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Evidence-based economics supported by Stirling-backed student initiative

The University of Stirling has joined other higher education institutions in supporting a Scotland-wide initiative to create more opportunities for students interested in a career as an applied economist.

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MSc student on track to boost cervical cancer screening attendance rates

A Stirling student is expecting to boost cervical cancer screening attendance rates in Iceland by at least 5% after launching an innovative project as part of her MSc course.

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Keep Scotland Beautiful announces new prize for Behavioural Science students

Charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced a new prize for Stirling Management School students – offering £500 for the best research relating to the environment.

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National Surveillance Camera Day to unlock secrets of CCTV

The world’s first National Surveillance Camera day is being launched by a University of Stirling academic to stimulate public debate about the spread of the technology.

Scientists to value benefits of eco-friendly flood schemes

The economic and environmental benefits of natural flood defences will be explored in a £467,000 University of Stirling-led project.

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Stirling marketing experts explore the power of political branding

Leading UK marketing experts are to gather at the University of Stirling to discuss the power of political branding and its impact in major campaign victories – including Brexit and Donald Trump’s road to the White House.

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New study aims to prompt international action on ocean plastic

The University of Stirling has been awarded a share of £850,000 to lead a research project aiming to inspire international action on marine plastic pollution.

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Students take part in Amplify Trading Boot Camp 2019

Management School Students take the chance to trade in real-time on Chicago Mercantile Exchange

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Stirling students’ website aims to transform ‘agritourism’ in Scotland

Two business students from the University of Stirling are aiming to revolutionise the agritourism industry in Scotland after devising a new web platform linking holidaymakers with farm hosts.

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New report finds Scotland could suffer under UK immigration proposals

The UK Government’s immigration plans could reduce the number of workers in Scotland by up to five per cent over the next two decades, an expert panel has warned.

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Student finance team reach UK finals of ‘investment Olympics’

A team of Stirling Management School students has reached the UK final of a prestigious global competition testing the skills of the brightest finance students.

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Professor Russell Napier gives Annual Guest Lecture at Stirling Management School

Students and staff take in 'Key Lessons for Investors from Financial History’ as part of lecture series

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Top academic to head up Stirling Management School

Professor Kevin Grant has been appointed as Dean of the University of Stirling Management School.

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University graduates awarded membership of banking institute

Two University of Stirling graduates Stefan Pfitzmaier Pfitzmaier and Hanyu Ye have been awarded associate membership of the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI).

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MBA student recognised for leadership skills

University of Stirling graduate Daniela Sefzig has been recognised for her leadership skills and support of colleagues during her MBA studies.

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€2.6 million transport project to identify women’s needs

The University of Stirling has received a share of €2.6 (£2.3) million to create fairer and more inclusive transport systems that consider the needs of women as both users and employees.

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Behavioural science expert gives TEDx talk on ‘nudging’

University of Stirling economist Dr Conny Wollbrant has highlighted how behavioural economics can be used to improve decision-making, during a TEDx talk in Glasgow.

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Celebrations as 106 graduate with Stirling degrees in Oman

More than 100 graduates are today celebrating their achievements after receiving their degrees from the University of Stirling during a special ceremony at Muscat College in Oman.

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Professional recognition for top Accountancy and Finance students in 2018

Top-performing Accountancy and Finance students have been recognised at a prize-giving lunch at the University of Stirling.

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Leading economist and businessman share expertise at public lecture series

Leading economist Professor Danny Blanchflower and Chief Officer of the Business Gateway National Unit, Hugh Lightbody, will discuss the impact of weak wage growth and the importance of being resilient in the face of Brexit, at the University of Stirling's November Public Lecture Series.

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SME business owners need skills to adapt to Brexit

A new report by Dr Oliver Mallett at the University of Stirling, which looked at how regulations affect small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), has called on policymakers to help prepare them for Brexit by providing them with the skills to adapt to changes.

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Stirling student scoops top industry award

University of Stirling student Debbie Maltman has won a prestigious industry award for her data analysis project with Volunteer Scotland.

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Students in Singapore to benefit from Stirling degrees

Students in Singapore will be able to secure University of Stirling degrees thanks to a new partnership with a leading education provider.

