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New £4.4M Science Partnership Unveiled

20 December 2006

A £4.4 million partnership is to be set up by the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow to boost world class research in chemistry and drug discovery.

Dearth of salesmen affects Scotland's business potential

15 December 2006

A growing shortage of sales expertise in Scottish businesses is hampering Scotland's ability to reach its entrepreneurial potential, according to a report out today.

Researchers Trip the Light Fantastic

12 December 2006

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde are developing technology that could dramatically cut the world's energy consumption - by enabling the mass production of super energy-efficient light bulbs.

Cash injection to push boundaries in engineering

30 November 2006

Universities in the West of Scotland will be offered nearly £16 million from the Scottish Funding Council to form a leading research partnership in engineering.

Supercoach Niall Makes the Grade

28 November 2006

The Head of Strathclyde's Centre for Sport and Recreation has been made Scotland's first Grade One international hockey coach.

Tackling Demographic Decline

28 November 2006

People in Scotland will have a substantially reduced standard of living if the population decline is left unchecked, an influential economist will argue this week.

Puppets Take Over the Gallery

24 November 2006

Punch and Judy, the BBC's Morag the Cow and a giant frog have taken up residence in Glasgow's Collins Gallery.

Scottish Tourism: from Doon the Water to Over the Water

21 November 2006

If Scotland is to appeal to a younger generation of tourists, we need to examine what we can offer to attract them.

Scotland's Working School Pupils

17 November 2006

Secondary school pupils who work part-time could be making their futures brighter by learning skills that will make them more employable later in life, according to new research.

International Success for Strathclyde

18 November 2006

The University of Strathclyde last night (Friday, November 17th) received an award from Scottish Secretary Douglas Alexander MP for its international successes.

Manufacturing Futures for Industry

16 November 2006

A network which will help to sustain the future of British manufacturing is being launched by a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde.

Opportunities to Work in Scotland

14 November 2006

Graduates can learn more about employment opportunities at a series of seminars run jointly by universities in the west of Scotland.

Strathclyde Students Make Things Happen

13 November 2006

Strathclyde students have attracted record numbers of companies and prospective employers to unique networking events.

Degree of Success for Malawi Education

9 November 2006

Better education is on the cards for Malawi youngsters after Scotland's seven teacher education institutions, led by the University of Strathclyde, received funding from the Scottish Executive to develop the first degree in primary education.

Hunter Centre moves to close "Enterprise Gap" in education

9 November 2006

In the lead up to National Enterprise Week, the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, based at the University of Strathclyde, has moved to close the gap in Scotland's system of enterprise education.

Final Year Students Can Have Their Say in National Student Survey

3 November 2006

Five minutes. That's all it will take for final year undergraduate students to help change the future of university education.

World Premiere on Remembrance Day

2 November 2006

A Glasgow choir is to perform the world premiere of a major piece of work by Russian composer Kastalsky to mark the 150 anniversary of his birth.

Safer Food: Scientists Create Seal of Approval

26 October 2006

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have developed smart technology that could put an end to consumers paying for spoiled food.

Straw Locomotive Artist Makes Gift to Strathclyde

25 October 2006

The artist behind Glasgow's straw locomotive and Clyde Clock has gifted a complete history of his work to the University of Strathclyde.

Science Circus at Strathclyde

24 October 2006

Indoor lightning, a bed of nails and explosive balloons may sound like the stuff of Halloween - but Strathclyde students will be testing them out on Wednesday.

A Tale from Lismore

19 October 2006

The history of the remote Scottish island of Lismore has been recorded for the first time by local resident, Donald Black.

Lions Test Students' Creation

19 October 2006

Four Strathclyde engineering students have built a pioneering device to give lions in captivity the thrill of hunting their prey.

Space Scientist's Flight of Discovery

19 October 2006

A space scientist from the University of Strathclyde is to investigate how planets are formed - while upside down, 30,000 feet above sea level.

Sarah's Steps to Success

13 October 2006

A Strathclyde Marketing student has been honoured for her success in the business world in a national awards scheme.

Report Reveals Employment Reality for Older People in Scotland

13 October 2006

Scotland needs more older workers if it is to address its skills shortage, according to a new report launched by the University of Strathclyde's Senior Studies Institute.

Faster than a Warship: the Ferry of the Future

29 September 2006

A revolutionary car ferry that is so fast it can outrun a warship has been designed by a Strathclyde-led team of international engineers.

Clockwork Radio Inventor Meets Engineers of Future

22 September 2006

The inventor of the clockwork radio, Trevor Baylis, met the engineers of tomorrow on a visit to Strathclyde.

New Autism Network Sheds Light on Services

31 August 2006

People living with autism are set to benefit from a new information network launched at the University of Strathclyde.

New Approach to Medical Innovation

29 August 2006

Technology to treat and diagnose a range of medical conditions will be pioneered at a new institute to be launched at the University of Strathclyde.

Students' Success in Entrepreneurship

29 August 2006

Two students have been honoured for their outstanding work at the University of Strathclyde's Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Courses Unveiled For Those Hungry For Change

16 August 2006

The meaty issues of how to feed the world, the effect of farming on society and who really controls our food are to be adressed by a new course launching in Glasgow.

