News archive 2018
University part of new consortium announced by Prime Minister to train next generation of digital specialists
Experts at University of Exeter hope to expand a pioneering programme designed to help empower people to speak up about sexual and domestic violence.
The Strategy and Security Institute (SSI) have entered into a new relationship with the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), one of Brazil’s foremost academic institutions
The delegation, made up of academics, professional services staff, and undergraduate students, aimed to foster new links between UCASS and Exeter in the fields of both education and research.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Exeter launch an innovative Engineering and Law programme
The programme will enable students who embark on Engineering or Computer Science undergraduate degrees at HKUST to finish the degree at Exeter, before spending a fifth year at Exeter’s Law School, completing either an LLM (Master of Laws) or a Juris Doctor (JD).
Innuendo and hinting at fake information in news coverage is enough to fuel belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows.
The leaders of an ancient religion threatened with extinction by conflict in the Middle East have allowed their highly complex water-based rituals to be recorded by outsiders for the first time.
Former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter student seek to inspire next generation of lawyers
The former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter graduate have teamed up to help inspire the next generation to work towards their dream career.
Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, in the latest influential global league table.
Two projects in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) will receive funding through the newly established Exeter / University of South Florida Research Catalyst Fund. The Exeter / USF Research Catalyst Fund provides grants of up to £8000 to support joint research or education initiatives between the two institutions.
University of Exeter rural policy expert, Professor Michael Winter, has been appointed by the Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove, to the Government’s bovine tuberculosis Strategy Review.
Teenagers more likely to plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit because they are less able to make mature decisions
Teenagers are more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit because they are less able to make mature decisions, new research shows.
The University of Exeter welcomes a delegation from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office onto our Streatham Campus.
On April 4th, 2018, Professor Lynda Yates, Associate Dean International for the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Macquarie, visited Exeter to discuss new opportunities for both universities to work together.
College signs a new Memorandum of Understanding with Tsinghua University's Institute of International and Area Studies
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tsinghua University’s Institute of International and Area Studies.
Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.
Britain’s future military commanders and staff officers want the Government to increase defence spending, new research shows.
Professor Schmitt has been on the road speaking on the hot topics in international law.
Three leading social scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with a prestigious Fellowship from the Academy of Social Sciences.
The University of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) have confirmed they will award a bursary to highly qualified students embarking upon the study abroad programme at the University of Exeter.
The Graduate School of Education hosted a reception for 15 secondary school teachers and five civil servants from Hong Kong on April 25.
Student teachers, researchers and teacher educators from Israel, Romania, Estonia and Austria attend a study visit at the Graduate School of Education.
19 students from 13 state schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.
The University of Exeter enters into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia Collge in Malaysia
The University of Exeter has entered into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia College in Malaysia.
On Thursday 3rd May, academics from the University of Exeter and Tsinghua University hosted a joint seminar on the subject of takeover law.
NATO senior official and international relations and security expert Professor Jamie Shea has joined the staff of the University of Exeter’s Strategy and Security Institute (SSI).
An MP and foreign policy experts will discuss how Devon communities and companies can have influence around the world
University of Exeter students have been chosen to work as part of the team building Britain’s newest nuclear power plant.
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter is to host an exhibition highlighting student work on gender studies this Friday, 11th May.
CAIS (Centre for Advanced International Studies) organises a one-day event entitled “World Order(s) in Crisis?” bringing together some of the most prominent scholars in the discipline.
Report published by the Exeter Centre for International Law on the future of the international legal system.
Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, has been confirmed as the key note speaker at our inaugural Centre for Social Mobility conference on June 12.
Dr Iza Kavedžija reviews a recent Nuffield Trust report that claimed: "England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis".
Professor Zhixiong Huang, the Luojia Chair of International Law at Wuhan University in China, visited the Law School in May 2018 to discuss academic collaboration between Exeter and Wuhan.
The Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles event took place on June 1st at Reed Hall, Streatham Campus Exeter.
More farmers are relying on external companies to carry out major work, new research shows.
Exeter Law School is cementing its position as a global thought leader in international cyber law. Between 21 May and 1 June 2018, two members of the faculty travelled to Tallinn, Estonia, to take part in an annual gathering of global cyber experts in the fields of technology, strategy, policy, and law.
Exeter Law School gathers international experts to discuss the future of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies in intellectual property law.
Government Counsellor for the Finnish Ministry of Culture speaks on contemporary copyright issues at Exeter Law School
Counsellor of the Finnish Ministry of Culture explains how a better use of metadata could solve a number of issues in the management of copyright online.
Exeter Law School awards BILETA Prize for best presentation at international Intellectual Property law conference
Exeter Law School supports the next generation of researchers in intellectual property law by welcoming early-career researchers to their second international conference.
