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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 Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 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