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Success is music to Strathclyde's ears

15 December 2005

Julie Fowlis, a BA Applied Music Graduate from Strathclyde won Gaelic Singer of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Awards 2005 at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.

Strathclyde Technology Will Help Cut Fire Deaths

15 December 2005

Thousands of lives could be saved thanks to a new type of fire-retardant foam being developed by scientists at the University of Strathclyde.

Top award for engineer

6 December 2005

A Strathclyde lecturer is one of the first five engineering lecturers ever to be awarded prizes for excellence in teaching by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Strathclyde in energy research project

6 December 2005

ITI Energy and a consortium involving Rolls-Royce, ScottishPower and the University of Strathclyde are to explore the development of new technology to actively manage power distribution networks.

Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care

30 November 2005

Physical restraint and safe holding of children and young people in residential care

New Technology Will Ease Pain for Patients

30 November 2005

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde have developed a system to monitor wounds that could ease the suffering and speed up the healing process for thousands of patients.

Opportunities to Work in Scotland

17 November 2005

Universities in the west of Scotland have received over £13,000 from the Scottish Executive to help graduates find employment.

Maths student is top of the class

17 November 2005

An Ellon maths student has proved he's top class by winning a prestigious trip to the US.

£180,000 Scottish Executive Funding for Malawi Project

28 October 2005

The University of Strathclyde has received £180,000 from the Scottish Executive's International Development Fund to boost its project helping blind students in Malawi.

Strathclyde Spin-Out Deal

24 October 2005

The University of Strathclyde has sold its shares in the spin-out drug formulation company, ProPharma Ltd, to majority shareholder, Evotec AG.

Masters of a changing world

18 October 2005

The University of Strathclyde has launched a postgraduate degree aimed at people who want to change the world.

Engineers' bid to deflect asteroids

30 September 2005

Deflecting asteroids could lead to more versatile spaceprobes

New Technology will ease pain for patients

7 September 2005

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde have developed a system to monitor wounds that could ease the suffering and speed up the healing process for thousands of patients.

Drug detection breakthrough

18 August 2005

Drug detection may be many times more accurate and effective in the future with a new technique being developed in the UK.

Strathclyde hosts international education conference

20 July 2005

The University of Strathclyde will play host to an international conference on special education from August 1 to 4.

Honorary degree for top politician

11 July 2005

One of the country's best known politicians received an honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde today - Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell QC CBE was awarded Doctor of Laws (LLD).

Strathclyde Shows Support For Make Poverty History Campaign

26 June 2005

The University of Strathclyde is showing its commitment to making poverty history by wrapping a giant white band round a part of its campus.

Better by design

23 June 2005

The architects behind the University of Strathclyde's Rottenrow Gardens were honoured at the Scottish Design Awards

Strathclyde Tops Student Satisfaction Poll

16 June 2005

The University of Strathclyde has been rated the best university in the UK when it comes to impressing students.

MBE for Speech and Language Therapy Lecturer

16 June 2005

Roberta Lees, of the University of Strathclyde , has been awarded an MBE for outstanding work in speech and language therapy research and teaching.

Aloe vera research in fight against MRSA

13 June 2005

An immunologist at the University of Strathclyde is investigating the use of aloe vera as a weapon in the fight against superbugs, including MRSA.

MBE for Head of Disability Service

13 June 2005

Anne Simpson, Head of Disability Service at the University of Strathclyde, has been awarded an MBE by the Queen.

Glasgow bosses keeping up appearances

8 June 2005

Over 90% of Glasgow retail and hospitality bosses believe their staff's appearance is vital to business success, according to research by the University of Strathclyde.

University in energy collaboration

8 June 2005

ITI Energy has announced the third of its R&D investments - to investigate the production of a low-cost, solid nano-material with the potential to store and release hydrogen at room temperature and low pressure. It involves a collaboration between ITI Energy, Alterg SA from France and the University of Strathclyde, with additional partners to be added in the future.

Talented Strathclyde University students rewarded by Graham Technology

7 June 2005

Graham Technology, the global provider of business process solutions, has awarded Strathclyde University Computer Science students £500 each after winning the annual GT-sponsored group prize project.

Business angels: research reveals the female of the species

6 June 2005

At least 95% of business angels are men so would it be easier for women entrepreneurs to raise finance if more successful women became business angels?

Professor launches new novel

3 June 2005

Strathclyde University's acclaimed author Professor Margaret Elphinstone will launch her new novel Gato today (Friday, June 3).

Students with designs on the future

3 June 2005

The creative efforts of fourth and fifth year design students in the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) at the University of Strathclyde are on display to the public at the Science Centre.

Strathclyde Shows Support for Make Poverty History Campaign

26 June 2005

The University of Strathclyde is showing its commitment to making poverty history by wrapping a giant white band round a part of its campus.

University honour for top piper

12 May 2005

The world's best bagpiper has been recognised by the University of Strathclyde for his outstanding achievements.

Innovative networking for Strathclyde students

11 May 2005

University of Strathclyde students can now network with each other while they access the computer network thanks to the opening of a new £600,000 Java Café.

University Day 2005 // Honorary Graduates

14 May 2005

Dr Larsson, I Presume

Bid to form stronger links with Malawi

29 April 2005

The University of Strathclyde is to host a meeting this Friday (April 29) that will shape the future of Scotland's partnership with Malawi.

Fresh talent is on our doorstep

25 April 2005

The Scottish Executive should explicitly target its Fresh Talent initiative to attract people from the rest of the UK, according to a report into entrepreneurial activity launched today.

City hosts European Education Summit

1 April 2005

Higher education chiefs from across Europe arrived in Glasgow yesterday for a summit on the major issues facing the sector.

Students' Union is one of the safest

31 March 2005

Strathclyde University's students' union has been voted one of the UK's safest drinking establishments.

Strathclyde role for top entrepreneur

31 March 2005

Former Scots Entrepreneur of the Year Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde.

Sparc-ing life into research for older people

18 March 2005

The University of Strathclyde hosted the launch of a new initiative aimed at improving the quality of life of older people.

Impact of Demographic Change on Scottish Economy

15 March 2005

The universities of Stirling and Strathclyde have received £51,500 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to evaluate the impact of population decline and ageing on the long-term performance and health of the Scottish economy.

Reality instead of reality TV - Students face a genuine "dragons' den"

11 March 2005

Budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to face some genuine 'dragons' with their business ideas in the latest day-long Celebration of Entrepreneurship on Wednesday March 16th at the University of Strathclyde.

Multi-million pound deal aimed at helping heart disease victims

7 March 2005

PharmaLinks, the biomedical research collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, has signed a £9M pound deal to develop technology to help the victims of heart disease - the UK's biggest killer.

The University of Strathclyde has appointed Professor Eddie Friel OBE as Director of its Scottish Tourism Research Unit.

2 March 2005

The former Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow Tourist Board will breathe new life into the unit which aims to make Strathclyde a global centre for tourism research and meet the challenges currently facing the industry.

Justice Minister launches Centre for Forensic Science

2 March 2005

Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has launched the University of Strathclyde's new Centre for Forensic Science - the first of its kind in the UK.

New report makes a major contribution to the current debate on attracting and retaining talent in Scotland

25 February 2005

The Scottish Economic Policy Network (scotecon) has published a report entitled Attracting and Retaining Talent: Lessons for Scottish Policy Makers from the Experiences of Scottish Expatriates in Dublin co-authored by Dr Mark Boyle and Suzanne Motherwell of the University of Strathclyde. The report discusses factors likely to encourage Scots to stay in Scotland and persuade those abroad to return home.

Voluntary sector facing recruitment crisis

23 February 2005

Scotland's voluntary sector is facing a recruitment crisis according to a new report compiled by the University of Strathclyde.

Strathclyde to benefit from science windfall

20 January 2005

Chemistry and physics scientists in Scotland are to receive £37m in additional funding over the next four years as they pool their resources.

Top French honour for Strathclyde academic

19 January 2005

A University of Strathclyde academic has been awarded one of France's highest honours.

Strathclyde wins £2.8m e-learning contract in Middle East

19 January 2005

Students in the Middle East can now begin an e-learning course in computer science after the University of Strathclyde won a four million euro contract (£2.8m) to organise, build and install learning labs in the area.

MBE for Christine Percival

12 January 2005

Christine Percival, Director of the Summer Academy @ Strathclyde, was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List.

The University of Strathclyde has received £950,000 to help unlock the entrepreneurial potential of its graduates

10 January 2005

The cash - £570,000 from the Scottish Executive SEEKIT programme and £380,000 from the European Regional Development Fund, administered by Strathclyde European Partnership - will expand the University's already successful entrepreneurial network to include alumni, staff and friends.