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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 Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak appointed to Scottish Science Advisory Council University of Glasgow Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is named as one of the experts appointed to advise the Scottish Government Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT Childhood leukaemia distinct from adult disease Scientists have identified and modelled a distinct biology for paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia, one of the major causes of death in children Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:00:00 GMT UofG projects win funding to bring origami diagnostics to low-income countries University of Glasgow engineers have secured funding to develop new medical diagnostic technologies to help treat infectious diseases in Africa and Vietnam. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:24:00 GMT People with diabetes are more at risk of heart failure Researchers have found that incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:05:00 GMT Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury Kidney dialysis can cause short-term ‘cerebral stunning’ and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for many years. For many patients with kidney failure awaiting a kidney transplant or those not suitable for a transplant, dialysis is a life-saving treatment. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:05:00 GMT LIGO and Virgo announce four new gravitational-wave detections University of Glasgow physicists are closing out 2018 with the publication of a wealth of new gravitational wave data collected during the first two observing runs of the LIGO and Virgo detectors. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 02:12:00 GMT Scientists find clue to ecosystem recovery after pollution Scientists have discovered a fish species which significantly evolved and expanded its ecological toolset, after an effort was made to reduce pollution in its ecosystem. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:05:00 GMT Soil bacteria provide a promising E. coli treatment E. coli, the notorious bug associated with severe food poisoning and usually caught from undercooked meat, is a common concern for anyone cooking over the festive period. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:05:00 GMT University holds first-ever live virtual graduation Three online distance-learning students on MVLS MSc courses graduated via live video links from Jamaica, Saudi Arabia and Scotland. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:26:00 GMT ‘Chemputer’ promises app-controlled revolution for drug production A radical new method of producing drug molecules, which uses downloadable blueprints to easily and reliably synthesise organic chemicals via a programmable ‘chemputer’, could be set to democratise the pharmaceutical industry, scientists say. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT Urban Data Research Centre Awarded New Funding The Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow has been awarded £5 million to continue its pioneering work promoting the use of big data and innovative methods to improve social, economic and environmental well-being in cities. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT Highly Cited Researchers list 2018 UofG doubles number of researchers on Clarivate Analytics list since 2017 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:33:00 GMT The University of Glasgow has teamed up with NASA to offer a joint PhD to answer the question of what makes a rocket safe. The Philosophy of Safety Engineering PhD will provide funding for a student to look at a variety of philosophical questions on the issue of the safety of aeronautics, including space travel, and how do we establish that a complex system is safe. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT Treatment could offer hope for brain bleeding and stroke A drug treatment, already approved for use in patients, could offer new hope for some patients with brain bleeding and strokes Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:01:00 GMT CREATe to lead Intellectual Property research in new UK Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre The AHRC has published a CREATe Report to support the Launch of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme, part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT Tom Gibson Memorial Award given to University of Glasgow Plastic Surgeon The recipient of the Professor Tom Gibson Memorial Award 2018 has been named as David Leonard, a Speciality Registrar in Plastic Surgery and University of Glasgow Honorary Clinical Lecturer Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT Scottish universities and colleges unite to fight Brexit University of Glasgow hosts Brexit Summit organised by Scottish Government Thu, 22 Nov 2018 03:05:00 GMT Universities and colleges issue joint statement on Brexit United approach to protect Scotland from the worst effects of Brexit Thu, 22 Nov 2018 03:48:00 GMT Investment needed to save thousands of lives through post bite rabies vaccines Rabies, contracted through dog bites, currently kills an estimated 60,000 people each year, mostly in Africa and Asia with approximately 10% of deaths among children under the age of five. