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Silicon Valley isn’t the start-up utopia we thought, research finds

The highly regarded hub of technology and innovation can breed inequality and sameness among budding entrepreneurs, finds new research.

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University of Stirling joins top 6% after earning prestigious business accreditation

The University of Stirling has earned a prestigious AACSB accreditation, in recognition of its excellence in business education.

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Study highlights true cost of employment for convenience retailers

Research, published this week by the University of Stirling and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation, has shed light on the impact of rising staff costs on the convenience retail sector in Scotland.

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Top 10 success for Stirling students in global university trading competition

University of Stirling students beat 411 teams worldwide to achieve tenth place in the 2023 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group University Trading Challenge,

Left to right: Kunal Sharma, Sahil Parashare, Yojana Patil, Anushree Rane, Rishabh Gulati

University of Stirling to promote better outcomes from water resources for Scottish businesses and communities

A team at the University of Stirling is embarking on an extensive study into how water resources in Scotland promote better outcomes for our economy, society and the environment, in a £5 million partnership project to last three years.

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University calls for firms to take part in Stirling Business Lab

The University of Stirling is looking for local businesses to take part in a free event in which students try and solve their challenges and make recommendations for improvements.

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Angel investor named new Entrepreneur in Residence for Stirling Management School

The University of Stirling Management School has appointed angel investor Gillian Fleming, a leading light in Scotland’s business investment landscape, as its latest Entrepreneur in Residence.

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Call for urban developers and land managers to aid healthier cities research

Researchers are calling for urban development and land professionals to take part in a research project to help shape the way places are created for better population health.

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Human decisions and human rights should be at the core of AI regulation, says UN adviser

It’s not quite time for machines to be taking over, according to a University of Stirling expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI), who says a human touch and close oversight is crucial to developing such technologies.

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48 students celebrate their graduation from UAE campus

Forty-eight students are celebrating their graduation from the University of Stirling’s campus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Students at the University of Stirling's UAE campus celebrate their graduation.

Forth Valley must act now to address transport and economy challenges, says report

The Forth Valley region must act immediately if it is to successfully address transport and economy challenges and lay the foundations for future growth and sustainability, according to a new report.

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Abuse of female athletes goes unchecked on mainstream social media sites, study shows

Social media posts that abuse female athletes can remain unmoderated on the official social media accounts of major sports clubs, new research has shown.

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University of Stirling’s enterprise mission celebrated as Shadow Education Secretary visits campus

Scottish Conservative Shadow Education Secretary Liam Kerr MSP joined innovators, students and graduates to celebrate the University of Stirling’s Enterprise Day this week.

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Government plans to improve public surveillance safeguards will do the opposite, warns report

UK Government plans to safeguard the public when it comes to surveillance technologies will do the opposite, a new report warns.

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New data shows employee owned businesses deliver an 8-12% productivity boost

New research suggests the fast-growing UK employee ownership sector is markedly outperforming the UK’s national productivity trend whilst simultaneously contributing to employee wellbeing, fair pay, community resilience and commitment to net zero.

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UK government misses the mark on shaping healthy urban policies

A large-scale review of two key UK policy areas reveals that health outcomes are largely missing when it comes to shaping our urban centres.

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Stirling welcomes Beijing partnership students as part of unique Management doctorate

Students from the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) in Beijing are on campus as part of a unique doctorate programme being run jointly with Stirling Management School.

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The SNP’s crisis cannot be explained by scandal alone, says in-depth study into the party

Scandal alone can't explain the crisis facing the Scottish National Party, according to a new report.

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New methodology addresses “contentious” student satisfaction surveys

Adopting a new methodology approach could address concerns about student satisfaction surveys, according to new research.

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Double the degree, double the experience – one international student’s story

Flora Horvath was among the first students for the double degree between Budapest Business University and the University of Stirling.

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University of Stirling research uses COVID-19 conspiracy theories to create tool against fake news

Experts at the University of Stirling have taken a deep dive into COVID-19 conspiracy theories in new research that aims to combat digital disinformation or ‘fake news’.

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Recent changes to Scotland’s tax raising powers can’t be ignored, says University of Stirling economist

Changes today to Scotland’s tax raising powers come at a crucial time for the country’s economy, according to University of Stirling economist Professor David Bell.

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Stirling graduate’s English school dream comes true

Marie-Anne N’Guessan came to the University of Stirling on a mission – a very specific one: to learn the skills to run her own school for underprivileged children.

Marie-Anne N’Guessan pictured on her graduation day.

Queen of Sweden and former Mars CEO honoured by University of Stirling

The Queen of Sweden and the former CEO of Mars have received honorary degrees from the University of Stirling.

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"Finally someone understood my business and what I wanted to do with it"

A year after completing the Help to Grow: Management Course with the University of Stirling, David Bowmaker says it has transformed both the business and his outlook.

