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Scottish industry to profit from leading edge research

21 December 2007

Businesses are to be given an opportunity to get ahead of the competition and see the latest engineering research being carried out at Strathclyde.

University to celebrate a decade of Investing in People

17 December 2007

Strathclyde has been recognised as an Investor in People for a further three years - meaning the University will achieve more than a decade of holding the Standard.

Enterprise Scotland - The next generation

17 December 2007

Views of Scotland as an unfriendly environment for entrepreneurs must be changed if more new businesses are to get off the ground, according to the author of a major new research published today.

Wildlife Crime experts meet at Strathclyde

13 December 2007

Thirty of Scotland's leading Wildlife Crime authorities were joined by experts from the Metropolitan Police and the RSPB for a Conference on Forensic Investigation of Wildlife Crime at Strathclyde today.

Surfing a wave to compact laser technology

10 December 2007

New laser-based technology could be opened up to health services by collaborative research, led by scientists at the University of Strathclyde, which aims to make diagnostic equipment much smaller and less expensive.

Strathclyde spin-out scoops software award

6 December 2007

Strathclyde spin-out company ATEEDA has been named Best Emerging Business at the Scottish Software Awards.

Amar goes far with new award

4 December 2007

A blind Strathclyde graduate has become the first winner of a £50,000 prize for people whose disabilities have not hindered them in forging successful business careers.

Strathclyde students in full flight at air show

30 November 2007

Students from the University of Strathclyde have played a major role at one of the world's largest aviation shows, on which they descended to run corporate hospitality accommodation for major businesses represented at the event.

Strathclyde makes submission to RAE 2008

29 November 2007

Professor Andrew Hamnett, Principal and Vice Chancellor, has officially submitted the University of Strathclyde's submission to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

Four days of Christmas at the Collins

29 November 2007

A new slant on festive shopping can be found in the Collins Gallery at the University of Strathclyde, when it opens its first-ever Christmas market.

Premiere of top composer's work

28 November 2007

Music written by Scotland's leading living composer for the University Chamber Choir will be performed for the for the first time this Sunday.

Scotland at forefront of giant leap in medical technology

21 November 2007

A groundbreaking collaboration launched today (21 November 2007) will see NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) and the University of Strathclyde join forces in a concerted drive to develop new medical devices and technologies with the potential to benefit many thousands of Scots.

Strathclyde honours for business ventures

21 November 2007

Some of Scotland's smartest and most inventive businesses have received well-earned recognition at a University of Strathclyde awards ceremony.

National jazz training swings into action

19 November 2007

Budding jazz musicians are to receive training from some of the country's finest professionals with a new programme being launched at the University of Strathclyde.

Major partnership in engineering launched

7 November 2007

A major new research partnership has been launched to ensure the future of Scotland as a driving force in engineering.

Giving and Investing

8 November 2007

A major new venture exploring ways to promote philanthropy and charitable investment has a prominent role for the University of Strathclyde.

Jam maker's fame spreads with international award

7 November 2007

A young entrepreneur's flourishing jam-making business has earned global acclaim after he saw off more than 750 competitors to win a top award.

Jewels of Scottish fiction reborn

7 November 2007

Lost gems of Scottish literature are being rediscovered thanks to a unique publishing venture by a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde.

Scientist chills out to discover how planets are made

5 November 2007

A scientist from the University of Strathclyde is to cool things down in a quest to unlock the secrets of how planets are formed.

Dancing cells get down for malaria research

5 November 2007

Fleet-footed blood cells are giving scientists at the University of Strathclyde an insight into the causes of malaria and how early action can help to bring the disease under control.

Honorary degrees for distinguished duo

5 November 2007

The University has awarded honorary degrees to a tireless champion of workers' rights and one of the world's leading ship builders.

Health Secretary hails pharmacy education at Strathclyde

30 October 2007

Training in pharmacy at Strathclyde earned the approval of Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon when she paid a visit to the University's Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences today.

Healing device could relieve funding pressure

30 October 2007

A device that monitors how well wounds are healing could bring faster relief to patients - and save health services thousands of pounds from unnecessary dressings.

Strathclyde students go green

22 October 2007

Students at Strathclyde are rallying round to help the environment with a week of green events.

