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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 Heritage tourists sites need to prioritise the experience over emerging immersive technologies Heritage tourists say they would prefer emerging immersive technologies at major sites in Scotland keep strong story telling at their heart to future proof their offering, new research published has found. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT Further evidence of the dangers of smoking in pregnancy Smoking during pregnancy is understood to pose risks to both baby and mother. Now, new research led by the University of Glasgow has found further evidence that maternal smoking poses a risk to baby and child health. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:52:00 GMT Boost for University plans for major innovation investment in Govan Precision Medicine and Enabling Technology projects show Glasgow leading the way Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:40:00 GMT Ground breaking pancreatic cancer trial reaches patient milestone A ground breaking pancreatic cancer trial, which aims to match patients with more targeted and effective treatment for their tumours, has successfully recruited its 100th patient. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:50:00 GMT Funding secured for fourth wave of the internationally-renowned NATSAL study The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles begins its fourth study on sexual health and well-being in Britain Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT New Grammatical Guidance for Gaelic New Grammatical Guidance for Gaelic/Stiùireadh Gramataigeach Ùr don Ghàidhlig Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT Study finds that long-serving veterans live longer Mortality in military veterans focus of UofG research Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:01:00 GMT IMF policy reforms weaken the state, study finds A new study shows that lending conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund undermine “state capacity” in developing nations Fri, 15 Mar 2019 04:15:00 GMT What is on the ground in a city linked inequality in life satisfaction Cities which have a balance between facilities, housing and natural green spaces have lower levels of inequality in the life satisfaction Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:01:00 GMT Report outlines ‘transformative’ power of Precision Medicine for Scotland The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today, at 9am, released its Science and Innovation Audit report on Precision Medicine in Scotland. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:56:00 GMT Foreign Secretary delivers cyber-security speech at University Jeremy Hunt visited Cyber-Safety Lab at the School of Computing Science Thu, 07 Mar 2019 03:08:00 GMT Police incident over - evacuated buildings are reopening Temporary lost property room to open in the Boyd Orr Building Wed, 06 Mar 2019 03:58:00 GMT Updated advice for staff and students based in evacuated buildings Evacuations as a result of an ongoing police incident Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:46:00 GMT New tech could help keep better track of Serengeti wildbeest New methods of counting wildlife could provide conservationists with fast and accurate methods for estimating the abundance of natural populations. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:34:00 GMT Weight loss can put Type 2 diabetes into remission for at least two years More than a third (36%) of people with Type 2 diabetes who took part in a weight management programme delivered in NHS primary care are in remission two years later Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:35:00 GMT University celebrates Scottish Apprenticeship Week Finance Secretary marks launch of new Apprenticeship committee for Campus Development Programme Mon, 04 Mar 2019 01:11:00 GMT BHF invests £3m in UofG heart research The new funding is part of £34m across 12 universities to bolster world-class, UK-led heart disease research Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT RSE welcomes new academics from UofG Academics from disciplines across the University of Glasgow have been announced as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT Muscatelli to lead major new report in boosting H.E. economic impact Muscatelli Report to put Scotland on path to world leadership in industrial partnerships Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT Majority of bipolar patients missing out on the most effective treatments A quarter of patients with bipolar disorder in Scotland are being prescribed medication that could make symptoms worse and cause serious episodes of mania. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:37:00 GMT UofG researchers join largest ever study on depression and anxiety The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource and King’s College London are partnering with institutions around the UK Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:02:00 GMT Venezuelan crisis could cause public health emergency in South America Since the early 2000s Venezuela has faced severe economic crisis caused by political instability and declining oil revenue. In particular, public health provision has suffered with an exodus of trained medical professionals and long-term shortages in medicines and medical supplies. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:59:00 GMT New funding for AI doctoral training centre Researchers from the University of Glasgow will lead a Centre for Doctoral Training aimed at developing the next generation of experts in artificial social intelligence. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:44:00 GMT Top Smart Cities are Global Cities, new research reveals An unprecedented global study has analysed and ranked leading cities in the worldwide “smart city” phenomenon. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT Former Prime Minister delivers inaugural John Smith Centre lecture Sir John Major focused on the rise of populism, fake news and the dangers of Brexit Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:11:00 GMT “Origami” diagnostic device offers affordable malaria diagnoses Simple folded sheets of waxed paper could help bring affordable, reliable field tests for diseases such as malaria to remote parts of the developing world. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:17:00 GMT Clinical Innovation Zone shortlisted for prestigious UK award The University of Glasgow’s Clinical Innovation Zone has been shortlisted for a UK Science Park Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:39:00 GMT More needs to be done to raise awareness of lung cancer risk in people with COPD People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease need more support when understanding and acting on new symptoms Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:19:00 GMT BBC Radio's "World At One" Live from Glasgow University Union UofG only Scottish venue chosen by programme for an outside broadcast Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:33:00 GMT UofG astrophysicists welcome LIGO funding boost University of Glasgow researchers are celebrating the announcement of tens of millions of dollars in new funding to advance the science of gravitational wave astrophysics. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:01:00 GMT What makes a man? Testosterone only half the story, scientists say Scientists have identified for the first time the details of an ‘alternative’ biological process required to develop male genitals in an unborn baby. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:11:00 GMT Solar-powered supercapacitors could create flexible, wearable electronics A breakthrough in energy storage technology could bring a new generation of flexible electronic devices to life, including solar-powered prosthetics for amputees. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:46:00 GMT Ambitious research to help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals It is hoped the research collaboration will gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between humans and their environment. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:00:00 GMT Experts call for caution on reporting long-term effects of head injuries in sports A group of over 60 leading international neuroscientists have called for caution when reporting on the potential late effects of head injuries in sport. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:33:00 GMT £1.5m funding boost for UofG diagnostics spinout A UofG spinout which is bringing to market a fast, affordable and efficient new way to diagnose diseases has received a major funding boost. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:56:00 GMT University of Glasgow pledges commitment to local community The University of Glasgow has reaffirmed its commitment to working in the wider interest of Glasgow and Scotland by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in the community top of its list of priorities. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:40:00 GMT Free online course created to help better understand and prevent suicide A new, free online course has been developed to allow healthcare professionals, and those working with at-risk or vulnerable individuals, to gain a better understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:44:00 GMT EuroFIT programme for football fans scores health goals A lifestyle-change programme which targeted male fans of 15 European football clubs has proved effective Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:20:00 GMT UofG scientists to lead multimillion pound research project into bowel cancer treatments Researchers to spearhead research project that could revolutionise treatment for people with bowel cancer Mon, 04 Feb 2019 04:12:00 GMT Glasgow will face off with a new dinosaur as Trix the T.rex comes to Town As tickets went on sale, the organisers also released the details of the Glasgow visit of the only real T.rex skeleton on tour anywhere in the world. Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT UofG to share in Centres for Doctoral Training funding The University of Glasgow is set to share in hundreds of millions of pounds of new investment in UK research skills. Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT Knighthood for groundbreaking UofG astrophysicist A pioneering researcher who helped deliver the historic first detection of gravitational waves has received a knighthood. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 02:23:00 GMT UofG social scientists awarded £1.15m over four years ESRC announces £27m to boost research impact at universities across the UK Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:22:00 GMT UofG project wins NERC funding for flood risk assessment A research project which aims to provide improved defence against flooding in the Philippines has won funding. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:52:00 GMT Burns Day celebrated with "Ae Fond Kiss" College of Arts staff member Eilidh Cormack in Burns song Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:46:00 GMT New name for UofG’s world-changing parasitology research centre Newly-named title of Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:30:00 GMT Fine tuning for clean energy A new approach to transforming water into hydrogen and oxygen could provide a promising alternative to fossil fuels. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:34:00 GMT University to play key role in two global research hubs Hubs are part of a £200m investment by UKRI Tue, 22 Jan 2019 02:11:00 GMT £250K grant to fund ‘game-changing’ immunotherapy research for prostate cancer Researchers have received £250,000 from Prostate Cancer UK, to explore an innovative immunotherapy treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer Tue, 22 Jan 2019 02:36:00 GMT University of Glasgow research used to create new resources for primary and secondary pupils The University of Glasgow and Education Scotland officially launched a range of online teaching resources from academic research tailored to the needs of Scottish pupils. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow’s plans for James Watt celebrations gather steam The University of Glasgow is marking the anniversary of James Watt’s birth by unveiling plans for a year of celebrations of the pioneering engineer’s life and works. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:01:00 GMT One quarter of prisoners have suffered traumatic brain injury A quarter of all Scottish prisoners have been hospitalised with a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives, according to new research Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:00:00 GMT British Sign Language Action Plan Launched University's BSL plan introduced by Disability Equality Champion Professor Frank Coton Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:42:00 GMT The story behind the lost play of Irish rebel leader James Connolly UofG Academics have discovered a short story which they believe could solve the mystery of a lost play by revolutionary socialist James Connolly. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT Research on the enduring appeal of Mary Queen of Scots A project led by the University of Glasgow brings together some 40 academics and curators to help understand how her legend has impacted on Scottish society and culture. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 02:00:00 GMT Repeatedly missing GP appointments may indicate greater risk of death from all causes Repeatedly missing general practice (GP) appointments may be a risk marker for all-cause mortality, particularly in patients with mental health conditions, new research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine suggests. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:44:00 GMT Picture this: first exhibition of artists who lack “mind’s eye” The first ever exhibition of paintings and works of art created by artists who have no “mind’s eye” will cast new light on the creative brain when it goes on display from today. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT Scientists find potential new way to target norovirus family Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how a family of viruses, including the norovirus, initiate infections. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 06:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow unveils photo of the first woman solicitor in the UK University of Glasgow law academics and students, carrying out research for this year’s centenary of woman in law project,have discovered a rare photo of the law pioneer Madge Easton Anderson. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:00 GMT Recent report places Glasgow as UK lead in pancreatic cancer research A recent report has revealed that half of the top dozen UK pancreatic cancer researchers are based in Glasgow, with all six being affiliated with the University of Glasgow Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:38:00 GMT UofG and Glasgow’s Clan Ice Hockey team join forces to bring toys to sick children in Malawi This year the annual “Air the Bear” event, where the Glasgow Clan Ice Hockey team donate toys for local charities, will also benefit the Malaria Alert Centre in Blantyre, Malawi Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:24:00 GMT University leaders warn against No Deal as vital research comes under threat Open letter to MPs warns that the impact of a no deal scenario could lead to “an academic, cultural and scientific setback from which it would take decades to recover" Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:23:00 GMT Martian drill set for Antarctic climate mission A drill originally developed to break through Martian rocks is set to be deployed to Antarctica on a mission which could help us understand the history of Earth’s changing climate. Tue, 01 Jan 2019 10:19:00 GMT New Year Honours for the University Congratulations to the recipients of a CBE and two MBEs Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:09:00 GMT £635,000 of fake whisky exposed New tests by SUERC lift the lid on rare whisky market Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:11:00 GMT £1000: the cost of delivering a Type 2 diabetes remission programme in the NHS A new study suggests rolling out a Type 2 diabetes remission programme in the NHS could cost around £1,067 per participant in its first year – or, factoring in the likelihood of success, £2,564 for each case of remission. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:05:00 GMT Scientists break new ground in potential treatment of common form of leukaemia Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a potential combination therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:50:00 GMT 10 new University of Glasgow Library fellowships announced The University of Glasgow Library today announced 10 new visiting fellowships awards to support scholars from across the world to come to Glasgow to work on our unique research collections. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow partners with Wiley Education Services Wiley to provide support for existing and new online programmes Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:47:00 GMT Edinburgh and Glasgow offer joint research scheme for students The two universities' first joint PhD research programmes will be launched in September Thu, 13 Dec 2018 02:20:00 GMT Grant of over £1m awarded to study impact of the loss of darkness on wildlife A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow have been awarded a grant of over £1m to study the impact of the loss of the night on animals that are subjected to the increased light at night that occurs in urban areas throughout the world. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:01:00 GMT Reduction in the legal blood alcohol limit has had no impact on number of road traffic accidents The lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Scotland has had no impact on the number of road traffic accidents Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT 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 11:30:00 GMT Martian drill set for Antarctic climate mission A drill originally developed to break through Martian rocks is set to be deployed to Antarctica on a mission which could help us understand the history of Earth’s changing climate. Tue, 01 Jan 2019 10:19:00 GMT Invitation to Launch of Katie Allan Family Justice Campaign 10am Thursday 25 October Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:05:00 GMT