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  • Unanimous vote awards Professor a Honoris Causa

    Unanimous vote awards Professor a Honoris Causa

    The University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, has awarded Professor Brian Littlechild, from the University of Hertfordshire, a Dr Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) in recognition of his contribution to social work education and research, particularly to the European Research Institute for Social Work (ERIS) based at the University of Ostrava.

    27 November 2014

  • Galaxy Evolution: Caught in the Act

    Galaxy Evolution: Caught in the Act

    An international team of astronomers, including Dr Jim Geach from the University of Hertfordshire have uncovered new insights into the processes that have shaped galaxies, using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory telescope.

    17 November 2014

  • UK and US partnership to tackle air pollution

    UK and US partnership to tackle air pollution

    Air pollution was the subject for discussion when delegates from the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Environment Agency attended a week-long conference hosted by the University of Hertfordshire.

    11 November 2014

  • Impact of RSC bursary - funded PSQM on primary science teaching

    Impact of RSC bursary - funded PSQM on primary science teaching

    We are evaluating the impact of the Royal Society of Chemistry bursary-funded Primary Science Quality Mark on primary science teaching

    28 October 2014

  • Radio interview for 'iconic' design book

    Radio interview for 'iconic' design book

    Listen to Dr Grace Lees-Maffei's (School of Creative Arts) interview with Monocle 24's Section D design programme (held 30/9) discussing her new edited book Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things.

    15 October 2014

  • Poster prize for crop research

    Poster prize for crop research

    The University of Hertfordshire has won two poster prizes for its research into the control of plant diseases at the 11th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology (EFPP), held in Krakow, Poland.

    13 October 2014

  • 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 September 2014

  • 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 September 2014

  • 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 September 2014

  • 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.

    4 September 2014

  • 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 August 2014

  • 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.

    6 August 2014

  • 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.

    5 August 2014

  • 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

  • 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

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