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.
Viruses cooperate or conquer to cause maximum destruction, study finds
Scientists have discovered new evidence about the evolution of viruses, in work that will change our understanding about the control of infectious diseases such as winter flu.
Reducing numbers of one carnivore species indirectly leads to extinction of others
Previous studies have shown that carnivores can have indirect positive effects on each other, which means that when one species is lost, others could soon follow. A team from the University of Exeter and the University of ...
Lizards facing mass extinction, new research suggests
(Phys.org) —Climate change could lead to dozens of species of lizards becoming extinct within the next 50 years, according to new research.
Researchers say polar bears are victims in public war of words
Polar bears and Inuit communities have become victims in the public war of words on climate change and wildlife conservation, according to researchers from Britain and Canada.
Lungs of the planet reveal their true sensitivity to global warming
Tropical rainforests are often called the "lungs of the planet" because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb, or produce, varies hugely with ...
Testing on revolutionary marine energy device begins
The Whatever Input to Torsion Transfer (WITT) transmission system collects chaotic movement in water, wind, human, animal or vehicle motion and turns it into useable power.
Working together to promote greater resilience to flooding
Researchers from the University of Exeter are working to help communities become more resilient to natural hazards like flooding. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Climate Outreach Information Network, ...
New evidence highlights threat to Caribbean coral reef growth
Coral reefs build their structures by both producing and accumulating calcium carbonate, and this is essential for the maintenance and continued vertical growth capacity of reefs. An international research team has discovered ...
Enormous scale of Nile 'mega lake' revealed
(Phys.org) —The eastern Sahara Desert was once home to a 45,000 km2 freshwater lake similar in surface area to the largest in the world today.
Menopause evolved to prevent competition between mother and daughter-in-law, researchers say
The menopause evolved, in part, to prevent competition between a mother and her new daughter-in-law, according to research published today in the journal Ecology Letters.