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University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
United Kingdom
01707 284033

The University of Hertfordshire is the UK's leading business-facing University. Innovative and enterprising, we challenge individuals and organisations to excel. It is one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2013 and was ranked 52/100 in the Times Higher Education list of the 100 most international universities in the world published in January 2014.

We are one of the region's largest employers with over 2,425 staff and a turnover of over £234 million. We have a vibrant, diverse student community of over 25,100, including more than 2,900 overseas students from 120 different countries. Our alumni of over 175,000 can be found throughout the world.

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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • ‘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. The research is being presented this weekend (14-18 June) at the 14th World Congress of the World Association of Infant Mental Health being held in Edinburgh.

  • Astronomers discover two new ancient worlds in galaxy next-door

    Astronomers discover two new ancient worlds in galaxy next-door
    Two new planets orbiting a very old star in 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.

  • 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.

  • Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream

    Today psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire announces the results of a two-year study into dream control. The experiment shows that it is now possible for people to create their perfect dream, and so wake up feeling especially happy and refreshed.

  • An Art & Astronomy Open Evening at Bayfordbury

    Researchers and post-graduate students from University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research will be mixing their cosmic palettes of galaxies, planets and stars with painters, actors and musicians at the University's Bayfordbury Observatory for the last Open Evening of the 2013/14 season on Friday 21 March 2014.

  • Want to change, but finding it difficult to get started?

    Do you want to be healthier, happier and less stressed? It is unlikely that anyone would say no, but it isn’t easy to change our lifestyle or habits in order to achieve these goals, however much we want them. It takes something special to get us out of a rut.

  • Every red dwarf star has at least one planet

    Three new planets classified as habitable-zone super-Earths are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers from the UK and Chile. The study identifies that virtually all red dwarfs, which make up at least three quarters of the stars in the Universe, have planets orbiting them.

  • Climate change puts wheat crops at risk of disease

    There is a risk that severity of epidemics of some wheat diseases may increase within the next ten to twenty years due to the impacts of climate change according to a study by international researchers led by the University of Hertfordshire.

  • Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

    A peculiar example of a celestial body, known as a brown dwarf, with unusually red skies has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research.

  • CBT is not an effective treatment for symptoms of schizophrenia

    Health organisations around the world recommend a form of psychotherapy, known as cognitive-behavioural therapy or CBT, for patients with schizophrenia. Now, however, the most extensive study ever undertaken into its effect on the symptoms of the disorder finds little impact, according to a team of international researchers.

  • Improving pollen forecasting for a better quality of life for allergy sufferers

    New measurements on the properties and spread of airborne pollen to improve the forecasting of this natural allergen, which affects human health as well as the Earth’s temperature, have been published in a new international study led by Dr Detlef Mueller in the research journal Atmospheric Environment.

  • Broadband – vital for society

    The benefits of broadband and its wide and ever-increasing impact on individuals, organisations and society is the focus of a new book co-edited by Dr Jyoti Choudrie from the University of Hertfordshire.

  • Mid-nineteenth century Chinese maps controlled water and directed labour

    A sequence of twelve maps from the mid-nineteenth century reveal that they were accurate enough for planning and executing middle-sized water control projects for the department of Dengchuan in southwest China according to University of Hertfordshire researchers and published in Water History.

  • Tribunals needed for Assisted Suicide in the UK

    A new tribunal style system to provide sympathetic and speedy consideration for each and every terminally-ill patient who wishes to end their lives is needed according to Claudia Carr, from the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Law. The proposed system is being presented in a paper at the 1st Global Conference on Suicide, Self-Harm and Assisted Dying being held in Athens this week.

  • New Centre for Agriculture partnership announced at Vice-Chancellor’s annual lecture

    Meeting the increasing need for food to feed the world’s expanding population was the subject of this year’s annual lecture from Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, as he announced the new Centre for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Management – a new collaboration between the University, the Royal Veterinary College, and Rothamsted Research.

  • Getting the most from Environmental Impact Assessments

    Getting better efficiencies from linking two popular environmental project tools is the focus of a book co-edited by a researcher from the University of Hertfordshire and being launched at the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Prawn nebula and new stars seen in high resolution

    A glowing jumble of clouds nicknamed the Prawn Nebula containing clumps of hot new-born stars is visible in a new, sharp image taken with the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) VLT Survey Telescope in Chile as part of a public survey led by University of Hertfordshire astronomers.

  • Expert Advice for Students on A-Level Results Day

    A team of trained staff and students will be on hand at the University of Hertfordshire on Thursday 15 August to offer advice and support for students receiving their A-Level results on what to do next.

  • Making robots more trustworthy

    Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire are part of a new £1.2 million project that aims to ensure that future robotic systems can be trusted by humans.


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