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:30:00 GMT Sugar supplement slows tumour growth and can improve cancer treatment Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer Wed, 21 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMT Weight loss programme successful at tackling obesity & type 2 diabetes Severe and medically complicated obesity can be effectively treated with a non-surgical weight management programme Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:01:00 GMT Pears Foundation donates £5m for Institute of Health and Wellbeing New building named after Clarice Pears Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:23:00 GMT Top Ten Universities for Animal Research Announced UAR has released a list of the ten universities in the UK that conduct the highest number of animal procedures, used in medical, veterinary and scientific research Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:28:00 GMT Sleep duration and TV viewing time linked to higher death risk, especially in poorer areas People living in deprived areas are more vulnerable to the effects of unhealthy lifestyles, including previously unrecognised risk factors such as short or long sleep duration and long TV viewing time. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:01:00 GMT Repowering wind farms for ‘cheaper, green, energy’ With lowest cost green energy considered the future, understanding how to ‘repower’ existing onshore wind farms supports the Scottish government and industry desire to generate affordable wind power in the future. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:16:00 GMT UofG scientist awarded 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize Dr Katie Robb, a researcher focused on improving the earlier diagnosis of cancer and reducing inequalities for cancer patients, has won the prestigious 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:10:00 GMT University of Glasgow creates its own wool The University of Glasgow has created its own brand of knitting yarn made with wool from sheep reared on its own farm, it was announced today Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT UofG signs collaborative agreement with University of Sydney Memorandum of Understanding will promote closer co-operation Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:05:00 GMT University of Glasgow academics collaborate on exhibition featuring images of the final days of life A series of drawings by a Scottish artist showing powerful glimpses of death and dying will have their first public exhibition in Scotland. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT National Library and University agree programme of greater collaboration The two research bodies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:01:00 GMT Oilthigh Ghlaschu a’ foillseachadh an dàrna Plana Gàidhlig/University of Glasgow unveils its second Gaelic Language Plan Tha Plana Gàidhlig Oilthigh Ghlaschu, a chaidh fhoillseachadh an-diugh a’ nochdadh sgrùdaidhean-cùise de luchd-obrach agus oileanaich aig a bheil Gàidhlig/The University’s new Gaelic Language Plan, launched today, features case studies of staff and students who speak Gaelic. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT Preventing type 2 diabetes in Malawi Researchers at the University of Glasgow are collaborating with Malawian scientists to try to find out why some people in Malawi develop type 2 diabetes – even though many are slim and highly active. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT Night at the Museum to showcase the art of comics University of Glasgow is hosting a special one off Night at the Museum to ensure Scotland is recognised as the “cradle of comics”. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT Ultrasonic surgery project wins £6m in funding A research project aiming to find new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex, robot-assisted surgery has received more than £6m in funding. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:48:00 GMT Virtual Reality Classrooms and Teaching Resources to be created by University of Glasgow Academics at the University’s College of Arts in collaboration with Glasgow-based Sublime, have been awarded funding from Innovate UK to build a higher education virtual reality (VR) platform. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT Guns Fall Silent as the University of Glasgow marks the centenary of the end of WW1 Three guns fired a total of six blank rounds in 15-second intervals from the grounds of the University of Glasgow on Sunday 11 November 2018. Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT UofG researchers bring science to the IKEA showroom Scientists from the University of Glasgow will be giving the public a chance to get more than flat-packed furniture and meatballs at Glasgow’s IKEA this month, as they join Saturday shoppers to showcase the university’s world-changing research. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:47:00 GMT British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships A University of Glasgow’s academic has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, it was announced today. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT UofG and Golden Jubilee Foundation sign MOU The University of Glasgow and the Golden Jubilee Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further strengthen their relationship in medical science. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:36:00 GMT Celebrating Scotland’s Wee Cinema Now to mark the end of the three-year University of Glasgow-led project a reunion of the Film Guild operators, their friends and families is being held in Inverness. