News in brief

Published: 19 April 2021

A round-up of news across the University

Launch of new UK-Singapore partnership

The UK-Singapore Universities Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (UKSAEI) was launched on 8 April and is the first alliance of its kind to accelerate collaborations in entrepreneurship and innovation between the two countries.

UofG will join ten other world-leading UK universities in UKSAEI, partnering with institutions in Singapore to share knowledge and facilitate collaboration in commercialisation and innovation.

UofG Spotlight podcast launches

The University has launched a new podcast looking at public policy and the political process in Scotland.

Hosted by Kezia Dugdale, Director of the John Smith Centre, and Professor Graeme Roy, Dean of External Engagement in the College of Social Sciences, Spotlight will offer impartial insights on the big policy debates during the run-up to May’s election.

The podcast draws upon expertise from the University and beyond and each week, Kezia and Graeme will be joined by Katrine Bussey, Political Editor of the Press Association, who will provide an overview of what to expect in the week ahead.

The first episode discusses whether there is a credibility gap in the costing of party manifestos before looking at the options for housing policy that are likely to feature in the campaign.

First published: 19 April 2021