Extraordinary Creative Fellowships at the University of Exeter brings creatives and academics together to create multidisciplinary projects.
Members of the University of Exeter’s Inclusivity Project have contributed to a parliamentary briefing that highlights the challenges faced by people with invisible disabilities in education and work.
A new study has identified the impact that fleeting natural events, such as sunrises and sunsets, can have on people, and sought to quantify their effects for the first time.
The University of Exeter is to enter its first partnership with the World Economic Forum to develop a new global initiative for the poles.
Dr Oliver Allanson from the University of Exeter has been recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society for early career achievements in astronomy.
Students across the University of Exeter have donated over £45,000 to the British Heart Foundation through its Moving On project, redirecting unwanted items that have been donated by university students leaving halls accommodation.
A dentist and former football manager whose life has changed dramatically since his ALS diagnosis has appealed with others who have the disease to join him in a new brain imaging study to help the race to find new treatments.
“Volunteers” tasked with enforcing the Chinese Communist Party’s zero-covid policies have suffered from stress and anxiety, a new study shows.
Sea urchin larvae raised in high levels of plastic pollution die due to developmental abnormalities, new research shows.
Discoveries at a major new fossil site in Morocco suggest giant arthropods – relatives of modern creatures including shrimps, insects and spiders – dominated the seas 470 million years ago.
The University of Exeter has moved up to sixth place in a league table that ranks UK universities on sustainability and ethics.
The University of Exeter is among the members of the new Nature Positive Universities Alliance, launched today at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal.
National research project unique in depth, breath and focus, delivers its report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role that arts and humanities research had on social inclusion and national wellbeing.
Academics from across the University of Exeter and other universities and industry sector call for action on reducing pharmaceutical pollution.
Underwater cameras have revealed the impressive range of skills nurse sharks use when feeding.
Experiencing poverty in childhood has a particular impact on wellbeing in adulthood around middle-age, according to new research.
Scientists on a research vessel in Antarctica watched the front of a glacier disintegrate and their measurements “went off the scale”.
The number of green turtles breeding in Cyprus has risen in recent years – but this bounce-back depends heavily on an Egyptian lagoon where many turtles feed, new research shows.
Professor Karen Hudson-Edwards has been named one of the world’s most inspiring women in mining.
Prestigious European research grants set to fund projects on disability-inclusive climate adaptation and women in philosophy
European Research Council Starter Grants totalling 3,000,000 Euros awarded to two Exeter academics
The University of Exeter and collaborators have recently been awarded £14 million for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research – widely acknowledged as the “next global pandemic”
Gadgets that emit small electrical pulses can drastically cut the number of sharks and stingrays caught accidentally on fishing lines, new research shows.
The University of Exeter Business School has been named Business School of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, known as the “Oscars” of higher education.
Twenty-one researchers from the University of Exeter have been recognised as leading experts in Clarivate’s annual highly cited researchers list.
A new book documents the ‘transformation’ of climate activism, arguing it has gone beyond the streets to exist in new and unexpected forms.
Professor Richard Follett has been appointed as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University of Exeter.
New analysis shows “dire” supply and affordability gaps for housing in Cornwall
The University of Exeter Law School, Cornwall is pleased to announce the winner of the Dickinson Gleeson Trusts Prize 2022 as Daniel Sipos.
An exceptionally well-preserved collection of fossils discovered in eastern Yunnan Province, China, has enabled scientists to solve a centuries-old riddle in the evolution of life on earth, revealing what the first animals to make skeletons looked like. The results have been published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Engineering students respond to hackathon challenge from Spaceport Cornwall
Grant Day appointed to inaugural position
Businesses that make new products from old clothing and waste textiles face ‘legislative challenges’ that stop them from selling their products, a new report finds.
The Creative Peninsula Summit set for the Eden Project on 18-19 November
The University of Exeter has been ranked 48th in the world in a new QS Sustainability Ranking 2023, recognising universities across the globe that are taking action to tackle the world’s greatest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges.
The University, in conjunction with staff and representatives from the Students’ Guild and Students’ Union, have worked together to explore ways in which the University can strengthen its support to students.
