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Arclight – a medical revolution

Thursday 12 January 2017

Device could save the sight of millions

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New mapping reveals vast peatlands in the Congo Basin

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Area almost twice the size of Scotland

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St Andrews excavations uncover valuable archaeology

Monday 09 January 2017

Pottery and flint tools reveal ancient trade

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Around 60 remain of the world’s most threatened porpoise

Thursday 05 January 2017

Endangered species threatened by illegal fishing

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Rare 15th century prayer book acquired by University

Monday 26 December 2016

Exquisite illuminations cast light on the past 

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$5 million boost to expertise in post-truth era

Tuesday 20 December 2016

St Andrews graduate’s remarkable early Christmas present to English and Philosophy

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When art meets science

Friday 16 December 2016

Mural portraying the link between ecology and statistics unveiled

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Academic supports alpaca farmers

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Anthropologist helping Bolivian family in run-up to Christmas

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Over £1.7m funding package for St Andrews

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Six researchers awarded funding

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Academic shares €10,000 prize

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Professor David Cole-Hamilton wins major triennial distinction

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Step change in Scottish inshore fisheries management

Tuesday 13 December 2016

St Andrews-based team secure major research funding

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Funding boost for award-winning spinout company

Monday 12 December 2016

Investment to take on healthcare market

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A tree is not just for Christmas…

Sunday 11 December 2016

University donates living Christmas Tree to Guardbridge

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Unique Centre for Designer Quantum Materials opened by Minister

Thursday 08 December 2016

First of its kind in the UK

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Alumni Carol Service

Wednesday 07 December 2016

Alumni and friends invited to celebrate Christmas

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Award winning biomass plant commissioned

Tuesday 06 December 2016

Major step towards UK’s first carbon neutral university

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Cancer drug may cause women to grow new eggs

Tuesday 06 December 2016

Study suggests our understanding of the biological clock may be wrong

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Eden Campus energy centre scoops national green award

Friday 02 December 2016

Honour for biomass plant at Guardbridge

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Graduation Address: Dr Emma Buckley

Thursday 01 December 2016

Dr Emma Buckley of the School of Classics addresses the final November Graduation ceremony

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Sir Ewan Brown

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Response by Sir Ewan Brown to receiving the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

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Honorary degree for former University Governor

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Tribute to Sir Ewan Brown

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Graduation Address: Professor Sally Mapstone

Wednesday 30 November 2016

‘You can’t always get what you want’: the Principal and Vice-Chancellor gives her first graduation address

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Laureation Address: Sir Ewan Brown

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Laureation by Professor James Naismith of the School of Chemistry for Sir Ewan Brown, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

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Graduation Address: Professor Russell Morris

Wednesday 30 November 2016

The School of Chemistry's Professor Russell Morris addresses the first 2016 winter graduates

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Congratulatory Address: Ruth Hunt

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Chief Executive of Stonewall recalls her days as a student under the new Principal

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Installation address: Professor Sally Mapstone

Tuesday 29 November 2016

New Principal and Vice-Chancellor is installed

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St Andrews Principal pledges action on Brexit, funding and diversity

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Professor Sally Mapstone unveils bold vision for University future

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University choir sings Christmas classics

Wednesday 23 November 2016

New CD evokes festive season

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SLIC device beats bugs

Monday 21 November 2016

International award for infection detection invention to be presented at Royal Society

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Accolade for academic

Monday 21 November 2016

Structural Biologist elected fellow of world's largest general scientific society

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A journey through the Universe

Friday 18 November 2016

Stars turn out for University Observatory Open Night

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Dig for museum victory

Wednesday 16 November 2016

St Andrews University attraction wins best of 2016

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When the going gets tough...

Wednesday 16 November 2016

…men prefer heavier women, according to new research

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Catching the Sun

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Quantum enhanced solar cells could hold answer to future energy needs

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Milestone for ground-breaking education project

Tuesday 15 November 2016

GeoBus reaches 50,000th pupil

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Are you i_Tolerant?

