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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 for more information University in collaboration agreement with China to promote optoelectronics The University of Glasgow has signed a partnership agreement with one of the most important state-owned enterprise companies in China to develop an international optoelectronics industry base in the Lingang area of Shanghai. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:59:00 GMT Erasmus Mundus successes for University The University of Glasgow has scored major successes in the European Commission-funded ERASMUS MUNDUS programme. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:29:00 GMT British Academy Fellowship for Professor Jane Duckett Professor Jane Duckett, Edward Caird Chair of Politics, International Dean (East Asia), and Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research at the University of Glasgow, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:16:00 GMT Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor, according to global study Ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide, but regional variation should be considered, says a new global collaborative study published in the Lancet and co-authored by Peter Langhorne, Professor of Stroke Care at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS). Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:30:00 GMT University triumphs in Herald Higher Education Award For the second year running, the University of Glasgow has won the top title – Higher Education Institution of the Year – at The Herald’s Higher Education Awards. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:29:00 GMT Global study links obesity to premature death, with greatest effect in men A study of 3.9 million adults published in The Lancet has found that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:40:00 GMT Analysis of milk using new technologies has identified potential biomarkers of mastitis, enabling real-time diagnostics and targeted therapeutics Scientists from the University of Glasgow and the Moredun Research Institute have published data from a comprehensive analysis of the changes that occur in milk during mastitis caused by a bacterial infection of the udder. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:24:00 GMT Professor Chris Chapman to serve on International Council of Education Advisers The University of Glasgow’s Chair in Educational Policy and Practice, Professor Chris Chapman, is the only academic from a Scottish university to serve on the Scottish Government’s new International Council of Education Advisers. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:35:00 GMT Unearthed Bronze Age textiles shine light on life 3,000 years ago The findings of two Bronze Age homes built on wooden stilts five feet above a river have been unearthed in an archaeological excavation which has been dubbed the “Pompeii of the Fens”. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:16:00 GMT Truth of Culloden revealed in new study Two hundred and seventy years after the defeat of the Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie a ground breaking new book reveals the truth of what really took place on Culloden Moor near Inverness in 1746 - and the enduring significance the battle had for the rise of the British Empire and the marginalisation of the Celt. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:01:00 GMT Researchers say focusing on sugar in the fight against global obesity could be misleading Scientists from the University of Glasgow have concluded that focusing health messages on sugar in isolation may mislead consumers on the need to also reduce overall calories, including those from fat. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT Malaria nets effective in reducing insecticide-resistant mosquitoes’ lifespan African malaria mosquitoes considered to be “highly resistant” to insecticides may not be as invincible as previously thought. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow researcher receives support from the FDA for Chronic Kidney Disease test An early stages test for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), developed by the University of Glasgow’s Professor Harald Mischak, has received a letter of support from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:41:00 GMT Topping-out ceremony takes place at Glasgow’s new ground-breaking Imaging Centre of Excellence A celebratory topping-out ceremony took place today for the new University of Glasgow £16m Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) building on the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:21:00 GMT More social media success for the University of Glasgow The social media team within Communications and Public Affairs secured a major industry-wide prize at the annual HEIST Awards for excellence Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:15:00 GMT Archaeologists uncover evidence for Scotland’s earliest farming An archaeological dig next to the Perthshire village of Dunning has revealed traces of human activity dating back 10,000 years. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:32:00 GMT Physical activity offers greater health benefits to those with naturally low fitness levels The benefits of being physically active are far greater for those who are naturally unfit, according to scientists at The University of Glasgow. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow spin-out firm bought by leading US chip design software company A spin-out company launched nearly six years ago by the University of Glasgow has been acquired by the California-based company Synopsys Inc., a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, and the world’s 15th largest software company. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:41:00 GMT Nanokicking research stars at Royal Society exhibition Nanokicking stem cell research at the University of Glasgow will play a starring role at a prestigious Royal Society Summer Exhibition. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:30:00 GMT New supplement cuts cravings for high-calorie foods Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement. Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in your gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 GMT University remembers the Somme The University of Glasgow this morning remembered students, staff and alumni who died during the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago today. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00 GMT University scientist wins Institute of Physics awards Professor Sheila Rowan, Director of the University of Glasgow’s Institute for Gravitational Research, has been named as the winner of one of the Institute of Physics’ 2016 awards for her work in gravitational waves. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow celebrates Fulbright Programme successes Two University of Glasgow scholars have been awarded prestigious scholarships by the Fulbright Commission to study in the United States of America. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:33:00 GMT Out of the mouths of babes: Researchers go straight to the source to understand the lives of children Researchers have taken the unusual step of gathering information first-hand from seven-year-old children to get a better understanding of what makes young children feel good about their lives. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:30:00 GMT Principal to chair Expert Group on EU Membership The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced that Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, will chair a group of experts to advise the Scottish Government on securing Scotland’s relationship with the EU. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:51:00 GMT The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities has issued a statement in response to the EU Referendum vote In light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities affirm the importance of the free movement of students and researchers across Europe. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:45:00 GMT University wins Outstanding Strategic Planning Team award in THELMAs The University of Glasgow has won the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team award at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2016. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:42:00 GMT EU Referendum: message from the Principal The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has sent a message to the University community on the result of the EU referendum. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:44:00 GMT Markus Borner wins Blue Planet Prize The University of Glasgow's Dr Markus Borner has been named as one of this year's winners of the prestigious Blue Planet Prize. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:35:00 GMT Dr Heather Ferguson awarded Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal The Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal has been awarded to Dr Heather Ferguson, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:43:00 GMT UofG signs MoU with Hong Kong UST The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:39:00 GMT Professor Muffy Calder ranked in Top UK 50 women in Science and Engineering Professor Muffy Calder OBE, Vice Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow, is only one of seven academics in the UK featured in today's Top 50 rankings, and the only academic listed from Scotland. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:02:00 GMT Nankai and Glasgow strengthen partnership links The Universities of Nankai and Glasgow have strengthened their partnership links with the signing of two new agreements. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:32:00 GMT Latest Gravitational Wave discovery confirms dawn of new field of astronomy An international team of scientists has announced a belated Christmas present for the world of astronomy as it confirms the detection, on Boxing Day 2015, of gravitational waves from a second instance of two black holes colliding. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:32:00 GMT Game Theory Society Makes New Appointment The Adam Smith Business School is delighted to announce that Hervé Moulin, Professor (Donald J Robertson Chair) Economics, has recently been elected as Executive Vice-President of the Game Theory Society.‌ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:21:00 GMT Celebrating the life and work of Adrian Howells Friends and colleagues at the University of Glasgow will hold and evening tomorrow (June 18) to celebrate the life of the late contemporary performance artist Adrian Howells, who died two years ago. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:00:00 GMT Research group awarded £1.35m to install FIB microscope – “a Swiss army penknife for the nanoworld” The University’s Materials and Condensed Matter Physics research group has been awarded £1.35m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to install a state-of-the-art Focused Ion Beam (FIB) microscope. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:48:00 GMT MVLS professor awarded JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society Professor Graeme Milligan, Dean of Research for the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and the Gardiner Chair of Biochemistry at the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, has been awarded the JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:12:00 GMT Queen’s Birthday Honours for University academics A Damehood and an OBE award have been conferred on senior University of Glasgow academics. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:38:00 GMT Report led by University of Glasgow calls for action on cancer services in Wales A new hard-hitting report into cancer services in Wales - written by the University of Glasgow's Institute for Health and Well-being - calls for an ambitious new plan to cope with growing numbers of people being diagnosed with the disease. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:52:00 GMT Researchers can tell the history of a wildebeest by looking at its tail Researchers have developed techniques to recreate a personalised diary of an animal’s lifetime. The team from the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine were able to recreate "nutritional timelines" that illuminate the past experiences of Serengeti wildebeest by looking only at the animals’ tail hair. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:30:00 GMT University to honour outstanding individuals in fields ranging from science to sport The University is awarding 22 honorary doctorates this summer in recognition of achievements and contributions across a range of backgrounds, including law, sport, science and charity. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:22:00 GMT UofG wins major PR award The University of Glasgow last night won a major UK award for the social media campaign that accompanied the discovery of gravitational waves. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:02:00 GMT Scientists identify drugs to target ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells New research, by the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester, has revealed an ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and found drugs to successfully target this weakness and eradicate the disease in mice. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow shares in protein antibiotic research award The Institute of Inflection, Immunity and Inflammation will share in a £2.1m Wellcome Trust award to fund a collaborative project for the development of a new class of antibiotics based on proteins. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:35:00 GMT Professor Sheila Rowan appointed Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sheila Rowan MBE is to be Scotland’s next Chief Scientific Adviser, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced during a visit to the University of Glasgow. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:27:00 GMT Bleeding hearts predict future heart failure The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 02:20:00 GMT LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission, in which University of Glasgow former and current scientists played a significant role, has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:25:00 GMT University of Glasgow awarded new Regius Professorship in Precision Medicine Her Majesty the Queen has created a new Regius Professorship of Precision Medicine and awarded the honour to the University of Glasgow. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:25:00 GMT Tenth Annual Glasgow Science Festival Ready to Launch Glasgow Science Festival launches across the city on Thursday (June 9) with a host of events to inspire all ages about science, from film screenings, debates and exhibitions to stand-up comedy, family fun days and even cheese tasting. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMT Iron could reduce hospitalisation and help ease symptoms for people with failing hearts Iron supplement injections could ease the disabling symptoms of heart failure, if a clinical study – known as IRONMAN – proves successful. The trial was officially launched at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:56:00 GMT UofG shortlisted for 12 Herald Education Awards The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for 12 Herald Higher Education Awards which celebrate the extraordinary things that are go on in universities and colleges in Scotland. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:42:00 GMT Sound-like bubbles whizzing around in DNA are essential to life Scientists have shown the weird world of quantum mechanics operating in the molecule of life, DNA. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:42:00 GMT New University European Network is Launched A group of world-leading universities has held an inaugural meeting in Brussels to found the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:29:00 GMT Professor Mandy MacLean receives grant of over a million to continue her research The British Heart Foundation (BHF) have awarded Professor Mandy Maclean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, a further five years of programme grant funding of over £1m to further her research into the role of sex and sex hormones in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Thu, 26 May 2016 01:58:00 GMT Original Zika virus papers found in University of Glasgow Archive Handwritten original research documents relating to the first known identification of the Zika virus have been uncovered at the University of Glasgow’s Archive. Tue, 24 May 2016 03:09:00 GMT The University of Glasgow is ranked as the top university in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact competition The University of Glasgow has been ranked the top university and overall runner-up in the prestigious national BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact competition. Thu, 19 May 2016 02:43:00 GMT Lead analysis of Ancient Naples’ harbour reveals impact of Mount Vesuvius eruption AD79 on water supply An international research team has uncovered new evidence that the great volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 disrupted the water supply of cities around the Bay of Naples. Fri, 20 May 2016 11:41:00 GMT Battle of Jutland Centenary and the role Scotland played British and German warships will lay wreaths at the site of the Battle of Jutland in the North Sea to commemorate the biggest naval engagement of the First World War, in which more than 6,000 British and 2,500 German sailors died. Fri, 20 May 2016 11:14:00 GMT Professor Iain McInnes awarded Sir James Black Prize Medal The Sir James Black Prize Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in medicine has been awarded to Professor Iain McInnes of the University of Glasgow. Wed, 18 May 2016 03:17:00 GMT Kelvin Hall taking shape The £35m redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks is taking shape and on target for completion. So what will the University of Glasgow's new teaching and learning facilities offer students? Mon, 16 May 2016 10:40:00 GMT MVLS professor receives Distinguished Scientist Award Professor Rhian Touyz, director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences has received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). Mon, 16 May 2016 09:50:00 GMT Gravitational waves researcher becomes Youth Icon of Malaysia A University of Glasgow PhD researcher is to become the “Youth Icon” of Malaysia in recognition of her contribution to Gravitational Waves research. Fri, 13 May 2016 09:18:00 GMT ‘Metaphor in the Curriculum’ opens up university research to schools A new online schools resource and app, all about metaphor, have been launched by researchers at the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. Wed, 11 May 2016 09:35:00 GMT Young adults in Britain more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have a higher education background Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new research has found. Tue, 10 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Royal Geographical Society honours Professor Jo Sharp with the Busk Medal The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has announced its award of the Busk Medal to Professor Jo Sharp in recognition of her innovative fieldwork and empowerment of others through fieldwork. Mon, 09 May 2016 11:07:00 GMT University of Glasgow delegation is Hong Kong-bound One of the largest ever academic delegations to represent the University of Glasgow is bound for Hong Kong to establish new links and reinforce existing links with the University of Hong Kong. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:45:00 GMT Bursary opportunities for accountancy and finance hopefuls Students from disadvantaged communities are being offered the opportunity to apply for accountancy and finance bursaries through the ICAS Foundation and University of Glasgow. Fri, 06 May 2016 12:40:00 GMT Three MVLS researchers named as fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences Three top researchers from MVLS have been named as fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, for their contribution to medical sciences, research and healthcare. Thu, 05 May 2016 11:31:00 GMT University scientists win gravitational waves prize Just months after being involved in one of the biggest sceintific breakthroughs of the decade, University of Glasgow scientists involved in the Gravitational Waves discovery have won a share of a top international prize. Wed, 04 May 2016 03:39:00 GMT Sarah Cleaveland elected a Fellow of the Royal Society Professor Sarah Cleaveland, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for her work on infectious diseases. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:25:00 GMT Tech from the future arrives in Scotland The first quantum technology exhibition of its kind is launched at the Glasgow Science Centre Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:42:00 GMT Professor Jim Murdoch receives European Award for Excellence in Teaching The University’s Professor of Public Law, Jim Murdoch, is to receive the fifth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities from the Central European University in Budapest. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMT Fracking would pose no danger to water supplies, new research suggests Potential future fracking activity in the UK is unlikely to pose a pollution danger to overlying aquifers, new research from a leading academic suggests. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT University hosts radical film conference A radical film festival, hosted by the University of Glasgow, opens tomorrow to discuss among many things alternatives to mainstream cinema. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences gains Bronze Athena SWAN Award The Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) has become the latest University of Glasgow recipient of a prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze award today, 28 April 2016. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT Too much red meat and too few vegetables increases your body’s ‘biological age’ A diet containing too much red meat and not enough fruit and vegetables could increase your body’s ‘biological age’ and contribute to health problems. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT Risks of mental health problems in military personnel reduce with length of service The risk of developing a mental health problem among people who have served in the Armed Forces is greatest in veterans who have served for the shortest period of time and becomes less with longer service, according to a study by the University of Glasgow. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT Get your IP right: "Display At Your Own Risk" An experimental exhibition of digital cultural heritage – Display At Your Own Risk – has launched online to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2016. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:25:00 GMT Baby fish are comforted by the presence of large marine predators Scientists have discovered that the presence of large fish predators can reduce stress on baby fish. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:15:00 GMT Shakespeare's 400th anniversary tribute night University of Glasgow stages Shakespeare's 400th anniversary tribute night with a successful collaboration production Dream On! Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:25:00 GMT Glasgow Science Festival launches bumper programme for 10th birthday Glasgow Science Festival is celebrating its tenth year of bringing fun, hands-on science events to the people of Glasgow, with a special bumper birthday programme for 2016. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:12:00 GMT Windfarms generate microclimates with uncertain effects on peatland carbon store The microclimates created by the action of wind farms is unlikely to affect the ability of peatland to capture carbon, scientists consider. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:52:00 GMT Girls are more afraid of mathematics than boys in 80% of countries Girls are more afraid of mathematics than boys, especially in more developed and gender-equal countries, according to a new worldwide study. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:01:00 GMT University in talks with Chinese officials on graphene research and development One of China’s leading industrial development areas is in exploratory talks to collaborate with the University of Glasgow on graphene research. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:04:00 GMT Protein research offers "promising" potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease Research co-led by the University of Glasgow has made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT UofG welcomes international leaders of tomorrow A reception was held in the Bute Hall for CSCLeaders, a global leadership programme for 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:05:00 GMT Scotland to play key role in worldwide genome consortium Scotland is set to become a key player in a global effort to further the advancement of genomics in healthcare. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:51:00 GMT MVLS welcomes judges from BBSRC The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) yesterday welcomed judges to the Queen Elizabeth University’s Teaching & Learning Centre as the college went through the final round of the prestigious BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact Competition. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:47:00 GMT Student science publication scoops national award TheGIST: Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology was honoured as the Best Specialist Publication at the Student Publication Association National Awards ceremony on Saturday 9 April. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:38:00 GMT Gaelic flagship project awarded Gaelic researchers at the University of Glasgow have won a major contract to provide linguistic and technical support for a new official pioneering Gaelic language initiative. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT City students' regional focus Over the last six months, 140 3rd year Computing Science students from the Glasgow campus of the University of Glasgow have completed work on a number of IT related projects with Crichton Institute Regional Observatory, Crichton Carbon Centre, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway and The Stove Network. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:29:00 GMT Researchers identify genetic associations of neuroticism Neuroticism, a personality trait related to depression, anxiety and even heart disease, can be linked to nine new distinct gene-associations according to international research led by the University of Glasgow. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:15:00 GMT Parenting helps to explain the link between maternal education and children’s BMI Parenting practices help to explain why mothers with low levels of education are likely to have children with a high body mass index (BMI), according to new research.. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:36:00 GMT Western Infirmary site is transferred to the University The University has taken possession of the former Western Infirmary site – a significant milestone for the University which will enable the proposed £1 billion investment in the Gilmorehill campus. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT Female engineers set to visit Rwanda to encourage more women into STEM This June, a group of eight female engineering students from University of Glasgow’s FemEng will take up residence at the University of Rwanda in Kigali to combine their skills and innovation with a team of Rwandan counterparts. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:51:00 GMT New Research Chair will tackle the structural integrity of nuclear power stations Professor Chris Pearce has been appointed to the university’s new Royal Academy of Engineering / EDF Energy Research Chair in Computational Mechanics for Nuclear Power Engineering. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:46:00 GMT Smithsonian and University of Glasgow sign MOU The University of Glasgow will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Smithsonian Institution, formally cementing a relationship which stems back more than 20 years. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT Honorary Degree awarded posthumously to Scots writer William McIlvanney Scots author William McIlvanney has been honoured with a posthumous honorary degree – a Doctor of Literature (DLitt) - at a memorial service in the University’s Bute Hall. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 04:41:00 GMT Students give Shakespeare a contemporary twist Students from The University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have joined forces with the musicians of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to create Dream On!, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:01:00 GMT University of Glasgow unveils tower helter-skelter Today the University of Glasgow unveils a well-kept secret: the world’s first helter-skelter inside a listed building. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:30:00 GMT Major award for School of Law alumnus in Beijing School of Law alumnus Dr Zhaofeng Zhou’s professional success as an anti-trust legal expert has been recognised in the 2016 Education UK Alumni awards, organised by the British Council. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:06:00 GMT Smartphone technology adapted into super-sensitive gravity detector Scientists have found a way to adapt a system often found in smartphones to create a super-sensitive detector capable of measuring minute changes in gravity. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:01:00 GMT Researchers identify important signaling molecule An international team of scientists have provided insights into the working of a “signaling molecule”, which will provide new strategies for medicines in areas such as pain medication. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMT National Centre for Resilience launched at Crichton Campus by Environment Minister Scotland's new National Centre for Resilience has been launched at the University's Crichton Campus by the Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:15:00 GMT No fences needed: new research shows humans and lions can coexist Can humans and lions live together? That is the question researchers at the University of Glasgow have been able to answer with a categorical ‘yes’. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:08:00 GMT University of Glasgow awarded more Zika funding Researchers at the University of Glasgow have been awarded funding to continue and expand their work on the Zika virus, it has been announced today (Monday 21 March 2016). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:05:00 GMT University of Glasgow to take directorship of EPIC The Scottish Government has today announced the re-commisioning of EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks. For the next 5 years EPIC will be led from the University of Glasgow by Professor Dominic Mellor, Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:12:00 GMT World’s oldest comic goes on public display The oldest comic book goes on public display in a major comic exhibition which has opened at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT Glasgow research wins Guardian award for rabies surveillance technology Mobile phone health surveillance technology, designed and monitored by researchers at the University of Glasgow, has proven crucial in the fight against rabies in Tanzania. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 01:49:00 GMT HIV testing frequency guidelines are not being met Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), including those thought to be at “high risk”, are not getting HIV tests often enough, according to new research. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:03:00 GMT E-cigarettes – under-18s back a precautionary approach A new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has investigated the views of under-18s to e-cigarettes for the first time and found they support strict regulation. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may actually be bad for your health Contrary to current health wisdom, having high levels of good cholesterol (HDL-C) may actually be bad for your health. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 02:22:00 GMT Nanotech breakthrough could create cheaper solar power and medical devices New research could pave the way for mass production of new forms of nanotech devices for use in the renewables and medical sectors. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:21:00 GMT International award for Technology Education lecturer A lecturer in Technology Education in the School of Education is one of six experts in his field to have been awarded a place in the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s 21st Century Leadership Academy. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:00:00 GMT Outstanding researchers and academics from the University join Scotland’s National Academy The Royal Society of Edinburgh has welcomed 56 new Fellows – eight from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:43:00 GMT Patients’ perceptions of physicians’ empathy may affect health outcomes Patients in areas of high deprivation in Scotland report poorer outcomes from GP consultations, partly because they perceive their doctors as less empathetic than those who live in affluent areas. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 09:30:00 GMT World's oldest comic goes on display The oldest comic book in the world goes on display for the first time in a major comic exhibition also featuring works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Rembrandt and DC Comic's world renowned graphic artist Frank Quitely. The Comic Invention exhibition opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow tomorrow (March 18). Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT Top French honour for University of Glasgow teacher The outstanding teaching talents of a University of Glasgow academic have been officially recognised by France. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 02:22:00 GMT SHARE announces its 100,000th volunteer A Scotland-wide effort to help shape the medicines of the future today announced its 100,000th volunteer. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:50:00 GMT £6m investment announced for Scottish Genomes Partnership The Scottish Government has announced £6m of investment for the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP), a cutting edge medical research collaboration between Scottish universities and the NHS. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:51:00 GMT Impact of WW1 on Academia and Business The impact of the First World War on academia and business, and how they adapted to the war draft and loss of life is the subject of a conference being held at the University of Glasgow. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:04:00 GMT MVLS named as finalist in BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) has been named as one of the ten finalists in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 09:20:00 GMT National Centre for Resilience to be located at University’s Dumfries campus The National Centre for Resilience – a dedicated new facility that will enhance Scotland’s resilience capability to combat natural hazards – is to be located in the University’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies on the Crichton campus in Dumfries. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT Smoking bans have helped cut childhood smoking uptake by a fifth New research suggests smoking bans across the UK have reduced the uptake of smoking by teenagers by roughly a fifth. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:03:00 GMT Identification of four Pancreatic Cancer subtypes offers new treatment insight Researchers at the University of Glasgow have made a breakthrough reclassification of Pancreatic Cancer, offering new opportunities to treat the disease. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:50:00 GMT University of Glasgow blown away by Ministerial wind tunnel visit The Scottish Government’s Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing MSP, has officially opened the University of Glasgow’s upgraded wind tunnel facilities. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:16:00 GMT Fiscal Aspects of the Scotland Bill - Getting it Right A major lecture on the Fiscal Framework of the Scotland Bill will be delivered by the Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli this evening, Wednesday 24 February. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:49:00 GMT 40m high treetop camera traps capture rare Amazonian rainforest wildlife Camera traps, set high in the Peruvian rainforest, have captured incredible canopy footage of rare and secretive animals living in the Amazon. Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:05:00 GMT MVLS awarded more than £1m of funding from MRC Leading academics from the University of Glasgow's College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences have been awarded more than £1m of funding from the Medical Research Council UK. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:01:00 GMT Mussels fight back against oceanic acidification Mussels are fighting back against the effects of oceanic acidification, but it still leaves them vulnerable to predation. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. University of Glasgow plays key role in historic first detection. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:05:00 GMT HRH The Duke of York brings Pitch@Palace Tour to the University of Glasgow HRH The Duke of York was welcomed to the University of Glasgow by The Principal as part of his Pitch@Palace initiative. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:54:00 GMT Parents over peers: new study shines light on teenage drinking and parental influence A study of adolescents’ drinking habits between the ages of 11 to 17 has found that the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers who were under the lowest levels of parental control, and who were also the most secretive about their drinking. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:30:00 GMT Students urged to apply for new ScottishPower Foundation Masters Scholarships The ScottishPower Foundation has today announced 14 new post-graduate scholarship grants for the 2016/17 academic year. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:26:00 GMT New grant for research into Zika virus Researchers at the MRC Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow will be working with a team at the Research Center Aggeu Magalhães at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Pernambuco, Brazil after receiving a joint award of around £300,000 to fund research into the Zika virus. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:59:00 GMT Proportion of home deaths falls in South-West Scotland Researchers based in South-West Scotland have studied the place of death of nearly 20,000 people in a bid to find out whether this pattern changed over time. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:01:00 GMT First Minister announces £4m ‘Precision Medicine Ecosystem’ The University of Glasgow is set to become a key player in a Scottish “global centre of excellence” in precision medicine, tackling diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, thanks to a £4 million government investment. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:57:00 GMT Glass cones shine new light on radially polarised beams Physicists at the University of Glasgow have developed a new and inexpensive way to make radially polarised white light, which could help scientific advances in astronomy and microscopy. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT Kelvin Hall transformation on target The redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks is taking shape and well on target for completion in the summer.Kelvin Hall is being transformed into one of the biggest museum and academic research centres in the UK, and will also house a public sporting and museums facility as well as becoming home to the National Library of Scotland’s Scottish Screen Archive. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Glasgow postgraduate puts the learning into “Learning Cities” Sherwan Taha, a graduate of the School of Education, is putting his learning into practice in his home city of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan as he seeks to turn it into the kind of “Learning City” he learned about in class. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:00:00 GMT Researchers discover new way to screen for cancer-killing drugs A technique called “mito-priming” is the latest method to be developed by researchers in the fight against cancer. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 03:20:00 GMT Rock solid – or like a rolling stone? New research shows rock coasts vulnerable to storm damage Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:01:00 GMT Forth and Clyde Canal artworks unveiled New public art installations will be unveiled along the Forth and Clyde Canal this weekend. The University of Glasgow's Dr Minty Donald is involved. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:03:00 GMT Five MVLS academics named as Highly Cited Researchers Five academics from the college of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) at the University of Glasgow have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in 2015. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:11:00 GMT Sex life of sleeping sickness parasite could lead to its own extinction A parasite which kills thousands of people each year in sub-Saharan Africa arose comparatively recently, and its unusual sex life may lead to its own extinction, scientists have found. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 02:48:00 GMT Research shows link between young people’s mental health and future inequality Mental health issues in early adulthood can impact upon a person’s future life chances, a new study has shown Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:28:00 GMT Joint Degree in Nursing launched with Singapore Institute of Technology The University of Glasgow and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) are launching a new joint degree programme in Nursing. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:00:00 GMT Taking Burns to the people Robert Burns was a man of the people, writing poetry and prose for all, and that is the same ethic behind a new free online Burns course being launched by the University of Glasgow.The free course will take Burns to the people when it is launched on Burns Night making the Scottish Bard’s work even more accessible. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:44:00 GMT New course sheds light on antiquities trafficking and art crime underworld A free online course, starting on 1 February, draws from archaeology, criminology, art history and law to offer a glimpse into the underworld of illegal art and antiquities trafficking. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Economic impact survey shows University of Glasgow success story The University of Glasgow sustains more than £1.5bn of output in Scotland, according to ‘Inspiring Economic Impact’, a survey commissioned by the University. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:00:00 GMT Shakespeare and Burns go head to head In the year the world prepares to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and just days before the annual celebrations of Robert Burns’ birth, leading academics will gather at Burns’ birthplace to compare and contrast the two literary greats. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:30:00 GMT Organ ‘biological age’ could predict transplant success Factors regulating the biological age of a transplanted kidney (miles on the clock ) as opposed to the chronological age (calendar years) are key to determining how well it will work after transplantation, a new study has revealed. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Brain Receptor Regulates Fat Burning in Cells Suppressing levels of a specific brain receptor can help to protect against diet-induced obesity as well as health concerns such as type-2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:20:00 GMT New book shines light on Scots and the Easter Rising The role Scots played in Ireland’s Easter Rising is the focus of a new book being launched to mark the 1916 centenary. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT £4m grant for cutting-edge sensor systems research Work is beginning on a new research project led by four UK universities that aims to deliver smarter, more reliable sensor based systems. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:55:00 GMT Scottish ministers launch education policies at University-hosted conference An international conference, hosted by the University, was the launchpad this week for major Scottish Government announcements on school education. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:00:00 GMT Saliva gives a clue to the risk of mortality Lower level of antibodies in saliva is associated with of an elevated risk of mortality, and could be an early indicator of risk, a new study has found. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:56:00 GMT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy offers long-term benefits for people with depression People with depression, that have not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants, benefit from receiving additional cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a new study has found. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow researchers working to combat growing rapid global spread of Zika virus The Zika virus, which is carried by Aedes mosquitos and was previously a slow pandemic, is on the rise across the Americas, and its rapid spread is causing serious concern to health officials. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 02:05:00 GMT Bigger is not better when it comes to lifespan Research looking at how DNA changes with body size may help scientists to explain why taller individuals tend to have shorter lives. Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT