November 2021 news

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Study shows new potential of fish by-products

Fish farming by-products have the potential to increase the sustainability of aquaculture, and contribute to other sectors – such as food, diet supplements, animal feed and cosmetics, according to a new study.

European seabass swimming

Stirling’s health visiting programme recognised for its breastfeeding training

The health visiting team at the University of Stirling has received a prestigious award from UNICEF in recognition of the high levels of breastfeeding training it provides to its students.

Unicef accreditation for breastfeeding

ESRC awards £8.26m to new social care research centre

Experts from the University of Stirling are to play a leading role in a new ESRC research centre, which will tackle critical social and economic issues – from evolving policing, to social care and intergenerational inequality.

An image of a loch

Study finds edible fungi could support transition to net zero

An Honorary Professor from the University of Stirling has made a breakthrough in resolving a key conflict in the world’s quest for net zero – how to reconcile tree planting and food production.

Blue-coloured Lactarius indigo mushroom in leaves

Ex-pro footballer’s managerial ambitions with Stirling MSc

A former professional footballer who played at the top level in Scotland with Hibs has set his sights on a career in football management after graduating from the University of Stirling.

Kevin Nicol

Shaw and Carter lead the way for Stirling at BUCS swimming champs

Toni Shaw and Ollie Carter were the University of Stirling’s top performers at the BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships this past weekend as the team won 24 medals in Sheffield.

Toni Shaw swimming

Widening inequalities in children’s physical activity, research finds

Deprivation-based inequalities in physical activity between Scotland’s children were already growing before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.

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University of Stirling celebrates its 100,000th graduate

The first ever student to achieve a postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling has returned to campus to congratulate its 100,000th graduate.

Hazel Sommerville with Baijun Liu

New Head for the Institute of Aquaculture

A long-serving University of Stirling professor has been appointed Head of its world-leading Institute of Aquaculture.

Profile picture of Prof Simon MacKenzie by the Stirling campus loch

Stirling academics to lead international study on smart technology and consumer protection

Legal experts at the University of Stirling have launched a new study to ensure that consumer laws are as ‘smart’ as the emerging technologies that they regulate.

Person using virtual assistant and smart speaker at home

New Stirling-led project to reflect on Billy Bremner’s career

The life and career of Scottish football legend Billy Bremner will be the focus of a new sports heritage project, led by the University of Stirling.

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Stirling welcomes international delegations

The University of Stirling welcomed two international delegations to campus last week, coinciding with the launch of Scotland’s International Environment Centre (SIEC).

The ATREE delegation meets senior university figures, including the Principal

Scotland's International Environment Centre launched

City Region Deal project puts Stirling and Clackmannanshire at the heart of global mission. An ambitious package of work to support sustainable jobs, growth and inward investment is officially underway, following a high-profile launch event in Clackmannanshire yesterday (Thursday 11th November).


Stirling student selected for Winter Olympics

University of Stirling student, Ross Whyte, has been selected to represent Team GB at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Ross Whyte pushing curling stone

Clean Air Champion for Scotland

A University of Stirling lecturer has been appointed Regional Clean Air Champion for Scotland, to help develop solutions to air quality challenges as part of the UK’s Clean Air Programme.

Dr Heather Price

Journalism students tell the untold stories of climate change

Stirling journalism students are helping to tell the untold stories of the devastating impact of climate change thanks to a new international initiative.

Dear Green Place

Environmental recovery platform launches at COP

A pioneering environmental recovery project that will turn the Forth Valley into a living laboratory is being launched to an international audience today [November 9] at global climate summit COP26.

Prof Andrew Tyler holding a sensor by the Kincardine Bridge

University of Stirling triumphs at Student Nursing Times Awards

Staff and students from the University of Stirling are celebrating after receiving major recognition at the Student Nursing Times Awards.


International research agreement signed at COP26

Partners in an international conservation research project have signed a crucial scientific collaboration agreement at world climate summit COP26.

ForestLAB partners hold their signed agreement

Research project to promote tolerance by reshaping history education

A new research project led by a University of Stirling academic is to shake-up the way British history is taught to school children and presented to the public in order to promote tolerance.

Children at heritage museum looking at weaving

Targeted messaging required to tackle vaccine hesitancy, study finds

Decision-makers must deploy targeted public health messaging to tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among groups where uptake is particularly low, according to new University of Stirling research.

Medical practitioner prepares a COVID-19 vaccine.

New video game puts players in the shoes of COP26 decision-makers

As world climate summit COP26 begins today, researchers at the University of Stirling have created a video game that puts players in the position of the world leaders gathering there.

A still from video game Power Up