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Reach for the stars at Glasgow's Explorathon

Explorathon promises to be a night of reaching to the stars – almost literally – and hearing the latest blue-skies thinking from some of the most inspiring researchers in Glasgow.

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People with learning disabilities lack referendum information

People with learning disabilities may be missing out on their right to vote in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.

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SCENE is set for Scotland’s most beautiful classroom

The Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland is unveiling new facilities at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE).

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£14 million for Innovation Centres

Education Secretary Michael Russell will today (Wednesday 20 August 2014) announce a £14 million capital investment in Scotland’s Innovation Centres.

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Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.

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A transatlantic transaction: Simon Fraser University and the University of Glasgow sign up to student exchange programme

A common love of Scottish culture has been the link tying the University of Glasgow and the Canadian institution of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver for many years. Now those ties have been knotted yet firmer with the signing of a student exchange agreement between the two universities.

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Online art project starts work in four major UK galleries

Major research project successfully raises funds to begin work with four of the largest and most significant public galleries in the north of England.

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Pssssst! Want to know what makes good gossip?

Most people enjoy a good bit of gossip, but what makes it worth passing on?

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Record highs for student satisfaction at Glasgow

Student satisfaction rates at the University of Glasgow are higher than ever before according to the results of the National Student Survey 2014

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Sustained effort needed to secure economic legacy for local communities

The findings from a study of the potential economic impacts of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and associated regeneration upon communities in the East End of Glasgow are published today.

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Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators

Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators

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Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain

New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England.

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Going for a spin

Commonwealth cyclists will be taking to the streets of Glasgow on 3 August for the road race in what should be a dazzling display of athleticism. Should any of the riders wish to dazzle a little more, three students the have the perfect cycle accessory.

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Race for 10,000 recruits to detect early signs of lung cancer

With the 10K track race taking place today, the University of Glasgow is embarking on its own, alternative, race.

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New £27m Teaching and Learning Facility reaches construction milestone

Work on the new Teaching and Learning Centre at the South Glasgow Hospitals Campus took a significant step forward today with the completion of the structural frame.

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University spinout signs licensing deal with major semiconductor foundry

A University spinout company which has developed technology to tackle the increasing challenges of silicon chip development has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a major semiconductor foundry.

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University Brings Science to the Community

The University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant by the Scottish Government to take science into some of Glasgow’s most deprived communities.

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The 2014 legacy: what will it mean for Glasgow?

What will Glasgow’s 2014 legacy be? While the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are first and foremost a festival of sport and a showcase of the city and nation, the Games are underpinned by expectations that they deliver various long-term legacy outcomes.

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Scottish seaweed could help solve UK iodine insufficiency problem

Including seaweed in the diet could help reduce iodine insufficiency, a current problem in the UK population, according to a new study.

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University of Glasgow teams up with BBC to launch World War One MOOC

The University of Glasgow is one of four UK Universities that will partner BBC in delivering a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on World War One.

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£16 million funding announced to create unique medical imaging facility

A £16m funding package to build a state-of-the-art Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) to develop and apply advanced imaging technologies.

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Human rights in the Commonwealth comes under the spotlight as Games approaches

Human rights experts will join athletes, media and spectators in Glasgow this week in advance of the Commonwealth Games.

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Researchers complete most comprehensive ever study of Mackintosh architecture

Researchers have completed the largest study of Mackintosh’s architectural works. Findings are displayed in a new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

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40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale

The world-renowned Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) which is used by medics around the globe to record the conscious state of a person is celebrating its 40th anniversary this July.

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James Watt Chair appointed

Professor Colin McInnes MBE, the Scottish engineer known for his work on advanced space technology, has been appointed James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Glasgow.

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'Dual' Masters launched with Leuphana

The School of Law has announced a new and innovative masters programme offered in collaboration with Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany.

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First World Congress to boost worldwide profile of Scottish Literature

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, will open the inaugural World Congress of Scottish Literatures at the University.

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New research reveals global criminal trafficking network for ancient art

New research unveils how criminals illegally traffic antiquities from ancient archaeological sites to museums and collections around the world.

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Creative Cameras click with Royal Society this summer

Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s highly-acclaimed Optics Group, along with colleagues from Heriot-Watt University, have been selected by the Royal Society to take part in its Summer Science Exhibition in London – an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.

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New BMI thresholds suggested for ethnic minorities to reduce obesity and diabetes risk

Health researchers have suggested new body mass index (BMI) thresholds for defining overweight and obese individuals in ethnic communities.

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