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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 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 New Year Honours New Year Honours for the University of Glasgow Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:38:00 GMT Symposium looks at the pioneering legacy of Scottish scientists in the field of tropical disease They were far removed from the developing countries whose diseases they were studying, yet Scottish doctors and scientists have been at the forefront of research into tropical diseases, like sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis, since the late 19th century. Fri, 01 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Start-up has potential to save stroke victims lives Glasgow-based company Aurum Biosciences Ltd is developing an innovative product with the potential to save and improve the lives of thousands of people who have suffered a stroke. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:20:00 GMT Two thirds of IVF couples will have a baby after six attempts Couples seeking fertility treatment should view IVF as a multiple cycle process rather than a “single shot”, according to new research. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:56:00 GMT Quit smoking for the sake of your pets Smokers are being urged to quit smoking for their New Year resolution for the sake of the health of their pets. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 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 Breakthrough for video-pill cancer imaging Researchers have found a way to make swallowable cameras more effective at detecting cancers of the throat and gut. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:00:00 GMT Forgetting is key to learning Do you often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information coming at you? Forgotten your shopping list as soon as you’ve heard the sports results? Don’t worry, it’s all completely normal – and necessary – according to new research which shows that such forgetting is a key part of learning. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow response to the Scottish budget Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, comments on today's Scottish budget. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 06:13:00 GMT ‘Stay on target’: University of Glasgow researchers set sights on Star Wars Nearly 40 years after the release of the first Star Wars movie, is science getting any closer to bringing the films' fantastic technologies to life? Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT Principal joins REF review Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, is to join a UK-wide review to improve university research funding. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:09:00 GMT £2m grant for University of Glasgow-led soft tissue mechanics research A new research centre which aims to develop new mathematics for multiscale soft tissue modelling targeted at heart disease and cancer has received £2m in funding. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:24:00 GMT When a picture speaks a thousand words One of the most prestigious prizes for literacy research and practice in the United States has been awarded to a team led by the University's School of Education. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:00:00 GMT ESRC and Horizon 2020 Success for Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education has been awarded two major research projects, both led by Dr Oscar Valiente. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 06:00:00 GMT 'Unprecedented’ storms and floods are more common than we think The recent ‘unprecedented’ flooding in north-west England might be more common than currently believed, a group of scientists has warned. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:50:00 GMT Young people turn to social media for advice on managing health conditions Social media is now a key source of information for many young adults with chronic health conditions, a new study conducted by University of Glasgow researchers has found. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:21:00 GMT Researchers on track for ‘racetrack memory’ breakthrough New research from the Universities of Glasgow and Leeds could be an important step towards creating faster, higher-capacity, lower-power data storage. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:38:00 GMT University of Glasgow holds funeral and memorial service for William McIlvanney A funeral and memorial service will be held this week at the University of Glasgow for alumnus William McIlvanney. Mon, 07 Dec 2015 03:34:00 GMT University of Glasgow celebrates successful LISA Pathfinder launch Researchers from the University of Glasgow are celebrating the successful launch of the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder spacecraft. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:27:00 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 GP funding disadvantages patients in deprived areas General Practice funding systems in Scotland are “part of the problem” of health inequality, and do not match clinical need in deprived areas where multi-morbidity is highest. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:48:00 GMT University of Glasgow project set to rocket into space University of Glasgow project set to rocket into space Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:08:00 GMT Good food for all – cultivating a new approach Voltaire would have approved – new research shows there are distinct benefits in cultivating one’s garden, particularly if it is a community garden. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT University theatre artist wins £40,000 arts prize Theatre director and creative artist Graham Eatough has won the £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for his collaborative film commission looking at the life of author Anthony Burgess. Graham, a teaching assistant in Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, won the prestigious arts prize with Glasgow based co-artist Stephen Sutcliffe. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:57:00 GMT University of Glasgow supports quantum leap in high school teaching University experts are joining forces with local high school teachers to help Higher and Advanced Higher pupils understand more about quantum technology. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:35:00 GMT Can eating less meat help reduce climate change? In the week before governments assemble in Paris to agree a global climate deal, a new study by the Glasgow University Media Group and researchers from Chatham House in London looks at international attitudes to mass production of meat and examines whether we will consume less to help the fight against climate change. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT University signs Memorandum of Understanding with The Glasgow School of Art The Glasgow School of Art and The University of Glasgow have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening links. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:54:00 GMT Brain protein key to identifying high risk concussion Doctors may soon be able to pinpoint those most at risk of prolonged and serious symptoms of concussion using a simple blood test. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:23:00 GMT New research offers quantum leap for long-distance secure communications A new telecommunications technique which harnesses quantum technology could lead to a much more secure form of worldwide internet communications. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT University shines light on Erskine archive Historical documents and artefacts charting the history of Erskine Hospital, some of which lay hidden in a derelict room for years, have been recovered and are being formally catalogued for the first time. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:01:00 GMT Research breakthrough could lead to better prostate cancer treatment Cancer researchers have identified a gene which could help doctors to predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in patients Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:35:00 GMT University of Glasgow researchers make graphene production breakthrough University researchers have found a way to produce large sheets of graphene using the same cheap type of copper used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries found in many household devices. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:01:00 GMT Major prize for University leukaemia researcher Professor Tessa Holyoake, a University cancer specialist, has been awarded the Scottish Cancer Foundation’s inaugural prize. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:54:00 GMT Fast-moving rivers ‘breathe’ like humans Scientists have discovered a surprising similarity between rivers and humans: both release more carbon dioxide when they work hard. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:10:00 GMT Students rate the University of Glasgow in the UK top 10 for careers advice The University of Glasgow has made it into the Top 10 of UK universities for student satisfaction with their careers service. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT Changing Scots accent stays true to its roots The Scots accent is changing but unlike England where evidence shows many regional accents are becoming more homogenised the Scots accent appears to be sticking to its roots north of the border. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT Research sheds new light on origins of Earth’s water Researchers have found that water has been a fundamental part of Earth since it was formed 4.5 billion years ago. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:01:00 GMT Women's equality battle in WW1 The role women played in WW1 giving rise to greater empowerment and strengthening the Suffragette Movement is the focus of a star studded symposium this weekend. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Dream collaboration for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary Four of Scotland’s leading education and arts institutions are joining forces to create a unique collaboration of music, dance, drama and visual arts to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Shakespeare. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:10:00 GMT A tale of two cities: researchers reveal what connects and what separates the young people of Glasgow and Hong Kong Youngsters in Glasgow’s East End “hang out” together online rather than outdoors. In contrast, in Hong Kong, where outdoor space is at a greater premium, young people are increasingly congregating on the streets. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT First images from 3D Definitive Human Project are revealed The first images of a collaboration to build a 3D Definitive Human have been unveiled. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Epidarex Capital leads initial investment in international diabetes start up Caldan Therapeutics, a spin-out company from the Universities of Glasgow and Southern Denmark, has announced a £4.45 million ‘Series A’ investment led by Epidarex Capital. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:10:00 GMT Political speeches, puns and putdowns go online Every Parliamentary political speech and putdown from 1803 to 2005 go online from today, compiled by University of Glasgow researchers. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:02:00 GMT Distant Voices: Silent Seconds – an EP written by prisoners and musicians sheds light on crime and punishment Distant Voices, a project which has developed songwriting in Scottish prisons as an innovative rehabilitation programme, will be launched officially on Monday, November 9. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 04:00:00 GMT Kids set for Bacteria Combat with launch of new app A new game developed by a PhD student from the University of Glasgow is aiming to help kids understand more about the complicated system of bacteria which live in their gut and how they are affected by antibiotics. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 04:37:00 GMT University of Glasgow confirmed as Living Wage employer University of Glasgow Principal and Vice-Chancellor Anton Muscatelli announced today (Monday 2 November) that the University is an accredited Living Wage employer and has signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT New research traces hepatitis C infections in Scotland back to WWII The roots of hepatitis C infection in Scotland date back to the Second World War, according to new research from the Centre for Virus Research. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT Urine analysis could help to slow age-related diseases University of Glasgow researchers have made a major contribution to the biggest-ever study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the ageing process. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:03:00 GMT Scotland takes aim at precision medicine breakthroughs with Catapult Glasgow has been named as the base of one of six regional centres of excellence by the Precision Medicine Catapult. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMT Ground broken on groundbreaking £16m Imaging Centre of Excellence Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP helped to break ground to mark the construction of a new University of Glasgow-led clinical imaging centre today (Monday 26 October). Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:47:00 GMT Academic advisor appointment for Chris Chapman Professor Chris Chapman of the University of Glasgow has been appointed as Senior Academic Advisor to the Scottish Attainment Challenge. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:33:00 GMT Thomas Muir comes in from the cold The 18th Century political reformer Thomas Muir who voluntarily expelled himself from the University of Glasgow in 1785 is coming in from the cold. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Further collaboration talks with Smithsonian Further possible collaboration between the University of Glasgow and the Smithsonian will be discussed at a special meeting in Washington DC today. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Masters student scoops literary prize University of Glasgow Masters student Dr Martin Cathcart Froden has won the £10,000 Dundee International Book Prize with his debut novel, Devil Take The Hindmost. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 06:00:00 GMT Inauguration ceremony for Glasgow-Nankai Joint Graduate School Centuries-old links between Scotland and China were further strengthened today (Wednesday, October 21, 2015) with the celebration of the University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School at an inaugural ceremony in China. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 03:00:00 GMT Researchers publish analysis of giant panda milk A five-year study of giant pandas by Glasgow researchers has uncovered previously unknown details of the complex changes that a female bear’s milk undergoes immediately after birth. The findings may have implications for rearing in other species, including humans. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT International recognition for One Health scientist Professor of Comparative Epidemiology Sarah Cleaveland is the first University of Glasgow researcher to be awarded the honour from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow’s medical teaching and research ranked in world’s top 50 The University of Glasgow’s teaching and research in clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects is among the 50 best on the planet, according to the influential Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 02:08:00 GMT Environmental changes disrupt seasonal rhythms of life Plants and animals, including humans, show strong seasonal cycles in health, behaviour and abundance, but these “rhythms of life” are being disrupted, according to a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT Major international prize for University of Glasgow mathematician Professor Raymond Ogden has been named as the 2016 recipient of a prestigious solid mechanics award. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 02:07:00 GMT Choral Stimulation hit the high notes on The Naked Choir The University's a cappella singing group Choral Stimulation are proving to be pitch perfect with audiences thanks to their appearances on the BBC programme The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:45:00 GMT University of Glasgow Appoints New Convener of Court The University has appointed Elizabeth Passey as a new Convener of Court. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:45:00 GMT Can a chemical search engine explain how life began on Earth? Scientists have developed a new form of ‘chemical search engine’ which could provide clues to the origins of life on Earth. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:57:00 GMT 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