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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 University of Glasgow leads COVID-19 research response in Scotland The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is at the heart of COVID-19 research response in Scotland and the UK Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT Leading UofG engineer elected to prestigious Fellowship Professor Margaret Lucas has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:00:00 GMT £3.6m awarded for UofG-led project to transform digital exploration of community and citizen histories A major £3.6m University of Glasgow-led research project that will use artificial intelligence to explore digital community heritage collections across the UK has been awarded £2.9m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Towards a National Collection programme to help create a unified virtual ‘national collection’.   Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT New drug shows promise in slowing growth of bowel cancer A new drug has shown promise in slowing the regrowth of tumours among some bowel cancer patients, according to new findings of a major trial run by researchers at UCL in collaboration with the Universities of Glasgow, Oxford, Leeds and Cardiff. Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:50:00 GMT University of Glasgow named Scottish University of the Year University returns its most successful ever results in Times & Sunday Times rankings Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:57:00 GMT Why Do Historic Places Matter? Emotional Attachments to Urban Heritage A new University of Glasgow partnership project report examines why people develop emotional attachments to the historic buildings and heritage of towns and cities. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT Prof Waters awarded prestigious RSE Sir James Black Medal The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced is recipients of its annual medals, with the University of Glasgow’s Professor Andy Waters awarded the coveted RSE Sir James Black Medal. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 02:35:00 GMT Explorathon Festival is back for 2021 Explorathon is the Scottish arm of ‘European Researchers’ Night’, an EC-funded festival happening in 300 cities across Europe. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT New Study to Look at South Asian Women’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse and Viable Pathways to Justice Researchers based at the University of Glasgow have launched a new study which will look at how South Asian women in Scotland get help for domestic abuse, and their experiences of the criminal justice system Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT Care experienced children have poorer health outcomes Care experienced children in Scotland have poorer health and higher average rates of mortality when compared to children in the general population, according to a new study Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:05:00 GMT Pop-up book aims to help kids ‘Listen to the Universe’ An illustrated pop-up book which aims to teach children about the science of gravitational wave astronomy is setting out to make a splash in India. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:00:00 GMT Current exam system in England "not fit for the future", says expert report The Independent Assessment Commission (IAC) chaired by UofG professor has today published its Interim Report considering the future of exams in England. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT New Web App to help demystify why Covid mutations have the effects they do Why is the Delta variant so virulent ? Why did it surpass the Beta variant so quickly? An innovation by a GSA-University of Glasgow Masters graduate’s is set to help understand why certain variants dominate and have the impact they do. Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT Three UofG academics awarded Future Leaders Fellowships Three University of Glasgow academics has been awarded a prestigious fellowship which supports world-class research and innovation leaders. Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 GMT Government investment supports creative methods to connect young people with climate change research A Glasgow-based project using zines produced by 14-18-year-olds to tell their climate change stories is among a series of new climate engagement projects supported by a UK government investment. Wed, 08 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT Silver Athena Swan award for James Watt School of Engineering The James Watt School of Engineering has been awarded a Silver Athena Swan award in recognition of institutional efforts to improve gender equality. Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:00:00 GMT Researchers get to the heart of fish health with new diagnostic tool A group of aquaculture researchers in Scotland is aiming to develop a simple and cost-effective mass testing tool that could significantly enhance fish health and wellbeing, by quickly and proactively detecting and differentiating between a range of cardiac conditions in salmon Mon, 06 Sep 2021 02:00:57 GMT Stretchy robot worms could inch their way into new tech applications Super-stretchy wormlike robots capable of ‘feeling’ their surroundings could find applications in industry and prosthetics. Mon, 06 Sep 2021 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow improves again in THE World University Rankings The University has moved up to 86th in the world, up six places from last year's result Thu, 02 Sep 2021 10:23:00 GMT Sugar feeding may inhibit mosquito ability to get infected, transmit arboviruses Sugar feeding prior to having an infected blood meal could protect a mosquito’s ability to get infected and transmit arboviruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya, according to a new study Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:00:44 GMT Tactile holograms are a touch of future tech A piece of science fiction technology could be one step closer to reality with a new development in haptic holograms. Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 GMT Teachers not at increased risk of hospital admission or severe COVID-19 Teachers were not at increased risk of hospital admission or severe COVID-19 during 2020-21 academic year, a new study has found Wed, 01 Sep 2021 11:30:01 GMT Dog vaccination essential for preventing rabies spread to humans and animals A coordinated and sustained programme of dog vaccination against rabies, is effective in preventing transmission of the deadly virus to humans and among animals, and remains key to rabies elimination. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 06:00:00 GMT Patients with severe obesity undergo bariatric surgery too late Patients in Scotland who are being assessed for weight loss surgery are older and have a higher weight than the international average, according to a new study. Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:00 GMT New maps forecast impacts of climate change An estimated £1.2 billion of Scotland’s buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research. Fri, 27 Aug 2021 02:00:00 GMT What happens If We Don’t Act Now on climate change? Climate change researchers around the world are being encouraged to create videos addressing their environmental concerns and potential solutions ahead of the COP26 conference. Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:00:00 GMT New study to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems A new clinical trial to determine whether a third dose of vaccine will improve the immune response for people who have weakened immune systems is launching in the UK. Tue, 24 Aug 2021 05:50:00 GMT OCTAVE study reveal vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems Initial data from the ongoing OCTAVE study shows that a significant proportion of clinically at-risk patients with certain immunocompromised or immunosuppressed conditions, mount a low, or undetectable, immune response after two doses of the same COVID-19 vaccine Tue, 24 Aug 2021 05:00:00 GMT UofG courses aim to empower people for climate action Registration has opened for a pair of online courses focused on climate solutions ahead of the arrival of the COP26 conference in Glasgow. Tue, 24 Aug 2021 09:00:52 GMT UofG spinout secures £1.3m funding to develop eco-friendly insecticides A University of Glasgow spinout, specialising in the next generation of green insecticides, has secured seed investment of £1.3 million to support ongoing development of its unique nature-inspired pesticides, the first of their kind to be developed worldwide Mon, 23 Aug 2021 10:30:00 GMT Class of diabetes drugs reduces heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and death A newer class of diabetes medications, called GLP-1 receptor agonists, has been shown to reduce the chance of heart attacks, strokes and death from cardiovascular disease by 14-15%, as well as all-cause mortality by 12-13%. Fri, 20 Aug 2021 11:31:29 GMT Glasgow Science Festival returns with outdoor events and green focus The Glasgow Science Festival is returning to the city in September, offering a programme of events with a distinctly green tinge inspired by the international COP26 climate conference. Thu, 19 Aug 2021 09:00:00 GMT Ancient and endangered Exmoor ponies introduced to Cochno Farm A herd of Exmoor ponies – an ancient breed classified as endangered by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust – has been introduced to the University of Glasgow’s Cochno Farm Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:01:00 GMT Scientists track cattle with GPS to better understand disease risks in East Africa Scientists have teamed with farmers from rural areas of Tanzania to track dozens of herds of cattle using satellite GPS (Global Positioning System) devices, to better understand how diseases can pass from one herd to another. Mon, 16 Aug 2021 06:15:00 GMT Military service does not increase risk of arthritis Scottish veterans are no more likely to develop arthritis leading to hip or knee replacement than members of the wider population, according to new research. Thu, 12 Aug 2021 06:45:57 GMT New manufacturing process could be passport to flexible next-gen electronics A new method for manufacturing electronics which prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials could lead to breakthroughs in technologies including prosthetics, high-end electronics and fully bendable digital displays. Tue, 10 Aug 2021 10:00:00 GMT Researchers will study how trees can help the UK reach net zero emissions Six research teams, including an academic from UofG, will investigate how urban tree planting helps our wellbeing, and how young people connect with diverse treescapes Sat, 07 Aug 2021 12:01:00 GMT Scottish and Irish researchers to investigate ancient Ogham script Academics from Scotland and Ireland are harnessing cutting-edge digital and 3D technologies to protect the inscriptions and transform our understanding of the ancient Celtic Ogham writing system, it was announced today. Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:00:00 GMT Handwashing robot makes a splash at Glasgow primary schools A robot which encourages children to wash their hands is helping Glasgow primary school pupils do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:00 GMT Dementia risk in former professional footballers is related to player position and career length The landmark, University of Glasgow-led research into lifelong health outcomes in former professional footballers, the FIELD study, has revealed further major insights into the link between football and risk of dementia. Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT ‘Origami’ testing app could help tackle spread of malaria A new approach to tackling the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has generated encouraging early results in Uganda. Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT Shielding less effective than hoped Shielding those at highest risk from Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic may not have been as effective at protecting them from infection and death as hoped, according to a new study. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:00:00 GMT People with learning disabilities far more likely to die from respiratory illnesses People with learning disabilities of all ages are almost 11 times more likely to die from respiratory illness compared with the rest of the population Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:00:00 GMT New imaging system brings brains into sharper focus A promising new technique is bringing the microscopic details of the brain into sharper focus, even over macroscopic volumes. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT More sensitive kidney disease test reveals cancer risk link Using a more sensitive test than is commonly used in the NHS, researchers have been able to show, for the first time, that even mild kidney disease is associated with an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:00:00 GMT Machine learning used to successfully measure attachment in children For the first time, researchers have used machine learning to successfully measure attachment in children – the vital human bond that humans first develop as infants to their caregivers. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:15:00 GMT Better access to quality health care could curb antimicrobial resistance in East Africa A One-Health review in East African countries shows that efforts to address antimicrobial resistance must go hand in hand with improved access to quality health care and antimicrobials. Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT The risks and trade-offs of renting from a private landlord People living in the private rented sector are forced to make hard choices in order to meet their basic needs, a new study from the University of Glasgow led UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence reveals. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow researchers part of EU project to engage citizens on the green agenda The University of Glasgow is part of a consortium of 13 institutions involved in a ground-breaking project to look at how best to engage citizens on sustainability and the climate emergency. Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:00:00 GMT Study launched to investigate diet treatment for long COVID Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded £1 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate weight loss treatment for long COVID Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:39 GMT Study highlights more effective and safe way to deliver chemotherapy A new study, led by the University of Glasgow and published in The Lancet, has compared the three main ways anticancer treatment is given to patients when administered via a central vein Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:01:06 GMT What goes up must come down: Fujitsu helps to clean up space with first-of-its-kind mission optimiser Fujitsu UK prototype, created in collaboration with UofG, is using quantum-inspired computing and Artificial Intelligence to support the transformation of space debris removal. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:00 GMT Nationwide survey launched to map and measure the value of Scotland's music industry Research led by UofG will uncover the economic, social and cultural value of Scottish music business activities, as well as, ass the immpact of Covid-19 on the sector Thu, 15 Jul 2021 02:00:00 GMT Innovate UK funds University of Glasgow and eCom Scotland joint project The University of Glasgow is collaborating with the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland is collaborating in a six-month project, funded by Innovate UK. Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:00:00 GMT Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain Understanding Animal Research (UAR), an organisation that promotes open communications about animal research, has today (15 July 2021) published a list of the ten organisations in Great Britain that carry out the highest number of animal procedures – those used in medical, veterinary, and scientific research. Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:30:21 GMT Scottish smoke-free vehicle legislation reduces under 5s asthma hospitalisations Hospitalisations for asthma in pre-school children fell in Scotland in the two years following legislation that banned smoking in vehicles containing a child Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:30:00 GMT Teens with a history of self-harm have a significantly higher threshold for pain New research from King’s College London, in collaboration with Glasgow University, has found that teenagers who have self-harmed five or more times in their life have a significantly higher threshold for pain compared to adolescents that have not Tue, 13 Jul 2021 04:00:54 GMT New rehabilitation programme for people with multiple long-term conditions Researchers in Leicester and the University of Glasgow are developing a new programme to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:00:37 GMT Scottish veterans’ heart health improving The risk of Scottish veterans developing heart disease is improving, according to new research. Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 GMT Commonalities found between COVID-19 and Rheumatoid Arthritis could help development of new treatment strategies for Long Covid Severe COVID-19 and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) share some common pathogenic mechanisms, according to a new study. Fri, 09 Jul 2021 06:01:00 GMT Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding. Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:00:00 GMT Major boost for prestigious UofG collaborative medical PhD programmes The University of Glasgow has been doubly successful in the prestigious Medical Research Council 2021 Doctoral Training Partnership competition, working in partnership with institutions across the UK and beyond to deliver two outstanding PhD programmes Thu, 08 Jul 2021 09:30:00 GMT