New study shows that transitioning from military to civilian life can take a lifetime and support should be available even decades after leaving service.
A University of Exeter researcher has been named among the winners of the 2022 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
A €19.6 million partnership project aiming to be the stepping stone towards large scale wave energy commercialisation, will be launched this week at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in San Sebastian, Spain.
Scientists have made a fascinating new discovery about the formation of mineral deposits crucial to our transition to a ‘green economy’.
The University of Exeter contributes almost £1.6 billion of output to the UK economy.
A team at the University of Exeter has shown experimentally for the first time, that hoverflies migrating during the spring orientate north.
As the dumping of untreated wastewater into the sea sparks pollution warnings, new research has identified a “significant risk” of increasing antibiotic resistance associated with wastewater systems across the UK.
The University of Exeter has strengthened it's place in the top 150 universities worldwide in the latest influential league table, published today (October 12th).
Natural England and the University of Exeter have announced a new strategic partnership to boost nature recovery.
Business leaders can help their enterprises to grow and innovate through a government subsided programme delivered by experts from the University of Exeter Business School.
In a sport where the finest of margins can determine the winner, a new study has shown that parental age can be a determining factor in who comes out on top in horse races.
New £8.7 million project seeks to understand the health risks posed by coastal waters due to climate change
The impact of climate change on health risks, specifically in our coastal waters, will be investigated by new funding.
Exeter retains top 15 ranking in Guardian University Guide - with 21 subjects among the 20 best in the country
A major new project will investigate the defence mechanisms of bacterial cells, to help stop the spread of drug-resistant genes.
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 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.
The University of Exeter is in the running for two ‘Oscars of higher education’ in recognition of its outstanding research and teaching.
Researchers are protecting great apes from diseases by studying the behaviour and expectations of tourists who visit them.
The Republic of the Congo has created its first ever Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), supported by a research team including the University of Exeter and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Firefighters in Cornwall have road-tested an innovative bench which uses soothing sounds and mindfulness to help them destress.
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.
Migratory insects cross at least 100km of open sea to reach Cyprus on the way to mainland Europe.
Songs, stories and food used to showcase impact of Penryn’s Loveland Community Field at unique event
Songs, stories and vegetables and grain grown in Penryn helped showcase Loveland Community Field.
The University of Exeter’s flourishing global reputation has been reinforced by moving in the top 150 worldwide in the latest influential league table.
Learning how clothes are made has a “transformative” effect on people’s relationship with fast fashion
Knowing more about how clothes were made can have a transformative effect on people’s relationship with fast fashion, a new study shows.
A duo from the University of Exeter Business School have today (Thursday August 11) launched the next generation of bias detection software for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems.
Insects are the world’s smallest flying migrants, but they can maintain perfectly straight flight paths even in unfavorable wind conditions, according to a new study from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (MPI-AB) and the University of Konstanz in Germany, and the University of Exeter in the UK.
Community growing schemes and mapping empty housing identified as key sustainability goals for Cornwall
Supporting community growing schemes and mapping unused properties to house local people have been identified as sustainability goals for the coming year by community leaders across Cornwall, according to a new report.
Safeguarding Indigenous Peoples' lands offers the best chance of preventing the extinction of the world's primates, researchers say.
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.
The University of Exeter’s grounds across three campuses have been ranked among the best parks and green spaces in the country.
An expert from the University of Exeter has played an important role to secure the supply chain of critical minerals.
Three academics from the University of Exeter have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy.
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’.
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.
Science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been ranked amongst the world’s best, in the latest influential international league table.
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.
A pivotal new report has delivered a long-term vision for how engineering research will help to tackle some of the world’s key challenges.
Some of the UK’s leading marine renewable energy experts have gathered at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus to boost floating wind, wave and tidal energy development.
Scientists have identified more than 1,500 genetic differences between migratory and non-migratory hoverflies.
Student satisfaction at the University of Exeter is the best of any Russell Group university, according to the latest influential report.
Giving Living Wage Town status to Penzance would help improve the local economy and the reputation of the area, new research shows.
New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems
Scientists from the University of Exeter and the British Geological Survey (BGS), alongside a team of institutions across Europe, have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements (REE), which are critical for development of renewable energy and transport.
