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Wed, 25 May 2022 12:11:00 BST
Our School of Interdisciplinary Studies Summer School provides students with an introduction to undergraduate university-level study in a supportive, friendly environment. It includes lectures, tutorials and assessments as well as lots of academic guidance.
Fri, 20 May 2022 13:03:00 BST
Does death have value? That’s the question framing the recent Lancet Commission Report on the ‘Value of Death’, and which will be discussed at a free public event at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries, Tuesday, 7 June from 16:00 - 18:00.
Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:03:00 GMT
The Emeritus Professor, formerly Professor of Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow and Director of the university's Dumfries Campus, he previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh and Guelph, Ontario.
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:03:00 GMT
Current 4th year Environmental Science & Sustainability student, Edwina Dominic, writes about her experience at the COP26: Climate Action in South Scotland event as both a student volunteer and Digital Media Intern with the Communications and Engagement team.
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 09:44:00 GMT
Dr Elizabeth Reeder, Dr Naomi Richards and Dr Amy Shea of the University of Glasgow have been awarded a Research Network Grant (2022-24) by the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh to continue their work on Death Writes / Reading & Writing Death & Dying.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 09:06:08 GMT
In this latest episode, John talks to Dr Michele Vincent of the University of Glasgow. Dr Vincent work's at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dumfries Campus, training the teachers of tomorrow in Modern Foreign Languages. Before the lockdown, she helped pioneer a world stories project between Moat Brae and the University, and has a long standing research interest in gaming as a teaching tool.
Sun, 07 Nov 2021 09:02:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, was host to over 300 people at the Crichton University Campus in Dumfries. COP26: Climate Action in South Scotland saw over 40 academic staff and invited guests speaking on the day, as well as interactive demonstrations and experiments for all ages, story weaving by Moat Brae, an environmentally themed puppet show, and the planting of 200 trees on the Crichton grounds.
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:53:00 BST
This week, researchers from the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies joined members of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, MP’s and others in Westminster to deliver the first report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Microplastics, which focuses primarily on the control of microplastic fibres.
Mon, 31 May 2021 07:56:00 BST
By Asit K. Biswas/Cecilia Tortajada | China Daily. To objective China observers, China's pledge that its carbon emissions will peak before 2030 and it will achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 should not come as a surprise. It is a logical extension of its policies of "Made in China 2025", high-quality development model and new infrastructure plan, all of which are focused on achieving development through low-carbon and advanced technologies.
Wed, 19 May 2021 18:53:00 BST
Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K. Biswas and Professor in Practice Cecilia Tortajada share their view that developed countries will find it difficult to meet their Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 00:00:00 BST
By Cecilia Tortajada | Unravel, India. Governments in Asia need to focus on long-term planning that informs policies, decision-making and allocation of finances to tackle the region’s water crisis. COVID-19 has made billions of people aware of the importance of having access to clean water. Asia, home to over 4.6 billion people, hosts three of the five largest economies of the world: China, Japan and India.
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:56:00 BST
By Asit K. Biswas/Cecilia Tortajada | China Daily. China's economic performance over the past four decades has been the envy of the world. To top it, it eradicated absolute poverty last year. The UN Millennium Development Goals Report of 2015 said the goal to reduce global poverty by half by 2015, compared to the 1990 level, was possible primarily because of China's powerful performance.
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 18:53:00 GMT
By Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, first published in Dainik Jagran, 22nd March 2021. India’s water management has been on an unsustainable path for decades. This has ensured that not enough water of appropriate qualities is available not only for basic human needs like drinking, cooking and proper personal hygiene but also for industrial, commercial, agricultural and environmental purposes.
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:25:04 GMT
Stephen Scholes, Lecturer in Education, has been awarded an Action Research Grant by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) for session 2020-2021 to explore teachers’ uses of data and performance information in Scottish primary schools.