Guardian University Guide - with 21 subjects among the 20 best in the country

University secures Race Equality Charter bronze award

The University of Exeter has been recognised with a bronze award by the Race Equality Charter

Artwork of Ingrid Pollard, 2022 Turner Prize nominee, explored through free online talk series

The inspiring and influential works of Ingrid Pollard, one of the four 2022 Turner Prize nominees, will be explored during a series of free online talks and sessions, starting this month.

Exeter named as runner-up in University of the Year award

Exeter has been named as runner-up in the coveted University of the Year award in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

New book that frames Second World War as 'violent end of global imperialism' wins Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History

A critically lauded account of the Second World War has been awarded the country’s foremost prize for military history writing.

Exeter debate on 'positive tipping points'

World-renowned experts will discuss the power of "positive tipping points" to tackle the climate crisis at the University of Exeter next week.

University of Exeter business graduate brews up his own recipe for success

A University of Exeter Business School graduate is set to embark on his latest entrepreneurial venture to help independent craft breweries improve their online sales.

Ukrainian researchers welcomed under humanitarian programme

Six researchers from Ukraine are being offered the chance to continue their work in safety in Exeter and Cornwall thanks to a recently launched nationwide programme.

History graduate helps create poignant film on 50th anniversary of Ugandan migration

The experience of being forced to leave Uganda is the subject of a poignant new short film involving a history graduate and her grandmother.

University of Exeter Law School professor recognised in parliament speech

Dr Robert Herian has been recognised in a Parliament speech, demonstrating a huge milestone for Blockchain research.

New national network launched to boost innovation

A multi-million-pound national network has been launched to accelerate UK innovation and assist the exchange of ideas and knowledge between industry and academia.

University of Exeter researcher wins prestigious diabetes fellowship

A University of Exeter researcher has been awarded the prestigious Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship.

Exeter nominated for two THE Awards including Business School of the Year

The University of Exeter is in the running for two ‘Oscars of higher education’ in recognition of its outstanding research and teaching.

First exoplanet image from James Webb Space Telescope revealed

Astronomers from the University of Exeter have led the effort to capture the first-ever direct image of an exoplanet using the pioneering James Webb Space Telescope.

Creative industries may hold the key to economic prosperity in coastal and rural communities

Increased investment in the creative industries and improved levels of business support could be the key to helping coastal and rural communities reduce their reliance upon tourism for economic prosperity. 

Exeter heads scheme to create new generation of ‘business-aware’ academics

The University of Exeter has been awarded £5 million for a project that aims to instil researchers with improved awareness of the benefits of collaborating with business.  

New audio documentary tells story of young People of Colour growing up in the South West

A thought provoking podcast exploring growing up in the South West of England as a young person of colour has been released on BBC Sounds.

Exeter students selected for 12-week Canadian internship

Eighteen University of Exeter Students studying a range of disciplines at the University of Exeter are getting the "opportunity of a lifetime" in Canada as part of a competitive internship programme.

Exeter moves into global top 150 in latest influential rankings

The University of Exeter’s flourishing global reputation has been reinforced by moving in the top 150 worldwide in the latest influential league table.

Ukraine charity concert will collect vital funds to protect the country’s rich cultural heritage

A charity concert with a message of peace will raise vital funds to protect Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage.

University of Exeter recognised by prestigious award scheme for work to boost social mobility

Work by staff and students at the University of Exeter to narrow gaps in access to higher education has been recognised by a prestigious national awards scheme.

Education experts awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowships

Two education experts renowned for their innovative approaches to teaching and learning and professional development have been recognised with a prestigious national fellowship.

Lord Myners’ legacy honoured with Cornish scholarship fund

Lord Myners, former Chancellor of the University of Exeter who sadly passed away in January 2022, has been honoured with a new scholarship that will support talented students from his native Cornwall for the next three years.

Experts to discuss 'tipping points' alliance

Experts will meet next month to discuss catastrophic climate "tipping points" – and the power of positive tipping points to avert the climate crisis.

