June 2019 news

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Outlander star receives honorary degree from Stirling

Award-winning Scots actor Sam Heughan – best-known for playing the lead role in hit television show Outlander – has spoken of his delight after receiving an honorary degree from the University of Stirling.

Sam Heughan

World Cup star and distinguished CEOs celebrated by Stirling

Lilian Thuram – France’s most-capped footballer and a World Cup winner – says he is “deeply honoured” to receive an honorary degree from the University of Stirling.

Lilian Thuram

Lord McConnell installed as University of Stirling Chancellor

Former First Minister The Rt Hon Jack McConnell has conferred degrees upon hundreds of graduating students after being installed as the University of Stirling’s sixth Chancellor.

Jack McConnell

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.

Linda Karlsdottir

Maia makes her mark in spell of success for Stirling athletes

Maia Lumsden’s first WTA tour win was a highlight in an impressive series of performances by University of Stirling athletes.Check out the latest sporting headlines.

Maia Lumsden tennis player hitting backhand shot

Looked after children in Scotland have faced ‘significant neglect and maltreatment’ before entering care

Almost 90% of children aged five and under - studied as part of a major new research project led by the University of Stirling - experienced abuse or neglect before entering care.

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.

World Cup winner and Outlander star to receive honorary degrees from the University of Stirling

FIFA World Cup winner Lilian Thuram and Outlander star Sam Heughan will receive honorary degrees at next week’s University of Stirling graduation ceremonies, it has been announced.


Innovative approach to tackling pesticide resistance evolution

A new £620,000 study led by the University of Stirling is taking a “revolutionary approach” in attempting to tackle resistance to pesticides in insects.


£680k study to tackle aquaculture disease

A new £680,000 project will use cutting-edge techniques to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Vietnamese catfish – a key challenge for the global aquaculture industry.

catfish in vietnam

Monkeys face climate change extinction threat

Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an “elevated risk of extinction”, according to a new University of Stirling-led study.


Refugees’ contribution to life in Scotland celebrated

An open day celebrating refugee communities’ contribution to life in Scotland will be hosted by the Art Collection at the University of Stirling.

Experiences of Exile exhibition

University supports live storytelling event on Dumyat

A project involving students from the University of Stirling has seen more than 400 schoolchildren participate in an interactive outdoor theatre event based upon a classic adventure novel.

Dumyat trip

MacGarvie Rules at St Andrews

University of Stirling golfer Hazel MacGarvie claimed the biggest victory of her career this weekend as she won the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews.

Hazel MacGarvie sitting on the Swilken Bridge with the St Rule Trophy at the Old Course, St Andrews