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  • 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

  • Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Research Grants Competition 2014/15

    Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Research Grants Competition 2014/15

    This year’s competition attracted a record number of applications across the Hertfordshire Business School, School of Creative Arts, School of Education, School of Humanities, and the School of Law.

    13 Jun 2014 2:56pm

  • Conference chaired by HBS Professor shortlisted for award

    Conference chaired by HBS Professor shortlisted for award

    APM conference 2013 achieves finalist status

    13 Jun 2014 2:46pm

  • 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.

    04 Jun 2014 9:31am

  • 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 9:22am

  • SSAHRI Research Grants Competition attracts positive response

    SSAHRI Research Grants Competition attracts positive response

    Applications for the 2014/15 SSAHRI Research Grants Competition are now closed following a successful number of entries.

    28 May 2014 11:09am

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