Staff and students celebrate 50 years of educational psychology at the University of Exeter

Staff and students are marking 50 years of educational psychologists being trained at the University of Exeter.

Exeter Community Safety Partnership receives funding boost to enhance night-time safety measures

A bid to help enhance night-time safety measures across Exeter city centre has received a £680,250 funding boost.

Trainees resurrecting traditional seaside entertainment to bring puppets, magic and song to Devon beaches

Seaside entertainment will return to Devon this summer thanks to trainees helping to keep traditional performance forms alive.

University of Exeter campuses re-awarded the coveted Green Flag Award

The University of Exeter’s grounds across three campuses have been ranked among the best parks and green spaces in the country.

University of Exeter expert plays crucial role in new UK Critical Minerals Strategy

An expert from the University of Exeter has played an important role to secure the supply chain of critical minerals.

Inspirational Exeter student ‘defies the odds’ to win Student Social Mobility Award

A University of Exeter graduate has been awarded a Student Social Mobility Award.

Exeter experts elected to prestigious British Academy Fellowships

Three academics from the University of Exeter have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy.

Student and graduate entrepreneurs ‘striving to make a positive impact’ celebrated at Student Startups Awards

A sustainable chocolate start-up, an app to monitor flood resilience and an A-level politics revision platform were among the original and inspiring business ideas celebrated at the Student Startups Awards.

Budding space enthusiasts to be taken on voyage of discovery at Goonhilly 60 event

Budding space enthusiasts will be taken on a voyage of discovery at Goonhilly Earth Station to find out more about space and how scientists use ‘Space for Good’.

Two babies and a Medicine degree – “Daddy doctor” celebrates graduation

Studying for a medical degree is challenging under any circumstances, yet one new graduate achieved this as he and his partner welcomed two babies in the middle of a pandemic.

University of Exeter hosts British Association for Applied Linguistics Vocabulary Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2022

The University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education hosted the British Association for Applied Linguistics Vocabulary Special Interest Group’s Annual Conference 2022.

University of Exeter subjects across sciences and humanities ranked in world top 100

Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been ranked amongst the world’s best, in the latest influential international league table.

Philanthropic donation will help achieve a sustainable future for mining

Anglo American, one of the world’s leading mining companies, has made a transformational donation to support sustainable mining research and education at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

Renowned Polar scientist appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter

An award-winning scientist and revered authority on the evolving climate of Antarctica has been appointed by the University of Exeter to strategically lead its operations in Cornwall.

Oceans advocate Emily Penn, journalist and campaigner Carrie Gracie and Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer honoured by the University of Exeter

Emily Penn, Carrie Gracie and Shaun Sawyer will be honoured by the University of Exeter at graduation ceremonies in Cornwall.

Like mother like daughter for Claire and Natasha - who graduated 40 years apart from the same university

When Claire Cooper graduated in 1982 she couldn’t have imagined she’d be back in the same building exactly four decades later – this time watching her daughter Natasha have the same joyful experience.

Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre collaborates with Royal Bank of Canada Global Asset Management

How climate risk and sustainability affect investment returns will be the focus of an innovative new research programme at the University of Exeter Business School.

University of Exeter announce new partnership with Exeter Chiefs

The University of Exeter has bolstered its long-standing partnership with the Exeter Chiefs by entering into a new strategic and sponsorship agreement.

England’s Chief Scientific Officer Professor Dame Sue Hill and esteemed astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell to be awarded honorary degrees

Esteemed astronomer Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, journalist Isabel Hardman and Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for England, to receive honorary degrees from the University of Exeter.

Stunning renovation of Teignmouth’s seaside heritage brings cinematic history alive

The stunning renovation of one of Teignmouth’s quirkiest seaside features will bring cinematic history alive for all ages.

£3 million for new carbon capture project and pilot plant

A new carbon capture project could pave the way for large-scale removal of carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the atmosphere using the ocean.

