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.
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.
Behind the scenes at 'the biggest fish tank you have ever seen'
An unusual large scale experiment being led by a group of scientists at the University of Exeter investigating how fish respond to underwater noise is the subject of a new NERC Planet Earth podcast.
Twitter principles of social networking increase family success in nesting birds
New research carried out by scientists at Universities in Exeter, France and Switzerland reveals for the first time the importance of social networking in producing a successful family.
Caterpillars aren't so bird brained after all
(PhysOrg.com) -- Caterpillars that masquerade as twigs to avoid becoming a bird's dinner are actually using clever behavioural strategies to outwit their predators, according to a new study.
Birdsong bluster may dupe strange females, but it won't fool partners
(Phys.org)—Male birds use their song to dupe females they have just met by pretending they are in excellent physical condition. Just as some men try to cast themselves in a better light when they approach would-be dates, ...
GraphExeter: New graphene-based material could revolutionise electronics industry
(Phys.org) -- The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has been invented by a team from the University of Exeter.
European Arctic forests expansion could result in carbon dioxide release: study
Carbon stored in Arctic tundra could be released into the atmosphere by new trees growing in the warmer region, exacerbating climate change, scientists have revealed.