News archive

January 2012

University hosts two top start-ups

Two businesses located at the University of Exeter Innovation Centre have been named in a national table of Top 20 start-ups of 2011.

Research on transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina wins major prize

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

Nobel Peace Prize winner delivered a stimulating lecture on human rights

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

Fit females make more daughters, mighty males get grandsons

Females influence the gender of their offspring so they inherit either their mother’s or grandfather’s qualities.

Timely ends: telomere length in early life predicts lifespan

New research by a team from the Universities of Glasgow and Exeter shows that a good indicator of how long individuals will live can be obtained from early in life using the length of specialised pieces of DNA called telomeres. 

Founding partners of Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry propose two medical schools and one dental school for South West region

The region is set to benefit from not one, but two medical schools under proposals announced today by University of Exeter and Plymouth University.

Predators hunt for a balanced diet

Predators select their prey in order to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and give themselves the best chance of producing healthy offspring.

Cefas and the University of Exeter sign strategic alliance

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the University of Exeter have sealed a strategic collaboration.

£20 million centre will advance disease treatment

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

Unlocking Cornwall's Bronze Age past

A modern day boat builder is being challenged to recreate the oldest boat ever found in western Europe, dating to around 2000 BC.

Unique partnership will support emerging filmmakers

Britain’s film industry is set to receive a boost as a result of a new partnership between the University of Exeter and the London Film School.

University and Netmums join forces to tackle postnatal depression

The University of Exeter and parenting website Netmums are developing a new online therapy programme for postnatal depression.

What do sunsets look like from other planets?

A University of Exeter astrophysicist has shown what sunsets look like on planets outside our solar system.

Research reveals power of the subconscious on human fear

The human subconscious has a bigger impact than previously thought on how we respond to danger, according to research led by the University of Exeter.

University celebrates winter Graduation

This weekend the University of Exeter will be celebrating the achievements of its students and honorary graduates.

BAFTA nomination for Exeter alumna

Abi Morgan, the Exeter alumna who wrote the screenplay The Iron Lady has been nominated for a BAFTA.

One Planet MBA graduate awarded first ever Hutton Prize at Exeter

Kathie Oakeshott, a graduate of the One Planet MBA innovation cohort, has been awarded the first Hutton Prize for Excellence at Exeter.

Students in training for 2012 International Mining Games

Students from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are kick-starting an unusual training regime this January.

Gene research sheds light on timing of menopause

An international team of researchers has discovered 13 new regions of the genome associated with the timing of menopause.

Exeter expert examines China on the Big Screen

The role of Chinese cinema in shaping China's image is being explored in a new project.

Turtles’ mating habits protect against effects of climate change

The mating habits of marine turtle may help to protect them against the effects of climate change, according to new research led by the University of Exeter.

Exeter research highlights importance of Cornwall's food and drink industry

Research on the agriculture and food and drink of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly confirms just how vital these industries are to the area

South West researchers awarded £4.2m to improve our understanding of life on Earth

A new partnership, announced by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, aims to establish the South West of England as a centre for international excellence in training for bioscience and food security research.

Violins 'printed' in Exeter

The University of Exeter’s new Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) is set to make some noise in the classical music world by ‘printing’ two violins.

Review suggests differences in blood pressure between arms could indicate vascular risk

A systematic review and meta-analysis carried out by researchers at the University of Exeter Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), has found that differences in systolic blood pressure between arms could be a useful indicator of the likelihood of vascular risk and death.

Exeter remains first-choice destination for best students

Figures released by UCAS today (Monday 30 January 2012) show that the University of Exeter remains a first-choice destination for the best students.

University welcomes Chinese New Year with free festival

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

Arts Council confirms funding for Northcott Theatre

It has been announced this week that The Exeter Northcott Theatre has been awarded £125,000 per year for the next three years by Arts Council England South West.