Degree Apprenticeships at Exeter praised in Ofsted report

The University of Exeter’s innovative suite of degree apprenticeship programmes have been praised for addressing the needs of key regional and national skills industries, in its first Ofsted report.

Exeter’s student satisfaction ranked best in Russell Group

Student satisfaction at the University of Exeter is the best of any Russell Group university, according to the latest influential report.

Introducing the Real Living Wage to Penzance would improve the local economy, new research suggests

Giving Living Wage Town status to Penzance would help improve the local economy and the reputation of the area, new research shows.

University of Exeter to lead consortium for Dstl’s new Defence Data Research Centre

The University of Exeter (UoE) will lead the consortium on a new Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC), which will focus on improving the use of data for Artificial Intelligence applications.

Journalists Lyse Doucet and Krishnan Guru-Murthy and author Dolly Alderton to receive honorary degrees from the University of Exeter

Journalists Lyse Doucet and Krishnan Guru-Murthy and author Dolly Alderton will receive honorary degrees from the University of Exeter this week.

People power can tackle climate crisis

An audience at the Glastonbury Festival has heard how people power can tackle the climate crisis.

University of Exeter Vice Chancellor Professor Lisa Roberts visits Duke University

World-leading research to tackle the climate crisis and create a greener, healthier and fairer world was top of the agenda when University of Exeter Vice Chancellor Professor Lisa Roberts visited Duke University.

Early success of Exeter’s NIHR School for Primary Care Research celebrated at launch event

The early success of the University of Exeter’s membership of the national network of National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Schools for Primary Care Research has been celebrated at a launch event.

The Exeter MBA achieves UK top 5 in The Economist’s Which MBA? 2022 rankings

The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme has been named the UK’s 5th best full-time MBA in The Economist’s Which MBA? 2022 rankings.

Acclaimed musician and social justice campaigner Stormzy receives honorary degree from the University of Exeter

Influential musician and social justice campaigner Michael Owuo Jr praised the "guts, grit and dedication" of students as he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his work to promote education and fighting racial inequality.

Thousands of students set to celebrate graduation as ceremonies return at the University of Exeter

Thousands of students will finally be able to mark the end of their studies in traditional style as summer graduation ceremonies return at the University of Exeter.

Celebrate winners of the PRISM Exeter's Queer Science Competition 2022 at special Pride Month event

Young people will be honoured for their work to highlight the achievements and impact of LGBTQ+ scientists, engineers and mathematicians at a special Pride Month event.

Volunteers mark decade of horticulture and friendship at community garden connecting students and their neighbours

Volunteers are marking a decade of innovative horticulture at Exeter’s Community Garden - where students work with their neighbours to cultivate food and friendship.

Exeter alumni celebrate winning volunteer awards

Two Exeter alumni have won volunteer awards for their efforts supporting students and alumni.

Business School celebrates success at SU and Teaching Awards

A student society that aims to empower women in their career goals and help them gain more confidence won a top prize at the SU Awards last month.  

University of Exeter receives £1.8 million funding boost

The University of Exeter has been awarded more than £1.8 million to enable researchers to unlock the potential value of their work, and kickstart new ways in which to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Leading African writers to take part in readings and workshops as part of major Exeter literary festival

Leading African and African diaspora literary voices will take part in book readings, open mic poetry sessions and workshops as part of a major Exeter literary festival.

Top 10 place for University of Exeter Business School in FT Master’s in Finance 2022 rankings

The University of Exeter Business School has secured a place in the UK’s top 10 business schools in the Financial Times Master’s in Finance 2022 rankings, with its score for student satisfaction fifth best globally. 

One in five hundred men carry an extra sex chromosome, putting them at higher risk of several common diseases

Around one in 500 men could be carrying an extra X or Y chromosome – most of them unaware – putting them at increased risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and thrombosis, say researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Exeter.

