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Strathclyde spinout raises £461,000 in investment round

Investment in 3f bio, which is involved in the sustainable production of food protein

Deputy First Minister John Swinney addresses new trainee teachers at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Deputy First Minister welcomes new trainee teachers

Deputy First Minister John Swinney addressed the latest intake of trainee teachers at the University of Strathclyde recently.

HRH Prince Philip with Merlin Kafka

Engineering graduate wins Prince Philip Prize

Strathclyde graduate wins Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow’s Prince Philip Prize in 50th anniversary year.

Dr Malcolm Macdonald

Reader appointed to UK Space Agency Steering Board

Malcolm Macdonald to be Non-Executive Member of UK Space Agency until June 2020.

Aeroplane built by Andrew Blain Baird in the Rothesay Drill Hall, August 1910

Scottish aerospace ingenuity celebrated in new lecture series

Baird of Bute Society aims to inspire youth of Scotland.

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Strathclyde partners with Ulster in £6 million energy project

Cross-border initiative aims to develop renewable energy storage solutions.

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Head of our Architecture Department wins international award

Professor Ashraf Salama to receive prize from the International Union of Architects

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Online course to tackle global violence against women

New MOOC aims to tackle global issue of violence against women.

Parents could hold key to Gaelic’s future

Study finds parents could have major role for language - even if they do not speak it

Wolfson in winter sunshine.

Strathclyde awarded £750,000 grant for Biomedical Engineering

Grant from the Wolfson Foundation for refurbishment of the Wolfson Building

Advanced Forming Research Centre

AFRC forges new path for UK manufacturing

£2.3-million radial forge paves way for new manufacturing techniques

2017 Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute students with Dr John Young

US exchange students experience the Highlands

Ten undergraduates from the US make a journey of discovery as part of the Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute

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Discovery Award for team tackling antibiotic resistance

Researchers developing lab-on-a-chip to help doctors identify best drugs to use

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville speaks to Morad Musleh, a pupil at Whitehill Secondary School about the Accelerate programme he is particpating in.

Higher Education Minister praises Accelerate scheme

Widening access initiative helps students on university journey.

Strathclyde's 2017 Saltire Scholars

Strathclyde leads the way in internship programme

We have the highest number of students on Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Scholar Internship Programme

electronic and mechanical parts of an ION Accelerator

Strathclyde in £4.4 million industrial partnership

We are leading a partnership for making nuclear assets safer and more reliable.

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Kind-hearted student raises funds for Indian charity

Student Jennifer Pirie raises £1,500 for Indian prosthetics charity MUKTI.

Participants in cohort 1 of Strathclyde Business School's Growth Advantage Programme run in association with Santander

Growth Advantage Programme participants see sales increase

Strathclyde’s Growth Advantage Programme 2017 has opened to applications.

Professor Peter Boyle is presented with the RSE Royal Medal by Her Majesty the Queen. Photo by Gary Doak Photography, courtesy of the RSE.

The Queen awards medal to Strathclyde Professor

Peter Boyle receives RSE Royal Medal for contribution to global cancer control and public health policy

Presentation of the Workplace of the Year trophy at the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards

Workplace of the Year

We scooped the Workplace of the Year and Outstanding Strategic Planning Team trophies

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Digital currency fundraising concerns voiced

The unregulated nature of internet cyber currencies is putting investors at risk

Nobel Physics Laureate’s lecture to ‘go with a bang’

Nobel Prize in Physics winner Dr Bill Phillips will give a lecture at Strathclyde this week

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Surge in female start-ups narrows ‘enterprise gap’

Number of new female entrepreneurs rises faster than men in past decade.

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Alumni of the Year

Awards go to leading businesswoman Baroness Nosheena Mobarik and prominent venture capital investor Calum Paterson

Deputy First Minister John Swinney (second right) at the launch of the Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures

New institute to inspire better future for children

Deputy First Minister John Swinney welcomes our ambitious plans to support children facing adversity globally

Students competing in the 2017 Iberdrola-Scottish Power Challenge

Smart grids idea scoops Scottish Power-Iberdrola Challenge prize

PhD students named winners of the Scottish Power-Iberdrola Challenge.

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Scotland’s economy edges close to recession

Report says Scotland's economy is stuck in cycle of weak growth.

Digital health

New Chairman & Chief Executive for Digital Health & Care Institute

John Jeans and Professor George Crooks are appointed at the Strathclyde-hosted Institute

Sir Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from  Strathclyde

Sir Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from Strathclyde

Internationally renowned Glaswegian comedian is honoured by the University

Susan McDonald

Strathclyde Alumna named among Top 50 Women in Engineering 2017

Susan McDonald, 2010 Electrical and Mechanical Engineering graduate lauded.

Leanne Nimmo, Catriona McGeechan, Laura Halliday, Rachel Houston, and Amanda Onaga.

Students win Engineers without Borders design challenge

Students will travel to Mexico to take part in a sustainable development training course.

Interior of the Barony Hall

Sir Billy Connolly: our new Honorary Doctor

We’re delighted to welcome Sir Billy Connolly to the Strathclyde community.

Nicola Sturgeon with students on a visit to Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre in Inchinnan.

Strathclyde to oversee new £8.9m Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

Strathclyde to run new £8.9m Lightweight Manufacturing Centre.

Making politics accessible to the world – from Strathclyde

A profile of Strathclyde's Professor John Curtice, the most in-demand political commentator in the country

Raw coffee beans in palm of a hand.