£3m study to help universities compete globally

8 October 2007

The biggest ever study into the social and economic impact of universities across the UK will be launched at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow this week. The study will help universities compete globally and engage locally with their communities and regions.

Give your job prospects a fair wind

5 October 2007

Whether you're looking to break into the job market, or are preparing yourself to secure a career next year, the Scottish Graduate Fair 2007 can help you find the answers.

Strathclyde means business

3 October 2007

The University of Strathclyde has made a massive difference to scores of businesses - and could do the same for yours.

Partnership boosts engineering research and training

3 October 2007

A joint graduate school for engineers is to be created as part of a £50 million partnership to boost world-class research in the West of Scotland.

Red tape and green shoots

2 October 2007

Red tape has often been thought to hold back the growth ambitions of entrepreneurs. A major new report has come up with evidence to prove it.

High society - Strathclyde shares in innovation grants

28 September 2007

Prestigious awards are to give a boost to innovative research in physics, chemistry and management at Strathclyde.

Strathclyde Professor named Law Lecturer of the Year

28 September 2007

Professor Kenneth Norrie has scooped the Law Lecturer of the Year title at the prestigious annual Law Awards.

Learning and earning come together at University business conference

27 September 2007

Success stories of businesses which have joined forces with the University of Strathclyde will be heard at a conference next week.

Public Finance Conference Looks Ahead

26 September 2007

The future of public finance in Scotland came under scrutiny at a conference hosted by Strathclyde yesterday.

The sky is not the limit for Strathclyde engineer

21 September 2007

A leading Scots academic has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to engineering by the first man to walk in space.

Labour's election defeat more to do with Holyrood than Westminster, says major study

20 September 2007

The SNP won the elections in May because voters judged Labour to have performed poorly relative to how they expect the SNP will do.  Labour's performance in Holyrood rather than Westminster was a key factor.

Top composer joins forces with Strathclyde musicians

18 September 2007

Songs by leading Scots composer James MacMillan CBE are to be premiered as part of a new season of musical events from the University.

Explaining the complex

3 October 2007

Fireflies, bridges and shoals of fish might seem to have little in common - but they are united, in the eyes of many scientists, by some patterns of behaviour, as an international conference at Strathclyde has heard.

Scottish piano competition goes global with Celtic Music Radio

6 September 2007

The Scottish International Piano Competition is being broadcast to audiences around the world for the first time in its history with Celtic Music Radio.

Scottish piano competition goes global with Celtic Music Radio

6 September 2007

The Scottish International Piano Competition is being broadcast to audiences around the world for the first time in its history with Celtic Music Radio.

Flying scientist investigates the building blocks of earth

15 August 2007

A Strathclyde scientist who made stomach-churning anti-gravity flights in a bid to find out how planets are formed has been featured in a new BBC TV series.

Jazz students destined for the big screen

23 July 2007

Five talented jazz musicians from Strathclyde are to appear in a forthcoming movie about the Stone of Destiny.

Best foot forward

18 July 2007

A low-cost prosthetic leg for use in developing countries is a step closer to becoming a reality after a Strathclyde student won a prestigious award for her design.

Student journalist Jasper scoops double honours

11 July 2007

A student at the Scottish Centre for Journalism Studies has scooped two national awards in the same month.

Cash boost for communications of the digital age

9 July 2007

A new £2 million laboratory is to be opened at the University of Strathclyde to boost world-class research into communications technology.

Strathclyde Supernovas - the business stars of tomorrow

2 July 2007

The search is on for the brightest business stars of the future as part of a competition launched today at Strathclyde.

Strathclyde honours Wendy Alexander MSP

29 June 2007

MSP Wendy Alexander is to be recognised for her achievements in politics and academia today (Friday 29 June) when she is awarded an honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde.

Student defies illness and scoops top honours

29 June 2007

A student who sat her final exams while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant is to graduate this week - with first class honours.

Could coconuts provide the answer to aviation pollution?

28 June 2007

The longstanding problem of reducing aircraft carbon dioxide emissions could be solved - with help from the humble coconut or other natural fibres.

Honorary degrees for science and engineering chiefs

26 June 2007

Two distinguished figures from the fields of science and engineering have been awarded honorary degrees from Strathclyde.

