Tag Archives: University of Glasgow

BBC Names Glasgow Lecturer a New Generation Thinker

GLASGOW, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Glasgow academic Dr Alistair Fraser has today been named as a New Generation Thinker by the BBC. Dr Fraser, a criminologist at the University of Glasgow, whose expertise focuses on youth culture and street … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow nominated for five Times Higher Education awards

GLASGOW, 06-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Glasgow has picked up five nominations in the prestigious Times Higher Education awards. The annual awards, organised by the Times Higher Education magazine and sometimes referred to as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow partners with Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology Innovation City Economic Development Co. Ltd over optoelectronics

GLASGOW, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Glasgow has signed a partnership agreement with one of the most important state-owned enterprise companies in China to develop an international optoelectronics industry base in the Lingang area of Shanghai. A Memorandum of … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow research shows how double-stranded DNA splits using delocalized sound waves that are the hallmark of quantum effects

GLASGOW, 02-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have shown the weird world of quantum mechanics operating in the molecule of life, DNA. The research, which was carried out by academics from the University of Glasgow and is published today in Nature Communications, … Read the full press release

Guild of European Research Intensive Universities formed to tackle some of Europe’s most intractable scientific and social challenges

GLASGOW, 02-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A group of world-leading universities has held an inaugural meeting in Brussels to found the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities. The Guild brings together universities that have demonstrable excellence in teaching, research and policy formation … Read the full press release

Scots author William McIlvanney honoured with posthumous honorary degree at University of Glasgow’s Bute Hall

GLASGOW, 08-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Scots author William McIlvanney has been honoured with a posthumous honorary degree – a Doctor of Literature (DLitt) – at a memorial service in the University’s Bute Hall. His daughter, Dr Siobhan McIlvanney, received the … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow: Historical documents and artefacts for Erskine Hospital history recovered and catalogued

GLASGOW, 23-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Historical documents and artefacts charting the history of Erskine Hospital, some of which lay hidden in a derelict room for years, have been recovered and are being formally catalogued for the first time.‌ Much of … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow’s Professor Douglas Paul among leading researchers to share £12 million investment from EPSRC

GLASGOW, 29-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Glasgow’s Professor Douglas Paul has been announced as one of a series of leading researchers who will share in a £12 million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow saves the world’s oldest surviving transmission recording made by television pioneer John Logie Baird

GLASGOW, 29-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s oldest surviving transmission recording made by television pioneer John Logie Baird has been saved by the University of Glasgow. The phonovision shellac disc, dating back to 20 September 1927, is the world’s oldest surviving … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow: new research suggests heavy smokers are more likely to develop pot bellies

GLASGOW, 24-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Fear of weight gain is one reason smokers give for not kicking the habit, but new research suggests heavy smokers are more likely to develop pot bellies. Scientists at the University of Glasgow found that … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow, The Pirbright Institute: repeated emergence of the Bluetongue virus amongst European livestock in recent decades shaped by its ability to re-assort its genes

GLASGOW, 24-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The repeated emergence of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) amongst European livestock in recent decades has been shaped by its ability to re-assort its genes, a study has found. The virus infects ruminant animals such as … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow scientists investigate whether commercial trawling drives evolutionary change in fish evading capture

GLASGOW, 6-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Intensive fishing prompts much concern and debate over sustainability of fish stocks, but could it also be driving evolutionary changes that render fish of the future less catchable? There are many examples of an evolutionary … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow and Pwani University in Kenya to promote joint scientific research and education programmes on tropical diseases

GLASGOW, 6-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A partnership agreement to promote joint scientific research and education programmes – with a focus on tropical diseases – has been signed by the University of Glasgow and Pwani University in Kilifi, Kenya. The Memorandum … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University scientists managed to slow photons in free space for the first time

GLASGOW, 26-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have long known that the speed of light can be slowed slightly as it travels through materials such as water or glass. However, it has generally been thought impossible for particles of light, known … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow’s Professor Andy Furlong: Europe’s youth unemployment may not be temporary

27-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s young people are facing a bleak future with a fragmented and precarious labour market that is only just beginning to be appreciated in the West, according to a paper to be presented this Thursday to the European … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow Researchers found South Asians need more exercise than white Europeans to reduce diabetes risk

1-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — South Asians may have to exercise more than white Europeans to achieve the same levels of fitness and reduce their risk of diabetes. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have found lower fitness levels in middle-aged men … Read the full press release