Investing in the environment and thinking more creatively about our reserves of “natural capital” should be at the heart of the government’s levelling up agenda, a new report suggests.
Nursing and medical students from the University of Exeter put their learning into action by volunteering in the delivery of first-rate medical care to festival goers at this year's Glastonbury event.
The University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) have retained the famous varsity bottle at a hugely successful Bottle Match in London, rescheduled from 2021.
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.
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.
The true extent of how successful conservation efforts to protect sea turtle populations along the western coast of Central Africa have been revealed in a new study.
Strength in numbers and experienced individuals are both vital in mongoose warfare, new research shows.
University of Exeter medical student has today (Thursday June 10) clinched third place in the World Triathlon Duathlon Championships in Targu Mures, Romania.
The Michelmores’ Prize for second year Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall recognises the student or students demonstrating the best commercial awareness during their second-year studies.
Otters learn skills from each other – but they also solve some mysteries alone, new research shows.
A climate conscious confectionary business based in St Austell has won two coveted Free From Food Awards after receiving support from the University of Exeter, Cornwall Student Start-up programme.
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.
A new "Talking Deck" will help shape conversations at an Exeter wellbeing hub.
University of Exeter Medical Student sets up a community triathlon club to engage the people of Truro.
The raw material for evolution is much more abundant in wild animals than we previously believed, according to new research from the Australian National University (ANU).
DNA molecules called plasmids – some of which protect bacteria from antibiotics – can spread rapidly through bacterial "communities" that are treated with antibiotics, new research shows.
The Royal Society’s annual Pairing Scheme brings together scientists and policymakers to let research inform policy-making and policy questions shape the research.
Jackdaws use a "democratic" process to decide when to leave their roosts en masse, new research shows.
2022 is a "make or break" year for protecting nature and tackling climate change, a leading scientist says.
Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say.
Scallops are drawn to illuminated fishing pots like moths to a flame, new research shows.
A strategic partnership, designed to help place Cornwall at the forefront of British science and innovation in space, has received a significant boost.
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).
Conservation of sea turtles along Africa's east coast has made good progress – but tens of thousands still die each year due to human activity, researchers say.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to producing world-leading research has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
A trial of underwater sound devices called pingers reduced the number of dolphins caught in fishing nets – but did not deter humpback whales.
Medical students at the University of Exeter are improving sustainability and planetary health in medical schools around the world, as part of a global movement.
A research ship is taking seabed samples from the North Sea and North Atlantic to find out what the oceans were like before major changes caused by humans.
Falmouth University, the University of Exeter and Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (SU) are proud to support the series of 11 Cornwall Pride Events, taking place across Cornwall between May and July 2022. They are jointly Pride Silver partners and have signed the Pride Pledge.
Ground-breaking Cornwall-based research project Smartline and Coastline housing have been shortlisted for the Housing Heroes Award 2022 the under the ‘Best company health and wellbeing initiative category’.
A leading Renewable Energy expert has completed a one year international research initiative, designed to develop new station-keeping systems for marine renewable energy devices (MRE).
Marine-i is supporting the National Lobster Hatchery to develop a new kind of larval rearing vessel.
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.
The University of Exeter is decarbonising its supply chain as part of the drive for net zero by 2030.
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.
On 5th May 2022, the Deep Digital Cornwall project officially opens the doors to its brand-new, state-of-the-art 3D and 4D visualisation suite and data hub.
Wildlife watchers generally welcome species that have arrived in the UK due to climate change, new research suggests.
Protected areas such as national parks have a "mixed impact" on wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects.
A major new poem inspired by Cornwall’s unique Red River – the most “unnatural” in the UK – will be premiered at Tate St Ives.
Protected areas such as national parks have a "mixed impact" on wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects.
A Medicine student who helped with an emergency houseboat evacuation and a Neuroscience student who supported hospital patients with dementia are among dozens of students to be recognised for excellence in a prizes ceremony.
Seawater samples taken from a surfboard have helped scientists understand microscopic life in the waves, new research shows.
A new breed of honey bees provides a major advance in the global fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, new research shows.
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.
University of Exeter researchers have commented on the new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
A network of West African Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) covers key sites used by green turtles, new research shows.