Tuesday 15 November 2016

University think-tank in $100m bid to tackle online prejudice

Explaining Trump’s appeal

Thursday 10 November 2016

New book predicted the success of the new US President

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World-renowned musicians to provide St Andrews soundtrack

Wednesday 02 November 2016

Braveheart trombonist and Organist of the year to appear at University next week

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With a little help from my friends

Wednesday 02 November 2016

Family and friends reduce stress in wild chimpanzees

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New trials offer hope for TB treatment

Friday 28 October 2016

St Andrews scientists say international effort yields ‘important’ results

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St Andrews researcher hopes to make her mark

Friday 28 October 2016

Funding will help bring novel fingerprint detection to life

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Students give pupils insight to university life

Thursday 27 October 2016

Laidlaw Undergraduate Interns open the doors to university and research 

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UN medal for St Andrews Professor

Wednesday 12 October 2016

St Andrews Professor awarded a major honour by the UN for ground-breaking work in nanotechnology

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Apes can understand how others see the world

Monday 10 October 2016

"Uniquely" human trait present in all apes

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Call to understand cumulative impacts of human activities on marine mammals

Monday 10 October 2016

Major report launched in Washington DC

Guardbridge biomass plant shortlisted for major award

Friday 07 October 2016

Finalists in Green Energy Awards 2016

New technology using radar can identify materials and objects in real time

Friday 07 October 2016

System could be used to improve interaction with digital devices

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Affordable accommodation for staff and postgraduate students planned

Friday 30 September 2016

University build to help take “heat out of the housing market in central St Andrews”

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15th-century book owners early “upcyclers”

Monday 26 September 2016

New book reveals 500-year-old practice

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St Andrews top for teaching quality

Friday 23 September 2016

Scotland’s first University described as “outstanding” 

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St Andrews’ international outlook recognised

Thursday 22 September 2016

University of St Andrews placed 22nd in the world for its internationalism

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Declaration for Humanity to be signed at St Andrews

Thursday 22 September 2016

Religious figures from around the world to gather for historic signing event

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One night, unlimited discovery at the University of St Andrews

Thursday 22 September 2016

Explorathon 2016 is on at the Byre

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Tropical crow species is highly skilled tool user

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Hawaiian crow joins illustrious club of animal master tool users

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Unique graduation celebrates strength of Scottish-Euro ties

Wednesday 14 September 2016

EU funding provides study opportunities at St Andrews

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University to progress plans for new Music Centre

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Flanagan Lawrence win contract to design new building

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Cell Block Science

Friday 09 September 2016

 Ground-breaking new scheme aims to develop offenders’ scientific curiosity

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Picture this

Thursday 08 September 2016

New project to preserve legacy of historic sites

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Tattoos can be a ‘positive’ addition to the workforce

Wednesday 07 September 2016

Study finds candidates with tattoos more likely to win ‘edgier’ jobs

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University in running for major national awards

Tuesday 06 September 2016

Shortlisted in three categories

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St Andrews marks 10 years at the top

Tuesday 06 September 2016

A decade in the top 100 for Scotland’s oldest university

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Golfing legend Renee Powell puts name to University of St Andrews trophy

Thursday 01 September 2016

Women’s golf tournament brings rising stars to St Andrews this weekend

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Stage set for Byre’s new Artistic Director

Thursday 25 August 2016

New Director pledges to take theatre to ‘next stage’

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Materials advance promises to help power clean energy economy

Monday 22 August 2016

New method of creating electrode nanoarchitectures could be an energy game-changer

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The Olympics are good for your health

Monday 22 August 2016

New research finds a sense of well-being after sporting success

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New children’s orchestra

Thursday 18 August 2016

University of St Andrews invites young musicians to join new orchestra

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New methods make smartwatches easier to use

Friday 12 August 2016

St Andrews researchers create twist, and pan techniques

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St Andrews top for satisfaction

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Decade of dominance for Scotland’s first University

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Tool-bending birds prompt ‘clever crow’ rethink

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Surprising discovery sheds new light on Betty-the-crow’s iconic wire-bending feat

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Rare 16th century manuscript ‘comes home’ to St Andrews

Tuesday 26 July 2016

University acquires ‘Scotland’s first great law book’ owned by Alexander Hume

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Five honoured by RSE

Thursday 21 July 2016

New St Andrews members elected to Young Academy of Scotland

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Musical ‘bible’ set for re-release

Thursday 21 July 2016

Academic study of Gilbert and Sullivan culmination of 35 years’ research

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Boost for bladder cancer detection

Wednesday 20 July 2016

£500k funding for diagnosis and treatment technology

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University of St Andrews professors recognised for high achievement

Friday 15 July 2016

Professors John Hudson and Lorna Hutson have been elected Fellows of the British Academy

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Astronomers map a record-breaking 1.2 million galaxies

Thursday 14 July 2016

Galaxies map allows scientists to measure the expansion of the Universe

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Ready, Steady, Go

Thursday 14 July 2016

University of St Andrews transforms school sports day into Olympics for Fife pupils

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Seal of approval for major marine lab

Monday 11 July 2016

Wolfson Foundation gives £500,000 boost to new Gatty Marine facility

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St Andrews student wins prestigious golf tournament

Monday 11 July 2016

St Andrews student George Burns wins the Boyd Quaich

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Everyone for tennis

Friday 08 July 2016

St Andrews students lead 'life-changing' volunteer tennis programme in Zambia

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Citizen scientists to investigate our saltmarshes

Friday 01 July 2016

New mobile phone app to fight climate change

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Laureation address: Professor Peter Sarnak

Friday 24 June 2016

Laureation by Professor Igor Rivin, School of Mathematics & Statistics, for Professor Peter Sarnak, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

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Graduation Address: Professor Garry Taylor

Friday 24 June 2016

Acting Principal Professor Garry Taylor gives the closing address of Graduation 2016

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Message from Principal Elect on the EU Referendum

Friday 24 June 2016

Professor Sally Mapstone reassures staff and students

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Graduation Address: Professor Ruth Woodfield

Friday 24 June 2016

Professor Ruth Woodfield, School of Management, addresses graduates of 2016

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Standing ovation for retired University Bedellus

Friday 24 June 2016

John Jardine presented with University Medal

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Citation: John Jardine

Friday 24 June 2016

Citation by Professor Alan Dearle, Dean of Science, for John Jardine who has been awarded the University Medal

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From St Andrews to the Andes

Friday 24 June 2016

Student documentary to be shown at culmination of Graduation week

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Research library named after former Principal

Thursday 23 June 2016

Project commended for “sensitivity and respect”

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Graduation Address: Professor Will Fowler

Thursday 23 June 2016

Professor Will Fowler, School of Modern Languages, addresses the graduates at our sixth Graduation 2016 ceremony

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Laureation Address: Professor Louise Richardson

Thursday 23 June 2016

Laureation by Patrick Mathewson, President of the Students’ Association, for Professor Louise Richardson FRSE, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

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Laureation Address: Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

Thursday 23 June 2016

Laureation by Professor Jason König, School of Classics, for Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

 

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Laureation Address: Professor Emma Rothschild

Thursday 23 June 2016

Laureation by Professor Richard Whatmore, School of History, for Professor Emma Rothschild, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

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Graduation Address: Dr Jon Hesk

Thursday 23 June 2016

Dr John Hesk, School of Classics, addresses the morning's graduates at our 2016 Graduation ceremony

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Principal recognises outstanding achievements

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Congratulations to Fiona Woodhall and Saad Attieh

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Graduation Address: Dr Anne Mullen

