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Centre for looked after children to be based at Strathclyde

23 February 2011

Scotland is to get a new centre for excellence, based at Strathclyde, to improve the lives and futures of looked after children, Children's Minister Adam Ingram has announced.

Strathclyde joins new cancer research centre

20 January 2011

Strathclyde has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to accelerate the pace of research in Glasgow and see the city become a world leader in the development of new treatments tailored for individual cancer patients.

Researchers train in technology to treat cancer and strengthen security

4 May 2011

Improved treatment for cancer and stronger homeland security will be among the goals of a new UK-wide centre of excellence, led by Strathclyde, for training the next generation of researchers to use laser-operated accelerator devices.

Designs for world-class research hub go on display

24 May 2011

Plans for a world-class research and innovation development that will create jobs and attract millions of pounds of inward investment to Glasgow are to go on display at an exhibition next Tuesday (31 May 2011).

Disability and industrial society project results in £1 million award

10 October 2011

The history of disability and industrialisation will be explored in a research project, bringing together acadedmics from Strathclyde, the Universities of Swansea, Aberystwyth and Northumbria, which has received a grant worth nearly £1 million from the Wellcome Trust.

Inhaler treatment for lung cancer

11 October 2011

Lung cancer patients could receive safer and more efficient treatment through a system being developed by researchers at Strathclyde.

Gateway to job market at Graduate Fair

11 October 2011

A vast range of career opportunities were on display at Scotland's biggest graduate recruitment event.

Melvyn Bragg to deliver lecture at Strathclyde

21 October 2011

Broadcaster and writer the Rt Hon Lord Bragg has given a lecture at Strathclyde on the impact of the King James Bible on culture and society.

Shop window for innovative research

8 December 2011

Anti-cancer treatments, a sensor system  for energy production and a permanent magnet multiphase generator for wind turbines and aerospace are among the Strathclyde technologies highlighted under a new Scotland-wide system  to make it easier for businesses to gain access to, and use, cutting-edge research.

World’s ‘leading light’ on maritime safety honoured for career’s work

9 December 2011

A Strathclyde engineer whose name is ‘synonymous’ across the world with developments in ship safety, has been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering for his achievements spanning more than 30 years.

Strathclyde graduate returns to inspire business hopefuls

18 November 2011

High flying entrepreneurs from the University of Strathclyde were recognised at an awards ceremony in Glasgow this week as a graduate of the University returned to inspire the business hopefuls of the future. 

Strathclyder named Chair of European Council for Doctoral Education

6 December 2011

The European University Association (EUA)  has announced that its board has elected five new members for the Steering Committee of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE), including a new Chair, Professor David Gani - Deputy Principal at Strathclyde. 

Research Project of Year

25 November 2011

A lighting system that can kill hospital superbugs – including MRSA, E.coli, TB bacteria and C.diff – has been named Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards.

Scottish soil research findings could help fight ‘superbugs’

23 November 2011

Natural metal levels in the environment are contributing to the growing global problem of antibiotic resistance – according to research conducted by scientists at the University of Strathclyde and collaborating universities.

Lecture celebrates the achievements of Professor James Blyth

22 November 2011

One of the UK’s leading authorities on the future of renewables and wind energy will visit Strathclyde this week to deliver the inaugural lecture celebrating the achievements of Professor James Blyth.

Groundbreaking DNA tests could trap deer poachers

7 September 2011

Poachers could be tracked down through tests for human DNA on deer remains, according to research led by scientists at the University of Strathclyde.

Successes at life sciences ceremony

16 November 2011

The University has enjoyed a series of successes at the annual life science awards presented by Nexxus, the networking organisation for Scotland's life scientists.   

AHRC appoints Strathclyde professor as Director of Research

11 November 2011

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has announced that Professor Mark Llewellyn, holder of the John Anderson Research Leadership Chair in English Studies at the University of Strathclyde, will be the AHRC’s new Director of Research.

Education Minister welcomes University of Strathclyde's India campus

9 November 2011

Scotland’s Education Minister Michael Russell MSP formally opened the University of Strathclyde’s first overseas campus this week (Wednesday 9 November) during his visit to India.