Key members of the technical education community gathered to celebrate the launch of the South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT).
The ancestors of many animal species alive today may have lived in a delta in what is now China, new research suggests.
People in the South West of England can help researchers tackle plastic pollution locally – and thousands of miles away – by completing a short survey.
The sounds of nature could help us recover from mental fatigue
Professor Philipp Thies, from the University of Exeter, was one of a select group of UK Researchers and Scientists in took in new territory, namely the UK Parliament in Westminster.
The different "languages" used by viruses will be investigated by a new research project at the University of Exeter.
A tiny rodent trims tall grasses so it can watch the skies for flying predators, new research shows.
Green turtle numbers continue to rise on a group of islands where the species has now been protected for more than 50 years, new research shows.
All eligible laboratories at the University of Exeter have now achieved Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation.
The University of Exeter has brought forward its carbon net zero target to 2030.
Female chimpanzees are less likely than males to go near villages and farmland used by humans, new research shows.
A new research project will work with Cornish businesses to help them develop the skills they need to transition to a circular economy.
Experts are marking the centenary of a key South West political battle which proved crucial for Liberalism to survive in Cornwall.
Cornwall’s unique heritage and identity will be celebrated at a special St Piran’s Day event which marks innovation in the county.
The University of Exeter has received a Gold Award for its commitment and efforts to become an LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, it has been announced.
A new documentary by a University of Exeter expert celebrates the unique Cornish Red River – a powerful symbol of the county’s identity.
Plastic pollution is universally accepted as having dire effects on the world’s marine life and ecosystems, in addition to presenting risks to human health including through the leaching of chemical additives and consumption of microplastics contained in seafood
Families of fish tend to share similar reactions to stressful situations, new research shows.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have received £10 million to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss in the UK through partnerships and community action.
Three University of Exeter researchers have been awarded prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Discovery Fellowships.
Gabon's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) provides a blueprint that could be used in many other countries, experts say.
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.
New research published in Wellbeing, Space and Society, highlights the increased mental health risks of fuel poverty, for people living in social housing.
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.
GW4’s return on research investment is at its highest level to date, highlighting the value in community building and networking funding.
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.
The English Channel prevents many rockpool species "making the jump" from Europe to the UK, new research shows.
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).
Talent in rural areas of Cornwall “wasted” because of poor public transport and lack of internet access, study warns
The skills of talented people in living in rural Cornwall are being wasted because of poor public transport and lack of internet access, a new study warns.
A major new project will investigate how bacterial defences influence the spread of segments of DNA called mobile genetic elements (MGEs) between bacteria.
New research has moved a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacterial infection, reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance.
South West Water and the University of Exeter have marked major progress towards a new collaborative research centre with the signing of a 25-year partnership agreement confirming more than £20 million of funding from South West Water.
New repair cafes where people can mend and modify clothing and creating “20 minute neighbourhoods” would help to revitalise Cornish high streets, a new report says.
A world-leading authority on education and public service delivery is to become the seventh Chancellor at the University of Exeter.
The University of Exeter has helped secure more than £3 million in funding to lead pioneering new research into sustainable mineral production in the Philippines.
“Vast increase” in resources and teacher training needed for Cornish language to be taught in schools, research shows
Offering Cornish lessons in secondary schools will only be possible if there is a “vast increase” in resources and teacher training, research shows.
A new exhibit in Copenhagen explores what happens when museum objects are allowed to change and decay.
The pivotal role that Environmental Intelligence will play in delivering the UK’s ‘net zero’ ambitions will be showcased in a high-profile special event, later this month.
Whales in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf consume about three million microplastics per day, a new study has found.
Carbon emissions from the University of Exeter fell by 19% in the last year.
Sooty terns’ wide-ranging migration patterns present big challenges for conservationists working to understand and address a sharp population decline, according to scientists.
Wildlife trading on social media is a complex issue – but tech firms can take steps to tackle it, according to new research.
The University of Exeter’s long-term commitment to nurturing and developing the career development of its researchers has been recognised through a prestigious international award.
A University of Exeter lab manager has been named a "Sustainability Champion" in the 2021 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.
