December 2019 news

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Study reveals factors behind a resilient community

A new study has identified the key components of ‘community resilience’ – and experts believe their findings will help to develop and enhance responses to extreme events.


Stirling swimmers strike gold at Scottish Champs

The University of Stirling reinforced its dominance in Scottish swimming this week as the team claimed 49 medals and six national records at the Scottish Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.

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Stirling expert appointed to Scottish Sentencing Council

A University of Stirling criminologist has been appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council.

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New study on the impact of innovative feeds on salmon health

Scientists are testing whether oils from microalgae and genetically modified (GM) oilseed crops could provide beneficial omega-3 for salmon – and, in turn, boost levels in the human diet.


Top award for Stirling team tackling gender-based violence

The University of Stirling and the Students’ Union have received special recognition for their collaborative work to tackle sexual and gender-based violence.

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VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2019

The University of Stirling Management School attended the 20th anniversary year of the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards to celebrate businesses in Scotland who are taking significant steps to improve or reduce their impact on the environment.

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Top accolade for Stirling wheelchair curling scholar

University of Stirling sports scholar Hugh Nibloe is celebrating after winning a top award at the Sunday Mail sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards.

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Euro medals for Stirling swim duo

University of Stirling swimmers Duncan Scott and Scott McLay enjoyed international success this past weekend – as they won three medals at the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships.

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Pub profits largely unaffected by Scotland’s lower drink-drive limit

The lowering of the drink-drive limit in Scotland had little long-term financial impact on pubs – unlike some had predicted ahead of its introduction, according to new research.


New research finds that Shetland had its own ice sheet

A massive ice sheet covered Scotland’s Shetland Islands and the surrounding seafloor around 21,000 years ago – and rapidly collapsed about 19,000 years ago, a new study has found.


Lisbon Lions’ impact on Scotland’s Irish diaspora revealed

Celtic’s historic European Cup triumph in 1967 was a “defining moment” for the Irish diaspora in Scotland, according to a new study from the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh.

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Romanian President honours University of Stirling scientist

A University of Stirling scientist has received a prestigious honour from the Romanian President in recognition of his research team’s environmental management efforts across Europe.

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Project to enhance shrimp and fish health in Bangladesh

Experts at the University of Stirling are working with senior industry, government and scientific officials from Bangladesh in a bid to tackle a major issue in the aquaculture sector.

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