Support Science and Engineering

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In the College of Science and Engineering we are working to understand the world we live in, and to carry out research that is relevant to global needs and to help create the emerging technologies of the 21st century.

Building on the world changing achievements of figures such as KelvinWattRankine and Soddy, the College is home to world-leading academics, as well as a training base for the next generations of scientists and engineers.

Find out more about how our groundbreaking research and multidisciplinary approach is helping to inform our work into subjects such as Renewable Energy, Water Security, and Rehabilitation. 

Chemistry

Chemistry at Glasgow has a long and illustrious history with four Nobel prize winners associated with our work: graduates Sir William Ramsay and Lord Todd, and former staff members, Frederick Soddy and Sir Derek Barton.

Today our research covers all aspects of chemistry, as well as the interfaces with biology, materials science, medicine, and physics, and contributes to finding solutions to many challenges facing us globally such as providing sustainable energy, developing new ways of manufacturing, and improving healthcare through new technologies.

You can explore some of our work on 21st century challenges in areas such as developing renewable energy through solar fuels, creating ‘downloadable drugs’ using 3d printers that can ‘print’ chemical reactions, and our work on inorganic biology and its potential use in areas such as medical diagnostics.

Your support for our work can help us provide new scientific insights and technologies and provide opportunity for the brightest students to develop their talents.

You can support Chemistry in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Joseph Black Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Chemistry
Gifts help us to support the brightest students to enable them to embark on research, working on developing the latest drugs and the most exciting new chemical technologies.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Chemistry
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Chemistry.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship. 

3. A gift to the Frederick Soddy Equipment Fund for teaching and research in Chemistry
Your gifts to the Fund help support the purchase of equipment for teaching and research.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.

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Computing Science

In 1957, the University of Glasgow established the first Computing Science School in Scotland.Today, our School is ranked within the top 1% of computing science departments in the world and hosts the world’s best research groups in Human Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval. Our researchers are well known for addressing many issues that are relevant to our society including matching techniques for kidney-exchange and security analysis for complex systems.

Our researchers provide advice to NASA, the European Space Agency and the US Air Force on the potential safety impact of cyber-attacks on aerospace applications. Our work on match-making, in collaboration with NHS Blood and Transplant, involves designing algorithms for assisting patients who require a kidney transplant.  At least 119 transplants have taken place as a result of the scheme.  Your support for PhD studentships would help to ensure that the algorithms are able to scale up to larger problem sizes.

 You can support Computing Science in the following ways:  

1. A gift to the Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Computing Science
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on research and to attract the best scholars in this field to Glasgow.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.  

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Computing Science
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Computing Science.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship. 

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Engineering

Engineering has a long history at the University of Glasgow - we have been delivering world-class engineering education and research for more than 150 years.

The first chair in Engineering anywhere in the UK - the Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics - was established at Glasgow in 1840 and held by Macquorn Rankine who has been described as 'the father of engineering science in the U.K.' Twentieth-century Glasgow innovation in Engineering built on earlier achievements by giants such as Rankine and James Watt and today this lineage of achievement in research and innovation continues.  Our students benefit from this environment of excellence and from a vibrant engineering programme that educates students with a broad perspective not only of the technical complexities of engineering, but its role in benefiting society. You can read about our work on rehabilitation engineering in 21st century challenges.

You can support Engineering in the following ways:

1. A gift to the James Watt Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Engineering
Gifts in support of Engineering have helped to attract some of the brightest and most able research students to come to Glasgow by allowing us to offer scholarships. This scheme enriches our academic environment with new blood and is a very productive way of supporting students to achieve. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to the Hugh Sutherland Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Civil Engineering
By supporting the Professor Hugh B Sutherland Postgraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering you can help the University of Glasgow continue to attract the most talented students from the UK, and around the world. In Civil Engineering, we have a history of innovation, and by attracting the brightest students we can remain at the forefront in both research and teaching.

The Professor Hugh B Sutherland Postgraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering has already been supported with a generous gift from Hugh's estate and from his children, Moira and Hugh. With your help, we hope to be able to raise the money to endow a fund which will provide in perpetuity an annual scholarship of £5,000, which would offer invaluable support to a Civil Engineering student.

3. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Engineering
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Engineering.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.   

4. A gift to the Engineering Equipment Fund for teaching and research in Engineering
Gifts to the fund help to provide equipment to support teaching and research.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Gifts and bequests have made a big impact for example, a bequest from the Estate of Melville George and Sheila Murdoch Tuck has enabled us to provide a refurbished suite of laboratories for teaching mechanical engineering, named the Tuck Mechanics Teaching Laboratory and The Tuck Student Workshop, a dedicated space where students can undertake hands-on practical work.

