November 2017 news

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Stirling experts to help develop Indonesian aquaculture

Experts from the University of Stirling will provide vital support to tackle major challenges within the Indonesian aquaculture industry as part of a new strategic collaboration.

Professor Herve Migaud

Burning chilli will keep elephants at bay, new study finds

Burning chillies can deter elephants from ravaging crops in African and Asian communities, according to a new study involving a University of Stirling researcher.

Dr Rocio Pozo

Author and the Macrobert’s first director among Stirling’s winter graduates

More than 800 students and esteemed honorary graduates have celebrated in a winter wonderland after graduating from the University of Stirling.

Graduates at winter ceremony

University of Stirling to host 2018 Special Olympics event

The University of Stirling will welcome thousands of athletes, coaches and spectators to campus next summer for the Special Olympics Anniversary Games.

Principal Gerry McCormac

University of Stirling experts react to UK Budget

Experts from the University of Stirling have reacted to today’s Budget announcement by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond.

Professor David Bell

Ceremony in Oman recognises Stirling graduates

Students from the University of Stirling’s accountancy, business and computing science courses delivered in partnership with Muscat College in Oman celebrated their graduation at a special ceremony this month.

Muscat College

Honorary Graduate delivers lecture on Leadership for Sustainable Growth

Dr Jim McColl OBE, Honorary Graduate of the University of Stirling, spoke about his entrepreneurial approach to business when he delivered the final Innovation and Excellence lecture on Leadership for Sustainable Growth in celebration of the University's 50th anniversary.

Dr Jim McColl

Novelist and the Macrobert’s first director to be honoured at Stirling graduation

A celebrated novelist and the first director of the Macrobert Arts Centre will receive honorary degrees at the University of Stirling’s winter graduation ceremonies this week.

Students graduation

Single men “less likely” to participate in bowel screening

Single men are significantly less likely to participate in bowel screening tests compared to those who live with a partner, according to a new University of Stirling study.

Professor David Bell

Medal haul for swimmers at British University Championships

Swimmers from the University of Stirling enjoyed another successful meet this past weekend as they took on some of the UK’s best students athletes at the BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Third-year Accountancy and Finance student, Craig Benson

Pesticides may cause bumblebees to lose their buzz, study finds

Pesticides significantly reduce the number of pollen grains a bumblebee is able to collect, a new University of Stirling study has found.

An image of a Bee pollinating a flower

Royal visit on 50th anniversary opens new £6.5m Stirling student facility

The Earl of Wessex opened an international student facility at the University of Stirling today – as the institution celebrates 50 years since its founding.

Earl of Wessex opening INTO Building

Scotland’s lost earth-built heritage overlooked, study finds

A romanticised perception of Scotland’s historic buildings has left traditional earth-built homes - once inhabited by the majority of the population - underappreciated, according to University of Stirling academics.

Dr Paul Adderley

Stirling experts call for more research into heading footballs

University of Stirling experts who led a landmark study into the risks posed by heading footballs say more scientific research is urgently required.

Alan Shearer

Lawrie masterclass for student golfers

Former Open Champion, Paul Lawrie, was at the University of Stirling this week for a special masterclass with the University’s scholar golfers.

Paul Lawrie playing golf

Stirling academic lands senior Royal Society role

David Bell, Professor of Economics - who has been an RSE Fellow since 2002 - will serve on the RSE's Council during the 2017/2018 session, starting next April.

Professor David Bell

Stirling graduates honoured at ceremony in Inverness

Students from the University of Stirling's Highlands and Islands campuses received their degrees in a ceremony at Inverness Cathedral today, (Friday 3 November).

Graduates at winter ceremony

GB honours for tennis stars

Three University of Stirling tennis scholars have been selected by BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) to represent Team GB at this year's BNP Paribas Master'U in Lille.

Duncan Scott playing tennis