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Singapore ceremony recognises Stirling’s newest graduates

More than 60 students from the University of Stirling graduate from the Singapore Institute of Management Global Education (SIM GE) with BA (Hons) Retail Marketing and BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Marketing degrees.

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Experts discuss the ethics of ‘nudging’ to promote behavioural change

Internationally-renowned experts from a range of fields were joined by policymakers at a University of Stirling workshop to discuss the ethical issues related to behavioural interventions.

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University launches partnership campus in United Arab Emirates

The University of Stirling Ras Al Khaimah campus has opened to students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with Planet CORE.

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Freud’s views on love and work backed up by Stirling research

New research has given weight to Sigmund Freud’s claim that love and work are important for our well-being – by highlighting how the threat of unemployment can activate thoughts of death for those not in a relationship.

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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.

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Stirling academics blame low wage growth on underemployment

Employees looking for a hike in salary have lost their bargaining power because of a rise in underemployment, according to a new paper by University of Stirling economists.

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Students to take part in stock pitch event

Students will pitch their latest stock recommendations for the University of Stirling Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) tomorrow.

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Interest rate hikes ‘pose mental health threat to people in debt’

Interest rate hikes by central banks can impact on the mental health of people in debt, a new study led by University of Stirling experts has found.

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Leading fund manager to address the impact of behaviour on finance and investment

A leading fund manager will talk about the ways in which psychology and group behaviour can compromise investment processes and rational decisions in a guest lecture at the University of Stirling.

Colin Mclean

Stirling students pay flying visit to airline HQ in Hong Kong

University of Stirling students in Hong Kong were invited to visit Cathay Pacific’s cargo terminal as part of their Management and Marketing undergraduate programmes.

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University support helps students to realise their potential

Support provided by the University of Stirling to those traditionally under-represented in higher education was highlighted to policymakers during an event at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 6th February.

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Stirling students to pitch stock recommendations for investment fund

Students are set to pitch their stock recommendations for inclusion in the newly created University of Stirling Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).

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Unique Argos catalogue collection shows changes in consumer habits

A complete collection of Argos catalogues – held by the University of Stirling’s Institute for Retail Studies – has offered a unique insight into changing consumer habits over the years.

Unique Argos catalogue collection shows changes in consumer habits

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.

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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.

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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.

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University ‘monopolises’ classic board game

The sound of rolling dice, rustling banknotes and intense negotiations will reverberate around campus this weekend after the University secured a top spot on a world-famous board game.

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Award for Stirling academic’s dementia project

A University of Stirling academic has scooped a top award for helping people with learning difficulties come to terms with dementia.

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Students and Olympian graduate from University of Stirling in Singapore

More than 60 University of Stirling students – and an Olympian – are celebrating today after graduating at the Singapore Institute of Management Global Education (SIM GE).

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Stirling awards Japan its first gold for dementia design

The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has awarded its first international gold accreditation for excellence in dementia design.


Aviva Scholarship to assist students from Asia

The University of Stirling is one of eleven leading universities in the UK to partner with Aviva in a new scholarship programme which aims to promote British education in Asia.

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Students celebrate alongside Ryder Cup hero and leading sports psychologist at Stirling graduation

More than 800 graduates celebrated their achievements on the first day of the University of Stirling’s 50th anniversary summer graduation ceremonies.


Retailers and manufacturers should promote healthy choices, Stirling-led study finds

Shops should be transformed to drive customers towards buying healthy food and drink, according to a report by University of Stirling academics.

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Data students’ fly-tipping solution bags national award

An innovative idea from a team of University of Stirling Masters students has won the inaugural Data Lab MSc Challenge Competition.

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World-first surveillance strategy shaped by Stirling expertise

The operation of surveillance cameras is the subject of a new UK strategy, shaped by a University of Stirling privacy expert.

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Gambling adverts on TV ‘mislead’ football fans

Football fans are being ‘misled’ by complex gambling adverts on television, a University of Stirling study has found.

Dr Philip Newall

Government urged to consider allocations of regional funds post-Brexit

How funds for current EU-based policies should be transferred to the nation’s devolved governments post-Brexit has been considered by leading University of Stirling economist, Professor David Bell, in a parliamentary report.

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