In the wake of COP26 , the University of Exeter’s Institute of Cornish Studies announces a stellar line up at its Cornwall’s Climate Assembly on 1st December.
Twenty-two University of Exeter academics have been named on an annual list of highly cited researchers.
More than 80% of eligible laboratories and research spaces at the University of Exeter have now been assessed via the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).
Renewable Energy experts at the University of Exeter have carried out crucial testing for the next generation of sub-sea cable protection equipment.
On the penultimate day of COP26, scientists have deployed plastic pollution tracking devices into the ocean around Scotland.
Transforming a run-down waterside park in Plymouth into a high-quality open air theatre and play area has led to higher wellbeing and life satisfaction.
A unique festival will this month be helping to foster compassion within our communities.
Convex Group Limited (Convex) today announces a multi-million-dollar partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), a charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health, and the University of Exeter and its foremost researchers, with the launch ofthe Convex Blue Carbon Seascape Survey.
Tidal stream power can aid drive for net-zero and generate 11% of UK’s electricity demand, study shows
Tidal stream power has the potential to deliver 11% of the UK’s current annual electricity and play a significant role in the government’s drive for net-zero, according to new research.
The thriving international reputation and research strengths of the University of Exeter’s Arts and Humanities subjects have been recognised in the latest influential rankings.
The University of Exeter will be represented at the crucial COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.
There can be "trade-offs" between increasing human wellbeing and improving the resilience of societies and ecosystems, researchers say.
The University of Exeter has been recognised as one of the world’s top 200 most prestigious universities in an influential league table.
Billie Eilish, Rainn Wilson and Robert Irwin join Arctic Basecamp and University of Exeter to share an urgent message with world leaders ahead of COP26
Ahead of COP26, Billie Eilish, Rainn Wilson and a whole host of famous faces have joined forces with Arctic Basecamp and the University of Exeter to share urgent messages on climate change.
An environmental campaigner and University of Exeter student has received the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award for her work on fighting the climate and ecological crisis.
A simple tool to help organisations use the latest evidence to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit human health has been shortlisted for the international Climate Challenge Cup.
New University of Exeter foundation programmes to widen participation in maths, engineering and physical sciences
New University of Exeter foundation programmes will boost the numbers of young people from the South West and beyond studying maths, science and engineering so they are equipped to take on the jobs of the future.
A new report involving an Exeter expert shows how action to mitigate climate chance could promote human health.
Three University of Exeter campuses have won a coveted Green Flag Award, in recognition of the outstanding quality of their outdoor spaces.
Leprosy has been found in wild chimpanzees for the first time, a new study reveals.
An electronic pocket guide to the environment and sustainability has been launched today (11th Oct) with the COP26 climate change summit three weeks’ away.
University of Exeter puts climate emergency, healthcare and social justice at heart of new ten year strategy
The University of Exeter has today launched a new ten year strategy setting out how it will use the power of its education, research and partnerships to address the major challenges of our time – climate change, healthcare provision and social justice.
A Renewable Energy Expert from the University of Exeter has received a prestigious national fellowship to pioneer new research to create ultra-compact and lightweight solar panel technology.
Domestic cats that regularly catch wild animals still get most of their nutrition from food provided at home, new research shows.
Ecosystems provide multiple services for humans. However, these services depend on basic ecosystem functions which are shaped by natural conditions like climate and species composition, and human interventions.
Researchers have demonstrated how a detailed ‘cradle to grave’ evaluation at the outset of new metal mining explorations can greatly mitigate against negative environmental impacts.
A new study from the Kalahari Desert finds that teamwork allows birds to cope with brutally unpredictable environments.
Hoverflies use a combination of the sun and their body clock to navigate when they fly south for the winter, new research shows.
One of the University of Exeter’s rising research stars has been awarded a prestigious Engineering Research Fellowship, it has been announced.
A new project will develop Artificial Intelligence tools to predict harmful blooms of algae in the ocean.
The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 15 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2022.
Roads have a negative impact on chimpanzee populations that can extend for more than 17 km, new research shows.
Global light pollution has increased by at least 49% over 25 years, new research shows.
A festival celebrating European research will take place this month with events in Bodmin, Exeter and Lyme Regis.
