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The mission of the University is to be a major research-led university operating in an international context with the following fundamental aims: * to provide education through the development of learning in a research environment * to undertake fundamental, strategic and applied research * to make a major contribution to local, regional, national and international communities through widening access and through working in partnership to support economic regeneration * to sustain and add value to Scottish culture, to the natural environment and to the national economy. en-gb Copyright: (C) The University of Glasgow, see http://www.gla.ac.uk/legal/copyright/ for more information Glasgow named Scottish University of the Year http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_550474_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_550474_en.html The University of Glasgow has been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:50:00 GMT Nanoscale printing breakthrough creates two colours per pixel http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549731_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549731_en.html Scientists have developed a new form of high-resolution ‘printing’ which could have wide-ranging applications in data storage, anti-counterfeiting measures, and digital imaging. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:01:00 GMT Targeted antibiotic use may help cure Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549239_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549239_en.html The antibiotic tigecycline, when used in combination with current treatment, may hold the key to eradicating chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells, according to new research. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Major History Series launched by the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549513_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549513_en.html Scotland’s leading historians and archivists will take part in a major history series at the University of Glasgow which begins on Tuesday 19 September 2017. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:21:00 GMT 100 Years of Russian Studies at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549282_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549282_en.html Russian Consul-General gifts special collectors' edition of historic Tsar Book of Ivan the Terrible to the University Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:08:00 GMT UofG recognised for Precision Medicine at Global Game Changer Awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549208_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549208_en.html The University of Glasgow has won a top award at Glasgow’s 2017 Global Game Changers Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:41:00 GMT UofG Professor scoops top cardiology awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549044_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_549044_en.html Professor John McMurray, Professor of Cardiology at the University’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, has received two prestigious awards for services in his field. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow climbs the world class rankings in Arts and Humanities http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_548701_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_548701_en.html Arts and Humanities subjects have jumped eight places to 70th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT Lab-grown bone cell breakthrough heralds new benefits for orthopaedics http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_548468_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_548468_en.html Technology originally developed to detect gravitational waves is being used to generate tissue engineered bone grafts for future use in orthopaedic medicine. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:15:00 GMT UofG scoops top prize at Inspiring City Awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_548124_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_548124_en.html The University of Glasgow and Veterinary School student and runner Laura Muir have both won top awards at Glasgow’s 2017 Inspiring City Awards. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:42:00 GMT UK collaboration could see stocks of farmed Scottish salmon increase http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547814_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547814_en.html A project to address one of the key challenges faced by Scotland’s salmon farmers is underway, supported by grant funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre and UK research council BBSRC. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:39:00 GMT Principal sets out his priorities as Chair of the Russell Group http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547750_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547750_en.html The Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli has taken up his role as the new chair of the Russell Group. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 02:44:00 GMT Global rankings rise for the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547299_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547299_en.html We have risen eight places to 80th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:48:00 GMT Fellowship for School of Engineering head http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547233_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_547233_en.html Professor David Cumming, head of the School of Engineering, has been named as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:31:00 GMT University of Glasgow launches Centre for Computing Science Education http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_546920_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_546920_en.html A new initiative which aims to equip young people with the education and skills they will need to excel in the digital economy is being launched at the University of Glasgow today (Friday 1 September). Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:38:00 GMT Children in care have twice as many urgent dental health needs than the general child population http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_546507_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_546507_en.html Children in care, including those in foster and residential care, have double the rates of urgent dental treatment and are half as likely to attend dental services as the general child population. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT New technology could predict the risk of type 2 diabetes http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_545689_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_545689_en.html Researchers at the University of Glasgow have announced a new technology-based approach that could lead to a more accurate identification of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_545603_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_545603_en.html Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that could be more effective than current methods. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:01:00 GMT Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_544356_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_544356_en.html Compared to those who work, older people who are retired, home-makers, unemployed, or not working because of sickness or disability are more likely to feel that their status results in lower self-esteem. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT Health benefits from lone parents welfare to work policies unlikely http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_543914_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_543914_en.html Improvements in health have been used to justify mandating employment for lone parents, but new research shows that their health is unlikely to improve under these measures. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT Irish teachers find new route into teaching in Scotland http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_543319_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_543319_en.html A group of Irish teachers have found a new route into teaching in Scotland - via the University of Glasgow's School of Education Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:54:00 GMT Nearly £1m awarded to investigate fatty acid drug potential for respiratory diseases http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_542213_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_542213_en.html Two University of Glasgow scientists have been awarded nearly £1m from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate possible new drug therapies for respiratory diseases such as asthma. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:06:00 GMT UofG involved in new Anthrax research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_542187_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_542187_en.html University of Glasgow researchers have been involved in the study of Anthrax, a disease a disease currently common in the Ivory Coast’s Taï National Park, where it is posing a serious threat to wildlife. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:23:00 GMT Causeway Therapeutics announces seed investment http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_542087_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_542087_en.html A University of Glasgow spinout which is developing a promising new treatment for tendon problems in humans and horses has received a £1m investment from Mediqventure and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:37:00 GMT Scotland in top 10 in Europe for specialist palliative care http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_541861_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_541861_en.html Levels of specialist palliative care services in Scotland rank consistently in the top 10 across Europe, a study by the University of Glasgow has found. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:18:00 GMT DENTAL SCHOOL CREATES WORLD'S BIGGEST SMILE http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_541416_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_541416_en.html It is official! Guinness World Records has verified that the University of Glasgow’s Dental School successfully created the world’s biggest ever smile. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT Biomarker Centre of Excellence http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_541221_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_541221_en.html The University of Glasgow has been named as one of Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development Biomarker Centres of Excellence. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Cities research project wins £7.1m GCRF funding http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538662_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538662_en.html The University has been awarded a grant worth £7.1 million to set up a GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC). Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:43:00 GMT Professor Dauvit Broun elected Fellow of the British Academy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538582_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538582_en.html Dauvit (Davie) Broun, Professor of Scottish History and Director of ArtsLab, has become one of 66 of the world’s leading minds to be elected as Fellows of the British Academy. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Imaging breakthrough reveals magnets’ internal patterns http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538524_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538524_en.html A new imaging technique has helped scientists make a breakthrough in how they visualise the directions of magnetisation inside an object. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:01:00 GMT UofG to lead a new £5m Scottish Macromolecular Imaging Centre http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538265_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538265_en.html Scientists from the University of Glasgow have been successful in securing more than £5 million of funding to create an innovative structural biology centre in Scotland. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT New therapeutic approach for schizophrenia highlighted by study on patient cells http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538047_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538047_en.html Research led by the University of Glasgow has made a breakthrough in developing a possible future treatment of schizophrenia and related psychiatric conditions. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:01:00 GMT New honour for member of One Health team http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532715_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532715_en.html Rabies pioneer Professor Sarah Cleaveland receives new Royal Society award, to add to the her and the One Health team's previous recent accolades in recognition of her international work in the zoonotic field. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:01:00 GMT University prospectus success at Heist Awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538042_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538042_en.html The University is celebrating success for the second year running in The Heist Awards, held last night in Manchester. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:27:00 GMT New Funding for Global Health Research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538034_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538034_en.html The Department of Health has announced that an MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit led project is one of 33 successful recipients of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Fund to establish new Global Health Research Units and Groups. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:21:00 GMT Caterpillars key to urban blue tits' low breeding http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536578_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536578_en.html Caterpillars are key: poor nestling diet is linked to low breeding success in city blue tits. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:46:00 GMT St Columba’s cell on Iona revealed by archaeologists http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536559_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536559_en.html Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive evidence that a wooden hut traditionally associated with St Columba at the monastery on the island of Iona does indeed date to his lifetime in the late sixth century AD. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:27:00 GMT Professor Tessa Holyoake presented with Royal Medal by the Queen http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535050_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535050_en.html World-leading Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) doctor, Professor Tessa Holyoake has been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Royal Medal by Her Majesty the Queen. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT University lifts five higher education awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536061_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536061_en.html The University has taken the main prize at The Herald Higher Education Awards as well as coming top in four other categories. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 02:39:00 GMT A China 'first' http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536381_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_536381_en.html The University has celebrated the graduation of the first cohorts of students to achieve dual and joint degrees at Nankai University in Tianjin and UESTC in Chengdu. VIDEO Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:41:00 GMT New, Charming particle discovered at CERN opens 'new frontier' for physics http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535649_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535649_en.html Scientists, led by University of Glasgow researchers, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle at the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment at CERN. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT Has effective medical therapy made the benefit of ICDs uncertain? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535515_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535515_en.html Medication, including beta-blockers, may be so effective in reducing the risk of sudden death in heart failure that the overall benefit of ICDs may be uncertain.‌ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow signs memorandum of understanding with Glasgow Life http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535031_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_535031_en.html The University of Glasgow has signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Glasgow Life. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:21:00 GMT New chair of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_534799_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_534799_en.html Deputy Director of Estates and Commercial Services Peter Haggarty has been appointed as the new chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT St Columba’s Iona ‘hut’ radiocarbon dated http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532999_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532999_en.html Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered “conclusive evidence” of a wooden structure, within the monastery on the island of Iona, dating back to the time of St Columba in the late sixth century AD. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMT Leukaemia Research Centre to receive €3m EU grant http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_533640_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_533640_en.html A University of Glasgow cancer research centre is to receive a €3m EU grant to begin clinical trials on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and other blood cancers. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:19:00 GMT Double graduation joy for students in Nankai and UESTC http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532946_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532946_en.html An important landmark in the University’s international collaboration will be reached next week with ceremonies for the first cohorts of students graduating with dual and joint degrees at Nankai University in Tianjin and UESTC in Chengdu Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:30:00 GMT Dog’s leg saved from amputation by new bone regeneration technology http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_533141_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_533141_en.html Scientists and veterinarians from the University of Glasgow have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity, Find A Better Way. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:14:00 GMT Principal Reappointed http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532821_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532821_en.html The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, has been reappointed to his post for further five years, taking his tenure to 2024. The decision was made by the University Court on 21 June 2017. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:18:00 GMT Queen’s birthday honours for University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532323_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532323_en.html Professor Anton Muscatelli, the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow has been awarded a knighthood in this year’s Birthday Honours. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow unveils £1m advanced materials imaging facility http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532107_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_532107_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy are celebrating the installation of a unique piece of imaging technology. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:27:00 GMT Honorary degrees to celebrate Commemoration Day http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_531788_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_531788_en.html The great and the good of science, art and business were honoured by the University of Glasgow today as part of the Commemoration Day celebrations. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT AMS ‘sharing’ event offers early career research advice http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_531811_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_531811_en.html Early career researchers were able to explore career pathways and hear key tips at the recent Academy of Medical Sciences event. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 03:26:00 GMT University of Glasgow Honorary Degrees 2017 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_531216_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_531216_en.html A Nobel prize scientist, a comic artist and a peace campaigner are among those to receive honorary doctorates from the University of Glasgow. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT Cheap and versatile drug could also reduce heart disease in those with type 1 diabetes http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530933_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530933_en.html An inexpensive first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes may also reduce heart disease in those with type 1 diabetes, according to a new global trial led by the University of Glasgow. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT Research into Spanish masterpiece 'Lady In A Fur Wrap' http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530912_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530912_en.html Leading international specialists in the field of art history have launched a collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap, attributed to El Greco (1541–1614. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT Dental School creates world’s biggest smile http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530927_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530927_en.html The University of Glasgow’s Dental School has created what it believes to be the world’s biggest smile and is awaiting final verification that it has set a Guinness World Record. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:32:00 GMT Sweet or savoury? New research on how the brain makes preference-based decisions http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530914_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530914_en.html Researchers have found a direct window into the brain systems involved in making every day decisions based on preference. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:01:00 GMT Video games linked to academic achievement http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530371_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530371_en.html Playing video games could be good for young people, helping develop the communications and mental adaptability skills required to succeed at university. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:22:00 GMT UofG nominated for 10 Herald Higher Education Awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530145_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530145_en.html The University of Glasgow has been nominated in 10 categories at the Herald Higher Education Awards. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:32:00 GMT Gravitational wave discovery confirms new population of black holes http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530027_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_530027_en.html University of Glasgow astrophysicists are celebrating the third detection of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime which are beginning to underpin an entirely new form of astronomy. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT No Shadow of a Doubt over Edith Wharton play http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_529394_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_529394_en.html A previously unknown play by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton has been discovered by a University of Glasgow academic, dating back to 1901. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT