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University of St Andrews named a Best Buy in the 2018 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

FIFE, Scotland, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A legendary guide to the best universities and colleges in the United States has singled out the University of St Andrews as one of its top choices for Americans seeking high quality education. The University … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do

Fife, Scotland, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. A new study published in Current Biology found that a particularly rare kind … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: advanced new microscopy technique may help us understand cancer cells find their way through the body

Fife, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer cells find their way through the body. Elastic Resonator Interference Stress … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews-led research solved mystery of why volcanism on Venus is a rare event

Fife, Scotland, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The long-standing mystery of why there are so few volcanoes on Venus has been solved by a team of researchers led by the University of St Andrews. Dr Sami Mikhail of the School of Earth … Read the full press release

Award-winning author David Mitchell to attend one-day international conference on his works at University of St Andrews

Fife, Scotland, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Award-winning author David Mitchell will visit the University of St Andrews on Saturday 3 June 2017 for a one-day international conference on his works. The conference, to be held in the School of English, brings … Read the full press release

St. Andrews receives Special Award for Efforts to Encourage Cycling

Efforts to encourage cycling at the University of St Andrews – including a bike loan scheme, maintenance sessions and social events – have been recognised with a special award. Fife, Scotland, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Proctor Professor Lorna Milne, accepted the … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews Dr Kathryn Rudy discovered 15th century book owners were early “upcyclers”

FIFE, Scotland, 05-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Upcycling may be viewed as a new “green” trend, but an Art Historian at the University of St Andrews has discovered 15th century book owners were way ahead of their time. In a new book … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Olympics could be good for our well-being

ST ANDREWS, 25-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — After stunning British success at the Olympics there has been much speculation that this will increase sporting participation and hence improve the nation’s health. However recent research by an international team, coordinated by Professor Stephen … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: New mobile phone app to be used to collect information about Britain’s saltmarshes

Fife, Scotland, 07-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine scientists are appealing to citizen scientists to collect information about Britain’s saltmarshes with a new mobile phone app. Using the free Saltmarsh App individuals can identify the specialised plants and wildlife found on saltmarshes … Read the full press release

Scotland’s first Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Computer Science announced by University of St Andrews and The Data Lab

Fife, Scotland, 12-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Scotland’s data revolution takes a step forward today (Monday 9 May, 2016) with the launch of Scotland’s first Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Computer Science, announced today by the University of St Andrews’ School of Computer Science … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews academics awarded £169,500 and £108,000 respectively in the latest round of awards from the Philip Leverhulme Trust

Fife, Scotland, 28-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A trio of academics from the University of St Andrews have been awarded top research grants from a national funding body. Dr Karen Spencer (School of Psychology and Neuroscience) and Dr Nicola Allison (School of Geography … Read the full press release

Four academics at University of St Andrews honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Fife, Scotland, 12-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Four academics at the University of St Andrews have been honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Professor Sharon Ashbrook is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prizewinner for 2015. Professor Ashbrook is a physical chemistry … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: the £14m redevelopment of the sports facilities in final stage

Fife, Scotland, 6-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest stage in a £14m redevelopment of the University of St Andrews Sports facilities has been launched by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson. The current Sports Centre was built in 1968 when the student … Read the full press release

Research: neonicotinoid insecticides levels accepted in agriculture cause both impairment of bumblebees’ brain cells and subsequent poor performance by bee colonies

Fife, Scotland, 6-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Research at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee has confirmed that levels of neonicotinoid insecticides accepted to exist in agriculture cause both impairment of bumblebees’ brain cells and subsequent poor performance by bee colonies. The … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews researchers produced the world’s first solid-state protein lasers by harnessing the optical engineering skills of bioluminescent jellyfish

Fife, Scotland, 10-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of St Andrews have produced the world’s first solid-state protein lasers, capable of record performance and some capable of self-assembly, by harnessing the optical engineering skills of bioluminescent jellyfish. The findings, reported … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews researchers developed light-based sensor that can be used to control the movement of artificial limbs

Fife, Scotland, 10-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of St Andrews have developed a light-based sensor that can be used to control the movement of artificial limbs, according to research published today in the journal ‘Advanced Materials’. Professor Ifor Samuel … Read the full press release

‘St Andrews Towards Transition’ received major funding boost from Climate Challenge Funding by the Scottish Government

Fife, Scotland, 17-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A groundswell of activity, led by the University of St Andrews and community partners, to make St Andrews a greener, more environmentally conscious place has received a major funding boost; with the announcement of £148,000 Climate … Read the full press release

Discovery by Dr Mark Claire from University of St Andrews could help prove the existence of alien life

Fife, Scotland, 15-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A researcher at the University of St Andrews has made one giant leap closer to “a profound moment for humanity”, with a discovery that could help prove the existence of alien life. Working alongside colleagues at … Read the full press release

EPSRC awarded £1.5m grant to University of St Andrews researchers for harnessing the power of light in the fields of photonics, material sciences and biology

A new £1.5m grant will allow researchers at the University of St Andrews to explore light in exciting new ways. Fife, Scotland, 17-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The funding, awarded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), will see St Andrews scientists … Read the full press release

The Better Together campaign leader and former Chancellor Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP to deliver public lecture at the University of St Andrews on 16 June 2014

Fife, Scotland, 11-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP will set out a positive case for why Scotland’s brightest future is as part of the UK, when he delivers a public lecture at the University of St Andrews next later … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews’ Professor James Naismith elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor James Naismith of the University of St Andrews has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Fife, Scotland,7-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Naismith (45), currently the Director of the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) at St Andrews, is a structural … Read the full press release

Professor Peter Higgs will be awarded honorary degree by University of St Andrews

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Professor Peter Higgs, who predicted the existence of a sub-atomic particle which gives mass to all the matter in the universe, will be awarded an honorary degree by Scotland’s first University next month. Fife, Scotland, 7-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

UN Human Rights Council’s Independent Expert Dr Gustavo Gallón to speak at the University of St Andrews on Thursday 14 November

St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, 12-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A United Nations expert on human rights will speak at the University of St Andrews on the crisis in Colombia. Dr Gustavo Gallón, a lawyer who has represented victims of human rights violations before … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews marine biologists demonstrate wild bottlenose dolphins can respond to individual names

29-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of St Andrews have shown that bottlenose dolphins can use copying of signature whistles as a way of addressing or labelling animals on an individual basis. The research was carried out by marine … Read the full press release