A University of Exeter Business School professor is in the running for a prestigious THE Award after being shortlisted for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year.
The University of Exeter has led a collaboration to define the term “Oceans and Human Health” for a new Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The University of Exeter’s global reputation has been reinforced after it rose into the top 150 worldwide in the latest influential league table.
‘Tipping points’ in Earth’s system triggered rapid climate change 55 million years ago, research shows
Scientists have uncovered a fascinating new insight into what caused one of the most rapid and dramatic instances of climate change in the history of the Earth.
Solutions to help pollinators can be tested using a “virtual safe space” tool created by scientists at the University of Exeter in collaboration with farmers and land managers.
People can learn when to say “dell y'm kyrri”, and understand when it’s better to use “meur ras” as part of an exciting new course which allows them to learn Cornish in their own home.
Plastic pollution creates an "evolutionary trap" for young sea turtles, new research shows.
Tourists who visit Africa's gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos should follow social distancing rules, researchers say.
A new consortium involving the University of Exeter has been awarded more than £7.1 million from the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) to investigate the impact that nature can have in helping to prevent and reduce health inequalities in urban areas.
University of Exeter recognised for “financial lifeline” support for students during coronavirus pandemic
The University of Exeter has been recognised for offering a financial lifeline and practical support for students facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic
The University of Exeter and Cornwall Council recently ran a successful photography competition encouraging people in Cornwall to get out and explore their local green spaces.
The Club held the event at Falmouth Rugby Club on Saturday, with ten teams attending to collect their awards, from Under 8s to Under 15s. The Club's president, Arno Canale handed out the awards and trophies.
Undergraduate student Rachel Poppleton has been awarded this year’s Sir Geoffrey Holland Prize.
Commonly-used household products should carry a warning that they increase the risk of asthma, according to a new evidence review.
Players of the popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 learn how to identify real American wildlife, new research shows.
A project that’s turning green deserts into wildlife-friendly spaces across Cornwall has received a prestigious award.
Dr Stineke Van Houte has received £250,000 to support her research into antimicrobial resistance.
Changes in the colour and intensity of light pollution over the past few decades result in complex and unpredictable effects on animal vision, new research shows.
A vast seabird colony on Ascension Island creates a "halo" in which fewer fish live, new research shows.
Cornwall Law Society are sponsoring a new prize for Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Male jackdaws don't stick around to console their mate after a traumatic experience, new research shows.
Cornwall's farmers could unlock "natural capital" worth millions of pounds, a new report suggests.
Progress towards a fair and sustainable "doughnut economy" is happening at differing rates in different parts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, according to a new report.
The impact of marine plastic pollution on human health tops a list of health-related concerns over marine threats in a large scale survey which could help shape policy over how best to protect our oceans.
Chemical additives used in plastic production have been found in herring gull eggs, new research shows.
Two students from the University of Exeter in Cornwall are taking part in a relay walk from St Ives to Glasgow, to campaign for climate justice.
Tourism and the natural environment can be managed in ways that benefit both, new research reports suggest.
The University of Exeter Offshore Renewable Energy Group and Intelligent Moorings Ltd have successfully completed the demonstration testing of an innovative hydraulic nonlinear mooring system.
Research establishes safe water thresholds for antimicrobials, advancing the battle against resistance
Researchers have made progress towards a G7 commitment to establish safe standards for the release of antimicrobials into the environment, by developing a new framework that establishes safe thresholds.
A women’s community group is helping to rejuvenate previously deforested areas of Borneo peatlands, with training provided as part of a collaboration between the University of Exeter and Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF).
The UK government has pledged an initial £700,000 for a nature recovery project in Cornwall as a "legacy" of this week's G7 summit.
A pioneering new research and testing facility, designed to drive the replacement of fossil fuels with hydrogen in the marine and boating sector, is set to be launched in Cornwall.
Nothing says Cornwall more than a Cornish pasty, but have you ever considered the environmental impact it is having?
The University of Exeter has broken into the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings for the first time.
The University of Exeter has been ranked 13th in the Complete University Guide 2022.
On World Ocean Day, June 8, a collaboration of scientific institutions and ocean groups from around the world will launch scientific monitoring devices into the ocean.