Podium finish in World Triathlon Duathlon Championships for Exeter Medical Student

University of Exeter medical student has today (Thursday June 10) clinched third place in the World Triathlon Duathlon Championships in Targu Mures, Romania.

IAIS Launches New Partnership with the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

The University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

Evocative new sculpture to be unveiled at the University of Exeter

An unusual and thought-provoking new sculpture, created to characterize how science is confronting one of the world’s biggest threats to human health and food security, is set to be unveiled at the University of Exeter. 

Universities of Exeter and Queensland renew their commitment to working in partnership to find solutions to pressing global challenges

During a recent visit to the University of Exeter, Professor Deborah Terry AO, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland, and Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, signed an agreement renewing the Universities’ partnership through the QUEX Institute for a further five years, and discussed their shared vision for the future.

Experts celebrate shipshape partnership to reveal more about Cornwall’s maritime history

Experts from the University of Exeter and National Maritime Museum Cornwall are celebrating their continuing partnership. They are working together to spread the word about the region’s fascinating maritime history.

Social mobility prospects bleak for Jubilee Generation

Social mobility prospects for the current generation of school-aged young people are bleak, warns a major new report published today to mark the 25th anniversary of the Sutton Trust.

Art installations across Exeter to feature a Deaf pub night, graffiti, second-hand furniture and balloons

Empty Exeter shops will be filled with pioneering art installations featuring second-hand furniture, graffiti and balloons as part of a now-annual festival.

Peer visits University of Exeter to see state-of-the-art Offshore Energy Research

The Royal Society’s annual Pairing Scheme brings together scientists and policymakers to let research inform policy-making and policy questions shape the research.

Satellites and drones can help save pollinators

Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say.

University of Exeter’s Q-Step centre helping to plug shortages of graduates able to analyse data, evaluation shows

The University of Exeter’s Q-Step centre is helping to tackle the national shortage of graduates with the skills to use data to better understand society, an evaluation shows.

Comic illustrated by former UK Comics laureate depicts experiences of shame in medical learning

A new comic will be used to teach medical students about the role of shame in their training to become doctors.

UN Climate Champion to speak at Exeter event on environmental intelligence at World Economic Forum in Davos

How business leaders can access scientific data to identify and address the global risks from climate change will be the subject of a University of Exeter-hosted event at the World Economic Forum in Davos this month.

Exeter signs MoU to boost collaboration on Spaceport Cornwall

A strategic partnership, designed to help place Cornwall at the forefront of British science and innovation in space, has received a significant boost. 

Local residents invited to try something new this May and June

Have you ever wanted to make your own podcast?. Discover what happened to the Cornish language between 1777-1904? Or find out what you’ve always wanted to know about renewable energy (but were afraid to ask).

Research by University of Exeter humanities and social science experts ranked as world leading

Work by humanities and social sciences academics at the University of Exeter has been judged as world-leading as part of the Research Excellence Framework.

Pioneering research facility receives funding boost to achieve net zero

A pioneering new research facility, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time, has received a near £1 million funding boost to achieve “Net Zero” status.

Exeter’s museum to host a pop-up exploring the future of the High Street

The pop-up, RAMM about Town, is a pilot project of the Creative Arc, a unique collaboration between the University of Exeter, Exeter City Council, Art Work Exeter, and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).

University of Exeter’s growth in Research Power recognised in REF2021

The University of Exeter’s commitment to producing world-leading research has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Exeter extreme medicine experts deliver £890,000 in life-saving medical aid to Ukraine

Global experts in delivering medical training for people working in remote environments have galvanised more than £645,000 worth of life-saving medical supplies to the frontline of the Ukrainian war zone.

Exeter undergraduate wins prestigious national award

University of Exeter student Isabelle Brown is celebrating after securing a prestigious national award.

Sustainability leader joins University of Exeter Business School

A sustainability leader from industry has joined the University of Exeter Business School as a new Professor of Practice as part of the recently announced £10 million biodiversity renewal project (RENEW). 