Report reveals reasons for Scottish election quandary

24 June 2007

In a report out today (Sunday 24 June 2007), Professor James Mitchell and Dr Christopher Carman of the Department of Government describe 'distinct and disturbing evidence' of systematic reasons why the rate of rejected ballots varied across the country.

Honorary degree for Alistair Ramsay, MBE

21 June 2007

The former Director of Scotland Against Drugs, Alistair Ramsay, was awarded an honorary degree at the University of Strathclyde today (Thursday 21 June 2007).

New Drug Discoveries Unveiled

19 June 2007

Technology to prevent MRSA infection, an oral vaccine to replace injections and a marigold-based treatment for psoriasis will be among the groundbreaking discoveries on display at Strathclyde.

Secrets of investigative journalism uncovered

18 June 2007

Europe's first Masters course in Investigative Journalism is to be launched at Strathclyde.

The pains and pleasures of writing history

12 June 2007

One of the world's leading experts on Modern British History is to give a rare glimpse of life behind the history books.

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

12 June 2007

Scientists may be one step closer to finding new drugs to fight MRSA, cancers and other diseases, after CABI, a leading bioservices organisation, announced that its fungal collection will be screened by the University of Strathclyde.

Strathclyde Cancer Researcher Wins Top Award

6 June 2007

An engineering student from Strathclyde has been recognised by the Chinese Government for his leading-edge research into gene switching and cancer.

Students Reveal Grand Designs

6 June 2007

A new city tower to house the Burrell Collection, a family history centre for Cumbernauld and a market under the motorway are among the designs to be unveiled by architecture students at Strathclyde.

International research team to study child health in Malawi

4 June 2007

An international university collaboration is to study the problems of food production and nutrient deficiency in mothers and children in Malawi.

Student Journalists Scoop Top Awards

1 June 2007

Postgraduate trainees have swept the board in Scotland's leading competition for student journalists, winning in all their categories - and others besides.

Bond at the Barony

1 June 2007

Enter the glamorous world of James Bond and help raise money for education, health and the provision of clean water in Malawi this Saturday (2 June) with a Casino Royale charity night at the University of Strathclyde.

University Careers Collaboration

29 May 2007

Three Scottish universities are collaborating to develop a new postgraduate course in Career Guidance and Development to meet the requirements of the UK career guidance and career development sectors.

Students' designs of tomorrow, today

24 May 2007

A motorised toilet, a cigarette end collector, a child's first shinty stick and a collapsible water station for races all feature among the innovative designs currently being showcased as part of a University of Strathclyde final year show.

Sneak a peek at Glasgow's best-loved attractions

23 May 2007

Scots can create their own blog, sample fine wine or take a behind-the-scenes peek at some of Glasgow's best loved attractions with a series of new courses being launched by the University of Strathclyde.

SUPA Entrepreneurial Physics

18 May 2007

Physics students from across Scotland are to meet at Strathclyde this week - for a course on entrepreneurship.

Best of the Bard

18 May 2007

The work of Strathclyde academic Dr Jonathan Hope has been included in a list of the top 100 books ever written on Shakespeare.

Lasers shed light on technology of the future

16 May 2007

Scientists have been awarded nearly £5 million to develop high power, laser-based sources of radiation that could be used in medicine, industry and security.

Lecturer reveals the 'real' Edwardian Lady for BBC documentary

15 May 2007

The myths surrounding the life of Edith Holden, author of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, are being debunked by a University of Strathclyde academic.

World Conference Marks 20 Years of Lifelong Learning

9 May 2007

Increasing participation in lifelong learning is key to retaining older workers in the labour market - and improving Scotland's economic performance, an expert on Lifelong Learning will argue this week.

Space Research Stars at Strathclyde

9 May 2007

Astronomers are to gather at Strathclyde tomorrow to discuss how the UK could make use of the world's biggest telescope.

It's got to be... an honorary doctorate from Strathclyde

2 May 2007

Acclaimed singer Eddi Reader was one of five prominent figures to receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Strathclyde today.

Research Boost for Medical Imaging Technology

23 April 2007

Physicists at the University of Strathclyde have found a new way to produce terahertz pulses - a safe form of radiation that could be used in medical imaging, biological research and homeland security.

Put a Spring in Your Step with New Season's Classes

23 April 2007

Take a tour of Glasgow's tearooms, put your dancing shoes on or spot some native birds with a new season of community based learning from the University of Strathclyde.

