University of Exeter

University ranks 49th best institution in the world

The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world. The rankings provide a measurement of the scientific impact and performance of 500 major universities worldwide and their involvement in scientific collaboration. Positioning within the rankings is based on the number of citations quoted in highly respected and influential journals. This shows that Exeter’s high quality research has been referenced by other academics in major journals. According to the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013 is based on Web of Science indexed publications...

Award will link business with academia

A University of Exeter Medical School scientist has received a prestigious Industry Fellowship award, aimed at connecting Academia and Industry. Andrew Randall, Professor of Applied Neurophysiology in the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, was granted the award by the Royal Society. It allows him to forge new collaborations with Lilly UK, the Surrey-based arm of the international pharmaceuticals company Eli Lilly. The research concerns cutting-edge imaging and how it can be applied to understanding dementia. Prof Randall said: “This is a key element in furthering our...

Exciting and original technologies made freely available by University

The University of Exeter has joined Easy Access IP, which promotes new ways of sharing intellectual property (IP). The University will be making selected intellectual property – patents, copyright, designs and know-how – available free to businesses which are willing to use it to develop products and services which benefit society and the economy. Some early-stage IP is too risky to attract investment from companies. By offering free and easy access to this, companies have the opportunity to evaluate the potential and possibilities with reduced risk. Companies can access the IP on an...

Legal Helpdesk wins Attorney General Pro Bono Prize

University of Exeter law students have been awarded the prize for Best New Student Pro Bono Activity by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP for its legal helpdesk that provides assistance to court users.

The Community Legal Helpdesk is run by Law students who are supervised by a qualified lawyer, providing free information and guidance to members of the public involved in legal disputes. Family, small claims housing and employment problems are the most common queries.

The announcement was made at the annual Law Works and Attorney General Student Awards 2013, on 25...

Exeter Forum is shortlisted for Construction News Award

Exeter Forum has been selected as a finalist in the Project of the Year (between £10m - £50m) category for the 2013 Construction News Awards, to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 11 July 2013.

A record number of entries were submitted for this year’s Construction News Awards. Finalists will now face Dragons' Den-style live interviews to members of the 53-strong jury of esteemed key clients, contractors, consultants, institutes and government departments including:

· Simon Kirby – Network Rail

· Tony Jacob - John Lewis Partnership


Superfast model brain to predict flooding during heavy rain

Heavy rain has once again resulted in widespread flooding across the country. With climate change likely to cause further severe weather events in the coming years, methods of quickly predicting flooding will become increasingly important.

A team of engineers and scientists from the University of Exeter has developed a model, 1,000 times faster than existing flood prediction systems, which can rapidly predict when and where flooding will occur. The model uses artificial intelligence to ‘learn’, in the same way that biological neural networks in the human brain process data....

Perfectly mixed up – Devon’s young care leavers to stage a play in Texas

Drama has become a regular activity for Exeter’s young people in care who have joined forces with students from the University of Exeter to stage a play in Austin, Texas. Stetsons and cowboy boots are at the ready as Exeter’s creative gang of performers head to the United States. This life-changing experience will be the first time that the theatre company ‘Perfectly Mixed Up’ travel and perform outside of Devon. Throughout the week-long stay the company will perform their show, More than the Sum and run two workshops with young people in care in Austin, Texas.

‘Perfectly Mixed Up...

Exeter business Rokk Media continues impressive growth

Authored by Rokk Media
Posted: Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:31am

After a meteoric 2012 which saw Exeter-based bespoke software, mobile apps and web development agency Rokk Media Ltd reach its first decade, move to a purpose-built office and realise a doubling in turnover, it has continued to buck the economic trend in 2013 after securing major new clients and adding more members to the team.

New appointments in project management, web development and a key appointment at director level, all reinforce Rokk Media’s commitment to further extensive growth over the next few years.

New Marketing Director Ian Creek joins Rokk Media after...

SETsquared businesses secure £30m of funding in one year

In the last 12 months alone, businesses being incubated by a partnership of five UK universities have raised some £30m in investment.

The figures have been unveiled by SETsquared , a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. The organisation partners in enterprise activities and collectively supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through its five incubation centres.

SETsquared’s Partnership Director, Graham Harrison, shared the partnership’s latest success figures with MP David Willetts as he visited...

Beetroot juice – the winning formula for team sports

New research shows that drinking beetroot juice can significantly improve performance in team sports involving bouts of high intensity exercise.

Trials by the University of Exeter Sport and Health Sciences department have found a direct link between the high nitrate content of beetroot and the chemical processes needed to get muscles working at their most efficient during intermittent bursts of activity.

During the tests, sportsmen were either given beetroot juice with a full complement of nitrates, or juice which had had the nitrate removed. Those who had taken the nitrate...