MA Curation students complete work placements at renowned museums and galleries across the UK, and internationally

Students on the University of Exeter’s new MA Curation: Art and Business course have completed work placements at some of the country’s most renowned galleries and museums, and abroad.

Experts to establish new archive of Kurdistan’s culture, history and politics

An international team of experts are establishing a major new archive of Kurdistan’s culture, history and politics.

GW4 Generator Award: Seven collaborative research communities awarded £125k funding

Projects exploring the circular economy in building construction, net zero transport systems, and antibiotic-resistance genes are among seven research communities awarded £125,000 in GW4 Alliance funding.

Royal Geographical Society awards for two Exeter academics

Two professors at the University of Exeter have received prestigious awards from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Marine-i helps National Lobster Hatchery to develop an innovation to improve lobster stocks

Marine-i is supporting the National Lobster Hatchery to develop a new kind of larval rearing vessel.

South West blighted by low social mobility, experts warn in new report

The South West suffers some of the lowest levels of social mobility in the UK, blighting the prospects of hundreds of thousands of young people across the peninsula, experts have warned.

University of Exeter decarbonising supply chain

The University of Exeter is decarbonising its supply chain as part of the drive for net zero by 2030.

Exeter secures global top 50 position in THE Impact Rankings 2022

The University of Exeter has secured a place in an influential ranking’s global top 50 for the first time – in recognition of its steadfast commitment to sustainability, improving health and tackling inequality.

Professor Mark Kermode and Carol Morley are the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’s first patrons

Leading film critic Mark Kermode and acclaimed filmmaker Carol Morley are the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’s first patrons.

Landmark new technology to improve efficiency of sewer system surveys

A new AI tool is set to improve the efficiency of surveying sewerage systems and has the potential to benefit the entire water industry. 

Exeter expert leading charge against online misinformation wins British Science Association Award Lecture

An Exeter researcher is among the winners of the British Science Association’s Award Lecture series for his research into online misinformation.

University of Exeter experts nominated for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2022

Two University of Exeter experts have been nominated for the UK’s most prestigious history writing award.

Musical treasures from West Side Story, The Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany’s on show as part of Bridport’s From Page to Screen Festival

Some of the best-known music from films, including The Pink Panther and ‘Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is on display as part of Bridport’s From Page to Screen Festival.

Success for Exeter subjects in influential league rankings

Subjects from across all disciplines at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.  

Learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at new University of Exeter course

People can learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at a new University of Exeter course.

Exeter partners with National Grid on innovation projects to help deliver Net Zero

The University of Exeter is part of a pivotal new partnership that will help decarbonise the electricity system in Great Britain and accelerate progress towards Net Zero.

Recent reforms are not enough to tackle kleptocracy, new report examining complex web of Kazakhstan property ownership says

Experts have criticised inadequate legislation, failures by the National Crime Agency, and “flawed” legal judgements which led to the dismissal of a high-profile case against the relatives of Kazakhstan’s autocratic first president.

New Safety Charter for Exeter launched

A pivotal new safety charter for Exeter, designed to tackle crimes and prioritise the safety of women across the city centre at night, has been launched. 

Multi-million pound SWIoT partnership celebrated at special event

Key members of the technical education community gathered to celebrate the launch of the South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT).   

Dr Rebecca Flemming is the University of Exeter’s first A. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought

Dr Rebecca Flemming has been appointed as the first University of ExeterA. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought.

New hub for the best evidence about promoting good health will help inform new policy

A new hub that aims to present best evidence available on promoting good health will help inform new policy across the world.

Lady Mireille Gillings to Open Neuroimaging Centre

Global business leader and philanthropist Lady Mireille Gillings, PhD, will officially open the cutting-edge new imaging centre which bears her name on International Women’s Day (March 8).

Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar in conversation with Professor Linda Williams and Mark Kermode

Acclaimed actors and writers Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal will discuss their careers on stage and screen at a University of Exeter event this month.

LEAF status for all Exeter labs

All eligible laboratories at the University of Exeter have now achieved Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation.

