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The University of Derby's Dr Stefano Valvano and his team working on the AETHER project have received a High Commendation at this year's Hydrogen Awards.

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New scientific research published by leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation and the University of Derby has revealed that counting butterflies reduces anxiety by almost 10%.

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Researchers at the University of Derby are working with Moors for the Future Partnership on a major long-term study into the effectiveness of different approaches to peatland restoration in the Peak District.  

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Rural businesses in the Derbyshire Peak District are facing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining staff due to a combination of global and national influences, and place-specific factors, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Derby.

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Dr Mark Faghy, Associate Professor in Respiratory Physiology at the University of Derby, was among a group of selected guests who visited 10 Downing Street yesterday to hand in a letter calling for government funding for research into long Covid.

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Research events

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Join the students of our MA Public History and Heritage for their annual symposium on Current Debates in Global Heritage. 

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public lecture

This inaugural lecture will explore Professor Nicholas Blagden’s work over the last 15 years on the experience of imprisonment, rehabilitative intervention, and transition into the community for those with sexual convictions.

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public lecture

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Hakeem Yusuf will discuss what happens to the judicial institution, and the rule of law in societies where there has been no accountability for the judiciary's role in an authoritarian past.

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Join academics from the Discipline of Humanities to hear them present cutting-edge and innovative research they have conducted on a wide range of themes. 

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The MA three-minute dissertation competition provides an opportunity for our postgraduate students on the MA English, MA Global Affairs and Politics and MA History programmes to deliver research presentations in just three minutes and with one slide. 

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