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A boy taking part in creative activities as part of This is Derby

A delegation showcasing the success of the This is Derby project has been invited to attend the International Arts in Society Conference, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 19-21 June.

The University of Derby is leading a project to support student mental health through the higher education curriculum, backed by funding from the Office for Students.

A ‘synthetic human cardiovascular system’ created in Derby and nicknamed ‘Steve’ has been selected as one of the UK’s pioneering university research programmes which can help improve the nation's health.

Waterway surrounded by greenery.

The University of Derby, Rolls-Royce and the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have come together to tackle plastic pollution in local Derbyshire canals.

A selection of different headache tablets and other painkillers

Research from the University of Derby has revealed new insights into potential screening methods to identify those at risk of dependence on painkillers. The research findings can also guide the design of interventions to help people reduce their use. 

A close-up of a woman laughing

Researchers at the University of Derby have developed a new smartphone concept called ‘the Laughie’, which has been shown to significantly improve people’s overall wellbeing through encouraging them to laugh. 

Psychologists at the University of Derby have conducted the first-ever study to investigate the Buddhist phenomenon of ‘emptiness’ meditation, discovering that it is more effective at improving wellbeing and wisdom more than mindfulness.

Professors Kathryn Mitchell and Nandita Abraham

The University of Derby has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pearl Academy, India’s leading institute of design, fashion, business and media.

Picture of nurse talking to patient receiving dialysis treatment

People suffering from kidney failure could benefit from a project to help them overcome the psychological impact of their illness and treatment.

The gammarid - a highly invasive species of freshwater crustacean

Researchers at the University of Derby have provided the first evidence that a highly invasive species of freshwater crustacean from North America has reached locations in the UK – including Lake Windermere, which forms part of the protected Lake District National Park area, and Smestow Brook in Wolverhampton.

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