Spin-out Company Honoured By Queen

16 August 2006

Diagnostic Monitoring Systems, a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde, has been presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise.

New Funding For Heart Research

16 August 2006

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde are to receive nearly £440,000 to fund research into heart disease, the nation's biggest killer.

Pupils Engineer Next Generation Superheroes

14 August 2006

School pupils in Scotland are to engineer a new generation of superheroes in a scheme to make science more appealing.

Architecture Students Excel in Annual Awards

10 August 2006

Strathclyde students have taken prizes in three of the five categories at the annual Scottish Architecture Student Awards 2006.

Students Launch Book for Children's Hospital

9 August 2006

Paris Hilton, Bart Simpson and the Loch Ness Monster all appear in a new book designed by patients at Yorkhill Children's Hospital and students at the University of Strathclyde.

Scottish Hotel School enters new phase

2 August 2006

As of 1 August 2006 the Scottish Hotel School is renamed as the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

International Deal for Cancer Drug

25 July 2006

Cancer patients in America are set to benefit from a drug pioneered at the University of Strathclyde following a licensing deal with a US pharmaceutical company.

Our European Links

10 July 2006

The University of Strathclyde has been a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) since it was first established in 1997. In the context of the major current developments in Europe, in particular the Bologna process and the creation of the European Research Area, it is felt that a strategic alliance with other like-minded universities will enable Strathclyde to better address the challenges and changes involved.

Graduating With Malawi on Their Minds

7 July 2006

A Strathclyde undergraduate, who went to Malawi as part of her course and was so inspired she decided to stay, returned to Scotland in July 2006 to be awarded her PhD.

University makes offer on pay structure

7 July 2006

Following weeks of discussion in the Partnership Group, involving detailed costing of various options, the University issued a formal written offer to the Campus Unions on 19 June 2006.

Alumnus of the year

6 July 2006

A blind entrepreneur helping visually impaired people enjoy easy access to world travel has been named the University of Strathclyde's Alumnus of the Year.

Ambassadors and First Minister Visit

5 July 2006

The world's diplomatic elite gathered at the University of Strathclyde on Monday morning to learn about life, education, politics and culture in Scotland.

Nine Honoured By Strathclyde

4 July 2006

The University of Strathclyde has awarded nine honorary degrees to people who have made an impact in their areas of expertise.

Back at the Barony

4 July 2006

A Kilwinning girl has graduated from the University of Strathclyde in a building that holds a special place in her family's history.

Grant Award for Broadband Research

30 June 2006

Agilent Technologies, the world's premier measurement company, has announced a grant of £20,000 to the University of Strathclyde in support of its work to develop the next generation of wireless broadband systems.

Greek Mask Replicas Made For Kelvingrove

26 June 2006

A unique display of 4th Century Greek model theatre masks will go on display at the newly refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum thanks to engineers at the University of Strathclyde.

Leading Light In Lasers Celebrates 10 Years Of Success

20 June 2006

The Institute of Photonics, one of the leading lights in laser physics, is to celebrate its 10th birthday by inviting colleagues from industry into the labs.

OBE Honours At Strathclyde

19 June 2006

Dr Peter West, Secretary of the University, and Colin Suckling, Freeland Professor of Chemistry, have been awarded OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Viva Vivaldi! Glasgow Choir Celebrates 10 Years of Success

19 June 2006

A Glasgow choir is to celebrate its 10th anniversary next week with a concert of Vivaldi's finest works.

Mysteries of da Vinci Code revealed at Strathclyde

16 June 2006

Scots can delve into the symbols of the Da Vinci Code or discover how football influences society at new courses being launched at the University of Strathclyde.

Students Rev Up For Race

14 June 2006

Speedy students at the University of Strathclyde are revving up to test out the racing car they built from scratch.

New Autism Network For Scotland

9 June 2006

A new information and resource service for professionals in the field of autism is being set up at the University of Strathclyde.

Schoolboy Hits The High Notes

8 June 2006

A 10-year-old boy has become one of the youngest ever musicians to reach the finals of an international jazz competition with support from the University of Strathclyde.

Journalists Of The Future Do The Write Stuff

6 June 2006

Students from the Scottish Centre for Journalism Studies have swept the board at one of the country's top student journalism awards.

MDP Partnership with employers encourages first-years

6 June 2006

On Thursday 1 June, the top three groups from the first-year Management Development Programme (MDP) class of 500 students presented their Holiday Company Projects in the Deloitte boardroom.

Strathclyde Research Reveals Value Of Universities

1 June 2006

A tool that allows Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to analyse their impact on the economy has been released to every university in the UK.

Strathclyde Academic Joins Science Greats

26 May 2006

A scientist at the University of Strathclyde is following in the footsteps of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking after being elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Inventions of the Future at Strathclyde

26 May 2006

A collapsible surfboard, a cow lifting device and an alarm clock to wake even the most stubborn of sleepers are just a few of the innovative designs on show at the University of Strathclyde.

Strathclyde welcomes High Commissioner

25 May 2006

The University of Strathclyde Business School played host to the Indian High Commissioner on his first visit to the West of Scotland.

