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Syria policy warning over weapons of mass destruction risk

Policy-makers have been warned that premature military action in Syria could lead to uncontrolled access to weapons of mass destruction and a prolonged, bitter insurgency following any intervention that resulted in the sudden collapse of the Syrian security forces. 

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.

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

Law school academic appointed to prestigious United Nations expert body

Dr Michael Addo from the University of Exeter Law School has accepted a position advising the United Nations on human rights. 

Alumnus MP gives insights into the centre of government

Alumnus MP Sajid Javid recently returned to Exeter to give students insights into banking, politics and his role at the centre of government.

Exeter professor contributes to national literacy debate

An academic from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education has contributed to a national debate on how we can improve literacy among school children.

Bilingual education works – if you do your homework

More schools should consider adopting bilingual education for part of their teaching, according to a language education expert from the University of Exeter.

Local schools trial radical new approach to Easter story

Six local schools are changing the way in which Religious Education is taught, thanks to a pioneering new approach to learning developed by researchers from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education.

Will Katene carries the Olympic flame

University senior lecturer Will Katene carried the Olympic flame on Monday 21 May as it passed through Exeter.

Education expert wins influential doctoral studentship

The University of Exeter’s Professor of Education Wendy Robinson has won a prestigious doctoral studentship award from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Indonesian Minister formalises relationship with Exeter

An Indonesian government Minister has led a delegation of senior officials to the University of Exeter to build relations with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

University academics recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration of two University of Exeter academics has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced on Saturday, June 16.

Responsibility misused by politicians

The concept of responsibility is being used by politicians as a distraction from the real problems in society, which have to do with inequality according to research from the University of Exeter.

Obsession with wealth explored in new book

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that were asked when the financial system crashed in 2008. 

New research shows agri-environment schemes improved by training

A research programme exploring the effectiveness and value for money of agri-environment schemes found that a relatively small amount of training for farmers could significantly improve their environmental outcome.

Degree delight for local couple

Local couple James and Niamh Gale are celebrating after both graduating from the University of Exeter.

Former senior army official gives personal reflections on strategic leadership in Iraq

The Director for the new Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter, Lt Gen (Retd) Sir Paul Newton is the key speaker at the University’s Business Leaders Forum on Thursday 6 September.

Children’s role and influence on family justice system debated

6 September 2012

The family justice system is currently going through major change and the role of children in the legal process forms the focus of a series of debates, lectures and workshops at the University of Exeter.

University of Exeter is The Sunday Times University of the Year

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

Traces of Algeria in France come to Exeter

An exhibition providing a snapshot of the tensions between Algeria and France is being exhibited at the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

Grant award of €5 million will fund pioneering University research

Four of Europe’s most promising scientists from the University of Exeter have received a total of more than €5 million to advance cutting-edge research which will help develop a deeper understanding of the world.

MP Jack Straw talks law

The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP delivered a lecture on ‘The Human Rights Act and Europe’ at the University of Exeter at 6.15pm on Tuesday 13 November. 

New funding for research on conflict management in Central Asia

Three incidents of armed conflict in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan form the focus of a major new research project assessing the effect of conflict management in Central Asia and how this affects the development of relationships with these young countries.

Attitudes towards security threats uncovered

New research has revealed a significant gap between what the government claims are the biggest security threats facing the UK and the fears of the population.  

Inspiring research to tackle global challenges launched

The University of Exeter is investing £1.5m to ensure that research in the Humanities and Social Sciences helps find innovative solutions to the major global challenges of the 21st century. 

Attorney General gives perspective on EU Law

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General visited the University of Exeter on 29 November to deliver the annual Bracton Law Lecture.

Research council selects Exeter academic to lead the way

University of Exeter historian Professor Andrew Thompson has been selected as one of the new Leadership Fellows for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).