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 Principal's reaction to triggering of Article 50 The Prime Minister has now formally triggered Article 50, starting the process which will lead to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli gives his views on what this means for the University. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT World-leading Imaging Centre of Excellence to be officially opened in Glasgow The University of Glasgow will officially open its new £32M Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), on Wednesday 29 March 2017. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT Seabed conditions key to survival of juvenile cod, haddock and whiting Links between seabed type and quality are closely related to the abundance and size of young commercially fished species such as cod, haddock and whiting. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:01:00 GMT UofG scientists set to lead new era in pancreatic cancer treatment University of Glasgow scientists are set to receive up to £8 million from Cancer Research UK to lead a project that could transform pancreatic cancer trials in the UK, with patients being selected based on their individual tumour. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT Finnish-born PhD student wins national writing competition for essay on bilingualism Finnish-born PhD student Wilhelmiina Toivo, from the University’s School of Psychology, has won the Economic and Social Research Council’s 2016 -17 writing competition “Making Sense of Society”, in partnership with SAGE Publishing. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:27:00 GMT Principal named as new chair of the Russell Group Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, has been chosen as the next chair of the Russell Group. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:54:00 GMT Solar-powered skin opens new possibilities for prosthetics A new way of harnessing the sun’s rays to power ‘synthetic skin’ could help to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:35:00 GMT Research highlights potential way to combat toxoplasmosis parasite It lives inside one third of the UK population and is a common infection in cats, however until now scientists knew little about how the toxoplasmosis parasite communicated with its host. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:46:00 GMT University of Glasgow students elect a new Rector The new Rector for the University of Glasgow has been elected. Aamer Anwar beat nine other candidates for the position and will represent the university's students for the next three years. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:14:00 GMT Glasgow lecturer is BBC New Generation Thinker Dr Alistair Fraser, a criminologist at the University of Glasgow, whose expertise focuses on youth culture and street gangs, has been selected by the BBC for the prestigious New Generation Thinkers list, featuring nine other UK academics. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT Suffrage Science awards for UofG physicists A pair of University physicists have become the latest recipients of awards which recognise the achievements of women in science. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:29:00 GMT Election of Rector With nominations now closed for the post of Rector, the Principal Professor Anton Muscatelli and four members of the SRC Executive discuss both the role and the importance of the University of Glasgow’s values to whoever wins. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 02:20:00 GMT Prehistoric ancestor of leukaemia virus found in bats Ancient DNA traces from the family of viruses that cause a rare type of leukaemia have been found in the genomes of bats, filling the “last major gap” in retrovirus fossil record. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT UofG forms strategic partnership with the BBSRC The University of Glasgow has joined a group of 12 institutions in a strategic partnership with the BBSRC. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMT First music census to snapshot the UK's £3.5bn music scene The UK will today hold its first live music census aiming to take a snapshot of the general public’s musical choices and tastes, how they engage with music, the formats they prefer to changes in musical trends. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT Prof Tessa Holyoake recognised for ground-breaking research into CML Prof Tessa Holyoake, Professor of Experimental Haematology at the University of Glasgow’s Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre, has been awarded the prestigious Rowley Prize by the International CML Foundation (iCMLf). Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:51:00 GMT Sleeping habits linked to increase in obesity Getting a bad night’s sleep could be increasing some people’s likelihood of becoming obese. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT Veterans not at higher risk of leukaemia, finds study People who have served in the Armed Forces do not have an increased risk of leukaemia or other blood cancers, according to a study by the University of Glasgow. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:19:00 GMT Music industry event draws top guest list Movers and shakers from the music industry will meet for a day event at the University of Glasgow to highlight the importance of the industry for jobs and and the economy.The one day event aims to highlight the career paths and opportunities available within the sector. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMT Robert Schuman Fellowship awarded to Philip Schlesinger Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Policy, has been awarded a Robert Schuman Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:45:00 GMT Study reveals barriers and opportunities to mainstreaming of a national digital health programme A new study led by the University of Glasgow reports on key barriers and facilitators to implementing a digital health programme – and provides recommendations to move the field forward. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Council gives green light for University campus masterplan The University has welcomed the decision by Glasgow City Council to give the green light to its campus masterplan to develop the former Western Infirmary site. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMT RSE Fellowships for seven UofG researchers Seven University of Glasgow researchers have been announced amoung the newest Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:28:00 GMT The history of the Antonine Wall through digital storytelling World heritage experts to discuss how to bring the history of the Roman Antonine Wall to life through digital technology. Options include a coast-to-coast digital map of the wall, from the Clyde to the Forth, for visitors. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:49:00 GMT Students encouraged to apply for new ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships The ScottishPower Foundation is calling on undergraduates to apply for its Masters Scholarships programme. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:20:00 GMT Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought A new study into a rare type of pancreatic cancer reveals that we may inherit more than twice the number of ‘cancer genes’ than experts previously thought. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT Digital chemistry set reaches new heights with space launch A research project is set to get underway beyond the earth’s atmosphere following a successful launch into space. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:11:00 GMT Optical Society award for Prof Miles Padgett One of the University of Glasgow’s leading researchers has received a major award in recognition of his contribution to optical physics. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:24:00 GMT Apple CEO Tim Cook receives honorary Doctorate of Science Apple CEO Tim Cook has been conferred an honorary Doctorate of Science at a ceremony in the University’s Bute Hall before a capacity audience of students and staff. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:11:00 GMT Gas imaging makes quantum leap with a single pixel New technology which could offer the oil and gas industry a cheaper way to visualise methane gas is taking one step closer to becoming commercially available. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:23:00 GMT Big award for microscopic achievements A technician from the School of Physics and Astronomy has been named as the winner of a major award presented to the ‘unsung heroes’ of microscopy. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:14:00 GMT A Fireside Chat with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple On Wednesday 8 February, the University of Glasgow will honour Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, with an honorary degree. Following this there will be a 'Fireside Chat' and Q&A. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:23:00 GMT Professor Andy Furlong - a tribute Many tributes have been paid to Professor Andy Furlong, who died on Monday 30 January 2017. Andy was an internationally renowned sociologist of youth. Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:43:00 GMT New way of categorising ‘at risk’ may reduce number of stillbirths and infant deaths Research led by the University of Glasgow has found that widening the definition of ‘at risk’ babies based on predicted birth weight may reduce the number of stillbirths and infant deaths. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Dr Hamaseh Tayari - updated statement from the Principal The Principal of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has offered support to veterinary PhD student Dr Hamaseh Tayira after her transit from Costa Rica home to Scotland was blocked by new USA visa regulations because she holds an Iranian passport. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:15:00 GMT Nearly one in 10 British women experience painful sex linked to poorer sexual, physical and mental health Nearly one in 10 of British women are experiencing painful sex (dyspareunia), according to a new study published today. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Why Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks remain inaccessible in a digital world The creation of a digital collection of the unpublished work of the first Scots Makar, Edwin Morgan, should have been easy. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:27:00 GMT Mystery surrounds a rare “Burns” songbook donated to Special Collections A rare collection of printed song sheets from the time of Robert Burns, compiled in a book belonging to ‘Agnes Burns’ has been donated to the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections by a University graduate and businessman. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:40:00 GMT Professor Mandy MacLean named the 2017 recipient of the Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology Professor Mandy MacLean has been named the 2017 recipient of the Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology given by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:33:00 GMT Glasgow and Malawi joint healthcare project wins £2 million funding The University of Glasgow and Malawi's College of Medicine have won £2 million over five years to support a joint healthcare project. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:28:00 GMT Refugee postgraduate breaks new ground in 4-D technology The destruction of Aleppo has particular poignancy for Syrian refugee Mahmoud Amir Alagha. The postgraduate dental student knows his parents and one of his sisters have been living in the shadow of the bombardment. And even if they were not in what were the rebel-held parts of the city, he knows their lives have been fraught with danger. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:30:00 GMT Hunterian Director Professor David Gaimster lands new job in New Zealand The Director of The Hunterian is to leave the University of Glasgow to take up a major new role in New Zealand. Professor David Gaimster will leave his job, which he has held for over 6 years, to become Director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is expected to take up his new role in March. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT World’s first national live music census to take pulse of UK scene A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the world's first ever live music census. For one night in March, organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed choirs, from pub gigs to stadium concerts.The UK census, conducted by the University of Edinburgh with support from the universities of Glasgow and Newcastle, aims to measure live music’s cultural and economic value to help inform policy. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT New Year honours for the University of Glasgow Academics from the University of Glasgow have been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:01:00 GMT