New series of Leading Edge Fireside Chats to ‘dig deeper into fascinating leadership stories’

Leaders from a wide range of backgrounds will reflect on the challenges, innovations and insights underpinning their careers for the new series of Leading Edge Fireside Chats.

University of Exeter targets net zero by 2030

The University of Exeter has brought forward its carbon net zero target to 2030.

‘Arca’ sets sail to help Cornish businesses transition to circular economy

A new research project will work with Cornish businesses to help them develop the skills they need to transition to a circular economy.

Celebrate Cornish innovation past and present at exciting St Piran’s Day event

Cornwall’s unique heritage and identity will be celebrated at a special St Piran’s Day event which marks innovation in the county.

University receives Gold Award for commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion at work

The University of Exeter has received a Gold Award for its commitment and efforts to become an LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, it has been announced.

University sponsors Exeter College Adult learner of the year award

The University of Exeter has sponsored Exeter College’s Adult Learner of the Year Award, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting adult learners.

Step back in time to explore Exeter with characters living through the city’s most dramatic moments

A colourful cast of characters living through Exeter’s most dramatic moments are bringing the city’s history to life thanks to new research.

The Exeter MBA ranked among best in Europe

The University of Exeter Business School’s flagship MBA has been named among the top MBA programmes in Europe in CEO Magazine’s 2022 Global Executive MBA rankings.

International Women’s Day event to explore why women and girls are key to solving the climate crisis

How women and girls can secure the legacy of COP26 and make a powerful contribution to the climate agenda will be the focus of an International Women’s Day panel event at the University of Exeter Business School next month.

UK biodiversity renewal project to revive nature and communities receives £10 million investment

Researchers at the University of Exeter have received £10 million to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss in the UK through partnerships and community action.

New ‘Creative Peninsula’ partnership programme - including a new regional arts summit and international festival - as culture used to boost communities across the South West

A new arts summit and festival will be held in the South West as part of a major project to use culture to boost the economy, environment and health in the region.

New butterfly-inspired museum installation highlights LGBTQ+ voices

 A new installation inspired by butterflies showcases LGBTQ+ responses to objects at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery.

Author, actor and soldier Richard Lyntton gives inspirational example of the power of languages at University of Exeter event

Actor, author and soldier Richard Lyntton showed how he is an inspirational example of the power of learning languages at a University of Exeter event. In a varied career he used his language skills when serving in the Yugoslav civil war and acting in films such as Creed and The Equalizer.

Exeter’s Natural Sciences programme receives respected accreditation

The University of Exeter’s Natural Sciences programme has received official accreditation from a prestigious national body. 

Applications now open for Creative Fellowships 2021-22 Artists Callout

Arts and Culture University of Exeter is inviting applications from creative practitioners for a Creative Fellowship that will run March-June 2022. This will be a 4-5 week exploratory placement, working in an interdisciplinary context.

Ground-breaking project advances wastewater grit removal technology

Hydro International and the University of Exeter have completed a ground-breaking two-year research project to optimise the performance of the company’s advanced wastewater grit removal technology.

Exeter expert secures place among world's "most inspiring" engineers

One of the University of Exeter’s most eminent and distinguished engineers has been celebrated as being amongst the world’s most influential academics in his field. 

FREE short course ‘Renewable Systems Integration’ University of Exeter and South West Institute of Technology

A free short course in renewable systems integration, hosted by the The University of Exeter and coordinated by The South West Institute of Technology will run over five days between February and March 2022.

Established industry leaders join DIGIT Lab to accelerate digital transformation impact

‌DIGIT Lab, the UK’s National Research Centre for digital transformation in Large Established Organizations (LEOs), has announced its inaugural cohort of digital impact fellows.

New Display Celebrates the Work of Leonard Baskin

From January to April, the University of Exeter’s new Queen’s Building display space is showcasing a selection of reproductions of stunning artworks by American-born sculptor and graphic artist Leonard Baskin, which form part of the University’s heritage collections.

