The Principal of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has offered support to veterinary PhD student Dr Hamaseh Tayira after her transit from Costa Rica home to Scotland was blocked by new USA visa regulations because she holds an Iranian passport.
A rare collection of printed song sheets from the time of Robert Burns, compiled in a book belonging to ‘Agnes Burns’ has been donated to the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections by a University graduate and businessman.
The Director of The Hunterian is to leave the University of Glasgow to take up a major new role in New Zealand. Professor David Gaimster will leave his job, which he has held for over 6 years, to become Director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is expected to take up his new role in March.
A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the world's first ever live music census. For one night in March, organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed choirs, from pub gigs to stadium concerts.The UK census, conducted by the University of Edinburgh with support from the universities of Glasgow and Newcastle, aims to measure live music’s cultural and economic value to help inform policy.
The destruction of Aleppo has particular poignancy for Syrian refugee Mahmoud Amir Alagha. The postgraduate dental student knows his parents and one of his sisters have been living in the shadow of the bombardment. And even if they were not in what were the rebel-held parts of the city, he knows their lives have been fraught with danger.
The threat facing ancient archaeological sites in areas of conflict in the Middle East will be discussed at a major international conference at the University of Glasgow today. Archaeologists from around the world will attend the three-day BANEA conference to discuss the international response to preserve and protect cultural heritage and historical sites.
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice.
Synthetically grown ‘off the shelf’ bone should soon be a reality for landmine blast survivors thanks to a new £2.8 million regenerative medicine project at the University of Glasgow, funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s charity Find A Better Way.
New Court of Session papers,thought to have been "lost” for more than 200 years, have been unearthed by the Faculty of Advocates and Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow, which shines new light on Thomas Muir and how he courted controversy in his early years which may have contributed to his treatment by the courts later in life.
of the West of Scotland (UWS) has announced the appointment of Kathryn
Wittneben as its new Director of Advancement as part of its growing work
in strengthening and diversifying the University’s portfolio of
of the West of Scotland (UWS), which has a reputation for excellence in
sport and exercise science, has placed highly in Shanghai Ranking’s
‘Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments’.
of the West of Scotland (UWS) is part of a collaboration which received
the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics which was
presented at an event on 4 December in Mountain View, California.
Mesbahi, University of the West of Scotland’s Vice-Principal & Pro
Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), delivered a public lecture
at the University’s Paisley Campus on 7 December 2016.
A year after Storm Desmond struck the UK and at a time when the UK’s Committee on Climate Change have called for urgent action to address the risks to the UK from climate change, a group of world-leading geomorphologists have laid out how their discipline can help policymakers and practitioners develop more effective storm and flood-damage limitation and mitigation strategies.
The University has named social entrepreneur Matt Fountain its Young Alumnus of the Year. An art history graduate (M.A. Hons 2011), he has made his name not in the art world but as the brains behind an innovative initiative to help prisoners find jobs after release.
A collaboration between Glasgow University Media Group and Chatham House has won two Prospect Magazine Think Tank of the Year awards. The team's work investigates international attitudes to reducing climate change by eating less meat.
A major grant from the Chinese government will support an international research collaboration in optoelectronic imaging between the University of Glasgow and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
Scientists from the University of Glasgow, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry BioMar Ltd and Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, have discovered a ‘simple test’ to aid the diagnosis of a significant disease which affects Atlantic salmon which could save millions to the industry.
of the West of Scotland (UWS) was the setting for the UK launch of the
new report to the sustainability-focused, global think tank, The Club of
Rome, at an event at the University’s Paisley Campus on 25 November
of the West of Scotland (UWS) is encouraging its staff and students to
participate in a series of ‘slosh’ events to raise funds for, and
awareness of, the Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2017, which
take place in North Lanarkshire next year.
Professor Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, was today made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.