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 RSE medals recognise pioneers in Science, Academia and Public Engagement Two UofG academics are among the winners of The Royal Society of Edinburgh's highly prestigious medals, which recognise exceptional achievement. Fri, 20 May 2022 02:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow’s Scottish Literature celebrates its 50th anniversary Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow remains the only academic unit in the world dedicated entirely to the study of Scotland’s literary tradition. Thu, 19 May 2022 11:00:56 GMT UofG researchers lend support to Martian meteorite study Researchers from the University of Glasgow have lent their support to cutting-edge new analysis of a Martin meteorite led by colleagues at Lund University in Sweden. Tue, 31 May 2022 08:30:49 GMT University of Glasgow recognised for world-leading research and impact The University of Glasgow has been recognised for its world-changing research, and the positive impact it has on society, by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Thu, 12 May 2022 12:01:00 GMT Nature-inspired self-sensing materials could lead to engineering breakthoughs The cellular forms of natural materials are the inspiration behind a new lightweight, 3D printed smart architected material developed by an international team of engineers. Tue, 10 May 2022 08:30:00 GMT Music fans care more about climate change and want the music industry to do extra on the issue ‘Turn Up The Volume’ survey from Music Declares Emergency and the University of Glasgow with lead partner the BPI, Beggars Group, Secretly Group, Involved Group and Key Production reports findings   Mon, 09 May 2022 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow project helps capture migrant stories on camera UofG’s Dr Nathanial Gardner in partnership with the Mexican government agency SEZAMI (Secretaría Zacatecano del Migrante) launched a pilot photography competition to allow migrant stories to be heard and seen. Wed, 04 May 2022 10:00:00 GMT Glasgow Science Festival makes a splash with programme launch The Glasgow Science Festival is setting out to make a splash as it returns with an expanded programme of in-person events in June under the theme of ‘Glasgow’s Making Waves’. Thu, 05 May 2022 08:30:00 GMT Krill oil may be beneficial to muscle function and size, in people over 65 Krill oil may be beneficial to muscle function and size in healthy people over the age of 65, according to new research. Wed, 04 May 2022 02:00:00 GMT UofG ranked 19th in the Times Higher Education World Impact Rankings The University of Glasgow has been ranked nineteenth in the world for the positive impact it has on society, according to a new report by Times Higher Education. Wed, 27 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT Students’ stellar ambitions could be rewarded in satellite competition A multidisciplinary team of students are gearing up for the final stage of a major national satellite design competition. Tue, 03 May 2022 09:00:00 GMT Dog rabies persists despite low virus prevalence Dog-mediated rabies, a fatal disease which kills tens of thousands of people in Africa every year, remains persistently endemic in affected regions. That is, despite an overall low virus prevalence, and attempts to combat the deadly pathogen. Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:00:00 GMT Scottish Council on Global Affairs is officially launched A dynamic new forum for global affairs in Scotland is being officially launched today Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:00:00 GMT New landmark study offers hope for former footballers at risk of dementia A new research study will investigate possible ways to reduce dementia risk in former professional footballers Tue, 26 Apr 2022 12:01:00 GMT UofG researchers win ERC Advanced Grants Two leading UofG researchers are set to share in €624 million in new funding from the European Research Council. Tue, 26 Apr 2022 11:00:00 GMT Scotland becomes third Early-Career Researcher Network hub in British Academy pilot UofG and the University of Stirling will co-lead the new Early-Career Research Network hub in Scotland Thu, 21 Apr 2022 08:00:00 GMT Scottish Justice Fellowship Winners Announced Six new Scottish Justice Fellows have been selected after a competitive application process to turn their PhD research into publications that will engage and inform policy, practice and academic audiences. Wed, 20 Apr 2022 09:00:33 GMT Imaging breakthrough could aid development of quantum microscopes A breakthrough in quantum imaging could lead to the development of advanced forms of microscopy for use in medical research and diagnostics. Mon, 11 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT Veterans and Archaeologists survey Falklands battlefields on 40th anniversary of the conflict During the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, a team including veterans, archaeologists and local people are carrying out the first archaeological survey of the islands’ battlefields. Thu, 07 Apr 2022 10:00:00 GMT New observations of the sun could help develop better solar thermometer A sophisticated new observation of a cool zone on the surface of the sun could help scientists develop a new kind of solar thermometer. Thu, 07 Apr 2022 08:00:00 GMT New Kavya Prize announces shortlist The shortlist for a new Scottish literary prize celebrating published work by Scottish writers of colour has been announced today. Thu, 07 Apr 2022 09:00:00 GMT 3D printed heat exchanger ‘more efficient’ than conventional designs A new type of lightweight, 3D printed heat exchanger with a maze-like design is more compact and efficient than its conventional counterparts, its developers say. Mon, 04 Apr 2022 01:00:00 GMT New algorithm could be quantum leap in search for gravitational waves A new method of identifying gravitational wave signals using quantum computing could provide a valuable new tool for future astrophysicists. Mon, 04 Apr 2022 08:00:00 GMT New