Centre for Lifelong Learning Summer Programme

25 May 2006

Brochure launched for July and August

Senior Studies Institute Art Exhibition

25 May 2006

13th Annual Art Exhibition

Strathclyde spin-out deal for Safety at Sea

23 May 2006

The University of Strathclyde has sold its shares in the spin-out company, Safety at Sea, for a six-figure sum.

University honours Disability Service head

19 May 2006

Anne Simpson, head of the University's Disability Service, has been named Strathclyder of the Year in recognition of her work in accessible education.

Careers Service awarded an unprecedented fifth Charter Mark.

19 May 2006

The Careers Service, the first UK university careers service to be awarded the government's Charter Mark, has now been awarded its fifth Charter Mark, recognising the quality of its public services.

Thursday May 25 Update for Students regarding examinations schedule

25 May 2006

The University is pleased to announce that undergraduate students can now verify the status of their personal examination timetable by accessing the 'classes and exam timetable' link via PEGASUS. In addition, exam information will continue to be posted on the web on a daily basis.

Glasgow's Provost honoured by Strathclyde

3 May 2006

Glasgow's Lord Provost Liz Cameron was among those honoured by the University of Strathclyde on University Day.

Strathclyde 'Best Bar None'

25 April 2006

The University of Strathclyde Students' Association (USSA) is delighted to announce that it has been recognised with a highly prestigious award by the National Union of Students Services Ltd (NUSSL).

Languages for Business Student honoured

25 April 2006

Sean Roxburgh, who is a student in the Centre for Lifelong Learning's Languages for Business Unit, has been such an impressive participant in the government's Modern Apprentice Scheme that he has been invited to meet Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Annual Principal's Debate marks 50th Anniversary of Debates Society

18 April 2006

This year's Annual Principal's Debate marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Strathclyde Debates Society. Join us for this special event on Thursday 20 April 2006.

Malaria parasite impairs key immune system cells

12 April 2006

New research may explain why patients with malaria are susceptible to a wide range of other infections and fail to respond to several vaccines.

University Chaplaincy marks two 'firsts'

11 April 2006

The University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy is extending its outreach into the community. The Catholic Chaplaincy now has a second home at St Columba's Church in Glasgow's Maryhill district, near St George's Cross, with a parish choir directed by one of the UK's top composers, James Macmillan.

Four Strathclyders named RSE Fellows

4 April 2006

In March, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) recognised the outstanding achievements of more than 60 individuals by electing them to its Fellowship; of these 60, four are associated with University of Strathclyde.

Latest ECIU newsletter out now

30 March 2006

Get the latest news on the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

The sky's the limit for five University of Strathclyde marketing students

29 March 2006

Buzz crowned winning apprentices by Gorman and Norman -- expert business panel headed by Chris Gorman selects Glasgow's business big-hitters of the future.

Hotelier puts Tourism in Spotlight

28 March 2006

Top hotelier Sir Rocco Forte will give his vision of the future of hospitality to University of Strathclyde students this Thursday, where he is a Visiting Professor at The Scottish Hotel School

£5m Research Funding

20 March 2006

The University of Strathclyde has won a £5m award to expand its groundbreaking research into nanometrology - the ability to measure and characterise molecules.

CMS Managed Pages Launched

20 March 2006

The first pages to be managed by the University of Strathclyde's web Content Management System are now live along with an updated design. In addition to centrally maintained pages, English Studies, who have been helping as pilot users throughout the integration are also live on the new system.

Strathclyde Team in Multicentre Endophthalmitis Study

16 March 2006

Findings of a study announced this week offer hope for patients undergoing cataract surgery.

Strathclyde SIFE Team Training to Win

15 March 2006

Following a hugely successful first year, the Strathclyde SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team prepared for the 2006 UK competition in April with an adventure Training Weekend at Lagganlia Outdoor Centre in Kingussie.

Sweeter Than Sugar Opportunity for Marketing Apprentices

14 March 2006

Over 80 Strathclyde marketing students will experience first hand what Alan Sugar's new apprentices are going through this week as they embark on their own apprenticeships.

For Better or for Worse? The Impact of Acquiring Young Technology Companies on Regional Economies

6 March 2006

Does the acquisition of young, innovative technology-based companies by larger, often global, firms undermine regional and national economies?

Scottish New Business Activity Reaches New Heights

15 February 2006

Scotland now has promotion to the Premier League of UK entrepreneurship in its sights after the rate of new business activity matched the rest of the UK for the first time.

Strathclyde Spin-Out to Ease Pain from Faulty Cables

14 February 2006

The latest spin-out company from the University of Strathclyde could reduce road work delays and save utility companies up to £500m a year globally by making cable faults easier to find.

Nicol Stephen MSP speaks at Strathclyde Union

25 January 2006

The University of Strathclyde Students' Association (USSA) are in preparation for an exclusive visit on 30th January from the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen.

FM 106.6 Celtic Music Radio Launches for Celtic Connections 2006

10 January 2006

Ahead of the start of the 14th Celtic Connections festival, Celtic Music Radio has commenced test transmissions on 106.6 FM to the Glasgow area: