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COVID-19 mobile testing unit opens at University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is welcoming the arrival of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) mobile testing unit on campus.

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Stirling marks achievement of students in Singapore

The University of Stirling has marked the achievement of 82 graduates from the BA (Hons) Retail Marketing, BA (Hons) Sport Business Management, BA (Hons) Sustainable Events Management, and BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Marketing courses delivered at Singapore Institute of Management by lecturers from Stirling Management School and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport.

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Stirling celebrates first year of Housing course partnership

The University of Stirling is celebrating the first year of an innovative industry partnership formed to improve the employability of Housing Studies students.

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Stirling and Gabonese experts lead research into impact of climate change on rainforest elephants

Experts from the University of Stirling, working closely with the Government of Gabon, have led an international study into the impact of climate change on Central Africa’s rainforests and the threat posed to elephant populations in the region.

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Stirling ageing expert awarded £600k for care home study

A University of Stirling academic has been awarded £600,000 from the National Institute for Health Research to improve end-of-life care in UK care homes.

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Artwork in solidarity with Black Lives Matter installed at the University

A new piece of artwork, championing the fight against inequality, has been installed at the University of Stirling, in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

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Stirling dementia design expertise recognised in World Report

Experts from the University of Stirling are playing a leading role in a global report looking at the progress of dementia-related design.

Stirling makes further progress in UK university rankings

The University of Stirling has continued to advance in the UK rankings – rising nine places in the latest The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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Forth Valley 5G hub to enhance major University project

A flagship 5G innovation hub to be created in the Forth Valley will enhance a new multi-million-pound environmental monitoring project led by the University of Stirling and BT Group.


Stirling expert informs new study on chimpanzee behaviour

A University of Stirling academic has informed a new international study researching chimpanzee behaviour and its implications for understanding the drivers of human evolution.

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New book celebrates 30 years of dementia design architecture

An internationally renowned dementia centre is celebrating its three decades of dedication to improving the lives of those living with dementia through design, by launching a new architectural compendium.

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Public health is the top priority for Scotland’s principals

The principals of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions – including the University of Stirling – have issued a joint statement confirming that public health remains their top priority as students return to campuses across the country.

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University pays tribute to former Chancellor Dame Diana Rigg

The University of Stirling is saddened to learn of the death of its former Chancellor Dame Diana Rigg, who held the position from 1998 to 2008.

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Ground-breaking care system study awarded £0.5m

Researchers led by the University of Stirling have won a £500,000 award from the Nuffield Foundation and a philanthropic donor, to carry out the next stage of ground-breaking work intended to improve the lives of children who become "looked-after" by the care systems.

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World-leading “living laboratory” for central Scotland

A state-of-the-art environmental monitoring system – the first of its kind – will be launched in central Scotland to enable businesses and organisations to make decisions based on real-time data.


Lockdown did not reduce “most harmful” type of air pollution in Scotland

The significant reduction in vehicle journeys during the COVID-19 lockdown did not reduce the level of toxic fine particles in Scotland’s air, according to experts at the University of Stirling.

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Stirling among the top 30 universities in the UK

The University of Stirling has ranked among the UK’s 30 best universities in the latest Guardian University Guide.

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New study on the literary and cultural lives of merchants in Early Modern Britain

A new University of Stirling study investigating the literary and cultural activities of merchants in Early Modern Britain could help inform present-day educational debates.

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Professor Niamh Fitzgerald appointed Director of world-leading Institute

The University of Stirling has appointed Professor Niamh Fitzgerald as Director of its globally-recognised Institute for Social Marketing and Health (ISMH).

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