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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 Owners of Burns’s favourite “howff” donate collection of the Bard’s books to the Solway Centre Owners of Burns’s favourite “howff” donate collection of the Bard’s books to the Solway Centre Mon, 05 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gas ‘fingerprinting’ could help energy industry manage carbon dioxide storage A new technique for monitoring carbon dioxide could help the energy industry’s efforts to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions, scientists have found. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:49:00 GMT From a Fallow Field - echoes from 100 years ago Drew Mulholland, who is composer in residence in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and department of Physics and Astronomy, has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Loos by premiering a new work. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 03:17:00 GMT Walk Well programme fails to deliver step change in physical activity levels of adults with intellectual disabilities The first study into the effectiveness of a walking programme to help adults with intellectual disabilities become more physically active has found that existing approaches have no real impact. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:00:00 GMT University wins three Athena SWAN awards The Institute of Health and Wellbeing has won a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver departmental award while the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Computing Science have gained Bronze awards. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT Scientists uncover a new layer in visual brain imaging Neuroscientists have gained new insight into how the brain perceives the world by using high resolution high field MRI to study activity in different layers of the visual cortex in great detail. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 01:08:00 GMT Global rankings rise for the University of Glasgow The University of Glasgow has risen to 76th place in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings: up 18 places on the 94th spot achieved in 2014-15 and the highest ever placing for the University. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:01:00 GMT Historic John Logie Baird collection saved The world’s oldest surviving transmission recording made by television pioneer John Logie Baird has been saved by the University of Glasgow. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT Quantum Technology Fellowship for leading University researcher Professor Douglas Paul has been announced as one of a series of leading researchers who will share in a £12 million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:17:00 GMT £23 million Centre for Virus Research officially opened A new £23 million facility for virus research has been officially opened by Professor Sir Mark Walport FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser, HM Government. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Glasgow set for inspirational research activities Glasgow will join 280 cities across Europe to celebrate European Researchers’ Night on Friday (September 25) – bringing together some of the most inspiring researchers in the city with an extravaganza of shows, talks, family activities, comedy and discovery. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 01:05:00 GMT Businesses happier to show green credentials than social conscience Big business is better at thinking green than acting with a social conscience, according to a Scottish research project. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT Glasgow-Nankai partnership shares funding to research urban transformation in China George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced that a joint research project between the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Nankai University in China has shared a £1.5m award focused on urban transformations in China. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 01:00:00 GMT Scots beat Inuit in words for snow It is often said that the Inuit have 50 different words for snow but researchers have discovered that the Scots have even more. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT UK and Chinese social scientists to investigate China’s urban transformation Researchers from Glasgow, Sheffield and Beijing are to work together to study the transformation of China’s cities as migrants move from rural to urban environments in greater numbers. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMT Major success for Glasgow in QS Stars University Ratings The University of Glasgow has picked up nine top awards in the QS Stars University Ratings, including the highest-possible overall rating. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:57:00 GMT Scottish Parliament hears evidence on palliative care from University expert A leading University of Glasgow academic has given evidence at a Scottish Parliament inquiry, answering their questions on his report on palliative care in Scotland. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:19:00 GMT First glimpse of rare Peruvian animals revealed in camera trap footage A series of remarkable new camera trap videos has revealed the first ever footage of a critically endangered bird, the Sira Currasow, and has confirmed the presence of the vulnerable spectacled bear, on which the children’s character Paddington Bear is based, in the Sira Communal Reserve of Peru. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:42:00 GMT Charities benefit from Computing Science student support A School of Computing Science initiative which offers local charities IT assistance from undergraduate students is being hailed as a major success. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT Pressure to be available 24/7 on social media causes teen anxiety and depression The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers, according to a new study from the School of Psychology. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT A series of measures to support refugee students has been launched. The University of Glasgow is to introduce a series of measures to support refugee students who have settled in the UK. