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Resident views sought on sustainable living

Resident views sought on sustainable living

Residents of Grand Union Village in Northolt are being asked to give their views on what it is like living in a neighbourhood that has been designed to encourage sustainable living for a University of Hertfordshire research project.

22 July 2014
Successful formula for University racing team

Successful formula for University racing team

Engineering students at the University of Hertfordshire have finished in 17th position out of ninety-seven world-wide competitors and have been placed in the top five UK teams* in the British leg of the international Formula Student competition, held at Silverstone between 9 and 13 July.

14 July 2014
Can England still bring home the World Cup from Brazil?

Can England still bring home the World Cup from Brazil?

Football success in Brazil may not be over yet for England. Although England’s national team failed to make the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup, the University of Hertfordshire’s robot football team, the ‘Bold Hearts’, is set to fly out to Brazil next week to compete in the 2014 RoboCup robotics world championship – taking place in João Pessoa, Brazil, 19 – 24 July 2014.

11 July 2014
New international collaboration to protect the world’s crops

New international collaboration to protect the world’s crops

Experts from the UK and India are working together to identify and develop novel environmentally-sustainable strategies to control plant pests, known as plant-parasitic nematodes or eelworms, to ensure global food production and security. This project is funded by the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).

7 July 2014

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    Astronomers discover two new ancient worlds from galaxy next-door

    Astronomers discover two new ancient worlds from galaxy next-door

    Two new planets orbiting a very old star from our nearby galaxy, known as Kapteyn’s star, are reported in a new study by an international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Hertfordshire. One of these planets around Kapteyn’s star could be ripe for life as it orbits at the right distance to allow liquid water on its surface.

    4 June 2014

  • What you wear can change your brain

    What you wear can change your brain

    Clothing affects our mental processes and perceptions which can change our minds and the way we think, according to research by Professor Karen Pine from the University of Hertfordshire.

    30 May 2014

  • Marketing and Communications nominated for four Heist Awards

    Marketing and Communications nominated for four Heist Awards

    The University’s Marketing and Communications department has been shortlisted five times for four awards, as the nominations for the 2014 Heist Awards is unveiled.

    29 May 2014

  • Securing our future food production through better understanding of disease resistance genes in crops

    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 disease-resistant agricultural crops. The new concept is called effector-triggered defence or ETD.

    27 May 2014

  • World experts assemble for third international conference on novel psychoactive substances (NPS)

    World experts assemble for third international conference on novel psychoactive substances (NPS)

    The third international conference on novel psychoactive substances takes place this week (15-16 May) in Rome, Italy and is co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Sapienza University of Rome and University of Chieti-Pescara. It will be attended by over 300 participants from 32 countries.

    15 May 2014

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