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Spectre 504x257 Derby graduates work on World Premiere of Spectre “It was amazing to be part of the World Premiere of Spectre." University of Derby graduate, Alex Huggins. (Image: Copyright of James Veysey)."

6 March 2018

University welcomes first cohort of civil engineering apprentices

The first cohort of Civil Engineering Degree apprentices has started at the University of Derby.

5 March 2018

University of Derby students win national bursary for engineering talent

Three students from the University of Derby have received Engineering Horizons Bursaries from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

3 January 2018

University of Derby drives innovation forward with two key leadership appointments

The University of Derby has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of two new Pro Vice-Chancellor Deans.

21 September 2017

Closing the skills gap: Derby receives £250,000 for specialist data analytics laboratory

A state-of-the-art Data Visualisation Laboratory (DVL) is to be installed at the University of Derby’s brand new STEM Centre, addressing the need for a specialist teaching facility for data analytics and supporting the globally recognised research in this area.

24 July 2017

Derby maths students take top ten place at global competition

A team of mathematics students from the University of Derby has taken a top ten place at the 2017 IBM Watson Analytics Global Competition 2017 for its report on Scotland’s carbon footprint.

22 June 2017

University of Derby achieves Gold for teaching excellence

The University of Derby has been awarded Gold by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the country’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting it in the top 20% of all providers in the UK.

4 May 2017

Funding boost helps game development studio launch award-winning educational app

A game development studio based in Friar Gate Studios in Derby has received £50,000 funding from the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow Fund and could see the creation of up to eight jobs over the next few years.

25 January 2017

Thermal Infrared Monitoring for Smart Farming: Agriculture Embracing the IoT

Dr JM Andrade has been sponsored by Farnell Element 14, the leading distributor of electronic components, in collaboration with Panasonic, with Grid-EYE evaluation kits to be used in a research project on thermal infrared monitoring for smart farming.

15 December 2016

Innovative Derby STEM building one step closer to opening its doors to students

Celebrations have taken place this week at a new Derby-based science, technology and mathematics (STEM) building, following completion on site by contractor Willmott Dixon (14 December).

28 July 2016

Bombardier Transportation offers Mechanical Engineering students real world rail experience in national competition

Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Derby joined forces with world-leading rail manufacturer Bombardier Transportation for a taste of the real world last week (July 6), as they took part in the annual Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Railway Challenge.

30 June 2016

Architecture student designs ‘E-Hub’

A specialist hub to allow professionals in Derby to “work and play” in the same building has been designed by an architecture student at the University of Derby.

30 June 2016

Highest point of new STEM building completed!

The roof of the new £12.5m STEM building at Markeaton Street has been completed.

12 February 2016

University attracts international companies to high profile event on Big Data and cyber security

Technology academics at the University of Derby are joining forces with cyber security experts and businesses to discuss the importance of security and predictability when moving large amounts of data.