South West England has scored 65 out of 100 for ocean health, a new report reveals.
The Environment and Sustainability Institute launches new film to highlight the importance of working with partners to secure a sustainable future
With a week to go before the G7 conference starts in Cornwall, the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, is launching a new film that documents the power of investing in ideas, research and partnerships to secure a more sustainable future.
The University of Exeter has maintained its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.
Marine-i has agreed to support a pioneering new approach to using space data to support the development of renewable energy sites, such as floating offshore wind. This new system could help reduce the risks and costs associated with these developments.
The world’s biggest and deepest pool for testing the latest underwater technology, helping advance subsea robotics and even training astronauts is being planned in Cornwall.
Photographers of all ages are being invited to take part in a photo competition celebrating nature in urban spaces across Cornwall.
Universities, employers, and local leaders will be working together to create thousands of local jobs as the recovery from the pandemic gathers pace.
Subjects from across the sciences and humanities at the University of Exeter have been ranked amongst the world’s best, according to an influential international league table.
The Camborne School of Mines Trust has generously bestowed a significant financial gift to support students embarking on the first steps towards forging a successful mining career.
Road verges cover 1.2% of land in Great Britain – an area the size of Dorset – and could be managed to help wildlife, new research shows.
Understanding how the power of nature can help people improve their mental health and overcome conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress has been boosted thanks to a new handbook.
Cornwall EU leave voters wanted to 'take back control' and express concern about immigration, new research shows
Leave voters in Cornwall wanted to exit the EU to “take back control” and express concern about immigration.
G7 ministers meeting this week must "listen to the science" and protect the world's ocean, according to researchers and conversation organisations.
The University of Exeter has launched a ‘Green Futures’ campaign and website to drive action on the environment and climate emergency ahead of the G7 in Cornwall and COP26 in Glasgow this year.
A team of researchers from ZSL’s Institute of Zoology and the University of Exeter, alongside Oceanswell, have used a new approach to understand the movement and drivers of commercial fishing fleet activity in one of the world’s most over-exploited oceans.
A new documentary series shows the mystery, beauty and history of Cornwall’s stunning maritime churches.
Lockdown highlighted the impact of green spaces on our mental health and wellbeing – and now researchers are investigating whether prescribing nature can help prevent and tackle mental ill health.
Numbers of two Mediterranean turtle species have risen in the last three decades – but in Cyprus the recoveries are happening at different rates, new research shows.
Thousands of sharks have been illegally caught in a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean, new research shows.
Labs at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have received top level recognition for introducing and improving sustainable practice and reducing research impact on the environment.
A cross-disciplinary team of researchers has pioneered a professional development event designed to facilitate provocative and innovative thinking about ethics.
Scientists have developed a new “key-hole surgery” technique to extract metals from the earth - which could revolutionise the future of metal mining
A team of international researchers, including Dr Rich Crane from the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, have developed a new method to extract metals, such as copper, from their parent ore body.
Sea turtles in the Cayman Islands are recovering from the brink of local extinction, new research shows.
The world's oceans could soak up less carbon or even beginning emitting carbon in the future, a new UNESCO report warns.
Ship movements on the world's oceans dropped in the first half of 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions came into force, a new study shows.
The University of Exeter is home to the UK’s top five most influential climate scientists - the only UK climate scientists to secure places in the global top 21 - according to a prestigious new list.
2021 marks almost a decade of the ESI Creative Exchange, a rich and absorbing programme of arts/science collaborations between researchers at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) and South West based creative practitioners.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to sustainability and tackling inequality on the global stage has been recognised in the latest influential rankings.
Making spaces on the high street for clothing repairs could transform “make do and mend” into the “hipster’s’ equivalent of a spa day”, experts say
Making space in high street shops for people to repair clothes could mend the damage caused by fast fashion and transform sewing into a wellbeing activity, experts say.
Atlantic bluefin tuna have returned to UK waters and can once again be seen during the summer and autumn months.
Marine-i has agreed to support a year-long research programme to identify the potential for wave, tidal and floating wind technologies to be deployed around the Isles of Scilly. It is expected that this will lead to long-term economic, societal and environmental benefits for the communities living on the islands.