Industry leaders who will steer Glasgow's economic future

7 November 2011

A team of experts who will steer Glasgow’s economic development over the next decade has been unveiled.

Success for Strathclyde at prestigious international awards

30 September 2011

The University has landed three prestigious accolades at the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) awards – the first time a Scottish university has landed the top prizes.

University opens £36m facility for pharmacy and biomedical sciences

31 October 2011

A pioneering research institute to drive forward the search for new and better medicines -  and inspire the scientists of tomorrow -  opened at the University of Strathclyde this week (Monday 31 October 2011).

University of Strathclyde appoints former Enterprise Minister

26 October 2011

Scotland’s former Enterprise Minister, Jim Mather, has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University.

Brain cell study in quest for schizophrenia treatment

24 October 2011

Brain cells grown in laboratories are to be studied by scientists at Strathclyde, as they seek a treatment for schizophrenia.

Vivid descriptions of faces “don’t have to go into detail”

20 October 2011

Celebrated writers such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot described characters' faces vividly without going into detail about their features, according to a research group led at Strathclyde. 

Scottish Secretary visits Strathclyde

12 October 2011

The Secretary of State for Scotland gained an insight into Strathclyde’s pioneering research and teaching in low carbon technologies, power and energy during a recent visit to the University.

Bid to snuff out threat from mines

12 October 2011

Communities near old mine workings could benefit from moves to limit the harmful impact of slow-burning fires in slagheaps.

Engineer wins unique business competition and scoops £45,000 prize

4 October 2011

A young engineering researcher and budding entrepreneur from Strathclyde has triumphed against academics across Scotland to win a £45,000 prize in a unique business challenge - and is now preparing to spin-out his company, Bellrock Technology.

University appoints former Lord Advocate as Visiting Professor

19 September 2011

Strathclyde Law School has appointed the Right Honourable Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, the former Lord Advocate, as a Visiting Professor. She will take up her post on 1 October 2011.

Triple award brings €4.36 million of research funding to Strathclyde

28 September 2011

Three scientists at Strathclyde have won prestigious grants worth a total of more than €4.36 million (£3.85 million approx) for innovative projects which could have a significant impact on medicine, energy, the environment and physics.  

Double success for Strathclyde research

28 September 2011

Strathclyde's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences has secured two grants from one of the UK's main research funding councils- making the University the only institution to win more than one award in the latest round of funding.    

Sustainability is changing the look of Scotland’s cities

29 September 2011

Architectural researchers at the University of Strathclyde have found that the drive towards more ecologically sustainable building design is changing how our cities look.

Minister welcomes new centre for looked after children

28 September 2011

Scotland's new centre for improving the lives of looked after children, and enhancing their future prospects, will be launched today (Wednesday 28 September).

Strathclyde signs agreement with wind energy giant Gamesa

28 September 2011

The University has forged a four-year partnership with global energy firm Gamesa, it announced this week.

Rest of UK fees

27 September 2011

Scotland’s universities remain among the best in the world and will continue to attract students from across the UK and beyond, University of Strathclyde Principal Jim McDonald said this week.

Strathclyde physicist receives top international award

26 September 2011

A leading physicist based at the University of Strathclyde was awarded with a prestigious medal in Italy this week.

Mentoring scheme opens doors for talented pupils

23 September 2011

Experienced professionals in education, science, engineering and business are giving talented school pupils in an area of low participation  the chance to strengthen their academic and career prospects, through a mentoring programme being run by Strathclyde. 

Scotland set to lead the world in advanced hydrogen technology

15 September 2011

Academics and industry leaders gathered in Glasgow as the University hosted a conference which will help Scotland take the lead with advancements in new hydrogen technologies.

Golf champion completes her round at Strathclyde

5 July 2011

Megan Briggs, who was Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Champion in 2009 and in Scotland’s Home International-winning team in 2010, has gained an LLB degree from the University, with Upper Second marked on her scorecard.

Brightest gamma ray on Earth- for a safer, healthier world

19 September 2011

The brightest gamma ray beam ever produced- more than a thousand billion times more brilliant than the sun- has been produced in research led at Strathclyde- and could open up new possibilities for medicine.

