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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 Fri, 29 May 2020 11:01:00 GMT Black and Asian groups are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection Black and south Asian ethnic groups in England appear to be at higher risk of COVID-19, as well as hospitalisation with the disease. Fri, 29 May 2020 09:00:00 GMT Detailed 3D model of SARS-CoV-2 revealed A collaboration between experts has created one of the most detailed 3D models of both the interior and the exterior of the SARS-CoV-2 virus particle Wed, 27 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT Weight and blood pressure are greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes Weight, blood pressure and blood fat elevations are greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes. Tue, 26 May 2020 10:00:47 GMT Health and care staff recruited to COVID-19 vaccine trial by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the University of Glasgow The University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) are supporting the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine trials in health and care staff. Fri, 22 May 2020 07:15:00 GMT UofG contributes to largest cohort study to date on characterisation of COVID-19 hospital patients The University of Glasgow is one of six universities to have contributed to the largest cohort study to date on the detailed characterisation of hospital COVID-19 patients in the world. Fri, 22 May 2020 12:24:00 GMT New suite of online courses launched to meet some of the challenges of Covid-19 University’s first microcredentials courses tailored to provide vital new skills in healthcare and business management Wed, 20 May 2020 03:27:00 GMT UofG scientists fast-track research into COVID-19 and heart disease Researchers are supporting global efforts to combat Covid-19, and trying to better understand its wider effects on people with heart and circulatory diseases. Wed, 20 May 2020 01:00:11 GMT WHO report reveals UK adolescents experience mental health concerns New report shows that adolescent mental well-being declined in many countries between 2014 and 2018 Tue, 19 May 2020 12:01:00 GMT Five new Athena SWAN awards University now has a total of 23 awards Mon, 18 May 2020 03:21:00 GMT Big-brained minnows of tomorrow could face cognitive challenges in warmer waters Climate change could leave freshwater fish with bigger brains but a reduced ability to effectively explore their surroundings. Mon, 18 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT Research reveals the extent of grey seals’ maternal sacrifice By transferring huge amounts of their own body resources they allow their pups to stockpile vital nutrients Thu, 14 May 2020 11:35:00 GMT Female sea turtles do not disguise their nests – but create a decoy trail Research led by UofG uncovers evidence that marine turtles use diversionary tactics to protect their eggs from predators Tue, 12 May 2020 09:00:00 GMT Three UofG scientists elected to the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected three prominent University of Glasgow scientists to their highly prestigious fellowship Wed, 13 May 2020 12:01:00 GMT Working up a sweat could power future wearable devices A new generation of wearable devices could be powered by human sweat instead of conventional, environmentally-unfriendly batteries. Mon, 11 May 2020 09:00:00 GMT Scottish Universities receive funding to find COVID-19 treatments The Universities of Glasgow and Dundee have been awarded £225,000 to rapidly screen for potential COVID-19 treatments. The project is funded by the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, an initiative launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard to speed up the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by funding the identification, assessment, development and scale up of treatments. Wed, 06 May 2020 01:17:00 GMT SARS-CoV-2 has not mutated into different types, new research confirms Analysis work from the CVR provides evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has not mutated into different types Wed, 06 May 2020 08:00:45 GMT Seabird nests are full of discarded plastic debris Research identifies for the first time the source of plastic pollution for seabird species Tue, 05 May 2020 12:39:21 GMT Malaria mosquito research could provide new control tools Scientists have discovered a malaria transmission-blocking microbe, making an important stride in the fight against the disease. Mon, 04 May 2020 10:00:00 GMT UofG engineers gear up to produce thousands of pieces of PPE UofG engineers are doing their bit to help frontline workers and carers stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic by producing up to 1,000 pieces of personal protective equipment each day. Mon, 04 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT UofG awarded more than £1m to undertake rapid COVID-19 research UofG has been awarded more than £1m from the Scottish Government to undertake nine crucial COVID-19 research projects Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:01:00 GMT Drill projects set to break new ground on Earth and in space Two new research projects are setting out to consider exploration at different extremes. Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:00:00 GMT Patterns of common coronavirus infections could aid understanding of COVID-19 Coronavirus infections are a common cause of mild colds, infecting thousands of people every year in the UK. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 01:48:00 GMT Consortium wins landmark £7m grant to boost quantum technologies University of Glasgow researchers are part of a new consortium which has won the largest-ever grant from the UK Government aimed at commercialising quantum technologies. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:00:00 GMT COVID-19 - what does it mean in terms of years of life lost? UofG research team takes analysis beyond the number of deaths Thu, 23 Apr 2020 12:37:00 GMT New research gives clues to artery problems in high blood pressure A small piece of genetic material could hold the key to diagnosing and treating high blood pressure earlier, according to new research by scientists at the University of Glasgow, who found that a small piece of genetic material could explain why arteries become increasingly stiff (which happens in high blood pressure) and why blood vessels age faster. Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:51:00 GMT Glasgow Lighthouse Lab facility begins processing samples for COVID-19 The Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow – a major new COVID-19 testing facility based in Scotland – is now operational. Wed, 22 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT Stay cool to save energy Birds in the wild appear to lower their bill temperature to prevent heat loss in order to preserve energy when food is scarce, according to new research. Mon, 20 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT UofG to lead research into China's containment measures Their findings should help the UK and other countries to formulate their own responses Fri, 17 Apr 2020 04:06:00 GMT Gravitational wave discovery shows merger of two black holes with unequal masses The third observing run of LIGO and Virgo is offering new insights into the late inspiral and merger phase of binary black hole systems. Mon, 20 Apr 2020 02:00:00 GMT COVID-19: new UofG-led report examines options for exiting the pandemic University of Glasgow Ad Hoc Response Team examines the various scenarios facing governments Fri, 17 Apr 2020 03:26:00 GMT Mental health and brain research must be a higher priority in global response to tackle COVID-19 pandemic Experts have called for real time monitoring of mental health to be rolled out urgently in the UK and globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:11:00 GMT Matter-antimatter difference found in neutrino oscillations A new research paper provides valuable new insight into how the symmetry between matter and antimatter is broken in neutrino oscillations. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 04:00:00 GMT Risk of viruses emerging in humans may not depend on their animal host The likelihood of emerging viruses spreading to humans from animals, may not depend on the animal reservoir of the original virus Mon, 13 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT Study launched to understand mental health implications of COVID-19 The University of Glasgow is leading a new study, in partnership with the Samaritans and the SAMH Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow to support COVID-19 response with new testing facility The University of Glasgow will host Scotland’s central COVID-19 testing facility in Glasgow Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:00:00 GMT Writers and public rally to support a new virtual literature festival Over 200 writers are taking part in the world’s first virtual international literature festival, Stay-At-Home! Festival, which is founded by Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke from University of Glasgow. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 02:00:00 GMT €2.5m project set to shed light on future of solar power generation from space A new project which will explore the possibility of using space-based reflectors to shine additional sunlight towards future large-scale solar power farms at dawn and dusk has won backing from the European Research Council. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:00:00 GMT Universities join forces to help pandemic fight Scientists at the Universities of Dundee are Glasgow are combining their expertise to aid the global battle against coronavirus Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:01:00 GMT Scientists document seasonal migrations of fish across the deep-sea floor for the first time Scientists have, for the first time, documented seasonal migrations of fish across the seafloor in deep-sea fish Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:01:00 GMT Quantum leap for photon entanglement could revolutionise secure communications A breakthrough in the development of quantum-enhanced optical systems could pave the way for advances in encryption, communication and measurement. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:00:00 GMT New funding to help understand how Covid-19 affects people CVR to play a key role in new project, on understanding of COVID-19 and its impact on the body Mon, 23 Mar 2020 04:00:00 GMT CVR named as part of £20m COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research named as one of 13 key centres working on COVID-19 whole genome sequencing Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:01:00 GMT UofG statement on Outlander and Edwin Morgan 100 conferences After careful consideration, the University of Glasgow has made the difficult decision to cancel two international conferences it was organising and hosting - the Outlander Conference Glasgow 2020 and the Edwin Morgan 100 Conference. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT New microscopy technique helps pictures tell a thousand words A new imaging method combined with machine learning uncovers previously hidden information in micrographs of biological cells to reveal quantitative information of gene expression levels. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:00:00 GMT Disaster relief project DAREs to think different with drones A project which aims to use drones to ensure that mobile communications remain accessible in disaster zones has had its first successful demonstration. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT Scientists find new pre-clinical link between gut microbiome and brain function Scientists at the University of Glasgow have described new molecules which form a direct link between the gut microbiome and the brain Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:01:00 GMT People who cycle to work have a higher risk of injury, but the benefits offset this risk Commuters who cycle to work are at higher risk of injury compared to those who walk to work, use a car or take public transport Wed, 11 Mar 2020 11:30:00 GMT UofG recreates 150-year-old professors' photo for International Women's Day Some of the University of Glasgow’s senior women leaders assembled to give their own historic take on a 150-year-old, all-male professors’ photo ahead of celebrations for International Women’s Day. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT New Climate Emergency Funding for Govanhill Project University awarded £250,000 from Scottish Funding Council's Climate Emergency Collaboration Challenge Thu, 05 Mar 2020 11:20:00 GMT £113 million Research Hub tops out at UofG Construction reaches major milestone Wed, 04 Mar 2020 10:52:00 GMT 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject Improvements for Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences Wed, 04 Mar 2020 08:43:00 GMT Eight academics from Glasgow elected RSE Fellows Royal Society of Edinburgh names 64 new fellows from across sciences, arts, education, business and public life Tue, 03 Mar 2020 09:00:00 GMT UofG Great War Project commemoration ends The University of Glasgow’s Great War Project to remember every member of its community to lose their lives has officially ended today with its last commemoration service. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:00:00 GMT Walking Library for the National Forest The Walking Library for Forest Walks is part of an arts project, launched by Professor Dee Heddon and Misha Myers, and supported by UofG, which combines reading with walking. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 02:00:00 GMT Meteorite observation network sets out to catch a falling star British scientists are turning their eyes to the skies to track meteorites before they land on UK soil – and they’re looking for volunteers to help them recover the space rocks whenever and wherever they fall. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT UofG-led NHS research team part of European partnership to accelerate mesothelioma research Researchers at the University of Glasgow and NHSGGC are set to benefit from a £5million European research award to refocus research efforts on mesothelioma, an asbestos-related, incurable cancer. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 07:00:00 GMT UofG alumni among six trailblazing Scottish women to be honoured with a commemorative plaque Six trailblazing women from Scotland’s past, from the country’s first female solicitor and UofG graduate to the first Scottish woman to direct a feature-length film, have been recognised by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT Turning back the clock on blue carbon tolls a warning bell for the environment A new study of a Scottish sea loch which reconstructs 5,000 years of its climate history is casting doubt on hopes that ‘blue carbon’ could help slow the rate of global heating. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:01:00 GMT New research funding for project to reduce children’s medical discomfort A project which aims to develop robots to reduce children’s distress during medical procedures is one of 10 ‘responsible artificial intelligence’ initiatives to receive newfunding. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:00:58 GMT Professor James Leiper announced as Associate Medical Director of the BHF The British Heart Foundation has announced the appointment of Prof James Leiper as an Associate Medical Director for Research Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT E-cigarettes may be helping disadvantaged smokers to quit New research confirms that low numbers of young people are vaping, with vaping more common in young people from disadvantaged households who had never smoked before Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:09:00 GMT Quantum leap for imaging could advance radar tech A new imaging method which exploits the unique properties of quantum-entangled photons to reveal hidden information could help move forward the developing field of quantum radar. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT Scottish scientists play a key part in new ‘comprehensive’ map of cancer genomes A collaborative global scientific effort, which includes a group of researchers from UofG, has completed the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date Wed, 05 Feb 2020 06:00:00 GMT The most powerful new particle accelerator could be a muon collider What should be the next accelerator to replace the LHC at the highest possible energies once it ceases operation? A muon collider could be the answer. Wed, 05 Feb 2020 06:00:00 GMT Brexit Announcement from UofG University issues joint statement with other institutions Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT Clearest and most detailed images yet of the sun revealed The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world. Thu, 30 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT National adolescent study reveals insights into child mental health in Scotland A national report, carried out every four years, has provided insights into child mental health in Scotland Thu, 30 Jan 2020 12:01:00 GMT Turner Prize Winner among new University of Glasgow Library Fellows The University of Glasgow Library has today named 13 scholars, including a Turner Prize winner, awarded a visiting fellowship to carry out research using its unique collections. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT UofG researchers launch €3m project with European partners A team of researchers from CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre based in the University of Glasgow, have received a major new award. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT UofG research will look at the worldwide map of contemporary Burns Suppers Academics at the University of Glasgow plan to pull together a worldwide map of contemporary Burns Supper activity over the next two years. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT University to construct new Postgraduate Teaching Hub and Business School building £86 million investment in PGT student experience and Adam Smith Business School. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:24:00 GMT New painting by Glasgow Mòd artist in residence Sandy Moffat unveiled Foillseachadh air dealbh le Sandy Moffat, neach-ealain air mhuninntearas aid Mòd Ghlaschu Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT Engineering students gear up to develop creative approaches to global problems Students from the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering geared up this week to tackle global challenges during the School’s first-ever Creativity Week. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 02:00:00 GMT Cheap roundworm drug found to enhance the effects of chemotherapy in prostate cancer – scientists say it could be available to patients “within 3 to 4 years” Scientists at the University of Glasgow and Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute have tested close to 1000 existing medicines and discovered that a cheap drug commonly used to treat parasitic worm infection could be a game-changing treatment for prostate cancer. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 01:57:00 GMT Donation will help continue research into Scotland’s national bard at the University of Glasgow A philanthropic American couple have gifted a quarter of a million dollars to the home of the largest concentration of Robert Burns experts in the world, it was announced today. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT Stepping up to the challenge: studying drug dosage during an Ebola outbreak A specialist technique used to study drugs has been completed for the first time during an outbreak of Ebola virus disease Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:01:00 GMT University of Glasgow research finds Robert Burns is worth £203 million annually in direct value to Scotland, and almost £140 milion in brand value Scotland’s national bard is worth just over £200 million a year to the Scottish economy and the poet’s brand is worth nearly £140 million annually, a report by the University of Glasgow has revealed. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT Clyde in the Classroom celebrates 20 years of river ecology The unique project that brings the River Clyde into classrooms around the West of Scotland is celebrating its 20th anniversary Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT Exercising with ‘feel fuller’ supplement could boost fat burn Moderate-intensity exercise combined with a supplement which suppresses appetite could boost the rate at which fat is burned in the human body, new research suggests. Tue, 07 Jan 2020 08:30:00 GMT New Year honour for Professor Sheila McLean The Professor Emerita of Law and Ethics in Medicine was recognised for services to Health and to Education Mon, 06 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT UofG gravitational astrophysicists celebrate neutron star collision observation The publication of a new observation of gravitational wave data is being celebrated by researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Institute for Gravitational Research. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:30:00 GMT New Director of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities announced The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director, Professor Claire Squires. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:00:00 GMT Robert Owen Award presented to Professor Christine Forde by Education Secretary Award recognises an educator who exemplifies the vision, principles and values of Robert Owen Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:09:00 GMT