University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force
A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.
A small delegation of Exeter academics arrived in Beijing on 18 June for a week of activities with our partner, the University of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS).
British farmers could find business opportunities and help promote better public health
The next generation of computer coders have started intensive training as part of a new summer school at the University of Exeter.
Her book Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study, is praised by Selectors as "a ground-breaking, richly interdisciplinary and scientifically-engaged study that productively reframes philosophical conceptions of data".
Draft legislation designed to encourage the Government to make the first major changes to divorce legislation
A University of Exeter expert has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious British Academy for her research on the therapeutic value of music making.
On 31 May and 1 June, Dr David Lewis and Dr Catherine Owen organised and presented at an international roundtable entitled ‘Eurasian Integration and Public Administration’ as part of the annual Forum on Public Administration organised by the St Petersburg branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
It is known that prescribing errors in hospitals are common and that junior doctors may make more mistakes than senior doctors as they write the most prescriptions in hospital settings.
Asking ten “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive, according to a new study backed by the prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton.
Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the NSS 2018.
Research partners join forces to develop a new sustainable way of managing tourism across four Biosphere Reserves in France and England
A cutting-edge project to increase the economic value of tourism while reducing its potential environmental impact is underway in the four Unesco Biosphere Reserves of the Channel region. Professors Matt Lobley and Michael Winter and Dr Tim Wilkinson will be representing the CRPR as a lead partner in this project.
Two leading academics at the University of Exeter have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships - one of the most prestigious awards for higher education teaching.
On 20 - 21 October 2018, the EASE (Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics) working group will be hosting the conference ‘Taking HBCA from Principles to Practice’, organised by Human Behaviour Change for Animals (HBCA)
Professor Michael Schmitt has been reappointed to another two-year term on the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law.
Models could make a claim to own the rights to the recording of their sashays and struts they use on the catwalk – and should be able to make more money from their appearances during fashion shows, new legal analysis shows.
Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change sceptics that humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows.
On Wednesday 12 September, a panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 13 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a networking session.
“Ongoing nervousness” about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services can be a “significant” barrier to people finding support, research revealed during “Stoptober” shows.
Partnership with Chinese University of Hong Kong to tackle Global Food Security, Climate Change, and Resilience
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Exeter come together to create the Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE).
Campaigners trying to stop a Battle of Britain site from being dredged are hoping to launch a new High Court bid to protect archaeological finds and wildlife at the site.
Innuendo alone in news coverage can fuel belief in conspiracy theories, according to a new study.
Dr Joseph Lee, Director of the Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law, hosted an international conference on international commercial contract law in London. The conference focused on the use of new smart technologies and new trade practices in international transactions.
Professor Alison Harcourt has been awarded the prestigious honour of becoming a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
A University of Exeter expert has contributed to the review of the Government’s 25 Year Bovine TB Strategy.
Many voters would have forgiven David Cameron if he had failed to deliver on his campaign promise to hold an EU referendum, a study suggests.
A law academic from the University of Exeter has been awarded a prestigious Academic Fellowship that recognises outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research.
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (FOSS), Lecturer in Politics, Dr Sarah Cooper, in collaboration with Professor Claire Dunlop and Dr Owen Thomas, hosted a public engagement event to explore the construction of consent in the courtroom.
The University of Exeter’s School of Law has enjoyed a sharp rise in the influential Times Higher Education Subject rankings for Law. Ranked 93rd in 2018, the 2019 rankings have seen the School of Law jump to 72nd in the world, one of the larger improvements of rankings from any institutions in the top 100.
Couples marrying in civil ceremonies should be allowed to have religious vows, rituals, readings, and music as part of their ceremony for the first time, a major new study has concluded.
First international academic “Santa survey” shows children stop believing in Father Christmas aged eight
It’s that time of year when children look forward to a stocking full of presents - but the first international academic “Santa survey” shows many adults also wish they still believed in Father Christmas and some had felt betrayed when they discovered the truth.
A mother and daughter are celebrating graduating together from the same university – for the second time.
Professor Mike Schmitt has completed a six-week journey training government officials on how international law governs hostile cyber operations.
Academics and students are celebrating the silver anniversary of a unique degree offered by the University of Exeter that enables students to study both English and French law at the same time.
The first female President of the Supreme Court inspired University of Exeter students hoping to be the lawyers of the future with a motivating speech about her pioneering career.
Lessons about Jesus should include exploration of how Muslims view him as a prophet and investigation of his Jewish identity, experts have said.
Reaction to the Publication of the Modernising Defence Programme – Dr David Blagden, Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter
The Ministry of Defence has finally published an outcomes report from its long-awaited Modernising Defence Programme (MDP).