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Scientists are manipulating genes that could solve environmental sustainability and conservation problems in Australian environments.
First investment of a £30m initiative supporting the UK’s transition to a circular economy
Beach cleans can provide vital information on plastic pollution, researchers say.
Professor in Digital Economy, Mark Thompson has created a spoof government bill on digital transformation which fooled several senior government people and has been widely shared. The bill relates to his research on public platforms and was made with the intention of encouraging discussion about the future of how our public services operate.
Perception of when its acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group led by cultural differences, research shows
Cultural differences play a pivotal role in how people in different parts of the world perceive when it is acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group, new research has shown.
Natural Capital Committee’s 2020 Annual Report on progress in implementing the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan
It has been nine years since the government published the White Paper, The Natural Choice, committing to the objective “to be the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than it inherited”.
Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.
Plymouth based company, BAM Bamboo Clothing, and the University of Exeter have joined forces to address the issue of sustainability in fashion.
For the first time, the University of Exeter Business School’s internationally accredited MBA programme, The Exeter MBA, has secured a spot in The Economist’s Which MBA? Rankings 2019.
Public blame accidents on drivers more than their automated cars when both make mistakes, study shows
The public are more likely to blame accidents involving semi-autonomous cars on driver - rather than machine - error, a new study has found.
Dragons’ Den star and businesswoman Deborah Meaden has helped to launch the University of Exeter’s new Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Cornwall could be at the cutting edge of a transition towards a “circular economy”.
Award-winning business support provider, SETsquared Exeter has helped to raise significant investment for its growing client base in Exeter as part of the World-leading SETsquared Partnership.
Too much inequality in society can result in a damaging lack of support for public goods and services, which could disadvantage the rich as well as the poor, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and Harvard University.
Students graduating from the University of Exeter’s BSc Business programme have gifted a trio of Cork Oak trees to be planted at the university’s Penryn campus.
Work placements undertaken whilst at university can improve job prospects – but quality of supervision matters
Thousands of university students are spending the summer doing work placements and internships and this is likely to see them return with more professionalism and improved self-belief, according to an expert from the University of Exeter Business School.
Workers should consider forgiving their boss for mistakes because doing so boosts their own job satisfaction, according to research from the University of Exeter Business School.
At a University of Exeter event in Penryn, Cornwall today an audience that included government policy makers, local businesses, community organisations and campaigners discussed how the south-west can lead the way on transforming our approach to plastics.
Pheasants and horse-chestnuts, ladybirds and sycamores are often seen as a quintessential part of the British countryside, but in fact they originally hail from other parts of the world.
LEEPin2019: The LEEP Institute's Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics
The first conference held by the LEEP Institute (LEEPin2019) has received resounding praise from attendees.
What is the natural world worth? Can you put a price on birdsong?
Social scientists will work with the public to develop a new way to describe a pioneering method of altering genes to allow people to talk about the technology.
Educated and married American mums are more likely to try to time their pregnancy so that they have their first baby in the spring, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School in the UK.
An understanding of community issues can be as valuable as knowing the ecology of an area when making environmental decisions, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School.
Business Management and Marketing was ranked 7th in the UK in the Guardian University rankings released today; an improvement of 15 places on last year.
Experts from the University of Exeter have been sharing with policy chiefs the research behind new public spending guidelines which determine billions of pounds of Government investments every year.
Last week a team of three students from the University of Exeter Business School, and one student from the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, won the McKinsey & Co. Solve It UK Case Study Competition National Finals in London.
New research by the University of Exeter Business School will assess the benefits of a programme where horses are central to improving mental health and wellbeing.
The fear of being rejected and losing face can have such a big impact that companies and policy-makers could consider introducing `Tinder-style’ matching environments, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School.
The Business School sees continued success in The Complete University Guide 2020 league tables, with all disciplines ranking within top 10 in the UK.
The University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international institutions to achieve the coveted “triple crown” accreditation status.
Companies would do well to tailor training and recruitment measures to encourage managers who have empathy, integrity and are trustworthy - because they can improve productivity, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School.
People can automatically assume that someone who gives less money to charity is less generous, according to new research. The assumption was made in the study when people had no knowledge of how much someone had donated as a percentage of their overall income.
People who are naturally more attuned to others’ emotions are better able to judge how well small groups are performing, even when observation times are brief, according to a new study.
An innovative app which helps patients to see real-time waiting times at their nearest hospitals and health centres has been chosen to be part of an interactive exhibition showcasing the impact of business and management research from around the UK.
Offering praise and having a good working relationship isn’t always enough to engender loyalty from staff - employees also need to feel that the relationship with their boss is important, according to new research.
Leading University of Exeter academic Professor Ian Bateman, who has advised the Government on farming policy and subsidies post-Brexit, appeared on BBC Countryfile to discuss the issues.
The CEOs of the top 350 FTSE companies on the London Stock Exchange are still more likely to be called Andrew or David than they are to be a woman, according to a University of Exeter Business School expert.
New approaches and models for generating increased value for libraries and local communities have today been revealed by the University of Exeter Business School in conjunction with Libraries Unlimited.
Pioneers on reducing plastic waste, backed by £1 million of government funding, are seeking to revolutionise the way the south west produce, recycle and utilise plastics.
Nobel Prize winner and influential African businesswoman Ouided Bouchamaoui spoke about her extraordinary role bringing democracy to Tunisia during a visit to the University of Exeter.
Making company bosses join the same defined benefit scheme as their staff makes it more likely the scheme will survive, according to research carried out by the University of Exeter Business School.
Companies made to pay into pension schemes before shareholders would help keep pension schemes afloat
Compelling bosses to pay into their staff defined benefit pension schemes before they pay out to shareholders would help to make those defined benefit schemes more sustainable, according to new research from Sun Yat-sen University, University of Exeter Business School and Lancaster University Management School.
People will donate more to charity if they make a pledge before receiving an unexpected cash windfall, a study has shown.
The University of Exeter Business School is proud to announce its sponsorship of the GB SUP and Paddleboard Team after developing close links through Business School Lecturer Dr Holly Henderson, a member of the GB team.
Business School expert contributes to report going before Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
While the government’s ambitions for environmental improvement have grown over the past decade, real world change is lagging behind, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP and the Shadow Secretary of State The Rt Hon Sue Hayman MP, will hear at an event today.
A prototype ‘next generation electric’ car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and regenerative braking, is on show at the University of Exeter campus, as part of the launch of the new MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management programme.
A new tool which helps land managers assess the costs and benefits of re-introducing valuable saltmarsh, has been developed by economists and environmental scientists from the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) at the University of Exeter.
A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental threats.
Experts from the University of Exeter are working with leading organisations from the fields of culture, entertainment and education as part of a pioneering collaboration which aims to reimagine the museum visitor experience using storytelling and cutting-edge virtual technology.