Hope for powerful new C Diff. treatment

20 September 2011

MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company which has licensed technology from Strathclyde, is developing a powerful new antibiotic treatment for resistant infections including the deadly MRSA and Clostridium Difficile (C Diff.) bugs.

Distinguished alumnus honoured to mark Department of Marketing’s 40th anniversary

16 September 2011

Strathclyde Business School’s Marketing Department has marked 40 years of pioneering leadership in marketing education and research by honoring University graduate Mr Scott Taylor.

Strathclyders chosen for new Young Academy

14 September 2011

Four Strathclyde academics and two visiting professors at the University are among the first members of a new venture for stimulating creative ideas and collaborative working to meet major global challenges.

HRH Duke of York visits site of world class research centre

8 September 2011

His Royal Highness the Duke of York formally marked the start of construction work at the site of the University's multi-million pound Power Network Demonstration Centre (PNDC).

Strathclyde shortlisted twice in Times Higher Education awards

5 September 2011

The University has been shortlisted for two prestigious accolades at the forthcoming Times Higher Education Awards.

Designs for world-leading research centre submitted

2 September 2011

Plans for a world-leading research and technology centre for Glasgow are a step closer after being submitted to the Council’s planning department.

Talented ten land trip to NASA Space Center

29 August 2011

Ten Scottish school pupils are over the moon after securing places on a trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, with the Scottish Space School.

Boost for renewable engineering skills with £6.5million investment

1 September 2011

Strathclyde will train a new generation of postgraduate students in the most innovative future technologies as part of a new Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE).

Plants could pave the way for new ovarian cancer treatments

25 August 2011

Tropical plants may contain the basis of new and effective treatments for ovarian cancer, according to researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Portsmouth.

Entrepreneurial awards success for Strathclyde graduates

24 August 2011

Two graduates of Strathclyde have scooped prestigious awards to develop their own businesses and now have the chance to win a highly sought-after young entrepreneur of the year award.

Prestigious poetry competition winners announced

17 August 2011

The prizewinners in the fourth Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition have been announced at a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  

Student satisfaction on the up at Strathclyde

17 August 2011

Satisfaction levels among Strathclyde's students have shown an increase, according to this year's National Student Survey.

Inflexibilty may give pupils with autism problems in multitasking

15 August 2011

Young people with autism may find it difficult to multitask because they stick rigidly to tasks in the order they are given to them, according to research led by an academic at Strathclyde.  

Exclusive sales deal for Strathclyde medical spin-out

3 August 2011

A Strathclyde spin-out company, created to save health services thousands of pounds, has taken a major step forward by appointing an exclusive distributor for its products in the UK.

Young carers ‘keep family and social lives separate’

29 July 2011

Young carers compartmentalise their home, school and social lives to help them cope with their responsibilities and to protect their families- but this may prevent them getting on in life, according to a researcher at Strathclyde.

Strathclyde leads the way in remanufacturing

28 July 2011

Leading research being carried out at Strathclyde - aimed at saving industry millions of pounds - was the focal point of the first ever international conference on remanufacturing.

£3 million investment for world-class research laboratory

20 July 2011

A new hub for multidisciplinary research has been created at Strathclyde following the launch of the state-of-the-art Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL).

How to tell real whisky from fake- faster

25 July 2011

Methods for distinguishing between authentic and counterfeit Scotch whisky brands have been devised by scientists at Strathclyde. 

Chief Economic Adviser to join University of Strathclyde

25 July 2011

Scotland’s top economic adviser in the Scottish Government has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Shortlist for prestigious poetry prize announced

8 July 2011

The shortlist for the fourth annual Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition has been announced.

Double celebration for Chemistry student

11 July 2011

A Chemistry student at Strathclyde is having a double celebration, after being awarded a first-class degree and a prestigious scholarship.

Distinguished six honoured by Strathclyde

29 June 2011

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of global communications firm Motorola Mobility is one of six distinguished figures to have received an honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde this month.

Two Visiting Professors named in Honours List

25 January 2011

Two Visiting Professors at Strathclyde have won recognition for their achievements by being named in the Queen's 2011 New Year Honours List.   

Strathclyde and GSK: a transformational partnership

1 May 2011

A new and flexible industrial partnership between the University and world-leading pharmaceutical company GSK has opened up novel approaches to research collaborations, knowledge exchange and personnel advancement. On this page, GSK Executives, students and a leading Strathclyde academic describe their experiences.

EnviroCentre celebrates innovative success with University

1 June 2011

The University of Strathclyde took the strategic decision to invest in EnviroCentre as a spin-out company in 1995 and today marks a milestone in the successful development of one of Scotland’s leading environmental consultancies.

Students showcase designs for the future

16 June 2011

Innovative designs aimed at meeting the needs of tomorrow’s world have been developed by Engineering students at the University.

James ‘Paraffin’ Young’s family mark bicentenary with Strathclyde

11 July 2011

The descendants of a pioneer in the oil industry - and a President of a forerunner of the University of Strathclyde - will be attending a graduation ceremony at the University this week, to mark the bicentenary of his birth.

Strathclyde SaltireFoundation Internship success

8 July 2011

A group of Strathclyde students has been given the opportunity of a lifetime after securing places on the prestigious SaltireFoundation's 2011 International Undergraduate Internship Programme.

Clyde fish stock at 80-year high – but most are too small to be landed

8 July 2011

Stocks of seabed-living fish in the Firth of Clyde have reached their highest level since 1927 – according to research by academics at the University of Strathclyde.

Advanced Space Concepts Lab lands an ‘Oscar’

7 July 2011

Strathclyde’s Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory (ASCL) has scooped a prestigious award for achievement in Space research at the UK Space Conference in Warwick.

World’s loudest animal is recorded for the first time

30 June 2011

Researchers have shown for the first time that the loudest animal on earth, relative to its body size, is the tiny lesser water boatman, Micronecta scholtzi - at 99.2 decibels, the sound is equivalent to listening to an orchestra play loudly while sitting in the front row.

Strathclyde launches centre to develop space shuttles of tomorrow

4 July 2011

A research centre dedicated to revolutionising future air and space travel – and putting Scottish space engineering on the map – has been launched at the University of Strathclyde.

Glasgow Economic Commission’s blueprint for success

4 July 2011

Glasgow Economic Commission has published its report aimed at helping the city harness its strengths, renew its economy and identify new trade and investment opportunities over the next decade.

A health club with a difference

1 July 2011

With £1 million needed to complete an £8 million fundraising campaign for the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences' new £36 million building, a ‘health’ club with a difference has been set up.

Strathclyde student’s innovative offshore technology

30 June 2011

An Engineering student at Strathclyde has developed innovative technology to solve a problem which costs the offshore wind turbine industry millions of pounds each year.

Strathclyde Blues to wear their medals at graduation

30 June 2011

The ‘Strathclyde Blues’ will not only be receiving their degrees but will also be sporting a minted medal, with blue ribbon, at their ceremony. The medals will be official recognition of their Blue status, which is formally conferred at the annual Sports Awards Ball, and their achievements will be mentioned in the graduation programme.

Chemistry research collaboration surpasses expectations

30 June 2011

A venture to transform the way university researchers collaborate and assist Scotland’s chemical sciences sector in competing on the global stage has been hailed as a resounding success in an independent review.

£1.6m wind energy centre to develop technologies of tomorrow

20 June 2011

A new centre to develop and test offshore wind condition monitoring technologies - and help Scotland meet its ambitious renewable energy targets - is to be opened at the University.

Universities Week 2011

10 June 2011

Strathclyde is giving its support to the second annual Universities Week, a UK-wide celebration of the benefits of higher education.  

University celebrates 50 years of Human Spaceflight

14 June 2011

A lecture featuring some of the world’s leading figures in space travel was the highlight of this year’s Scottish Space School at the University of Strathclyde.

Scientists’ breakthrough attracts funding for high blood pressure research

15 June 2011

Scientists at Strathclyde are being funded by the British Heart Foundation to conduct a two year investigation aimed at improving the treatment of hypertension.

