May 2018 news

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Green light for £20m sports facility transformation

A £20 million transformation of the University of Stirling’s sports facilities has been given the green light.

UofS Sports Centre CGI June 2018

University receives £22 million for international research hubs

Two new international research centres – focussing on aquaculture and the environment – will be developed at the University of Stirling thanks to £22 million in government funding.

David Mundell MP with a fish tank

Groundbreaking agreement will increase understanding of the experiences of looked-after children in Scotland

Researchers evaluating the experiences of looked-after children in Scotland have gained a more in-depth picture of their journeys – thanks to a groundbreaking agreement allowing them to link data from different sources.

A picture of Dr Helen Whincup

Tree species vital to restoring disturbed tropical forests

A family of trees with high drought tolerance could be crucial in restoring the world’s deforested and degraded tropical lands, according to new research involving the University of Stirling.

An image of tropical trees

University academics share their expertise in child welfare

Experts in child welfare met at the University of Stirling yesterday to explore topics relating to children’s wellbeing, safety and relationships.

Jane Callaghan

Politicians join academics at event to shape policy on housing and ageing

Academics from the University of Stirling are today joined by UK politicians at a milestone event to discuss future policy on housing and ageing.

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Stirling toasts its inaugural Pint of Science event

University of Stirling academics have raised a glass to a successful Pint of Science Festival after selling out three nights at a local whisky bar.

Professor Gerry McCormac gives a presentation on carbon dating

Heritage sector opportunities opened up by Stirling Art Collection

A vocational scheme at the University of Stirling Art Collection will offer non-graduates a path into museums work.

An image of Jane Cameron

Scotland’s leading planetary experts meet in Stirling

A group of planetary experts from across Scotland – which aims to expand our understanding of the universe and the place of humankind within it – has met at the University of Stirling.

Image of Mars surface

New study could improve monitoring of tropical trees in face of climate change

Experts have challenged the principle that tropical ecosystems are aseasonal – after discovering regular cycles in fruiting, flowering and leafing in such climates.

An image of Emma Bush

Minister learns more about Stirling’s strategy to prevent sexual violence

The University of Stirling’s award-winning joint strategy to prevent sexual misconduct and a student employability scheme were the focus of a Scottish Government ministerial visit.

Graeme Young, Astrid Smallenbroek, Professor Gerry McCormac, Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Jill Stevenson, Natasha Gracey

Stirling students top in Scotland for journalism awards nominations

University of Stirling students have secured 21 national journalism award nominations – more than any other Scottish university.

A picture of John Mclellan

University goes green in support of mental health campaign

The University of Stirling’s Cottrell Building was last night (Monday 14 May) illuminated green in support of Mental Health Awareness Week. Stirling joined other landmarks across the UK – including Edinburgh Castle and the Bank of England – when it lit up the building between 9pm and midnight.

Cottrell building lit up with green light

University of Stirling management expert plays part in Oman’s future

A management expert at the University of Stirling has played a part in Oman’s future by contributing to the country’s 2040 vision project.

Professor David Mackay and his Excellency Dr Hamad Al Oufi

Stirling academic joins new national open government network group

A senior University of Stirling academic has been appointed to a new national panel set up to promote open government.

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A 15-minute ‘Daily Mile’ could enhance children’s health

Policymakers should consider introducing The Daily Mile to improve the health and fitness of schoolchildren around the world, according to new research led by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh.

Daily mile participants

Stirling expert leads research expedition to the Arctic

A research team led by a University of Stirling expert have set off on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean to study the effects of warming on marine life.

An image of an Arctic Ice breaker

Final of Dragon’s Den competition to be held at Stirling

The final of the UK’s largest business funding competition – similar in format to the hit TV show Dragon’s Den – will be hosted at the University of Stirling, it has been announced.

An image of a business setting

Swing back in time to the 1960s at University’s Festival of Museums event

Guests are invited to swing back in time to the 1960s at an evening of games, songs and film organised by the University of Stirling.

Students pose with items from the 1960s

Stirling Art Collection boosted by new funding

The University of Stirling’s Art Collection will receive a share of £3.6million set aside to support internationally important collections at university museums.

An image of Jane Cameron

Stirling joins forces with top Singapore education institute

The University of Stirling is partnering with a leading education provider to deliver Stirling courses in Singapore.

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University launches study into gambling marketing

Experts at the University of Stirling will lead a new study investigating the effects of gambling marketing and advertising on children, young people and vulnerable groups.

An image of a gambling app on a mobile phone

Scientists make major breakthrough on omega-3 production

A major discovery that could 'revolutionise' the understanding of omega-3 production in the ocean has been made by an international team of scientists.

An image of coral on the sea-bed

Photo of young carers wins inaugural images competition

An image showing two boys walking hand-in-hand alongside their father – who is using a wheelchair – has won the inaugural images competition designed to promote research at the University of Stirling.

Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed with her winning image

Heroes’ welcome for returning Gold Coast stars

The University of Stirling’s top athletes have been given a heroes’ welcome on their return to campus after starring at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

An image of Duncan Scott