The reopening of a café – a year after closing due to lockdown – could mark a milestone in Cornwall's drive towards a "circular economy" with little or no waste.
We are delighted to confirm that this year’s prize winner is Irina Campan.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing key benefits to business, society and the economy has been recognised in a comprehensive national assessment.
It makes evolutionary sense for long-lived animals to have complex social relationships – such as friends and enemies – researchers say.
The Marine-i Project has voiced its strong support for this week’s decision by The Crown Estate, which has announced that it is commencing work to design and deliver a new leasing opportunity for early commercial-scale floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea.
The ocean’s mammals are at a crucial crossroads – with some at risk of extinction and others showing signs of recovery, researchers say.
Communities can measure their carbon footprint using a new online tool.
The risk of extinction among amphibians – the most endangered animals on the planet – increases for species that produce fewer babies per birth, new research shows.
A groundbreaking study has given new insights into how copper deposit-forming fluids are transported naturally from their source deep underground towards the Earth’s surface.
New research, which brings healthcare data together with ground-breaking ecological techniques, could set a roadmap for refining pollen forecasts in the future.
A University of Exeter Data Science team have helped develop a tool that could modernise the way Ambulance Trusts predict and respond to demand, at a critical time for the NHS.
Stormier weather will increasingly force fishers to choose between their safety and income, researchers say.
Female gannets travel further than male gannets to find fish for their chicks in some years but not others, new research shows.
The University of Exeter’s subjects from across disciplines have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown breeding site used by the world's rarest seal species.
Scientists have identified that the COVID-19 virus could be transmitted through faecal contaminated river water.
Rising temperatures could reduce the efficiency of food chains and threaten the survival of larger animals, new research shows.
A University of Exeter scientist has written a book to accompany a new Sir David Attenborough TV series.
Eminent scientists warn that key ecosystems around Australia and Antarctica are collapsing, and propose a three-step framework to combat irreversible global damage
Chimpanzees and humans "overlap" in their use of forests and even villages, new research shows.
The underground environment is the subject of a major new £4 million project launched to create a world-leading cluster of research-intensive digital businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Domestic cats hunt wildlife less if owners play with them daily and feed them a meat-rich food, new research shows.
One of the most abundant bats in Europe may be attracted to wind turbines, a new study shows.
Geologists from the Camborne School of Mines are taking part in a high-profile lecture series, designed to highlight the pivotal role Earth materials such as minerals can play in developing a sustainable global society.
Marine-i research expertise has enabled Morek Engineering to create innovative software to streamline the development of seafastening designs for the offshore renewables market.
Lord Myners of Truro will retire as Chancellor of the University of Exeter after five years in the role, it has been announced.
Expert support from Marine-i is helping 3D printing specialist J-Supplied to develop large scale technology to produce bespoke parts for the floating offshore wind industry, such as custom-designed turbine blades.
Internationally renowned artist J.R. Carpenter joins the University for a special online poetry reading
This February, the Humanities department at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus are delighted to be joined by internationally renowned artist, writer, researcher, and performer J.R. Carpenter for a virtual public reading of a selection of her poetry works.
Three quarters of ocean shark and ray species face an elevated risk of extinction, according to new research.
A new experiment goes live today, investigating how people respond to different kinds of digital nature experience
Stand-up comedian Siân Docksey and Dr Ina Linge from the University of Exeter’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have been collaborating on a series of special online events which explore what queerness in nature can tell us about ourselves
Research conducted by University of Exeter experts has been recognised among the most shared and discussed of 2020.
Having genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows.
Dr Neeltje Boogert from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall has won the 2021 ASAB Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator.
Tevi has been granted a two year project extension to continue supporting Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to transition to more sustainable ways of working.
Dull, featureless camouflage provides better protection from predators than zebra stripes, according to a new study.
Stephen Fry, one of the UK’s best loved and most prodigious talents of the small and big screen, will give a fascinating insight into his influential and innovative work, during a special event at the University of Exeter.
Three University of Exeter campuses have won a coveted Green Flag Award, in recognition of the outstanding quality of their outdoor spaces.