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  • Wittgenstein and Pragmatism

    Wittgenstein and Pragmatism

    Dr Daniele Moyal-Sharrock is an invited plenary speaker at a conference on Wittgenstein and Pragmatism at Helsinki University on 16-17 May 2016.

    19 May 2015 3:11pm

  • Lucy and Steve:  Shanghai-ed!

    Lucy and Steve: Shanghai-ed!

    Lucy Brown (MA Film and TV Programme Leader) and Steve Hunt (BA Animation Programme Leader) at the University of Hertfordshire were invited to the birthplace of Chinese Cinema, Shanghai, to lead a series of hands-on masterclasses in film and TV and animation at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA).

    18 May 2015 11:08am

  • Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Research Grants Competition 2015/16

    Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Research Grants Competition 2015/16

    This year's competition attracted nine applications from across the Hertfordshire Business School, School of Creative Arts, School of Education, School of Humanities, and the School of Law, of which four have been awarded SSAHRI funding.

    18 May 2015 10:23am

  •  UK’s first Doctorate in Project Management launched

    UK’s first Doctorate in Project Management launched

    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

  • Women in management who wear provocative clothing are seen as less competent

    Women in management who wear provocative clothing are seen as less competent

    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

  • Robot football team gears up for the Championship season

    Robot football team gears up for the Championship season

    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

  • Aphrodisiac for fish and frogs discovered

    Aphrodisiac for fish and frogs discovered

    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

  • Successful application to the British Academy

    Successful application to the British Academy

    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

  • University develops new cloud-based connected car system

    University develops new cloud-based connected car system

    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

  • Ketamine found to alleviate depression

    Ketamine found to alleviate depression

    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

  • What are your children eating beyond the school gate?

    What are your children eating beyond the school gate?

    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

  • Draughts playing robots at the University of Hertfordshire

    Draughts playing robots at the University of Hertfordshire

    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?

    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

  • New research into perfectionism discovers links with OCD

    New research into perfectionism discovers links with OCD

    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

  • Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Multidisciplinary Research Grants Competition 2015

    Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Multidisciplinary Research Grants Competition 2015

    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

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