Physics Opens Doors to New Careers

23 April 2007

What do a Royal Airforce engineer, a professor of marine sciences and a company chief executive have in common?

The Sky's the Limit for Sport and Fitness

16 April 2007

An Estates Management surveyor at the University of Strathclyde has won funding to research world-class sports and fitness centres overseas.

Lecturer's Soap Solution to Bad Grammar

4 April 2007

A university lecturer has found a new way of helping students to improve their grammar - through the medium of the soap opera.

Strathclyde Powers Ahead With Major Energy Deals

28 March 2007

Strathclyde has unveiled ambitious plans to help put Scotland at the forefront of development in the power industry.

Special Needs: What You See is Not What You Get

21 March 2007

Children with special needs in mainstream education may be disadvantaged by their teachers' beliefs about their potential, according to research from the University of Strathclyde.

Counselling Can Help Young People to Study and Learn

16 March 2007

Six out of 10 young people using a counselling in schools service believed it helped them to study - and eight out of 10 pastoral care teachers agreed, according to Strathclyde research.

Glasgow's Science Secrets Revealed

15 March 2007

Glasgow's communal measuring tapes, the first electric light and the ghastly tale of an attempted resurrection will all be revealed on a unique walking tour this Sunday (March 18).

New Royal Society Fellows

10 March 2007

Two prominent Strathclyde scientists have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

New Centre to Tackle Environmental Problems

21 February 2007

Climate change, poverty and pollution are three of the key issues to be addressed by a pioneering research and teaching centre at the University of Strathclyde .

Will Glasgow's Poor Always be With Us?

19 February 2007

Poverty in Glasgow, despite almost half a century of efforts, has remained concentrated in particular 'areas of disadvantage', an influential academic will argue this week.

The 'Thinking' Space Robot

19 February 2007

Robots carrying out experiments on Mars could be programmed to make their own decisions, thanks to technology being developed by Strathclyde scientists.

Software for Gaelic Speakers

16 February 2007

The University is joining forces with Microsoft, Bòrd na Gàidhlig -the Gaelic development agency in Scotland, and Learning and Teaching Scotland to develop support for Scots Gaelic in Windows Vista and Office 2007.

Exercise 'Boosts' Breast Cancer Patients' Wellbeing

16 February 2007

Group exercise sessions can help to improve the physical and psychological wellbeing of people diagnosed with breast cancer, research from the University of Strathclyde has found.

Princess Royal Views $100 House

9 February 2007

HRH The Princess Royal met with students from Strathclyde today (Friday 9 February) to look at their low-cost housing designs for the rural villages of Malawi.

New Opportunities for Strathclyde Technology

7 February 2007

The University of Strathclyde is to join forces with venture capital company, Braveheart Investment Group, to pioneer a new way of bringing cutting-edge technology out of the labs and into the marketplace.

National Student Survey

29 January 2007

Five minutes - that's all it will take for final-year students to help change the future of university education - AND possibly win a laptop, or hundreds of pounds of travel or Amazon vouchers!

Guitar Maestro Returns to Strathclyde

24 January 2007

Renowned guitarist, Peter Argondizza, will kick-start a new year of music, creativity and talent at the University of Strathclyde when he returns to the Ramshorn Theatre this month to launch his latest album.

Celtic Radio Makes Waves at Hunter Centre

11 January 2007

Celtic Music Radio (CMR) went live for the first time last night (Thursday 11 January) at its official home - the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde.

Strathclyde to become world leader in better business

9 January 2007

The University of Strathclyde is to launch a leading institute to help businesses operate more efficiently and effectively.

Research may lead to treatments for MS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

8 January 2007

A team of Strathclyde scientists has been awarded nearly £80,000 for research that could lead to treatments for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

News from European partners

8 January 2007

The ECIU was founded in 1996 by a select group of European universities and higher education institutions committed to innovation and entrepreneurialism in teaching, learning and research. The consortium encourages student and staff mobility, joint master's programmes and cooperative research.

Recognition for Strathclyde People

4 January 2007

The revamped magazine for Strathclyde alumni and friends has been recognised in a prestigious competition.

New Year, New Classes, New You

4 January 2007

Glaswegians are being urged to shake off the winter blues with a season of new classes at Strathclyde's Centre for Lifelong Learning.