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University experts and The Ellen MacArthur Foundation to work towards a circular economy

Experts at the University of Exeter are celebrating a new collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as they join its network as a Pioneer University.

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Helping the UK visitor economy to become more dementia friendly: new research findings

An estimated 46.8 million people are affected by dementia worldwide, a figure expected to double every 20 years reaching around 131.5 million by 2050. 

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Companies should monitor egos of employees to prevent unethical behaviour

Monitoring the egos of employees could prevent bad behaviour because people who feel entitled are more likely to behave unethically at work, research suggests.

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Women on Boards: progress on appointments, but too few women appointed to senior board roles

The percentage of women holding FTSE 100 non-executive (NED) positions is at an all-time high of 33%.

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Sports psychologists suffer fear and uncertainty working with elite footballers, research shows

Sports psychologists have to cope with “fear and uncertainty”, job insecurity and long working hours when working with elite footballers, research shows.

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Food shortage is not the global crisis, lack of access to food is the issue - say NGOs

‘Genome editing is not the answer to world poverty, because food shortage isn’t the problem’ according to a survey of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

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University of Exeter Business School tops global ranking of ‘Better World’ MBA programmes

The University of Exeter Business School has the best MBA programme in the world devoted to environmental and social issues, according to a new league table.

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Experts discuss public libraries at summit

The University of Exeter hosted a summit discuss how library services and other social enterprises and charities can better understand their social impact.

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Reform “grossly unfair” farm subsidies, expert says

“Grossly unfair” farm subsidies should be replaced with a new system, a University of Exeter expert has told the government.

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University of Exeter expert working as part of global team to promote human and environmental health

A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to a high powered, internationally prominent group of global government and business leaders working to show the connection between economic policy, human health and environmental change.

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Business School named as a Chartered Banker Institute Centre of Excellence

The University of Exeter Business School has been named as a Chartered Banker Institute Centre of Excellence.

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University of Exeter shortlisted for five “Oscars of higher education”

The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education awards across a range of categories in arts and science, a greater number than any other university this year.

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Tourist attractions set to be transformed by virtual reality and digital technology

Historic attractions in Britain and France are set to be transformed as experts work to use virtual reality and digital technology to revolutionise the way visitors experience the historic locations.

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Northern European migrants more willing to integrate than newcomers from Asia and Southern Europe

Immigrants from Northern Europe are more willing to integrate when they make their home in the USA than other newcomers from Asia or Southern Europe, new research shows.

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Pathways to success – internship programme links students to ACCA approved employers

Twenty University of Exeter undergraduate students will be connected to seven of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Approved Employers for a week-long internship.

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Business School graduates secure €50,000 prize for startup company

KOMPAS secured €50,000 as the overall winner of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative at Money 20/20 in Copenhagen last month. 

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Exeter’s teaching excellence officially recognised as ‘gold standard’

The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing world-class teaching has been recognised with the award of a “Gold” rating in the first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

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Extraordinary travel journal sheds new light on pre-World War I Germany

An extraordinary travel journal discovered by a University of Exeter academic sheds new light on life in Europe before it was changed forever by World War I.

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Professor William Harvey awarded Urwick Prize 2017

The Urwick Prize for 2017 was awarded by the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants at their Education Supper held at Armourers Hall on 6 June.

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Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – good leaders should only look like their staff

Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them, not the designer-clad employer often portrayed in TV or films, according to a new study.

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Ethical business practice can flourish in nations with serious corruption problems, research shows

Ethical business practice can flourish even in countries with widespread corporate corruption problems, research shows.

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UEFA should better support football clubs playing in the Europa League, research shows

UEFA should review the money it gives football clubs who participate in the Europa League because of the financial and logistical difficulties caused by playing in the competition, an expert has said.

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Exeter subjects secure top 10 status in latest influential rankings table

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been recognised as the best course of its kind in the country in the latest influential rankings.

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One Planet MBA named among the best in the world

The University of Exeter’s unique One Planet course has been ranked again as among the best MBA programmes in the world.

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University of Exeter and Keypath Education launch digital revolution in UK Higher Education

The University of Exeter and Keypath Education have announced a new ten-year partnership that will see the University provide a range of online Masters Degrees to UK and international students.

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Devon Hospitals Race Ahead to Hit Target on Women on Boards

Devon health trusts are setting the pace for representation of women at the top of the NHS. The local hospital trusts have hit the official target for women on NHS boards three years ahead of schedule.

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University of Exeter expert working to reform tax collection in Greece

A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to help the Greek authorities make the tax collection system more efficient and enhance tax compliance.

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University of Exeter MBA graduate takes part in Hollywood film event

A University of Exeter One Planet MBA graduate was among a group of elite women working in science and technology chosen to take part in a special event.