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMT Act first and think later: Separate brain systems process the consequences of our decisions To avoid repeating the same mistakes and learn to make the good choices, our brain needs to correctly evaluate the consequences of our decisions. Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:00:00 GMT Student entrepreneurs face off in tech pitching competition A student-developed app which aims to help users broaden their social or professional circles has taken the top prize in a School of Computing Science technology-pitching competition. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:30:00 GMT Anyone for 16th-century tennis? The University's Special Collections team have uncovered what they believe to be the earliest images of a game of tennis. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:27:00 GMT Glasgow shortlisted for University of the Year award for second year running The University of Glasgow has been nominated for four prestigious Times Higher Education Awards, including the University of the Year award for the second year running. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:17:00 GMT “Archaeology is for Everyone” strategy launched at EAA conference hosted by the University of Glasgow The new archaeology strategy for Scotland has been launched in Glasgow at the first annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists to be held in Scotland. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow space tech ready for liftoff A new piece of technology which will help in the search for gravitational waves is setting off for South America on its final earthbound journey before heading to space. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT Baby foods packed with fruit & vegetables, but unlikely to encourage children to eat their greens Commercial baby foods contain large amounts of vegetables but are probably too sweet to encourage children to eat their greens, say scientists. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:00:00 GMT Critical illnesses cause 1 in 20 cancer patients to be admitted to intensive care, with 25% dying Critical illness may affect chances of surviving cancer, a new study has found. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:00:00 GMT To SHARE is to care about development of precision medicine in Scotland A project aimed at encouraging the public to allow any spare blood left over from routine sampling to be retained has launched in Glasgow. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:00 GMT Drawing a line under deep-sea fishing: A scientific basis for regulation by depth Data which suggests a benefit to limiting deep-sea trawling in European waters to a depth of 600 metres has been published in the journal Current Biology. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Female guppies become better swimmers to escape male sexual harassment In the animal world, sexual reproduction can involve males attempting to entice or force females to mate with them, even if they are not initially interested. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:00:00 GMT Laura Muir set for World Athletics Championship final Veterinary medicine student Laura Muir is also one of Scotland’s top middle-distance runners. Tomorrow, she’ll compete in her first-ever global final in the women’s 1500m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:15:00 GMT Genetic re-assortment shapes evolutionary and epidemiological changes in Bluetongue virus The repeated emergence of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) amongst European livestock in recent decades has been shaped by its ability to re-assort its genes, a study has found. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Heavy smoking may lead to a fatter stomach Fear of weight gain is one reason smokers give for not kicking the habit, but new research suggests heavy smokers are more likely to develop pot bellies. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Selective breeding can produce salmon resistant to sea lice Salmon can be selectively bred to be resistant to sea lice, a new study has found. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Scientists discover link between childhood IQ and bipolar disorder New research suggests serious disorders of mood such as bipolar disorder may be the price that human beings have had to pay for more adaptive traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Badger persecution does not reduce bovine tuberculosis risk to cattle The debate over the role of badgers in spreading bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and what to do about it, continues to rage in the UK. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:00:00 GMT 'Brainy' mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene, but found the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Closure of Clyde spawning ground ‘too little, too late’ to help floundering cod stocks Measures introduced over a decade ago to protect spawning cod in the Firth of Clyde were “too little, too late”, a new study finds. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:00:00 GMT Project to make technology-assisted healthcare and living a reality faces five key challenges From wearables to smartphone apps, people are being encouraged to self-manage their healthcare and promote their well-being proactively by using new technology. But is the UK ready for this approach? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:00:00 GMT Scientists from Glasgow and Pwani join forces to combat disease A partnership agreement to promote joint scientific research and education programmes – with a focus on tropical diseases - has been signed by the University of Glasgow and Pwani University in Kilifi, Kenya. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:00:00 GMT Top in Scotland in National Student Survey 2015 The University of Glasgow, a place that celebrates world-changing, inspiring people, has been ranked top in Scotland and third in the Russell Group in the National Student Survey 2015. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:44:00 GMT Scientists investigate whether fish could evolve to become less catchable Intensive fishing prompts much concern and debate over sustainability of fish stocks, but could it also be driving evolutionary changes that render fish of the future less catchable? Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT European funding for hypertension study Scientists at the University of Glasgow are part of a Europe-wide consortium that has been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant of €7.6 million to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine hypertension. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Multi-platform media and the digital challenge – an analysis The UK media sector’s rapid expansion onto new, multiple digital platforms in the face of tighter financial budgets has encouraged more emphasis on strongly branded and high impact content, according to University of Glasgow research which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Researchers from Glasgow and Pune share a place in the Sun. Astronomers from Glasgow in Scotland and Pune in India are working together to study eruptions on the Sun, following the renewal of the partnership agreement between the University of Glasgow and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune (IISER-Pune). Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT Scotland’s First Minister heralds first joint postgraduate venture between a UK and Chinese university on Chinese soil Scotland’s First Minister has described the inauguration of the University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School – the first postgraduate higher education programme to be set up on a Chinese university campus in partnership with a UK institution – as a tribute to the international standing of her country’s university sector. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT £3.4m boost to precision medicine research in Glasgow The University of Glasgow’s position as a leading centre for the development of precision medicine has been bolstered by the award of £3.4 million. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow picks up prestigious Herald Higher Education Awards The University of Glasgow’s contribution to national life was recognised with three major awards at the inaugural Herald Higher Education Awards last night. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 01:09:00 GMT Glasgow joins MRC, GSK and four other UK universities to crack difficult disease areas The University of Glasgow is joining forces with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to collaborate on a unique open innovation research initiative aimed at improving scientists’ understanding of inflammatory diseases that present a serious burden to patients. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT Scientists expect evolutionary changes from loud, bright world Humans take for granted the noise and lights associated with cities and other developments across the landscape. For other creatures, these noisy and bright conditions lead to changes in behavior and activity such as the timing or pitch of a bird song in the morning. Scientists have long recorded these changes and now seek to understand whether these altered environments are driving evolution itself. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:02:00 GMT Celtic academics from across the world prepare for major international conference The 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies is returning to Scotland for the first time in 20 years. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:59:00 GMT Glasgow partners in research project to prevent complications after stroke Scientists from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with colleagues from 17 partner institutions across Europe to assess a strategy for preventing complications after stroke in elderly patients. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 06:00:00 GMT Nutritional health promotion: the message is not getting across, and terms get hijacked for commercial marketing The general public is confused about how foods provide a mix of nutrients, what the body needs and what a ‘nutritionally balanced’ or nutritionally complete diet is, according to a new study. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT Searing Sun seen in X-rays X-rays light up the surface of our Sun in a bouquet of colours in this new image containing data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMT First World War trench reconstructions coming to Pollok Country Park This summer, Allied and German trench systems from the First World War will be built in Pollok Country Park to create Digging In: World War I trench reconstructions for education and experiment. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT Martian gems could point to evidence of life Scientists have discovered for the first time direct physical evidence of the existence of opals on Mars. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:30:00 GMT Her Majesty The Queen officially opens south Glasgow hospitals and Teaching & Learning Centre Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the new south Glasgow hospitals and Teaching and Learning Centre at a ceremony attended by 300 guests. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:00:00 GMT Metaphor Map to give bird’s eye view on metaphorical usage over the centuries English language metaphors are “as old as the hills” – or 13 centuries old at the very least – researchers at the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow have found. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:01:00 GMT Former athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson receives honorary degree The University of Glasgow conferred an honorary degree on Baroness Grey-Thompson, the former athlete and incumbent Member of the House of Lords. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:20:00 GMT Adam Smith Business School earns triple accreditation The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has joined an elite group of less than 1% of the world’s business schools that hold triple accreditation. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMT Body fights clogged arteries with localised immune response Scientists have discovered an immune response in an animal model that appears to provide protection against clogged arteries – atherosclerosis. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Pantomime Science Science and pantomime: two disparate worlds? Oh no, they’re not! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Broadcaster Neil Oliver honoured by the University of Glasgow The archaeologist, broadcaster, journalist and writer, Neil Oliver, is to be given an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow at a ceremony at its Dumfries campus. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:30:00 GMT “It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine” Public health researchers at the University have carried out the first detailed studies of how newspaper articles represent eating disorders in men. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:30:00 GMT Success for University of Glasgow at impact awards University of Glasgow research projects which aimed to help deepen understanding of the motivations of people who go missing and the importance of ‘business angel’ investment have received major awards for their impact on public life. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:30:00 GMT Glasgow engineering team to present research at Royal Society Summer Exhibition A team from the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow has been selected to present their research at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from 29 June – 5 July, together with collaborators from Imperial College London and Aston University. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Professor Anna Dominiczak to deliver Trades House lecture on precision medicine The Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow will deliver this year’s Trades House of Glasgow Lecture on Thursday 9 July. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMT Funding for research to improve robots’ ability to recognise surroundings Scientists at the University of Glasgow have joined forces with British and American colleagues in a project that may ultimately help robots become more autonomous through recognising and understand everyday scenes. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:30:00 GMT Commonwealth Games were ‘worth it’ say East End residents Findings from a study of the impacts of the Commonwealth Games on the East End of Glasgow are published today. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:10:00 GMT Teaching area to be named in honour of Charles Kennedy A memorial fund has been set up to commemorate the life of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:39:00 GMT The Hunterian is first Scottish gallery to benefit from Cultural Gifts Scheme Joan Eardley’s Seated Boy has been allocated to The Hunterian under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Hunterian is the first Scottish museum and art gallery to be given a work under the scheme introduced by the UK Government in 2013. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:42:00 GMT Scottish-Canadian links, forged in history, gain impetus in new strategic partnership Historic links stretching back more than two-and-a-half centuries between the Universities of Glasgow and McGill in Montreal have been cemented in a Memorandum of Agreement which will deliver substantial benefits to staff and students in the future. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Canadian links honoured by University of Glasgow The Principal of McGill University in Canada is one of 19 individuals who will receive honorary degrees this summer from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT University staff honoured in Queen's Birthday list Two University of Glasgow academics have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday list released at the weekend. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:57:00 GMT New funding to shed light on ancient Pacific textile craft Unique, preserved textiles from the Pacific Islands are coming under the microscope, courtesy of an innovative collaboration between textile conservation experts at the University of Glasgow, botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and barkcloth specialists at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:00:00 GMT Study will identify ways of supporting over-50s back into work Helping the unemployed over 50s back into work is the focus of a new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:29:00 GMT Mountaineering professor puts Sherpas under occupational health spotlight As tough jobs go, guiding tourists up and down the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas must be high up the list. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT New funding allocated to support PhD research in the Arts and Humanities The world’s first national graduate school for the arts and humanities, which is hosted by the University of Glasgow, has announced its first round of applied doctoral studentship grants. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:43:00 GMT Large Hadron Collider physics data collection begins again University of Glasgow scientists are welcoming the restart of physics data collection at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:29:00 GMT Scientists reach for the Moon at GFT screening University of Glasgow researchers have teamed up with the Glasgow Science Festival for a screening and discussion of the 2009 sci-fi movie Moon on Tuesday June 9. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:24:00 GMT University mourns passing of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy Tributes have been paid from all sectors of the University community to Charles Kennedy: distinguished politician, alumnus of the University of Glasgow and a former student rector: who has died suddenly at his home in Fort William at the age of 55. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:34:00 GMT University handed keys to new Teaching & Learning Building The University of Glasgow has received the keys to the new Teaching & Learning Centre at the South Glasgow University Hospital. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:38:00 GMT