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Dr Anne Mullen, Vice-Principal (International), addresses the graduands at our fourth Graduation 2016 ceremony

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Graduation Address: Professor Malcolm White

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Professor Malcolm White of the School of Biology gives the first address on the second day of Graduation 2016

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Laureation address: Professor Jean Beggs

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Laureation by Professor James Naismith, School of Chemistry, for Professor Beggs, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

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Laureation address: Professor Rita Colwell

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Laureation by Professor Anne Magurran, School of Biology, for Professor Rita Colwell, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

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Laureation address: Professor John Dudley

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Laureation by Professor Andrew Cameron, School of Physics & Astronomy, for Professor John Dudley, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

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Professor Herman Van Rompuy

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Reply from Professor Van Rompuy, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws 

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Graduation Address: Dr Jasmine Gani

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Dr Jasmine Gani, of the School of International Relations, gives the Graduation Address at the second ceremony of 2016

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Laureation address: Professor Herman Van Rompuy

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Laureation by Rector Catherine Stihler for Professor Van Rompuy, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws 

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New Graduates urged to change world with dreams and imagination

Tuesday 21 June 2016

“Get bored” advises celebrated novelist

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Graduation Address: Professor Jane Stabler

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Professor Stabler, School of English, addresses the first graduates of 2016

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Laureation Address: Professor Neil Gaiman

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Laureation by Dr Chris Jones, School of English, for Professor Neil Gaiman, recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

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Newborn planet solves 20 year puzzle

Tuesday 21 June 2016

2 million year old ‘Hot Jupiter’ discovered by international team

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Ghosts within us

Thursday 16 June 2016

The University of St Andrews’ opera company, Byre Opera, will bring Benjamin Britten’s ghostly masterpiece The Turn of the Screw to stages across Scotland and the North of England as part of a summer tour beginning on 22 June.

Happy 50th birthday Jeebs!

Thursday 16 June 2016

Rachel Hart, Deputy Head of Special Collections, looks at the history of the University’s smallest capacity Hall of Residence

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Postcards on parchment reveal medieval use of “social media”

Thursday 16 June 2016

Small art works were used to reveal status and allegiances

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Scotland and Flanders trace shared heritage

Wednesday 15 June 2016

International conference explores 600 years of migration

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Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme

Tuesday 14 June 2016

St Andrews, Dundee and Highland and Islands to deliver 4-year course

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Revolutionary app to help people quit smoking

Monday 13 June 2016

“Mobile health buddy” for smokers

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To infinity and beyond

Thursday 09 June 2016

NASA astronaut and space scientist inspire pupils at University of St Andrews Space School

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Women still fail to reach top jobs

Thursday 09 June 2016

New project aims to inspire female academics

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Experts gather for Mental Health and Addiction European Summit

Thursday 02 June 2016

Leading researchers to discuss emerging priorities in mental health and addiction 

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Praise for children’s inspirational creations

Wednesday 01 June 2016

Seen & Heard Project with the Children’s Parliament

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St Andrews academics named “broadcasters of the future”

Monday 30 May 2016

The only academics in Scotland selected in nationwide search for the brightest minds with a passion to communicate ideas

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Porpoises discovered to be extreme hunters

Friday 27 May 2016

Diet makes them vulnerable to human activities

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Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw

Thursday 26 May 2016

University of St Andrews takes new production on tour

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Supermassive black holes cause galactic warming

Wednesday 25 May 2016

St Andrews astronomer helps solve billion-year-old mystery

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St Andrews top university in Scotland

Monday 23 May 2016

Academic schools at St Andrews ranked top in UK

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Protected seals avoid offshore windfarms during pile driving activities

Monday 23 May 2016

Important implications for the offshore windfarm industry

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Graduates tell of their incredible cycle adventure

Thursday 19 May 2016

14,441 miles from the top of Alaska to the bottom of Argentina

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Let’s take flight!

Wednesday 11 May 2016

University of St Andrews hosts free event as part of nationwide Festival of Museums

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St Andrews launches innovative research apprenticeship

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Scotland’s First Engineering Doctorate in Computer Science

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Smartphone lights can activate live cells

Monday 09 May 2016

Like cells watching TV

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Chemists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards

Monday 09 May 2016

Honour for St Andrews scientists

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Love over hate

Friday 06 May 2016

Using the internet and social media to counter religious extremism

Principal Honoured by Queen's University Belfast

Guess Who?

Wednesday 04 May 2016

From former Principal to Neil Gaiman, honorary graduate list revealed

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Prestigious scholarship safeguarded

Thursday 05 May 2016

New partnership cements incredible opportunity for graduate students 

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Leading Psychologists explain the principles underlying Ranieri’s success

Wednesday 04 May 2016

Leicester’s Lessons on Leadership

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New 3D experience created at St Andrews

Thursday 28 April 2016

Technique could transform photographs 

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Medieval Mayhem in St Andrews

Thursday 28 April 2016

Bank Holiday family fun at the Museum of the University of St Andrews

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Soundings in St Andrews

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Event to include world premiere of special collaboration

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Could ferocious lightning storms beam radio signals to Earth?

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Unlocking a mystery of space

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St Andrews: ‘best in Scotland’

Monday 25 April 2016

St Andrews is the only Scottish university to be ranked among the top 10 institutions in the UK

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St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2016 winners announced

Thursday 21 April 2016

US$150,000 in prizes awarded

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Best Teachers of 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016

Staff and students reveal St Andrews’ top teachers

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Over 1000 species translocated to counter global biodiversity threats

Friday 15 April 2016

St Andrews Prize for the Environment Lecture

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Accelerating TB research

Monday 18 April 2016

Launch of new TB clinical trial data-sharing platform for researchers

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Why girls who mature early go for masculine men

Thursday 14 April 2016

Research sheds light into the effect of early puberty on mating preferences

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Minister commends University’s “visionary” green energy centre

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Visit to £25 million construction project

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International project to further our understanding of evolution

Thursday 07 April 2016

£5.7 million grant for evolutionary research

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St Salvator’s chapel choir celebrates third album release

Tuesday 05 April 2016

Dundee recording explores Bach's influences and evolutions

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Photographic collection reveals 19th century Japan

Monday 04 April 2016

New book of images offers glimpse into the past

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What to do if you encounter an alien

Monday 04 April 2016

St Andrews scientist advises film director on alien visitors

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Stars back Scotland’s largest student-run arts festival

Wednesday 30 March 2016

On the Rocks launches this week

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Understanding the appeal of ISIS

Wednesday 30 March 2016

A new analysis of how ordinary people become terrorists

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Apes remember their old friends' voices

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Bonobos can recall past group members even after years apart 

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Ben Jonson’s long walk brings him to the Byre

Tuesday 29 March 2016

New play explores witchcraft trials

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Guardbridge reopens ahead of schedule

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Works completed ten days early

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Commercialisation by Scottish universities is ‘Mission Impossible’

Monday 28 March 2016

New study suggests that academics make poor entrepreneurs

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Traffic restrictions lifted for Easter weekend

Thursday 24 March 2016

Traffic restrictions on the A91 Cupar–St Andrews road at Guardbridge are to be lifted for the holiday weekend

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Heat deep beneath Fife’s feet

Thursday 24 March 2016

Scottish Government report finds potential for ground source heat in Guardbridge

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Easter chicks give pupils “eggs-tra” science lesson

Friday 25 March 2016

Youngsters learn important role of eggs in nature

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How to get more women into technology

Thursday 24 March 2016

Leading female academic to deliver special lecture in St Andrews

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Where is Loch Computer?

