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Adolescent girls in Bangladesh at risk of nutritional deficiency, study finds

New study finds adolescent girls in Bangladesh are at risk of nutritional deficiency even if they live in a seafood rich area.

Woman in Bangladesh cooking tilapias

New campaign shares letters to loved ones lost to alcohol and drugs

‘Everyone knows someone’ is the message behind See Beyond - See the Lives - Scotland, a new campaign from academics and advocacy organisations that aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds deaths due to alcohol and drugs.

A woman sitting with a photograph

Study looks to understand exposure to air pollution in informal settlements in Africa

Researchers looking at fuel use for cooking in Kenya and Malawi have found residents in the countries informal settlements are being exposed to worrying levels of pollution.

Wood logs and charcoal fire

Stirling sports heritage experts to measure success of national football celebration

Sports heritage experts at the University of Stirling have been appointed to evaluate a major celebration of football in Scotland.

Richard Haynes and Karen Fraser standing on a football pitch with stadium seating in the background. Richard holds a football and Karen holds a large board advertising the

Stone of Destiny focus of new research project

A University of Stirling heritage expert has been awarded a prestigious grant to explore the contemporary meanings and values of the Stone of Destiny.

Stone of Destiny created by the artist George Wyllie. It is a portable, concrete breeze-block stone, featuring an aluminium handle and the word ‘Destiny’ on one side

Media students win big at RTS Awards

Stirling students took home a record four awards, marking the best awards haul any institution has received at the event.

Gregor Forbes poses with his award trophy

University of Stirling top five in the world for sports facilities and campus environment

The University of Stirling has ranked top five in the world and first in the UK for its sports facilities and its campus environment in a sector-leading survey tracking the international student experience.

University of Stirling Sports Centre

Celebration of forestry research will showcase work of PhD students

An inaugural celebration of forestry research will showcase the work of postgraduate students.

Sarah Watts collecting montane willow cuttings for propagation

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.

men in shirt leaning on banister in front of windows

New comic shines a light on forgotten heroes of HIV/Aids activism

A new comic is telling the stories of forgotten HIV and AIDs campaigners who played a major role in tackling stigma and prejudice faced by sufferers in the 1980s.

The front cover of the comic. A black and white cartoon of campaigners holding placards.

We can learn from Scotland’s witch hunts to shape justice today, says criminology expert

We can learn valuable lessons from campaigns that highlight the injustices of Scotland’s witch hunts, says a criminology expert from the University of Stirling.

street in Edinburgh

New study finds that microplastics can help dangerous bacteria survive on Scottish beaches

New research from the University of Stirling has found that dangerous bacteria are able to survive the journey from sewage treatment plants to beaches on microplastic pollution.

Microplastics under a magnifying glass.

University of Stirling footballers win Scottish universities cup

The University of Stirling’s student footballers have been crowned the best in Scotland after snatching an injury time winner in the final of the prestigious Queen’s Park Shield.

University of Stirling footballers lift the Queen's Park Shield.

Stirling swimmers to represent UK in World Championships in Japan

Five University of Stirling swimmers have been chosen to represent the UK in one of the most prestigious events on the world sports calendar – the 2023 FINA World Swimming Championships in Japan.


Primary school children spend less time outdoors, University study finds

Primary school children spend less time playing and learning outdoors, University study finds.

Young children learning in woodlands.