Press Releases

“Real Christmas trees are better for your health than artificial ones,” says University of Surrey academic »

16 December 2014

It’s that time of the year when Christmas trees are popping up in the homes of many, but before we dig out last year’s artificial tree, University of Surrey environmental psychologist Dr Birgitta Gatersleben, explains the benefits of purchasing a real one instead.

Nuclear fragments could help uncover the origins of life-supporting planets »

11 December 2014

New research published today in the journal Physical Review Letters describes how recreating isotopes that occur when a star explodes, can help physicists understand where life-supporting elements may be found in space.

Five million pound investment for new ‘Engineering for Health’ Lab »

08 December 2014

The University of Surrey has today been awarded a £5 million grant from HEFCE to develop a new Engineering for Health Learning Laboratory. Added to the University’s own £5 million investment, the new project will result in a £10 million facility.

New research finds the first evidence of a rogue protein in multiple sclerosis »

03 December 2014

In a new study published today in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey, have identified a rogue protein in multiple sclerosis, which attacks the body's central nervous system.  Researchers believe this finding could pave the way for better understanding of multiple sclerosis and new treatments against neurodegenerative diseases.    

Ruby Wax supports University's pledge to end mental health discrimination »

03 December 2014

At an event at the University of Surrey, special guest, comedienne and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax, recently pledged her support to a nationwide campaign to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

New advanced e-voting system selected for Australian state election »

14 November 2014

A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg is to be used in Australia’s Victorian State election, which opens on Monday. This is the first time worldwide that an electronic election system that can be checked at every stage has been used in a large-scale politically binding election.   

Mothers nurture emotions in girls over boys, new study finds »

12 November 2014

A new study published today in The British Journal of Developmental Psychology has found that conversations mothers have with their daughters tend to contain more emotional words and content, than the conversations they have with their sons.

New research lights the way to super-fast computers »

07 November 2014

New research published today in the journal Nature Communications, has demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create a material that will allow computers to transfer information using light. This development could significantly increase computer processing speeds and power in the future.

University of Surrey announces vision for 5G alongside major industry partners »

04 November 2014

At an event in London today, the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) shared its vision for the future of 5G technologies with an overview of its achievements so far, alongside industry partners including Huawei, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe and Vodafone.

Nursery places for three-year-olds: introduction of free entitlement did not deliver long-term benefits for children’s development, new research finds »

22 October 2014

A report presented to the House of Lords today reveals that free part-time nursery places for three- year-olds enabled some children to do better in assessments at the end of Reception, but overall educational benefits are small and do not last.  

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