Expansion of university accelerator will benefit North Devon businesses

North Devon based Start Ups and early-stage businesses will be able to connect more easily with the business support and acceleration services offered by the University of Exeter as a result of the recently announced collaborations with partners across Devon.

Investment in research pays off for GW4 Alliance with record return

GW4’s return on research investment is at its highest level to date, highlighting the value in community building and networking funding.

Turf cutting ceremony celebrates start of construction on a £30m water research centre in Exeter

Last week a turf cutting ceremony took place to mark the beginning of construction of a pioneering new facility for the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW), a partnership between the University of Exeter and South West Water.

Beyond the Pandemic: Policy and decision-makers urged to join expert sessions to learn lessons for the future

The team behind the Pandemic and Beyond are launching a series of webinars to help policy and decision-makers learn the critical lessons for the future.

University of Exeter appoints new Chair of governing body

The University of Exeter has announced that Quentin Woodley is to be the new Chair of Council, the University’s governing body, and Pro-Chancellor with effect from 1 August 2022.   

New competition encourages students to share stories of inspiring LGBTQ+ scientists

A new competition is challenging school, college and university students around Exeter to discover and share the stories of lesser known LGBTQ+ scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and medics.

University of Exeter ranked as 46th most international in the world

The University of Exeter has been ranked as the 46th most international university in the world, based on data from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

University of Exeter Business School accredited with Small Business Charter Award

The University of Exeter Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of its commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy.

New play co-created with people living in the South West shows long history of LGBT loneliness in the region

A new play co-created by people living in the South West shows the long history of LGBTQIA+ loneliness and belonging in the region.

University of Exeter supports national pledge to end use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment cases

Professor Lisa Roberts has signed a new pledge backed by the UK government, campaigners and several other UK universities to state that the victims of sexual harassment should no longer be silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). 

Business School’s Centre for Leadership announces new Fellows

Five new Fellows have this month been appointed to the University of Exeter Business School’s Centre for Leadership.

Sculpting Medical Mycology - New sculpture commission at the University of Exeter

The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Exeter will be working with Still/Moving to create a sculptural installation as a means of stimulating thinking and engagement with research undertaken by the Centre, whilst sharing a positive vision for the future.

Exeter secures significant grant to revolutionise wireless and computing technologies

The University of Exeter has received a £1.8 million research grant for a collaboration with the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterials (CfM) 

University of Exeter Business School celebrates successful EQUIS re-accreditation

The University of Exeter Business School has been re-accredited for a further five years by leading quality assessment body EQUIS, which praised the ‘serious progress’ it has made.  

Business School marks ‘bold collaboration’ to improve tax systems in Africa

Improving Africa’s tax systems is the goal of a newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Exeter Business School’s Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).


University of Exeter opens regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The University of Exeter has announced the opening of a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to support overseas students.

University of Exeter strengthens relationship with University of British Columbia Okanagan

The University of Exeter and The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus (UBCO) have signed a Statement of Cooperation to further strengthen the relationship between the institutions and encourage cooperation in the areas of academic exchange, education, and research.

University of Exeter Business School claims 72nd spot in Financial Times ‘ranking of rankings’

The University of Exeter Business School has come 72nd in an influential Financial Times rankings of the best European business schools.

Famine and disease drove the evolution of lactose tolerance in Europe

Prehistoric people in Europe were consuming milk thousands of years before humans evolved the genetic trait allowing us to digest the milk sugar lactose as adults. 

University of Exeter Business School secures top 100 place in Financial Times Masters in Management 2022 rankings

Recent graduates of the University of Exeter Business School have declared themselves highly satisfied with the MSc Management programme, which has secured a coveted top 100 place in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management rankings.

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk

Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests.

Philanthropy expert curates exhibition with Yale in the United States of America

Dr Andrew Rudd invited to the USA for a series of public events on the nature and origins of charity