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Research reveals new insights into marine plastic pollution

University of Stirling research reveals new insights into marine plastic pollution

Plastic waste

University kicks off new education partnership with Rangers

In the first collaboration of its kind in Scotland, Stirling has partnered with the Scottish Premiership football team to launch a new MPhil Performance Analysis course.

Ross Ireland, Andrew Smyth and Harry Sutherland photographed in their Rangers uniform

University of Stirling’s Head of Golf to captain GB&I Walker Cup Team

The University of Stirling’s Head of Golf has been selected to lead the Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) team at the prestigious Walker Cup in California next year.

University of Stirling Sports Centre

Safer consumption and drug checking facilities key to addressing drug harms in Edinburgh, study finds

Safer drug consumption facilities (SDCF) and drug checking could be key to addressing drug harms in the city of Edinburgh, according to University of Stirling experts in substance use.

Edinburgh at night

Schoolgirls at the centre of new University of Stirling study into card game bridge are making history

Three schoolgirls who are part of a new University of Stirling-led research study into the game of bridge are promoting its educational benefits – and making history along the way.

three girls with playing cards

Study sheds new light on behaviour of humans’ closest relatives - chimpanzees

A study by University of Stirling researchers has shed new light on the behaviour of the closest living relatives of humans – chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee eating grapes

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.

river with monument in background

Study could lead to improved mussel production

Innovative new research by the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture could lead to increased mussel production.

Mussel shell

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.

two people in discussion

Largest ever study of autistic people’s research priorities finds need for focus on mental health

Largest ever study of autistic people’s research priorities finds need for focus on mental health

A group having a discussion

New museum to celebrate Scottish mining landscapes

The significance of coal in shaping Scotland’s past, present and future is to take centre stage of a new online museum.

Dr Catherine Mills holds an advertising board of The National Lottery Heritage Fund

27 Stirling athletes awarded national scholarship support

Twenty-seven University of Stirling athletes will be supported in 2023/24 under Scotland’s relaunched national sports scholarship programme, Winning Students 100.

University of Stirling Sports Centre

Why grey matters for these academic researchers with a difference

Like many older people during the COVID pandemic, they were in search of company and mental stimulation. Then came a chance for this group of retirees to tackle something none of them had tried before – academic research.

older man on beach

Minister backs University’s plan to plant millions of trees

The University of Stirling's ambitious plan to plant millions of trees across the Forth Valley has been praised by Scottish Government minister Mairi Gougeon MSP

Mairi Gougeon MSP at the Forth Climate Forest launch

University swimmers going for gold at world championships

University of Stirling swimmers going for gold at world championships

Duncan Scott

New study reveals the transformative power of aquaculture in Zambia

New study led by the University of Stirling reveals the transformative power of aquaculture in Zambia

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Study lays out options for Scotland’s first drug checking services

An extensive study led by the University of Stirling has laid out options and key considerations for Scotland’s first drug checking services.

woman in lab