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University of Exeter student wins prestigious CISI award

A student from the University of Exeter Business School has been named as a winner of the CISI 2017 Educational Trust Awards, the combined total of which is £17,500.

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Exeter subjects ranked amongst the global best

Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, according to an influential global league table.

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Cabinet Minister gives talk to Business School class on leadership

University of Exeter Business School students learning about women and leadership were surprised by the sudden appearance of a female Cabinet minister in class this week.

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Fuelling hungry minds: University of Exeter Business School partners with local advertising agency

The Business School teams up with with digital creative agency AB… to deliver the next generation of digital marketers.

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University of Exeter students named as finalists in the “investment Olympics”

Students from the University of Exeter Business School have been named as finalists in a competition known as the “investment Olympics”.

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Study finds tax system penalises internationally mobile executives

A new study by accounting practice Blick Rothenberg and the University of Exeter Business School focused on the movement of international directors, executives and employees. 

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Neil Parish MP and local food businesses meet to debate switch to a circular economy

Leading South West dairy and bakery businesses gathered at the University of Exeter to kick off new research exploring innovative ways of working to protect the environment. 

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Business School employability expert named as one of “30 under 30” to watch in Cornwall

A University of Exeter Business School employability expert helping students to make their mark in Cornish companies has been named as one of the most talented people aged under 30 in the county.

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Government plans to tackle gender pay only superficial, experts warn

New regulations requiring companies to report pay gaps between men and women are potentially “superficial” and will not necessarily tackle the complex reasons why females still have lower salaries.

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University of Exeter Business School retains status as one of the world’s elite institutions

The University of Exeter Business School has retained its status as one of the world’s elite institutions.

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CEO of Unilever helps mark the fifth birthday of the University of Exeter’s One Planet MBA

Experts and leaders of industry are celebrating the fifth birthday of a pioneering University of Exeter course which helps talented business professionals address the global challenges of our time.

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Exeter expert starts a “mindfulness revolution” in Kenyan prison

A University of Exeter academic is helping to rehabilitate prisoners in high security Kenyan jails by teaching them to practice mindfulness.

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Generosity increases dramatically if people are asked to donate tomorrow’s bonus or inheritance cheque

People will donate between a half and a third more to charity if they are expecting a bonus or windfall but don’t yet have the cash in their hand, according to research by the University of Exeter’s Business school.

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Libraries Unlimited and University of Exeter secure £200,000 Arts Council England research grant

A two-year research project to understand the impact of libraries on local communities in Devon has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Arts Council England (ACE).

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Experts embark on project to save the world from “bananageddon”

Experts are hoping to stop the UK’s favourite fruit, the banana, from disappearing from our shops.

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University of Exeter student success in international awards

University of Exeter business students have been successful entrants in an academic competition referred to as the “junior Nobel Prize”.

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Retired holidaymakers asked to share their tourism stories

Retired holidaymakers are needed to take part in new research which aims to discover how giving up work has affected their tourism choices.

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Senior Chinese academics visit University of Exeter Business School

Senior academics from across China visited the University of Exeter Business School to discuss the skills needed by graduates returning to Asia after studying abroad.

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UK votes to leave the European Union – what does this mean for us?

As you will undoubtedly be aware, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. 

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Business School appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean

Professor David Bruce Allen has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter Business School.

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Exeter and Fudan to launch double degree programmes in Economics

A new double degree programme offered by the University of Exeter and Fudan University will give students access to business and economics expertise from the East and the West.

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Taiwanese government should provide more support for solar panel industry

The Taiwanese government should provide subsidies for the solar panel industry to help it survive in that country, University of Exeter researchers have recommended.

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Tom Charman selected for Global Student Entrepreneur Awards World Finals

A final year Business School student has been selected to represent the UK at the World Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in Bangkok in May.

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Students through to Finals of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards

Two University of Exeter students have been selected as Future Business Leader of the Year finalists at the Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

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University of Exeter MBA ranked among the world’s best

The University of Exeter Business School’s award-winning One Planet MBA course has been ranked once again as among the best in the world.

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The Business School in Cornwall

The University of Exeter Business School’s BSc Business course launched in September 2015 at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall, attracting fantastic students from all over the world.

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University of Exeter student named ‘Best Placement Student’ at National Undergraduate Employability Awards

Final year student, Ben Kosky, has been named ‘Best Placement Student’ at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2016.

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South West @ 6 to get together local businesses, University of Exeter alumni and academics

The local business community can meet University of Exeter experts and hear about new ways of introducing sustainable working practices at an event next month.

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Expert help for business professionals from the University of Exeter’s Business School

Professionals can understand trends and issues affecting businesses in the South West and globally through masterclasses run at the University of Exeter.

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New NHS app will help people spend less time waiting for health services

A new free app which shows how busy local NHS services are will help people to spend less time waiting for treatment.

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