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Hearing New Voices of Venezuelan Migrant Women: An international students-as-researchers project
Migration has fundamentally changed the way texts from Venezuela circulate around the globe, both in their original language and in translation.
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.
Differentiated integration can foster fairer cooperation between EU nations but should be subject to constraints
Allowing European nations to integrate into the EU in flexible ways can foster fairer cooperation – but it should be subject to certain constraints, a new study argues.
New research sheds light on dramatic criminal trials of authors in 17th century France
A major new study has explored the dramatic criminal trials of authors accused of subversion in 17th century France.
Decay on show in 'living' museum exhibit
A new exhibit in Copenhagen explores what happens when museum objects are allowed to change and decay.
Urgent need for EU and NATO to be better prepared for legal threats, new study shows
There is an urgent need for EU and NATO members to be better prepared against threats in the legal domain, a new study warns.
Visiting Lourdes results in a transcendent experience for two in five pilgrims, study finds
Two in five Pilgrims who visit Lourdes report having a transcendent experience, researchers have found.
Ancient Greek wisdom brought to COP26 to help improve climate change decision-making
Ancient Greek understanding of how people think will be available at the COP26 conference to help organisations make better decisions to tackle the global climate emergency.
Experts discover camp used by 10,000 Roman soldiers sent to conquer Northwest Iberia
Pioneering technology has helped experts find a lost camp built and used by thousands of Roman soldiers sent to conquer Northwest Iberia.
Exeter Humanities Leads on New Activities in Venice
‘I’ve totally loved my time in Venice and I’m honestly jealous of everyone who will be going next year as I’ll miss it so much!’
Research project receives €6M to boost greener consumer products in Europe using innovative biotechnology
A pioneering, pan-European research project, designed to boost greener industrial processes for more sustainable daily consumer products like cosmetics or foods, has been launched.
Choir recitals to make virtual return to Exeter Cathedral in cross-Channel collaboration
Virtual reality devices at heritage sites in France and the UK have been adapted so tourists can ‘visit’ an attraction in lockdown – and in the case of Exeter Cathedral even listen to the choir sing.
Mediterranean turtles recovering at different rates
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.
People in France, Germany, and Sweden split over the lifting of restrictions for vaccinated citizens, study shows
Coronavirus restrictions should be lifted for those vaccinated, 30 to 40 per cent of people in France, Germany and Sweden have said.
Exeter research team help shape digitalisation of European water networks
Two of the University of Exeter’s foremost experts on hydroinformatics have played significant roles in pivotal new European policy documents, calling for the digitalisation of the water industry.
Religion played an important role in Britain voting to leave the EU in 2016, research shows
Faith played an “important and under-appreciated role” in the UK’s choice to leave Europe, with Anglicans more likely to back Brexit, a major new study shows.
European rules to protect consumers using digital services such as social media need “significant changes”, experts warn
European laws protecting consumers using digital services such as social media and search engines need “significant changes”, experts have warned.
University of Exeter joins Europe’s largest astronomy network
The University of Exeter is joining Europe’s largest, ground-based astronomy collaborative network, it has been announced.
Major new study shows ancient international trading routes between Exeter and Europe
Cutting-edge scientific techniques used to study ancient artefacts found in Exeter have revealed more about the ancient international trading routes between the city and Europe.
Far-right political parties are ambivalent rather than sceptical about Europe, analysis shows
Far right political parties have acted in an ambivalent rather than overtly sceptical way towards Europe, analysis shows.
Explore Spanish and South American history and culture in new virtual film festival
People can explore the history and culture of Spain and South America as part of a new virtual film festival.
Access to nature important for mental health during Covid lockdowns
People in European countries with the strictest COVID-19 lockdown policies were more likely to show symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to an international study investigating the impact of disconnecting from nature.
Leading researchers receive prestigious ERC funding awards
Two of the University of Exeter’s most respected researchers have received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced.
Exeter Diabetes Professor wins Belgian’s top scientific prize from country’s queen
Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter, has won the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2020
Public can explore hundreds of new prehistoric, Roman and medieval archaeological sites identified through aerial reconnaissance
The public can explore hundreds of new prehistoric, Roman and medieval sites discovered in Romania by archaeologists using aerial reconnaissance.
New app allows people to explore some of Europe’s most historic cities from their own homes
People can step back in time to Renaissance Italy or Elizabethan England as part of a new app which allows people to take exciting tours of some of Europe’s most historic cities from their own homes.
Water engineering expert launches new £10 million European water systems project
A University of Exeter academic is set to receive a share of £10 million pounds of funding for a six-year European research project, looking at designing the next generation of intelligent urban drinking water systems.
Students take part in translation “marathon” to highlight University of Exeter research internationally
University of Exeter students took part in a translation “marathon” to highlight the world-leading academic research for European journalists.
