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 Prestigious award for University of Glasgow nanofabrication expert A University physicist has joined some of the world’s most celebrated scientists in receiving a rare award. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMT Scientists find that fat molecule directs melanoma to spread Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that a fat molecule found in the body directs the most serious type of skin cancer to spread, according to research published in PLOS Biology. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT Better integration of health services could help patients with visual impairments People with visual impairment are more likely to suffer from multiple health conditions than those without sight problems, a new study has found. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:53:00 GMT Urban dwellers more likely to be admitted to care Research shows older people living in towns and cities in Northern Ireland are more likely to be admitted to care than people in rural areas. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:45:00 GMT Glasgow becomes first UK university to divest from fossil fuel industry The University of Glasgow today became the first university in the UK to commit to fully disinvesting from fossil fuel industry companies. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:27:00 GMT Fast track Bluetongue vaccine could save millions for the European Economy Scientists have developed a faster method of producing an effective vaccine for the devastating animal disease Bluetongue virus (BTV); a virus that has infected and killed thousands of livestock throughout the world. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:12:00 GMT Heritage Lottery Fund boost for Archive Services' textile industry collections A project to enhance the University of Glasgow’s extensive collection of records relating to the Scottish textile industry has received a funding boost. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:19:00 GMT Glasgow gains further two departmental Athena Swan awards A further two departmental Athena Swan awards have been conferred on the University of Glasgow. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:21:00 GMT Football fans healthy lifestyle programme scoops community sports award A healthy lifestyle programme aimed at helping overweight male football fans lose weight and become fitter has won a community sports award. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:44:00 GMT Current treatment leaves stroke patients at risk New research has shown current practices for treating stroke victims may be leaving patients overburdened by their treatment plans putting them at risk of adverse side effects. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:02:00 GMT Glasgow among top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education rankings The University of Glasgow has been rated amongst the top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:10:00 GMT Armed Forces veterans at lower risk of alcoholic liver disease than general population They might have a reputation for hard-drinking, but armed forces personnel have a lower risk of developing alcoholic liver disease than civilians. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:05:00 GMT Survey maps nature of angel investment in UK Business angel investing was once largely a solo activity, undertaken below the radar. Now angels are increasingly joining together in manager-led angel groups to invest together. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:35:00 GMT Vet students offer free healthcare to furry friends of the homeless Homeless people in Glasgow can now seek free veterinary care for their faithful furry friends. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:19:00 GMT World’s first national graduate school for the arts and humanities launched Doctoral researchers in Scotland are set to benefit from a unique £16.8 million initiative that is launching today to help train the next generation of professionals working in the arts and humanities. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:41:00 GMT We can eliminate rabies, say researchers Scientists say rabies can be eliminated if governments, communities and health organisations work together. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:04:00 GMT Behind every great man… the role of women in the lives of the “Football Fans In Training” men The Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme – a men-only weight loss and healthy living programme delivered in Scottish professional football clubs – has been acclaimed internationally for its success. But if a man wants to change his lifestyle – by eating differently or exercising more for example – what is this like for other people around him? Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:30:00 GMT £1m project sets out to find mental illness ‘fingerprint’ in brainwaves A team of psychologists and psychiatrists are beginning research on a brainwave ‘fingerprint’ which could identify young people at risk of developing serious mental illness. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:38:00 GMT £8.3m boost for parasitology researchers The Wellcome Trust Centre For Molecular Parasitology (WTCMP) in the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation has been awarded £8.3 million. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:07:00 GMT Centenary paving stone marks anniversary of Glasgow's first VC A First World War centenary paving stone will today be unveiled at the University of Glasgow to honour the city’s first recipient of the Victoria Cross. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:35:00 GMT Benefits of statins outweigh diabetes and weight-gain risk The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:44:00 GMT Prevention is better than cure say racehorse owners Prevention is better than cure: and no more so when it comes to injuries to racehorses, which can easily end a champion’s career. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:41:00 GMT Royal Society research fellow joins Glasgow The Royal Society has appointed a new University Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow – one of 43 across the UK. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:32:00 GMT University of Glasgow named one of Britain’s best for gay students University of Glasgow is today named by Stonewall as one of the best in Britain for lesbian, gay and bisexual students in ‘Gay By Degree 2015. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:00 GMT Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:01:00 GMT Niall Ferguson and Tom Devine to wrap up Stevenson Lectures Two of the most renowned Scottish History experts, Professors Niall Ferguson and Tom Devine, will speak at the University of Glasgow on issues relating to the Scottish independence debate. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:26:00 GMT Glasgow shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ award The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education University of the Year award and in three other categories. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:54:00 GMT Major research project to compare end of life treatment around the world Funding has been awarded for new research to track the provision of end of life care around the world. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:34:00 GMT School of Law recognised for advancing gender equality The School of Law at the University of Glasgow has today been recognised for their progress in advancing gender equality. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:30:00 GMT Eating breakfast daily may help to prevent early development of diabetes risk in children Children who eat breakfast daily have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who skip it or only eat it occasionally, says new research. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT Glasgow-led research group identifies potential pathway for blocking transmission of Chikungunya virus Researchers have taken the first step towards preventing transmission of the mosquito-borne tropical chikungunya virus, which is in danger of invading Central and South America and the south-eastern states of the USA. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:30:00 GMT Pioneering research reveals improvements in the treatment of heart attack patients Researchers from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the University of Glasgow have reported a study that shows one in ten patients may not need cardiac intervention following a heart attack and in those that do need stents, the procedure can be targeted more effectively. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT New heart-failure drug beats current ‘gold-standard’ A new drug that outperforms the current gold-standard treatment for heart failure may soon benefit patients. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:30:00 GMT Reach for the stars at Glasgow's Explorathon Explorathon promises to be a night of reaching to the stars – almost literally – and hearing the latest blue-skies thinking from some of the most inspiring researchers in Glasgow. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT People with learning disabilities lack referendum information People with learning disabilities may be missing out on their right to vote in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMT SCENE is set for Scotland’s most beautiful classroom The Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland is unveiling new facilities at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE). Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:01:00 GMT £14 million for Innovation Centres Education Secretary Michael Russell will today (Wednesday 20 August 2014) announce a £14 million capital investment in Scotland’s Innovation Centres. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:01:00 GMT A transatlantic transaction: Simon Fraser University and the University of Glasgow sign up to student exchange programme A common love of Scottish culture has been the link tying the University of Glasgow and the Canadian institution of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver for many years. Now those ties have been knotted yet firmer with the signing of a student exchange agreement between the two universities. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT Online art project starts work in four major UK galleries Major research project successfully raises funds to begin work with four of the largest and most significant public galleries in the north of England. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:23:00 GMT Pssssst! Want to know what makes good gossip? Most people enjoy a good bit of gossip, but what makes it worth passing on? Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:20:00 GMT Record highs for student satisfaction at Glasgow Student satisfaction rates at the University of Glasgow are higher than ever before according to the results of the National Student Survey 2014 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:52:00 GMT Sustained effort needed to secure economic legacy for local communities The findings from a study of the potential economic impacts of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and associated regeneration upon communities in the East End of Glasgow are published today. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:22:00 GMT Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT Going for a spin Commonwealth cyclists will be taking to the streets of Glasgow on 3 August for the road race in what should be a dazzling display of athleticism. Should any of the riders wish to dazzle a little more, three students the have the perfect cycle accessory. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMT Race for 10,000 recruits to detect early signs of lung cancer With the 10K track race taking place today, the University of Glasgow is embarking on its own, alternative, race. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT New £27m Teaching and Learning Facility reaches construction milestone Work on the new Teaching and Learning Centre at the South Glasgow Hospitals Campus took a significant step forward today with the completion of the structural frame. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:00 GMT University spinout signs licensing deal with major semiconductor foundry A University spinout company which has developed technology to tackle the increasing challenges of silicon chip development has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a major semiconductor foundry. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:18:00 GMT University Brings Science to the Community The University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant by the Scottish Government to take science into some of Glasgow’s most deprived communities. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT The 2014 legacy: what will it mean for Glasgow? What will Glasgow’s 2014 legacy be? While the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are first and foremost a festival of sport and a showcase of the city and nation, the Games are underpinned by expectations that they deliver various long-term legacy outcomes. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT Scottish seaweed could help solve UK iodine insufficiency problem Including seaweed in the diet could help reduce iodine insufficiency, a current problem in the UK population, according to a new study. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow teams up with BBC to launch World War One MOOC The University of Glasgow is one of four UK Universities that will partner BBC in delivering a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on World War One. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:54:00 GMT £16 million funding announced to create unique medical imaging facility A £16m funding package to build a state-of-the-art Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) to develop and apply advanced imaging technologies. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:44:00 GMT Human rights in the Commonwealth comes under the spotlight as Games approaches Human rights experts will join athletes, media and spectators in Glasgow this week in advance of the Commonwealth Games. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:21:00 GMT Researchers complete most comprehensive ever study of Mackintosh architecture Researchers have completed the largest study of Mackintosh’s architectural works. Findings are displayed in a new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:14:00 GMT 40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale The world-renowned Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) which is used by medics around the globe to record the conscious state of a person is celebrating its 40th anniversary this July. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 GMT James Watt Chair appointed Professor Colin McInnes MBE, the Scottish engineer known for his work on advanced space technology, has been appointed James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Glasgow. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:07:00 GMT 'Dual' Masters launched with Leuphana The School of Law has announced a new and innovative masters programme offered in collaboration with Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:08:00 GMT First World Congress to boost worldwide profile of Scottish Literature Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, will open the inaugural World Congress of Scottish Literatures at the University. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:24:00 GMT New research reveals global criminal trafficking network for ancient art New research unveils how criminals illegally traffic antiquities from ancient archaeological sites to museums and collections around the world. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:01:00 GMT Creative Cameras click with Royal Society this summer Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s highly-acclaimed Optics Group, along with colleagues from Heriot-Watt University, have been selected by the Royal Society to take part in its Summer Science Exhibition in London – an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT New BMI thresholds suggested for ethnic minorities to reduce obesity and diabetes risk Health researchers have suggested new body mass index (BMI) thresholds for defining overweight and obese individuals in ethnic communities. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Major research project to compare end of life treatment around the world Funding has been awarded for new research to track the provision of end of life care around the world. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:34:00 GMT