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT Depth of Vision HORIBA Scientific develops electronic support for QuantIC's research into real-time computational 3D imaging Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:57:00 GMT £15m new Artificial Intelligence centre for Scotland to innovate and transform healthcare Scotland is to have its own £15.8m artificial intelligence health research centre, which promises to enable better patient diagnosis, treatment and outcomes Tue, 06 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMT Machine learning tool can predict viral reservoirs in the animal kingdom Many deadly and newly emerging viruses like Ebola and Zika circulate in wild animal and insect communities long before spreading to humans and causing severe disease. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 06:05:00 GMT Mark Beaumont is made an Honorary Doctor The record-breaking long-distance cyclist, adventurer, author, broadcaster and documentary-maker has been conferred an honorary degree Wed, 31 Oct 2018 03:12:00 GMT Launch of UofG energy strategy Strategy to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:57:00 GMT Scotland to form part of major European study into institutional responses to domestic abuse University of Glasgow's Professor Michele Burman and Dr Oona Brooks-Hay will led the Scottish strand. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT Age and health conditions prevent-over 50s from returning to work Increasing age, perceptions and multiple health conditions are among the reasons why over-50s find it difficult to return to work Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:13:00 GMT Planning permission granted for £113 million Research Hub Construction begins on former Western Infirmary site. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:27:00 GMT First impressions count, new speech research suggests Human beings make similar judgements of the trustworthiness and dominance of an unfamiliar speaker after hearing just a single word, new research shows, suggesting the old saying that ‘first impressions count’ might well be correct. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT Prestigious award for UofG spinout Lynkeos University of Glasgow spin-off company Lynkeos Technology Ltd. has been announced as one of the winners of the 2018 Institute of Physics Business Awards. At a Parliamentary Reception at Westminster. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:49:00 GMT Historic UofG Singapore Graduation University of Glasgow Singapore celebrated its largest ever graduation ceremony on 19 October 2018. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:54:00 GMT New Collaboration Agreement with Singapore Institute of Technology New Collaboration Agreement signed with Singapore Institute of Technology Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:01:00 GMT Gut microbiota health linked to bacterial infections The health and balance of the gut microbiota is important in the progression of a bacterial infection, according to new research. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT Scientific breakthrough could explain how superbugs rapidly evolve A scientific breakthrough has revealed a new way that bacteria evolves, thought to be at least 1,000 times more efficient than any currently known mechanism. The insights will help scientists to better understand how superbugs can rapidly evolve and become increasingly antibiotic resistant. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 07:01:00 GMT UofG to share in £100m Doctoral Training Partnership funding An environmental science research partnership supported by the University of Glasgow is set to share in £100m of new funding for postgraduate training. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 02:01:00 GMT University celebrates 150 years at Gilmorehill University celebrates 150 years at Gilmorehill - foundation stone laid at site of £1bn campus development Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:35:00 GMT €11.7m funding success for University of Glasgow research projects Researchers at the University of Glasgow are celebrating three new projects which have received significant financial backing from the European Commission. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow names building after James McCune Smith £90 million learning and teaching facility named James McCune Smith Learning Hub Sun, 07 Oct 2018 12:01:00 GMT Drug reduces cardiovascular events in patients with Type 2 diabetes Treatment with the drug albiglutide results in fewer cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:00:00 GMT Former Irish President joins University of Glasgow Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese will be joining the University of Glasgow as a Professor of Children, Law and Religion. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 02:00:00 GMT New Head of School of Culture and Creative Arts The University of Glasgow has appointed Professor Kate Oakley as the new Head of its School of Culture and Creative Arts. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT ESRC announce successful awards for Transformative Research Call The University of Glasgow is among 13 new projects to share £2.6 million of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council announced today. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 02:00:00 GMT Leading scholar on gender and sexuality to give prestigious lecture series at the University of Glasgow The University of Glasgow will this week host one of the foremost lecture series dealing with religion, science and philosophy. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow publishes report into historical slavery The University of Glasgow has published a comprehensive report into the institution’s historical links with racial slavery. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT Invitation to Launch of Katie Allan Family Justice Campaign 10am Thursday 25 October Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:05:00 GMT