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Geographical and Earth Sciences

Our collective desire to understand our planet and the societies in which we live inspires our internationally renowned research and teaching in Earth Science and Human Geography.

We work to document and understand the myriad of interactions between people, the natural environment, and the social and political frameworks within which we live. Our themes of Energy & Sustainability and Environment focus our research on challenges facing climate change, protection of ecosystems, access to resources and social justice. You can read about our work on food security and water security in 21st century challenges.

You can support Geographical and Earth Sciences in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Sir Alwyn Williams Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Geographical and Earth Sciences
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on research and help attract some of the brightest and most able research students to come to Glasgow.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Geographical and Earth Sciences
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in this field.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship. 

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Mathematics and Statistics

The mathematical sciences represent a rich array of fascinating concepts and methods which allow the exploration of a huge range of phenomena. Mathematics and statistics provide both a language and sets of tools to describe and analyse the behaviour of complex systems and datasets, as well as form and structure at an abstract level where that is required.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics in Glasgow has a long history of very high-level work in all of these types of activity.  For example, statistical methods are being used to monitor and identify change in the environment.  In applied mathematics, our understanding of the properties of materials allow us to construct models of the heart.  In pure mathematics, category theory looks at the large scale of structures, stripping away inessential details in order to get to their essential forms.

You can support Mathematics and Statistics in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Colin Maclaurin Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematical science is a people-intensive activity and so the recruitment of research staff and students has a high impact on research.   Your gift will enable us to support and give opportunity to excellent young researchers.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Mathematics and Statistics.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.  Gifts can be associated with particular application areas of interest.

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Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy at Glasgow have a long and impressive lineage.  The regius chair of Astronomy dates from 1760 and the chair of Natural Philosophy dates from 1577.

 William Thomson, (later Lord Kelvin) was a dominant scientific figure in the nineteenth century, holding the Chair of Natural Philosophy for 53 years. His long tenure at Glasgow saw papers on hydrodynamics, electricity and the heating and cooling of buildings as well as the second law of thermodynamics and the epic achievement of the transatlantic telegraph cable.

Today research groups in the School of Physics and Astronomy are at the cutting-edge of their respective disciplines working at the centre of the full international community.  The School is also home to the world-leading Institute for Gravitational Research which was established under the leadership of James Hough.

You can support Physics and Astronomy in the following ways:  

1. A gift to the Lord Kelvin Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Physics and Astronomy
The School receives scores of applications from top students from all over the world, including many areas of the developing world, wishing to join the research teams in Physics and Astronomy in Glasgow.  Studying for a PhD can change people's lives for the better and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to tackle the big intellectual questions that Nature presents.   Your gift will enable us to support and give opportunity to excellent young researchers. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Physics or Astronomy
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Physics and Astronomy.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.   

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Psychology

We are renowned for creating world-leading research that not only produces important ideas but also talented graduates and researchers who can take this knowledge forward.

 We are concerned with how people use their senses to perceive the physical world, understand their social surroundings and communicate effectively.  We carry out research in areas such as autistic spectrum disorders and ageing, and together with the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, work on the recovery of cognitive processes in stroke victims.

Through our state of the art facilities that include brain-imaging (fMRI, MEG) we investigate the human brain and how differences in brain function due to development, experience and disease alter our behaviour.  Basic knowledge relating brain function to human behaviour holds promise to provide new insights into issues in consciousness and mental health. 

You can support Psychology in the following ways:  

1. A gift to the Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Psychology
Gifts to our Scholarship Fund will enable us to offer young researchers the opportunity to join in our internationally-leading research community, striving to provide new insights into age-old issues in consciousness and mental health.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to name a full Scholarship in Psychology
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to contribute to Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Psychology.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship. 

3. A gift to the Equipment Fund for teaching and research in Psychology
Gifts to the Fund help us invest in advanced equipment and tools to support the School’s pioneering research.  Examples of these are neuroimaging equipment, MRI scanner or MEG, eye tracking and 3D motion capture equipment. Gifts of £250 (or £5 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. 

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Travel Scholarships

The Travel Scholarship Fund in the College of Science and Engineering
Studying abroad can be a challenging, and frequently life-transforming experience. Gifts to this fund help to provide students in the College of Science and Engineering with opportunities to study abroad and enhance their skills through links which equip them for the global economy and global citizenship. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. In addition, you can name a full travel scholarship with a gift of £2,000 (£500 per annum) or over.

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