Strathclyde academic in mission to ‘new Shanghai’

7 June 2011

A senior academic from Strathclyde has taken part in a British Council Scotland mission to build financial services links with China.

Swine flu spread "was much wider than first thought"

9 June 2011

The swine flu outbreak of winter 2009-2010 was much more widespread than was previously realised, research involving Strathclyde academics suggests.

Researchers look to the future of teacher education

8 June 2011

Nearly three-quarters of teachers in Scotland feel they need to spend more time on professional learning, a conference at Strathclyde has heard.

Business School underlines commitment to Scottish technology start-ups

8 June 2011

A group of Scottish university technology spin-out and start-up entrepreneurs will soon get the opportunity to present their new ventures and business ideas to some of the country’s leading business angels at a Dragon’s Den-style event being organised by Strathclyde Business School, the first of its kind to be held in Scotland.

See Strathclyde's valuable and varied research

1 June 2011

Risk reduction in lunar exploration, exercise to benefit young people with diabetes, regeneration, and strategies for tackling heart disease were among the vast range of projects on display at this year’s University of Strathclyde Research Day.

Scotland's young entrepreneurs turning to family for advice

6 June 2011

Young entrepreneurs in Scotland are relying on their family for both financial assistance and advice, according to research by academics at Strathclyde.

Studentships in Humanities and in Computer Science

6 June 2011

A major investment is bringing together the academic fields of Humanities and Computer Science at Strathclyde to create a new generation of leading researchers.

Architecture students unveil ideas for Barras redevelopment

26 May 2011

Students from the University are set to launch an exhibition at the famous Barras market after working with the local community to look at how the East End of Glasgow could be transformed.

Exploring the art of public health campaigns

24 May 2011

The impact of the arts in raising public health awareness has been explored by a Strathclyde academic in a public debate at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). 

University spin-out company Nautricity to install marine turbine in River Thames

24 May 2011

An ambitious pilot project involving Nautricity, a Strathclyde spin-out company, has been given the green light – bringing the plans to line London’s River Thames with tidal turbines a step closer to reality.

Strathclyde signs agreement with European Investment Bank

21 May 2011

Ambitious plans by the University for a £300 million investment in its campus have taken a significant step forward after the signing of a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The way forward for journalism

18 May 2011

A distinguished broadcaster and Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde is to give the University’s Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences lecture next week.

Principal takes up Chair of Glasgow Science Centre Board

20 May 2011

Strathclyde Principal, Professor Jim McDonald is to be the new Chair of the Glasgow Science Board following an official announcement by the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC).

Strathclyde academic to present radio series

23 May 2011

Dr Eamonn O'Neill, of the University's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, will be fronting the series O'Neill Investigates, four programmes exploring stories including care for the elderly and terrorist activity in contemporary Scotland.

Leading entrepreneurial specialist appointed visiting professor

13 May 2011

Professor John Anderson, Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange business network, has been appointed as a Visiting Professor within the University of Strathclyde’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Strathclyde Physicist gives insight into computers of the future

11 May 2011

Massively powerful computers which could have capacity and speed for calculations beyond the reach of the average laptop will be the subject of this year’s Faculty of Science Lecture at the University of Strathclyde.

Technology 'yet to replace traditional toys' for preschool children

12 May 2011

Technological toys have not yet replaced traditional toys in the affections of preschool children, according to researchers at Strathclyde and the University of Stirling.

Renishaw Diagnostics signs exclusive licence agreement with Strathclyde

2 May 2011

The company provides technology based on the exploitation of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS), for research and molecular diagnostics applications.

Innovative collaborative industrial research degree programmes expanded

12 May 2011

Groundbreaking degree programmes at Strathclyde, run with world-leading pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), are being expanded to increase the drug-related research areas and approaches being covered.

Strathclyde hosts lecture on sustainability

6 May 2011

Michael Mehaffy, an internationally prominent researcher in sustainability, and visiting fellow at Strathclyde, will host a prestigious lecture at the University’s Department of Architecture on Tuesday (10 May).

Strathclyder of the Year is a joint honour

5 May 2011

A swimming star and a business expert from Strathclyde have been honoured by the University for their achievements.