Fairtrade status for Strathclyde

University officially recognised for its commitment to Fairtrade

Professor Rebecca Lunn smiling at the camera in the James Weir Building

Strathclyde Engineering Professor appointed MBE

An Engineering Professor at the University of Strathclyde has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Mural of Sir Billy Connolly in Glasgow city centre

Big Yin heads list of honorary graduands from Strathclyde

Sir Billy Connolly to be made an honorary Doctor of the University

Members of the Glasgow Children's University class of 2017

Glasgow Children’s University celebrates 128 new graduates

Children graduate in special ceremony at Strathclyde's Barony Hall

Portrait of Graham Norton by Gareth Reid

Award-winning artist event in adult learners programme

An audience with our award-winning art tutor in the Centre for Lifelong learning's new summer programme.

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Partnership to help SMEs transform UK power systems

Strathclyde signs agreement to support transformation of UK energy system.

NASA astronauts William McArthur (an honorary graduate of Strathclyde) and Bob Cenkar at the Scottish Space School

NASA astronauts return to Strathclyde’s Space School

Pupils join NASA astronauts at Scottish Space School.

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Closing the gender gap in STEM subjects

Strathclyde hosts event promoting science, technology, engineering and maths to school girls

Melanin-like material created by researchers at Strathclyde and City University of New York

Scientists develop molecular code for melanin-like materials

Scientists develop materials with melanin-like properties

Exhibition of Images of Research 2017 at ENGAGE

University’s Images of Research go on tour of Scotland

Images of Research exhibition goes on tour

Architecture students' End of Year Show

Strathclyde Architecture students in End of Year Show

Our Architecture students display the range and quality of their work.

Winners of the Converge Challenge Ready Steady Pitch competition.

Early brain tumour diagnosis attracts praise from top business leaders

A Strathclyde research associate has won an academic start-up prize for her research.

Team Rob complete the prototype

Strathclyde team brings young engineer's invention to life

A budding engineer has seen her rotating bench concept come to life with the help of Strathclyde.

Professor Dimitris Drikakis (left), Executive Dean of the University of Strathclyde’s Faculty of Engineering, and Paul Feely, Engineering Director at BAE Systems Naval Ships, sign the strategic framework agreement between the University and the company

Strathclyde signs strategic agreement with BAE Systems

Partnership with aerospace company to strengthen long-term relationship in research, education and consultancy

View of the University of Strathclyde's James Weir building looking across Rottenrow Gardens

Strathclyde appoints new University Secretary

Dr Veena O’Halloran to take up post of University Secretary and Compliance Officer.

Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, meets Strathclyde students Kieran Shellon and Rosanna Moore, both of whom came to the University through Widening Access programmes

Minister hears of Widening Access progress at Strathclyde

Students with experience of the care system have met Scottish Government Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville at the University of Strathclyde, as she heard of the University’s progress in widening access to higher education.

From air to sea: Strathclyde-led group wins international safety award

We have won a major international marine award for enhancing safety at sea.

Wheels of fortune

We’re proud of Rachael Halifax, from our Faculty of Engineering, winning a national award for her voluntary activities in getting people cycling. She spoke to us about the work that earned her the honour.

The Vulcan (TAW) laser target area at the Central Laser Facility, with the Raman amplification setup

We develop world’s highest gain high-power laser amplifier

The world’s highest gain high power laser amplifier has been developed.

Students on campus in Rottenrow Gardens

We have more scholarships for asylum seekers

A new partnership with The Carnegie Trust means more scholarships are available for asylum seekers

a female researcher injects a sample from a device into a small container

We mark 50 years of Forensic Science

Staff and students celebrate UK’s longest established forensic science postgraduate degree.

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We welcome international political economy expert

Commentator on global economies calls for a rethink on the way countries measure prosperity.

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UN Guidelines for Alternative Care course launched

Strathclyde develops online course sharing UN guidelines for care of children

Strathclyde shortlisted for three UK awards

We are in the running for three Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

Graphs and charts

Latest gross domestic product data is ‘deeply disappointing’

Professor Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, comments.

Rottenrow Gardens, University of Strathclyde, in the sunshine

A message from the Principal to all staff and students

A message from our Principal following the triggering of Article 50

David Hillier receive Director of the Year Award

Strathclyde Dean scoops top honours at Institute of Director Scottish Awards

Professor David Hillier recognised at Institute of Directors Awards

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Academics join fight to combat deadly tropical disease

Strathclyde mathematicians are modelling the impact of device that could reduce dengue fever.

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Professor Iain Hunter co-chairs new government science strategy

Strathclyde scientist to shape Scotland’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths strategy.

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Strathclyde Director joins Scottish Fiscal Commission Board

David Wilson has been appointed as a Member of the Scottish Fiscal Commission.

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Political uncertainty could slow Scottish economic recovery

Report finds Scotland’s economy continues growth but remains ‘fragile’.

Two science students looking at canonical flask

GlaxoSmithKline in £2.5m partnership agreement

Our highly successful partnership with GlaxoSmithKline has been extended significantly.

A person painting at the Centre for Lifelong Learning

Strathclyde tutor is Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year

A Strathclyde tutor has won a prestigious arts award

Physical activity “may tail off by age seven in boys and girls”

Findings question orthodoxy that decline only happens among teens and is gender specific

earth from space, with satellite

Glasgow’s space sector blasts off with UK Space Agency support

Glasgow's burgeoning space sector is set for a cash injection from the UK Space Agency

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Budget 2017: a boring budget?

What did the Fraser of Allander Institute make of this year's spring budget?

Health worker using a tablet computer with digital icons

Leading Digital Health research team joins Strathclyde

A UK-leading Digital Health research group joins Strathclyde to accelerate the development of new technologies.