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  • University secures £1 million investment for respiratory medicine

    University secures £1 million investment for respiratory medicine

    The Inhalation Translation CRACK IT Challenge, in which the University of Hertfordshire is a partner, has won an investment of £1 million to complete the second phase of the competition.

    19 Sep 2014 4:04pm

  • New ‘Click’ antenatal classes prepare children for school

    New ‘Click’ antenatal classes prepare children for school

    Children whose parents attended a one-off antenatal class called 'Click’ are at a significant advantage in their cognitive and motor skills compared to children whose parents attended routine antenatal care, according to a new study by the University of Hertfordshire.

    12 Sep 2014 9:59am

  • Full-Circle – an oral history project bridging the gap between the UK and Western Australia

    Full-Circle – an oral history project bridging the gap between the UK and Western Australia

    Full-Circle seeks to bridge the gap between the UK and Western Australia by collecting memories of family members separated by 10,000 miles.

    10 Sep 2014 9:48am

  • Astronomers unveil secrets of giant elliptical galaxies

    Astronomers unveil secrets of giant elliptical galaxies

    New findings of how giant elliptical galaxies move have been discovered by an international team of astronomers using the newly installed Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) facility.

    04 Sep 2014 3:45pm

  • EU-MADNESS Project - website launch receives unprecedented attention worldwide

    EU-MADNESS Project - website launch receives unprecedented attention worldwide

    The new EU-MADNESS project website - looking at 'legal highs' - has received unprecedented attention across the world.

    28 Aug 2014 4:58pm

  • Master challenge: the UK food system

    Master challenge: the UK food system

    The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), under the Global Food Security programme are delighted to announce the five successful grants of the 'Understanding the Challenges of the Food System' call.

    06 Aug 2014 2:18pm

  • Planet-like object may have spent its youth as hot as a star

    Planet-like object may have spent its youth as hot as a star

    An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Hertfordshire, has discovered an extremely cool object that could have a particularly diverse history - although it is now as cool as a planet, it may have spent much of its youth as hot as a star.

    05 Aug 2014 3:02pm

  • Daniele Moyal-Sharrock, Charles McCracken Distinguished Guest Lecturer

    Daniele Moyal-Sharrock, Charles McCracken Distinguished Guest Lecturer

    Dr Moyal-Sharrock will deliver her public address in April

    01 Aug 2014 3:29pm

  • 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 Jul 2014 4:56pm

  • 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 Jul 2014 1:11pm

  • 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).

    07 Jul 2014 10:06am

  • Revolutionary Insight

    Revolutionary Insight

    Daniele Moyal-Sharrock Explains Why ‘On Certainty’ is Ludwig Wittgenstein’s “Neglected Masterpiece

    04 Jul 2014 9:41am

  • 3D map shows dusty structure of the Milky Way

    3D map shows dusty structure of the Milky Way

    A team of international astronomers has created a detailed three-dimensional map of the dusty structure of the Milky Way – the star-studded bright disc of our own galaxy – as seen from Earth’s northern hemisphere. The map will be presented by Prof Janet Drew of the University of Hertfordshire at the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2014 in Portsmouth on Monday 23 June.

    23 Jun 2014 4:00pm

  • UK astronomers debate involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

    UK astronomers debate involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

    Astronomers, including Janet Drew from the University of Hertfordshire, will discuss the case for UK involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project (LSST) on Monday 23 June at the National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth. The LSST will be sited at Cerro Pachón in the Chilean Andes and will have a primary mirror 8.4 metres in diameter, making it one of the largest single telescopes in the world, as well as the world’s largest digital camera, comprising 3.2 billion pixels. It will achieve first light in 2020 and its main sky survey will begin in 2022.

    23 Jun 2014 11:11am

  • ‘Click’ antenatal classes: just one ‘click’ away from better mother-baby bonding

    ‘Click’ antenatal classes: just one ‘click’ away from better mother-baby bonding

    A one-off 3-hour antenatal class called ‘Click’ provides prospective parents with the knowledge and practical skills to build strong parent-infant bonds, according to new research from the University of Hertfordshire.

    13 Jun 2014 4:55pm

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