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Unique exhibition unites technology and art

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Art exhibition celebrates women in science

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Inspiring young women emerge from Chrysalis

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Birds learn about nest building from watching others they know

Wednesday 23 March 2016

They ignore the advice of strangers

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The St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Tuesday 22 March 2016

2016 finalists announced

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Fishy solution wins award for University spin-out

Monday 21 March 2016

Genetic technique makes farming more profitable

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How poverty and inequality make us eat more food

Monday 21 March 2016

First evidence of causal effect of poverty and inequality on increased calorie intake

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Councillor praises University support during road closure

Friday 18 March 2016

Fife Councillor Tim Brett has praised efforts by the University of St Andrews to support local residents affected by the road closure at Guardbridge

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Slow path to recovery for New Zealand 'Right Whales'

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Research suggests it will take at least 60 years before whale population is restored

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Scottish children among the highest rates of health and social inequality in Europe

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Findings of major international report across 42 countries

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RSE Honour for St Andrews academics

Tuesday 08 March 2016

Five St Andrews academics join the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Want to appear more intelligent? Get more sleep

Monday 07 March 2016

New research sheds light on perceived intelligence

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Sealing the bonds between mother and child

Friday 04 March 2016

Scientists uncover important role of hormones in mother-child bond

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New laboratory promises insights into evolution of Earth and life

Friday 04 March 2016

New facilities position St Andrews at the forefront of isotope geochemistry

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St Andrews to provide 900 new student bedrooms

Friday 04 March 2016

University sanctions £70 million Accommodation Action Plan

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New concert highlights the music of Virginia Woolf

Thursday 03 March 2016

Traditional Scottish music reflects setting of ‘To the Lighthouse’

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Geologists at St Andrews to help find essential new mineral deposits

Thursday 25 February 2016

University part of £4.2m European project

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Don’t sweat it

Monday 22 February 2016

Scientists discover why people are sometimes less offended by body odour

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Professor Sally Mapstone to be the next Principal of the University of St Andrews

Monday 22 February 2016

Current Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Oxford to be the next Principal of the University of St Andrews

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Blinded by beauty

Friday 19 February 2016

Good looks make it impossible for teachers to rate academic performance

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Unlocking one of the great secrets of Earth’s evolution

Friday 19 February 2016

Settling a debate going back to Darwin

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500th anniversary of one of world’s most influential poems, Orlando Furioso

Monday 15 February 2016

From Shakespeare to Harry Potter - this 16th-century equivalent of a box set has inspired Western culture for centuries

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Guardbridge Green Energy Centre road closure

Friday 12 February 2016

Project to revitalise the Guardbridge area

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Declaration for Humanity to be signed at St Andrews

Monday 08 February 2016

Religious leaders to gather for historic signing event

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New hope for kidney patients

Wednesday 03 February 2016

New method using novel microscope allows for quicker diagnosis

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University of St Andrews launches free Park and Pedal scheme

Monday 08 February 2016

Beat the traffic and get fit

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Chemical Masterclass

Friday 29 January 2016

Youngsters show they have the right chemistry in national competition

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New fibre-optic technology could heal wounds faster

Thursday 28 January 2016

Healing light could revolutionise photomedicine

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What failed drug busts are teaching world leaders about decision making

Thursday 21 January 2016

Research reveals strengths and limitations of “gut feelings”

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St Andrews awarded new funding in the fight against tuberculosis

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Moving forward with African partners

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Guardbridge drop in sessions

Friday 15 January 2016

Two drop in sessions are planned for staff, students and members of the public to find out more about the development plans for the University’s £25 million energy centre at the former paper mill site at Guardbridge and associated roadworks.

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New exhibition opens at MUSA

Wednesday 13 January 2016

One World: exploring cultures across continents

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Prestigious award for St Andrews poet

Thursday 07 January 2016

Don Paterson's 40 Sonnets 'the stand-out collection of the year'

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New £10m marine lab for St Andrews

Thursday 07 January 2016

University development will provide global hub for marine research and conservation