The University of Hertfordshire obtained university status in 1992, heretofore it was a polytechnic college. The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, Hertfordshire England and offers a myriad of undergraduate and graduate degrees with an emphasis on linking academia to the business world. It has achieved exceptional funding and created a state-of-the-art wired university experience. The student body is around 23,000 which includes international students. Students may take courses at distant learning centers at various university campuses or on-line.
Securing our future food production through better understanding of disease resistance genes in crops
A new understanding as to how plants defend themselves against some pathogens that cause crop diseases is proposed by researchers from the University of Hertfordshire to help scientists breed new, more successful ...
Every red dwarf star has at least one planet
Three new planets classified as habitable-zone super-Earths are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers from the UK and Chile.
Developing new methods to assess resistance to disease in young oilseed rape plants
Being able to measure resistance to disease in young oilseed rape plants is vital in the battle to breed new disease resistant varieties of the crop, and is the focus of a study by a team of researchers led ...
Protecting vital crops in China
Evidence of disease in oilseed rape crops across China and how it may spread has been mapped by researchers led by the University of Hertfordshire - providing new strategic information on crop protection to the Chinese government.
Mid-nineteenth century Chinese maps controlled water and directed labour
A sequence of twelve maps from the mid-nineteenth century reveal that they were accurate enough for planning and executing middle-sized water control projects for the department of Dengchuan in southwest ...
Barley crops affected by disease found on common wild grass
A major fungal pathogen which affects barley crops is also present on a common wild grass according to a new study by leading agricultural researchers including the University of Hertfordshire.
Making robots more trustworthy
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire are part of a new £1.2 million project that aims to ensure that future robotic systems can be trusted by humans.
New method of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes
(Phys.org)—A new way of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes could revolutionise our understanding of how they form and help to shape galaxies.
3D scanning shapes the future of childrenswear
Childrenswear designers and retailers will be able to design and make better fitting clothes for British children from four to seventeen years thanks to 3D scanning of children by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire.
Revealing quantum flow
(Phys.org)—UK-based physicist Ole Steuernagel from the University of Hertfordshire, alongside Dimitris Kakofengitis and Georg Ritter, have found that a new powerful tool they call 'Wigner flow' is the quantum ...
Electric vehicles now able to roam between London and eastern England
Electric vehicle owners who are members of Source London or Source East can now roam between the capital and the East of England secure in the knowledge they will be able to charge their vehicles across both ...
Modern DNA techniques applied to nineteenth-century potatoes
Researchers led by Professor Bruce Fitt, now at the University of Hertfordshire, have used modern DNA techniques on late nineteenth-century potatoes to show how the potato blight may have survived between ...
Helices of light: dark helices with a bright future
(Phys.org) -- Laser beams can be made to form dark as well as bright intensity helices, or corkscrews of light. In a paper shortly to appear in Optics Express, Dr Ole Steuernagel, at the University of Hertfordshire's Scienc ...
Influencing others through gestures: misleading eyewitnesses
Gestures made during interviews can influence or even misinform eyewitnesses. In addition, eyewitnesses are unlikely to recall the influential gestures being shown to them, new research from the University of Hertfordshire ...
New research links crop disease and climate change
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have investigated links between crop disease and climate change which impact our food growth and production - affecting our food security today and for future generations. ...