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 Funding boost for nuclear physics research partnership Nuclear physicists from the University of Glasgow are sharing in a £7m investment from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:03:00 GMT First volume of the selected letters of Edwin Morgan published The first published collection of the selected letters of Edwin Morgan have been launched. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:59:00 GMT £1.4m grant for water, energy and food systems research Scientists from the University of Glasgow are setting out to help the planet’s population meet its growing demands for water, energy and food. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:39:00 GMT £4.2m for research to tackle hospital infections A grant of £4.2 million has been awarded to researchers investigating the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections, Health Secretary Shona Robison announced today. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:30:00 GMT Training Africa’s next generation of scientists The University of Glasgow has secured £334,000 to help train the next generation of African scientists. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:41:00 GMT Clinical guidelines study finds potentially serious drug clashes Blindly following recommendations for drug prescriptions in national clinical guidelines for conditions including diabetes, depression and heart failure will often result in potentially serious drug interactions, according to a new study. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:12:00 GMT New mental health resource puts the power in your pocket A new app and educational programme designed to help young people manage mental health problems is being launched at an event at St Stephens High School in Port Glasgow. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:31:00 GMT Eclipse education event at University of Glasgow Astronomers from the University of Glasgow are offering local people the chance to safely observe the partial solar eclipse on Friday 20 March. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:01:00 GMT Light pollution causing blackbirds to breed earlier, scientists suggest Cities’ artificial lighting may be causing urban European blackbirds to mature faster than their country cousins, new research has found. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:14:00 GMT University of Glasgow-led consortium receives £1.5m advanced materials grant Researchers from the University of Glasgow are beginning work on a £1.5m collaboration to develop new advanced material technologies. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:01:00 GMT The most deprived areas have borne the brunt of local government budget cuts Research from the University, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows that the most deprived areas of England have seen the largest cuts in funding since 2010. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:34:00 GMT Vagus nerve stimulation shows promise for stroke rehabilitation An experimental technique to help stroke patients regain the use of their arms has shown promising results in a small-scale trial. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:06:00 GMT Scientists SET to take their research to Westminster Three University of Glasgow staff members and one PhD student are heading to Westminster to present research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 9 March. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:44:00 GMT Nine Glasgow academics become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Nine academics from the University of Glasgow have been enrolled as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:43:00 GMT Principal appointed to Council of Economic Advisors The Scottish Government has confirmed five new appointments to the Council of Economic Advisors, including the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:36:00 GMT Classical music relaxes dogs in rehoming centres A study conducted by the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow shows that music has a calming effect on dogs. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:00:00 GMT International Women’s Day at the University 8 March 2015: find out about events taking place across campus to mark International Women's Day. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:19:00 GMT French Ambassador urges closer cooperation between Britain and France The French Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland has told University staff and students and invited guests that Britain and France – once described as “sweet enemies” - must cooperate if they wish to be players on the international stage. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT Professor Muffy Calder appointed to Nurse Review advisory board The Advisory Group of eight leaders bringing expertise from research, academia and industry who will support Sir Paul Nurse in his review of UK Research Councils has been announced by Universities, Science and Cities Minister, Greg Clark, today. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:07:00 GMT Pancreatic cancer has four distinct types Researchers have found that pancreatic cancer can be split into four unique types, a discovery that could be used to improve treatments for the disease, according to a study published in Nature. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 GMT University researchers take up new East End residence More than 45 jobs will be relocated to Glasgow’s east end, when researchers working to address the city’s poor health, move into Bridgeton’s historic Olympia building. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:55:00 GMT New drug treatment could offer stroke survivors better outcomes Promising results for a new drug treatment for ischaemic stroke patients have been published today in the journal ‘Lancet Neurology’. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:34:00 GMT World’s oldest printed books soon available for your viewing pleasure A new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery will mark the end of a project to create a unique publicly accessible digital catalogue of over 1,000 of the world’s oldest books. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:21:00 GMT Glasgow scientists tackle animal diseases with US counterparts Scientists in Glasgow are working with colleagues at Kansas State University to tackle animal diseases caused by bunyaviruses. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:00:00 GMT Leading lights of Scottish science shine at quantum technology launch event Scotland’s leading quantum technology research centre will be officially opened with a launch event at Glasgow Science Centre. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:01:00 GMT Delving deep into ancestry to help doctors prescribe better hypertension treatments Scientists are investigating whether treatment for high blood pressure can be improved by taking a person’s ethnic heritage into account. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Cancer survivors make healthier choices than general population Cancer survivors make healthier diet and lifestyle choices than the general population, according to a new study. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:00:00 GMT Bacteria jump between species more easily than previously thought A new study suggests that bacteria may be able to jump between host species far easier than was previously thought. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:29:00 GMT New research reveals air and sea strategy behind victory in WWII Groundbreaking new research has revealed the extent to which the Second World War was decided, not by pitched battles on land, but by the superior air and sea power of the Allied forces. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:38:00 GMT What should we be teaching students about Copyright? A new suite of online learning materials has been launched today to help students the general public understand how copyright law works. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:45:00 GMT Devolution promises and TV debates had little impact on Scottish referendum outcome, new research claims New analysis of web search data from the run up to the Scottish independence referendum reveals voting patterns as they happen. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:28:00 GMT University of Glasgow lends support to solar super-telescope initiative The University of Glasgow has joined a consortium of eight UK universities and associated businesses to build the cameras for a $344 million super-telescope in Hawaii. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:01:00 GMT Archaeologists and veterans to explore what lies beneath Waterloo Battlefield, 200 years on An international team of battlefield experts, led by the University of Glasgow’s Dr Tony Pollard, will start work at farm buildings of Hougoumont in April 2015. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:23:00 GMT University of Glasgow and partners receive Life Sciences Award The University of Glasgow and its partners NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, ThermoFisher and Aridhia have been presented with a major life sciences award. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:40:00 GMT Easy access to Dstl innovation The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the first UK government organisation to sign up to the Easy Access intellectual property (IP) scheme. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:01:00 GMT First Minister speaks about gender equality on visit to alma mater The First Minister for Scotland, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, delivered a lecture on the subject of gender equality on Tuesday 3 February in the University of Glasgow’s famous Bute Hall. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:33:00 GMT Glasgow students encouraged to apply for ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships The ScottishPower Foundation, in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion IBERDROLA, has today announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants in the UK for the 2015/16 academic year, partnering again with the University of Glasgow. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:57:00 GMT Smoke gets in your genes: Further dangers of smoking while pregnant revealed Smoking while pregnant causes chemical changes to the DNA of a foetus detectable from as early as 12 weeks and may predispose children born to smokers to a range of health conditions which last throughout life, new research by Scottish academics has revealed. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:12:00 GMT Making the Connections between PE and Early Years Learning University academics collaborate on innovative programme has been launched to support teachers deliver quality physical education, particularly to the very youngest pupils. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:15:00 GMT New project aims to take the brakes off wireless broadband data transfer A new European Commission-funded project is setting out to develop a novel form of ultra-fast wireless data transfer. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:09:00 GMT Financial incentives help pregnant women to quit smoking Research finds that offering shopping vouchers to expectant mothers can be cost effective. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:52:00 GMT Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling through air In a new paper published in Science Express, researchers describe how they have managed to slow photons in free space for the first time. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:00 GMT Glasgow and Nankai link up to launch joint graduate school In an exciting new development, the University of Glasgow and Nankai University are to establish a joint graduate school on the campus of Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT A new public private collaboration in Singapore aims to develop more eco-friendly ships Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Sembcorp Marine, the University of Glasgow and University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) have signed an agreement to collaborate and develop new hull designs for large ocean-going vessels and make them more environmentally-friendly. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT Sex differences in academic achievement are not related to political, economic or social equality New research has revealed that girls lead boys in educational achievement in 70% of countries, regardless of levels of national gender equality. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:56:00 GMT First edited volume of Burns’s prose reveals new details about Scottish tours Robert Burns's prose work made available to public for the first time, including most complete mapping of his famous tours of the Borders, Highland, and Lowland Scotland. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:51:00 GMT Study sheds light on links between diseases of dogs and big cats A new study of Serengeti lions addresses key questions about the spread of canine distemper virus (CDV) from domestic dogs and evaluates the effectiveness of dog vaccination efforts in protecting dogs and lions against the disease. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT Cabinet Secretary for Education visits the University of Glasgow The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance, met around 70 trainee teachers during her first visit to the University of Glasgow since her appointment to the Cabinet. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 02:09:00 GMT New web resource detailing 1,000 years of the English language launched A new online resource will make almost 800,000 words, covering the last 1,000 years of English language, available to the public. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:04:00 GMT Principal appointed Chair of City's Regional Commission on Urban Economic Growth The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli, is to Chair the Commission on Urban Economic Growth for the new Glasgow City Region. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:09:00 GMT £3m grant to tackle drug resistance in livestock parasites Scientists at the University of Glasgow have been awarded almost £3m to tackle drug resistance in animal parasites. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT Research agreement signed with Brazilian foundation A five-year research agreement has been signed between the University of Glasgow and one of Brazil’s leading research funders, the Sao Paulo State Foundation – FAPESP. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT £15m initiative puts Scotland at forefront of gene-led healthcare A major investment in gene sequencing technology will secure Scotland’s place as a world leader in a genomics revolution that is set to transform healthcare. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:01:00 GMT Rare amino-acid influences E. coli infection Scientists have discovered how a rare amino-acid in humans influences the behaviour of the E.coli bacterium. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Prestigious international education conference comes to Glasgow in 2016 The University of Glasgow is to host the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) from January 6-9, 2016, it has been announced. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT Link between immune system and brain disorders focus of new project Glasgow scientists have joined forces with colleagues across the UK and two pharmaceutical companies to investigate whether depression could be treated by targeting the immune system. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMT Quantum leap in imaging technology creates photos in extremely low light Scientists have harnessed the strange power of quantum mechanics to create a digital image using fewer than one photon per pixel. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:50:00 GMT The most deprived areas have borne the brunt of local government budget cuts Research from the University, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows that the most deprived areas of England have seen the largest cuts in funding since 2010. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:34:00 GMT