Petros Economou appointed Director and COO of In4Capital.comPetros Economou, a Strathclyde 1994 Alumnus with an MSc in Finance, recently became Director & COO at In4Capital.com, a UK global funding platform matching startups/companies with investors and service providers.
Strathclyde awarded £750,000 grant for Biomedical EngineeringWe’ve received a grant of £750,000 from the Wolfson Foundation, to help transform facilities for our UK-leading Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Five figure donation to Strathclyde Entrepreneurs FundScottish Equity Partners have donated a significant sum to the Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund. The fund provides investment in companies run University staff and students and alumni, including IT company Cojengo and personal safety alarm company Pick Protection.
Strathclyde alumna appointed Convenor of University CourtThe former chief executive of three Scottish local authorities, Alumna of the Year 2015, and honorary graduate, Dame Sue Bruce, has been appointed Convener of Court at the University of Strathclyde.
Strathclyde to support school pupils in aiming for higher education with funding from alumniTalented school pupils are to be offered support in achieving their goal of entering higher education. Eighteen young people have been identified by the University for the Young Strathclyders programme, which has received £12,500 from Strathclyde’s Alumni Fund.
Strathclyde researchers preparing new cancer treatment for clinical trialsScottish pharmaceutical company Ryboquin Ltd has raised £1.3 million of new funding to enable research to be carried out at Strathclyde's Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. The new treatment could enable traditional chemotherapy to be up to four times as effective in some people and reduce some of the side effects of this treatment in some others.
Strathclyde student develops dyslexia support appEstendio, established by Strathclyde Business School student Chris Hughes, has created the Present Pal App, a presentation support App which will look to help increase the confidence and grades of students with dyslexia and other learning differences.
Strathclyde academics receive top awards from the Royal Society of ChemistryProfessor John Murphy and Professor Duncan Graham, both of Strathclyde's Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, were recognised with awards from the UK's professional body for chemical scientists.
Drug Discovery and Heterocyclic Chemistry at StrathclydeThe University of Strathclyde has obtained compounds with the potential to treat the Ebola virus, Superbugs, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer, Diabetic nephropathy, Asthma and others. Professor Colin Suckling provides a useful look at the importance of Drug Discovery and Heterocyclic Chemistry at Strathclyde.
RSE honours for Strathclyde's Chancellor and two ProfessorsThe prestigious accolade recognises the advancement of learning and useful knowledge, which is at the centre of public life, across the arts, business, and technology and science sectors. Lord Smith of Kelvin, Strathclyde's Chancellor since 2013, Visiting Professor at the University's Institute of Photonics, Dr Graeme Malcolm and Professor Zoe Shipton, of Strathclyde’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering are the among the latest recipients of the RSE fellowship.
Alumni business wins Shell LiveWire UK Smarter Future AwardFormer Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network Rising Stars - Revive - won the top prize in the Shell LiveWire UK competitionfor their unique waste recycling service.
Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction For the first time, scientists, have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. Strathclyde research and technology helped to create the system behind this incredible discovery.
Royal Society of Edinburgh prizes for Strathclyde academics and alumnusCongratulations to our academics Dr Nasar Meer and Dr Malcolm Macdonald on their awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. RSE has awarded the Thomas Reid Medal to Dr Meer for his ground-breaking research on Muslim identities, race equality and nationalism, and the Makdougall Brisbane Medal to Dr Macdonald, for his outstanding research in space mission systems. A further award, the Senior Public Engagement Prize, has gone to Strathclyde alumnus and TV presenter Professor Iain Stewart.
An appreciation of Mr Walker GrahamIn late October, Mr Walker Graham, a highly valued former Dean of the Business School and member of staff of Strathclyde's Hotel School, sadly passed away. As a much beloved member of staff, many former students wished to express their sadness at the passing of such an inspirational teacher. One of those students, Mr Alistair Goldsmith, has written of his own memories of Mr Graham as a note of appreciation for the life of his former teacher.
Driving support for Malawi health projectThe Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative, set up by the University of Strathclyde and partners in Southern Malawi, is using motorbikes to transport vital vaccines, improve access to healthcare, and support a network of 50 community health workers. The bikes were purchased with a donation from Phoenix Honda and will support health care for around 18,000 people in areas where lack of transport makes access to health facilities difficult or impossible.