New project to find Europe’s green technology metals
A new four-year project ‘GREENPEG’ has received a grant of €8.3 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to develop new techniques to explore for pegmatite rocks containing lithium and other green technology metals.
COVID sparks volunteering boost
Researchers working on a project across four European countries have seen a "significant rise" in volunteering and community action during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pioneering collaborative research project helps enhance understanding of climate tipping points
Mathematicians from the University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in a new collaborative research project to help enhance our understanding of climate tipping points.
A change at the top before elections boosts MP turnover across Europe, research shows
Appointing a new leader just before an election leads to a higher turnover of MPs after the poll, a study of political parties across Europe during the past 80 years shows.
Public in France and Germany support a European military, security and defence policy, survey shows
People in France and Germany support building greater European military capacity and security and defence policy, a survey shows.
Exeter joins new European initiative to turn wastewater into valuable resource
Experts from the University of Exeter will play a crucial role in a new pan-European initiative to develop new techniques to turn wastewater into a valuable resource.
Take a tour of Exeter in Brazilian Portuguese
Gregor Fuller is studying Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Exeter and is part of an exciting new programme in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies.
New test identifies lobster hybrids
Scientists have developed a test that can identify hybrids resulting from crossbreeding between European and American lobsters.
Voters across Europe perceive the EU as less democratic than it is, survey suggests
Large portions of voters across Europe misunderstand the workings of the European Union and think it is less democratic than it actually is, research suggests.
Traumatised communities reflecting on loss of war meant many didn’t celebrate on VE day
It is remembered as a time when seemingly everyone in Britain lined the streets to mark the end of six years of conflict around the world – but in reality the trauma of war meant many people didn’t celebrate on Victory in Europe Day.
University of Exeter health and housing project to combat isolation during lockdown
A project that links technology and housing to improve health and wellbeing in Cornwall is developing a guide to using online devices to reduce feelings of isolation during COVID-19 lockdown.
Pivotal new project aims to promote and implement green domestic heating
A pivotal new project, involving Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter, has been launched to pioneer new initiatives for greener home heating.
University of Exeter help diversify farming of the future
The University of Exeter Business School is working with more than 40 other institutions as part of a major EU-funded project worth nearly 10 million euros.
Spending time in the garden linked to better health and wellbeing
Spending time in the garden is linked to similar benefits for health and wellbeing as living in wealthy areas, according to a new large-scale study.
University of Exeter celebrates European partnerships, research and education
Friday 8 May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, a time of reflection and remembrance, and the following day is Europe Day, when many will celebrate the hard won peace and unity following the Second World War.
New study will show how important it was to speak French in Medieval Britain
A major new study will uncover the secrets of how communities in Medieval Britain continued to speak French for at least 300 years after the Norman Conquest.
Exeter experts win #EUvsVirus hackathon with pioneering solution to fight coronavirus outbreaks
A pan-European interdisciplinary team won a prestigious international competition, to develop pioneering new solutions to aid the recovery from pandemics such as COVID-19.
Nature soundscape experiment relaunched
An exciting national experiment reopens today, aiming to shed light on how listening to nature could impact wellbeing.
Unsustainable soil erosion in parts of UK
New research demonstrates unsustainable levels of soil erosion in the UK.
Brown hares and chickens were treated as “gods” not food when they arrived in Britain, research shows
Brown hares and chickens were considered “gods” rather than food when they were first arrived in Britain in the Iron Age, new research shows.
Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world
Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.
Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of mammoths reveal clues about Ice Age
Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of dozens of mammoths have revealed clues about how ancient communities survived Europe’s ice age.
Tougher start could help captive-bred game birds
Tougher early lives could help captive-bred game birds develop survival skills for adulthood in the wild, new research suggests.
Turtle tracking reveals key feeding grounds
Loggerhead turtles feed in the same places year after year – meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say.
Exeter joins Venice International University Consortium
Exeter has joined a prestigious international consortium comprising of 20 of some of the world’s leading universities, it has been announced.
Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood
Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a major new study.
Too much inequality impedes support for public goods, according to research published in Nature
Too much inequality in society can result in a damaging lack of support for public goods and services, which could disadvantage the rich as well as the poor, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and Harvard University.
Pioneering app transforms way people experience the history of Florence
The incredible history of Renaissance Florence can be explored through the eyes of characters who lived in the city hundreds of years ago thanks to a pioneering new app.
Undergraduate success at European Immunology Congress
A University of Exeter Medical School undergraduate’s poster has been celebrated at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress in Lisbon.
Researchers take a step towards light-based brain-like computing chip
Scientists have unveiled a new integrated photonic hardware that can store and process information in ways similar to that of the human brain.