Four Nobel laureates honoured by Strathclyde

4 May 2011

Nobel prizewinners in Literature and Physics have had their achievements recognised through honorary degrees awarded by Strathclyde on Wednesday, 4 May.

Getting the right experience

8 February 2011

Major employers gave Strathclyde students the chance to get a taste of working life through a series of events. 

Strathclyde students are out of this world

1 May 2011

A team of engineering students from the Strathclyde have completed the first phase of an innovative 'near-space' flight test and technology demonstration program - the first of its kind in the UK.

Researchers develop compass to guide Holyrood voters

26 April 2011

Voters can compare their policy preferences with those of the parties in the Scottish elections on May 5 on a new online website.

Strathclyde students get set for prestigious motorsport event

22 April 2011

A team of students from the University of Strathclyde are approaching completion of the build of a single seat racing car in preparation for the prestigious ‘Formula Student’ event.

Early warning system for Alzheimer’s disease

21 April 2011

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow are developing a technique based on a new discovery which could pave the way towards detecting Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages - and could help to develop urgently-needed treatments.

Strathclyde helps graduates with launch of luxury luggage brand

20 April 2011

Two graduates of the University of Strathclyde are celebrating the successful launch of their new luggage brand in the USA after enlisting the help of the University’s Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network (SEN).

Strathclyde Law Professor delivers prestigious lecture

24 February 2011

Access to legal aid at a time of fiscal austerity is vital to a functioning democracy, a leading Law professor from Strathclyde said in a prestigious lecture at the University.

Senior Strathclyde lecturer to lead Commonwealth Games research

15 April 2011

A senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde is to lead research into the lasting impact of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on the city’s health, economy and community.

Strathclyde student shines in international awards

11 April 2011

Saudi Arabian student Hibah Aldawsari's inspirational story of student life in the UK has resulted in her being named a runner-up in the regional finals of the UK's biggest international student competition.

Strathclyde to host Olympic football squads

8 April 2011

The world's top football players will be using the University of Strathclyde’s training facilities as they go for gold during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Centre to revolutionise chemical manufacture is open for business

8 April 2011

An EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Centre for revolutionising the way pharmaceuticals and other chemicals are made is being officially launched today (Friday, 8 April).

Strathclyde alumnus produces unique energy saving device

24 March 2011

A former Strathclyde Enterprise Fellow has developed a unique energy saving device that could save households hundreds of pounds a year.

University signs secondment agreement with Babcock

5 April 2011

The University of Strathclyde has strengthened its links with engineering giant Babcock International Group plc after signing a ground-breaking secondment agreement.

Doctoral Training Centre in social science and business

25 March 2011

Strathclyde has joined a major network across Scottish universities which will provide world-class training to researchers in social sciences and business.

Unlocking the secrets of heritage smells

27 March 2011

Clues to the condition of museum exhibits and antique objects are to be revealed in a research project led by the University - with the use of technology for 'sniffing' artefacts.

International Leadership School in Scotland Launched

24 March 2011

Senior figures from the international hospitality and tourism sector have formed an innovative partnership with the world of academia - the first of its kind in the world - to help develop the next generation of leaders for their global industry.

Strathclyde music graduate wins BAFTA Scotland award

21 March 2011

A Strathclyde music graduate has won one of the UK's most prestigious film awards, for writing and performing the score to an acclaimed animated film. 

Top performance coach comes to Strathclyde

25 March 2011

One of the UK’s top performance coaches is coming to the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow to lead a fundraising event in aid of a scholarship.

Strathclyde welcomes Nigerian Governor

8 March 2011

The Governor in charge of Nigeria’s largest city visited the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow this week to explore ways in which his nation and Scotland can forge new and mutually beneficial links.

Training shoe will improve mobility in older people

21 March 2011

An innovative training shoe that will help older people improve their mobility has been developed by a team of international researchers including engineers from Strathclyde.

Funding boost for community renewable energy project in Malawi

18 March 2011

An innovative project that has given thousands of people in Malawi access to electricity has received further funding following a successful trial by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

Strathclyde attracts major investments in manufacturing research

17 March 2011

The University is to play a key role in two multi-million pound government initiatives to stimulate high value manufacturing research in the UK.

