University of Glasgow :: News The University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 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 Multiplex awarded major campus contract Global contractor Multiplex has been awarded the contract for the construction of the University’s campus development programme, one of the biggest educational infrastructure projects in Scotland’s history. Tue, 23 May 2017 12:57:00 GMT Researchers reveal benefits of providing off-grid solar power to rural communities in India Social scientists from universities in the USA and Scotland have carried out ground-breaking analysis of the benefits of providing off-grid solar power to rural communities in India. Thu, 18 May 2017 10:39:00 GMT Memory insight may prove beneficial for those with brain damage Scientists have discovered that there is more than one way to strengthen your memory, opening up the possibility of new treatment strategies for brain damage. Mon, 15 May 2017 04:01:00 GMT Global Young Academy to meet in Scotland for the first time From 15 to 19 May 2017, Scotland will welcome outstanding young scientists and scholars from over 40 countries to Aviemore for the Global Young Academy’s annual international conference. Mon, 15 May 2017 09:33:00 GMT Suicide in veterans – study finds mixed picture People who have served in the Armed Forces do not have a greater risk of suicide overall than people who have never served in the military, but there is an increased risk in certain groups, according to a study by the University of Glasgow. Fri, 12 May 2017 10:32:00 GMT UofG Professor recognised for his dedicated research on carotenoid biochemistry Professor Richard Cogdell, Hooker Chair of Botany at the Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, has been awarded a Fellowship of the International Carotenoid Society as well as their Trevor Goodwin Award. Thu, 11 May 2017 02:11:00 GMT Poverty linked to increased harm from alcohol Drinking heavily is disproportionately harmful for the poorest in society, with a greater risk of dying or becoming ill due to alcohol consumption. Wed, 10 May 2017 11:31:00 GMT Scotland’s first missing persons framework Preventing people from going missing is at the heart of a new national strategy from the National Missing Persons Framework for Scotland. It has been launched at a conference co-organised by University of Glasgow. Wed, 10 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT Plans for habitat and wildlife conservation need to consider the risk of Lyme disease Lyme disease – an infection contracted from the bite of an infected tick– is increasing in incidence in people in the UK and large parts of Europe and North America. Tue, 09 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT Record-breaking four MVLS researchers named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences A record-breaking number of four MVLS researchers have been named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Mon, 08 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT Two MVLS institutes gain a Bronze Athena SWAN Award The Institute of Cancer Sciences (ICS) and the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (IMCSB) have become the latest University of Glasgow recipients of a prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze award today, 8 May 2017. Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT The Maths & Stats move Mathematics and Statistics has become the first School to relocate to the former Western Infirmary site. VIDEO Tue, 02 May 2017 10:52:00 GMT Australian volcanic eruption may have lived on in Aboriginal stories New research shows that a volcano in northeastern Australia last erupted around 7000 years ago – and stories passed down by the Gugu Badhun Aboriginal people suggest they were there to see it happen. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT Russell Group representatives from all UK nations write to President Tusk Ahead of the European Council meeting of the 27 EU leaders on Saturday 29th April four Russell Group Vice-Chancellors, representing all the nations in the UK, including the Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli, have written to President Tusk. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:01:00 GMT 180th anniversary for former slave James McCune Smith 180years ago today James McCune Smith received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, becoming the first African American to receive a doctorate. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:01:00 GMT Seal of approval - Scotland’s most important medieval charters go on show For the first time precious examples from two of Scotland’s most important collections of medieval charters have gone on show in National Records of Scotland. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT The eyes have it for new camera system inspired by animal vision Scientists have taken inspiration from how animals’ eyes work to create a new way for computer-controlled cameras to ‘see’. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:05:00 GMT Aamer Anwar installed as Rector Prominent Scottish human rights lawyer, Aamer Anwar, has been formally installed as Rector of the University of Glasgow. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:37:00 GMT Cycling to work may cut your risk of premature death by 40% Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT Digital app brings to life one of Scotland's key prehistoric settlement sites A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlement sites. Led by the University of Glasgow the digital resource aims to widen public engagement with the archaeological research at the Perthshire sites. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:00 GMT CRT Pioneer Fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI Collaborate to boost research against the 'undruggable' RAS Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF)* have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US to tackle one of the toughest challenges in cancer that has thwarted researchers for more than 30 years. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:56:00 GMT Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival, according to new research* published in Nature. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow hosts royal Thai visit The University of Glasgow has strengthened its ties with Thailand, after a two day visit from Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT The School of Education signs partnership with UWTSD’s Yr Athrofa The School of Education signs partnership with University of Wales Trinity St David Yr Athrofa - Institute of Education Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:18:00 GMT £1.85m funding boost for UofG medical diagnostics spinout SAW Dx, a medical technology spinout founded at the University of Glasgow, has successfully closed an investment round of £750k. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:42:00 GMT Dr Carol Clugston awarded a prestigious Lord Provost's Award Dr Carol Clugston, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious Lord Provost's Award in the category of health. Sat, 08 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT Glasgow to lead UK-wide housing research centre The University of Glasgow is to lead a consortium of nine universities and four non-academic professional bodies in a major new research programme examining the UK’s housing system. The programme which will seek to influence future housing policy at all levels. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:22:00 GMT Matthew Strickland shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize A work by Matthew Strickland, Professor of Medieval History, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2017. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 03:14:00 GMT Statement on the Central European University On March 28 the Hungarian government submitted a bill to parliament which could force the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest to close. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT Guidelines for thyroid disorder are outdated Treatment guidelines for a mildly underactive thyroid gland – which affects up to one in ten older men and women – are outdated, according to new research. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:00:00 GMT