ovarian cancer study to determine mechanism behind treatment resistance A new research project will investigate why some advanced ovarian cancers become resistant to a new type of treatment called PARP inhibitors Thu, 31 Mar 2022 12:01:00 GMT New research aims to unlock painkilling secrets of deadly snail venom The deadly venom of a poisonous sea snail could hold the key to developing new medicines including more effective, less addictive forms of pain relief. Wed, 30 Mar 2022 08:30:00 GMT Data-driven citizen science changes the way communities deal with flooding Vulnerable communities around the world could soon be able to use a new mobile phone app to help prevent disastrous floods thanks to a South American ‘citizen science’ pilot. Wed, 30 Mar 2022 09:00:00 GMT People in deprivation with poorer lifestyle factors at most risk for COVID-19 Unhealthy lifestyles are associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19, but risks are highest in the most economically disadvantaged, according to a new study Wed, 30 Mar 2022 01:00:05 GMT New education centre to support young people officially opens in Glasgow A new learning centre officially launches in Glasgow and is set to empower thousands of young people to achieve their academic and career ambitions. Tue, 29 Mar 2022 10:00:00 GMT ARC named in recognition of India-based donors New flagship research building named after Glasgow graduate John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:58:00 GMT Free online course explores the difficult subject of intimate partner violence and abuse A new free online course is being launched to investigate the global issue of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) a form of gender-based violence (GBV). Mon, 28 Mar 2022 12:00:00 GMT Two artefacts stolen from Nepal that were thought to be lost forever are to be repatriated. Receiving the artefacts, Nepal’s Ambassador to the UK Mr Gyan Chandra Acharya thanked the Metropolitan Police and all those involved in recovering the lost art objects of Nepal, including UofG's Dr Emiline Smith. Mon, 28 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT New method of developing diagnostic tests could help tackle future pandemics Software which helps speed up the process of creating new diagnostic tests could help combat future pandemics. Mon, 28 Mar 2022 10:00:00 GMT Academic and artistic minds honoured as RSE Fellows The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, has announced 80 new Fellows, 10 of whom are academics from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 22 Mar 2022 09:00:00 GMT Scientists develop ‘holy grail’ method to identify the ageing mosquitos which cause malaria Scientists at the University of Glasgow and partner institutes have developed an inexpensive, fast and simple way to identify the ageing mosquitos which transmit the deadly malaria parasite. Mon, 21 Mar 2022 10:00:00 GMT £3m project aims to help computing take quantum leap A new project which aims to help take quantum computing from the lab to real-world applications has been backed by £3m in new funding. Mon, 21 Mar 2022 08:00:41 GMT The University of Glasgow announces the new Head of the College of Arts The University of Glasgow has appointed Professor Jo Gill as Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts. Fri, 18 Mar 2022 10:00:00 GMT UofG researchers support low-carbon liquid fuels research UofG researchers are lending their support to a new project which aims to help enable the future take-up and integration of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels. Fri, 18 Mar 2022 09:00:07 GMT Frailty may be reversible for some people with rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis patients living with frailty may find their frailty is reversible following treatment, according to a new study Wed, 16 Mar 2022 12:01:00 GMT An accurate and low-risk diagnostic test for coronary artery disease A team of European scientists have validated a low risk and accurate diagnostic test for coronary artery disease. Tue, 15 Mar 2022 12:01:00 GMT University of Glasgow’s Images of Science launched at Glasgow Science Centre Images of Science is a striking visual exhibition located along the Clyde Walkway that showcases some of the world-changing research at the University of Glasgow and helps share exciting discoveries and ideas with the public. Fri, 11 Mar 2022 10:00:00 GMT People in deprivation with poorer lifestyle factors at most risk for severe illness or death with COVID-19 Unhealthy lifestyles are associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19, but risks are highest in the most economically disadvantaged, according to a new study. Thu, 31 Mar 2022 01:00:00 GMT UofG researchers lend support to UK networks to transform older age health UofG researchers are playing central roles in four new national research networks focused on transforming the wellbeing of older people and boosting the economy. Tue, 08 Mar 2022 09:00:00 GMT £3.2m funding boost for UofG particle physics research Particle physicists from the University of Glasgow are sharing in £60m of new funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Wed, 09 Mar 2022 08:00:00 GMT UofG lends support to SP Energy Networks net zero projects Researchers from the University of Glasgow are lending their support to three new projects led by SP Energy Networks to to help tackle some of the UK’s biggest and most complex network challenges. Thu, 03 Mar 2022 12:00:17 GMT Meteorite hunters urged to keep their eyes on the skies One year on from the first successful recovery of a meteorite to land on British soil in three decades, people across the country are being urged to keep their eyes on the skies. Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 GMT Average of 9 promotional claims on packaging of UK baby food products An average of 9 promotional claims can be found on the packaging of individual UK baby foods, finds research based on a selection of products Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:00:00 GMT