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Regulating AI is a priority and we must act now, says University of Stirling academic

Standardising artificial intelligence (AI) across the world is a priority and we must act now, according to a leading risk expert advising the United Nations. 

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Stirling students win digital currencies competition as unique new crypto course is announced

Four students of Stirling Management School have scooped prizes in a unique competition – with crypto currency as the reward.


Stirling academic Professor Leigh Sparks named top retail influencer

University of Stirling academic Professor Leigh Sparks, an international expert in retail, has been named a top influencer in his field.

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Stirling Management School welcomes first dual degree students

Stirling Management School welcomed the first students on its postgraduate dual degrees to campus in the spring 2023 semester.

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University of Stirling experts are behind call for improvements to policing technologies

A group of University of Stirling experts in criminology, sociology, law and management is behind a call for improvements to policing technologies in Scotland.

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Call for Stirling locals to take part in Wallace Monument research

Researchers at the University of Stirling are looking for frequent visitors to the The National Wallace Monument to take part in a tourism study.

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Stirling Celebrates Russell Napier’s Karen Napier Charity Scholarships

On Wednesday 8 February Stirling welcomed Stirling Management School Honorary Professor Russell Napier to campus where he gave his annual guest lecture, titled “Twenty One Lessons For Investors From Financial History, For The Way We Live Now”.

Russell Napier stood on the University grounds with five Karen Napier scholars

HERMES University network managing director visits Stirling Management School

Stirling Management School hosted a visit by Associate Professor Dr. Kevin MacGabhann, Managing Director of the HERMES Association, and Director of International Relations at EM Strasbourg Business School.

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University of Stirling graduate shares her start-up story at Scottish Parliament

University of Stirling graduate Elizaveta Frolova shared her story of start-up success this week at a gathering at the Scottish Parliament.

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Video games project aims to awake ‘sleeping giant’ industry in Scotland

University of Stirling experts are setting out key recommendations to boost Scotland’s videogame industry.

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University of Stirling celebrates Singapore graduates

The University of Stirling is today celebrating the graduation of students from its programmes delivered at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

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Lessons for Police Scotland in introduction of body cameras

There is widespread public support for Scottish police to wear body cameras when attending incidents, but certain pitfalls must be avoided, new research highlights.

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Study reveals negative experience of family caregivers during the pandemic

Family caregivers in the UK were marginalised during the pandemic, and vulnerable older people were let down by the health system, a new study has found.

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Team Scotland cyclist graduates ahead of Commonwealth Games bow

Commonwealth Games-bound cyclist, Finn Crockett, took some time out the saddle this week – swapping Lycra for academic robes – as he graduated from the University of Stirling.

Cyclist Finn Crockett has graduated from the University of Stirling.

Success of Stirling business growth course

A Clackmannanshire businessman says he’s expecting a growth in turnover of £1.5 million in three years thanks to a business growth course delivered by the University of Stirling Management School.

Scot Serve MD Graeme Clark

Academics launch review of digital tech programme tackling social isolation in care homes

A team of academics from the University of Stirling has been funded to study the success of a pioneering digital inclusion programme rolled out in care homes during the pandemic

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Stirling lecturer to decide on UK standards for the teaching of economics

A University of Stirling lecturer has been appointed to review the academic standard of economics degrees throughout the UK.

Dr Paul Cowell

Stirling Management School and Budapest Business School to partner on a new dual degree

The University of Stirling Management School (SMS) has partnered with the prestigious Budapest Business School (BBS) to offer students the chance to study in Scotland and Hungary and graduate with two degrees.

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New Digital Entrepreneur in Residence for Stirling Management School

The University of Stirling Management School (SMS) has appointed its first Digital Entrepreneur in Residence to help students and staff prepare for ‘Industry 4.0’.

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New Honorary Professor for Stirling Management School

The University of Stirling Management School (SMS) has welcomed an international risk management expert as a new Honorary Professor.

Markus Krebsz

New research hub to tackle ageing population challenges

A new multi-million-pound intergenerational research centre at the University of Stirling will provide pioneering solutions to the challenges posed by an ageing global population.

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New Entrepreneur in Residence for Stirling Management School

The University of Stirling Management School has appointed a second Entrepreneur in Residence to support students, staff and alumni with practical advice and mentorship for their business ambitions.

Allison Harrison

University of Stirling calls for applications for business growth scheme

The University of Stirling Management School has launched a training programme for managers across Scotland to help small and medium-sized businesses develop growth strategies and improve performance as they recover from the pandemic.

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Stirling Management School wins gender equality award

The University of Stirling Management School is celebrating this week after winning the Athena SWAN Bronze award for gender equality in higher education.

Adelina Broadbridge

Olympic swimming star celebrates graduation ahead of Tokyo Games

British Olympian Duncan Scott swapped his swimming gear for a scroll this week after graduating from the University of Stirling.

Duncan Scott