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The National Centre for Project Management (NCPM) has launched the UK's first professional doctorate in project management. This unique course builds on the work of the NCPM over the last ten years and draws on the broad experience of the NCPM team to deliver practical and meaningful professional development to high-level project managers in a range of organisations.
23 Apr 2015 11:19am
Females who wear provocative clothing at work are more likely to be seen as incompetent than those that dress more conservatively by other females, finds research from the University of Hertfordshire.
21 Apr 2015 4:40pm
The Bold Hearts, the RoboCup humanoid robot team from the University of Hertfordshire, last year's runners up in the World Championships in Brazil and currently the top-ranked robot football team in the UK, will be competing at the German Open Robot Football Competition this month.
21 Apr 2015 10:23am
A supplement simply added to water has been shown to boost reproduction in nematodes (roundworms), molluscs, fish and frogs – and researchers believe it could work for humans too.
16 Apr 2015 12:28pm
University of Hertfordshire law lecturer, Dr David Gibbs, has recently been successful in his application to the British Academy for funding as part of their Quantitative Skills Award.
14 Apr 2015 11:28am
The University of Hertfordshire has recently launched a new cloud-based connected car system which will use satellite positioning to track a car’s location and assess data collected for potential dangers.
13 Apr 2015 10:25am
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have found that Ketamine, which has a reputation as an illicit ‘recreational’ drug, has an extremely large depression reducing effect. Although Ketamine has been in medical use for 50 years as an anaesthetic, the past few years has seen it being trialled as a treatment for major and bipolar depression.
09 Apr 2015 10:09am
More than three quarters of young people buy food or drink beyond the school gate at least twice a week, according to a new report by a University of Hertfordshire research team, on behalf of Food Standards Agency in Scotland (FSA).
02 Apr 2015 10:18am
A pair of ‘Baxter’ robots have joined the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. The two robots are able to interact with people and have now ‘learnt’ to play a game of draughts. One robot is used for undergraduate teaching and the other for post-graduate research.
25 Mar 2015 2:41pm
With robot helpers entering our homes in the not-too-distant future, how much trust do you have in them?
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have delved into the world of human-robot collaboration and found that the vast majority of people will blindly follow a robot’s requests.
23 Mar 2015 12:11pm
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have found that people with ‘perfectionist’ personality traits show remarkably similar problems in their thinking to those diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
17 Mar 2015 3:04pm
The results of the one-off 2015 SSAHRI Multidisciplinary Research Grant competition have been announced. The competition attracted seven applications of which three have been awarded SSAHRI funding. All the applications provided evidence of imaginative and dynamic collaborations across the Schools, as well as multidisciplinary linkages between SSAHRI researchers and colleagues located elsewhere in the University.
13 Mar 2015 11:07am
KASPAR, the University of Hertfordshire’s social robot, has been recognised as one of the most important university science research projects in the UK and is being showcased at a high profile science fair in London today.
12 Mar 2015 10:04am
Graduates from Britain’s top research universities could help our food industry become the best in the world, say expert panel
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs today joined industry leaders and academics to give her backing to a cross-sector task force recommending greater cooperation between universities and agri-food companies to accelerate Britain to the top of the global food economy.
12 Mar 2015 10:01am
The Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institue (SSAHRI) Annual Report 2013/4 has been published.
10 Mar 2015 11:28am