Top award for Strathclyde’s Gold Medal Student

3 March 2011

Strathclyde’s swimming sensation Robbie Renwick has landed the prestigious Lord Provost’s award at the Glasgow Sportsperson of the Year Awards.

Universities minister visits Strathclyde

22 February 2011

UK Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has gained an insight into Strathclyde's extensive collaborations with industry on a visit to the University.   

University unveils plans for £89m technology and innovation centre

11 March 2011

A world-leading research and technology centre that will transform the way universities, business and industry collaborate to bring global competitive advantage to Scotland, has been launched at the University.

TV helping promote entrepreneurship as a career

16 March 2011

Rising coverage of entrepreneurs in the media is encouraging more people to consider a career as their own boss according to research by Dr Jonathan Levie of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Business School.

Taking up the sustainable communities challenge

10 March 2011

School pupils from across Glasgow and the west of Scotland had the chance to design and create their vision of a sustainable community, as part of a series of workshops organised by the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow Science Centre.

Strathclyde supports Sport Your Trainers day

7 March 2011

Strathclyde has kept in step with a national campaign set up to support the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Future leaders come to Strathclyde

10 March 2011

School pupils from around Scotland will be coming to Strathclyde this week to take part in a conference aimed at developing their leadership skills and encouraging support for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Universities gear up for City of Glasgow Cup 2011

9 March 2011

Students from Glasgow’s universities are gearing up for this year’s Brewin Dolphin City of Glasgow Cup event, to be contested next Wednesday, 16 March 2011.

Smarter grid research centre powers ahead

25 February 2011

A world class research centre that will accelerate the adoption of new, 'smart' technologies, from advanced power grids to electric cars and household appliances, is to be opened in Scotland.

Strathclyde SKIL Business School set to take off

17 February 2011

The first courses from the joint business school initiative from Strathclyde Business School and Indian infrastructure pioneer SKIL Infrastructure Limited are set to be launched from the 2011-12 academic year.

Industrial training centre for Strathclyde

14 January 2011

The University is to create a centre for excellence to develop the industrial research leaders of tomorrow.

Green Week at Strathclyde

10 February 2011

A debate, a green fair and film shows will feature in Strathclyde's Green Week this week.  

University celebrates 40 years of Marketing Education

17 February 2011

The Department of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a series of events to mark the achievements of its alumni, staff and students.

Iberdrola Chairman appointed Visiting Professor

14 February 2011

Ignacio Galán, chairman and chief executive of ScottishPower’s parent company Iberdrola, has been appointed as a Visiting Professor within the University’s Faculty of Engineering.

Honorary degree for groundbreaking laser scientist

1 February 2011

A Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in laser technology has received an honorary degree from Strathclyde. 

Public sector under the microscope

28 January 2011

Experts debate the future of the public sector at the second in a series of lectures run by Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute and The Herald Group

HRH Duke of York opens world class research centre

18 January 2011

His Royal Highness the Duke of York formally opened the University's multi-million pound Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) on Wednesday (19 January) during a visit to Scotland.

Spin-out to apply new technology for tackling infection

21 January 2011

A new company has been launched to commercialise an award-winning technology, developed at Strathclyde, for tackling bacterial infection and contamination, including superbugs such as MRSA.

Principal welcomes Chinese state visit

11 January 2011

Strathclyde Principal Professor Jim McDonald met with Vice Premier Li Keqiang and six Chinese Ministers on Sunday (9 Jan) as part of the delegation’s UK state visit.

Low Carbon Energy Review

10 January 2011

Scotland’s performance in fulfilling low carbon energy targets and ambitions is to be tracked and analysed independently for the first time in a major new study.

Strathclyde retains Investor in People status for fifth time

7 January 2011

The University has been recognised as an Investor in People (IIP) for a further three years after achieving the accreditation for a fifth time.

Packaging that knows when food is going off

6 January 2011

Packaging that alerts consumers to food which is starting to go off is being developed by researchers at Strathclyde.

Support for Scottish firms in medical technology innovation

5 January 2011

A network to help Scottish companies tap into the £170bn global medical technologies market has been launched at the University.