The University of Exeter located in Southwestern England traces its roots to 1855. In 1955, as a result of the merger of various colleges and technical schools, University of Exeter received its Royal Charter. The University of Exeter has over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students and operates in conjunction with other universities including a medical college. The University of Exeter is among the top universities world-wide according to various ranking points. The St. Luke campus houses the Peninsula Medical College, a joint effort with the University of Plymouth. Exeter enjoys the reputation for being student-friendly and acquires students from all over Europe and other countries. Exeter leads other universities in the U.K in funding for research. Research initiatives include studies on aging and dementia, biodiversity, ornithology, agriculture and livestock, disease and numerous technology initiatives.
Herd mentality: Are we programmed to make bad decisions?
A natural desire to be part of the 'in crowd' could damage our ability to make the right decisions, a new study has shown.
Attitudes to climate change depend on people's sense of belonging to the planet
New research led by the University of Exeter has found that people who have a stronger sense of place at the global than the national level are more likely to accept that climate change is caused by human activities. This ...
Students help Cornish dairy embrace renewables revolution
Students from the University of Exeter are helping a family-run Cornish business reduce their carbon footprint by embracing the renewables revolution.
Study shows embryos can learn
Pond snails are able to sense chemicals released by their predators whilst they are still embryos in the egg and alter their behaviour accordingly, according to new research.
Exploring the impact of TASERs in the UK
Social Scientists at the University of Exeter have called for a greater comparative analysis of the impact of TASERs used in law enforcement. The next generation of the electric-shock weapon used by police ...
Study finds early warning signals of abrupt climate change
A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found early warning signals of a reorganisation of the Atlantic oceans' circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate system.
Drugs in the environment affect plant growth
The drugs we release into the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, a new study has revelealed.
Cornwall's mysterious bluefin tuna dissected
Researchers from the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus have completed their post-mortem of a Bluefin tuna that washed up unexpectedly on Cornwall's Kingsand Beach last July.
Research finds clue to why females live longer than males
A study from the University of Exeter has found that male flies die earlier than their female counterparts when forced to evolve with the pressures of mate competition and juvenile survival. The results could ...
New report highlights 'significant and increasing' risks from extreme weather
University of Exeter researchers have played a crucial role in creating a comprehensive new report indicating that the global risk from extreme weather is set to intensify.
Reports identify areas where wildlife can survive in a changing climate
The University of Exeter has worked with Natural England on a project that helps to target conservation action. Two reports from the study highlight how future conservation management should identify climate ...
New research examines shellfish consumption
A pioneering Cornish research partnership is providing invaluable information to the UK's shellfish industry by improving understanding of what seafood people choose to eat and why.
Study reveals startling decline in European bird populations
Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say the University of Exeter, the RSPB and the Pan-European ...
Rising ocean acidity threatens sea life
Researchers in Exeter have found that sea creatures will be affected by rising ocean acidity.
Study shows rock gobies use rapid color change camouflage to hide from predators
Research from the University of Exeter has revealed that the rock goby (Gobius paganellus), an unassuming little fish commonly found in rock pools around Britain, southern Europe, and North Africa, is a m ...