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Guardbridge aerial photograph

University plans £25 million green energy centre

Friday 20 December 2013

University to apply for planning permission to establish a Renewable Energy Centre at Guardbridge paper mill site


Saving Scotland's treasure chest

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Can you help scientists find another Skara Brae?

A laser being used to understand why plastic solar cells are efficient (photo credit: Dimali Amarasinghe and Gordon Hedley).

New research could lead to less expensive solar panels

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Fibres make plastic solar cells efficient

Aerial view of St Andrews

New thinking needed to tackle St Andrews housing challenges

Tuesday 17 December 2013

University, Fife Council and Scottish Government must work together to ease pressures in the town

Yann Martel Credit to Yann Martel

Life of Fife

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Booker Prize winner to appear at University

Candace Currie

WHO’s like us?

Tuesday 10 December 2013

World Health Organisation designates St Andrews Centre for adolescent health


Art in schools can change lives, claims new book

Monday 09 December 2013

Academics at the University of St Andrews contribute to new book.

Younger Hall

Gene battles behind the turbulent nature of menopause

Monday 09 December 2013

Paternal VS maternal conflict may explain difficult transition

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Out of group, out of mind

Thursday 05 December 2013

New study finds basic mental processes at the root of troubles between groups

St Andrews in the twilight

Whole genome sequencing holds out new hope in tuberculosis research

Thursday 05 December 2013

Use of whole genome sequencing to identify different strains of bacteria may unlock the door to improved treatments

Younger Hall

Laureation address - Professor Eric Priest FRSE FRS

Saturday 30 November 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor Katherine Hawley

Saturday 30 November 2013

Graduation ceremony for Saturday 30 November 2013, 10.30am

Chancellor Sir Menzies Campbell, laureator Professor Nic Beech (Vice-Principal (Governance)), Mr Roger Gifford and Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

Laureation address - Roger Gifford MA DSc (Hon)

Friday 29 November 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor Ali Watson

Friday 29 November 2013

Graduation address for Friday 29 November 2013, 2.00pm

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor Simon Dobson

Friday 29 November 2013

Graduation address for Friday 29 November 2013, 10.30am

Younger Hall

St Andrew's Day graduation ceremonies - Honorary graduate photocalls

Thursday 28 November 2013

University will honour one of its own during its St Andrew’s Day graduation ceremonies this weekend

NGC1333 cluster

Star light star bright

Thursday 28 November 2013

Open night at University offers chance to see centuries old stars

St Andrews weekend celebrates 600th anniversary finale

Monday 25 November 2013

University and town join in celebration

The Korean Film Festival in St Andrews

Rare festival comes to St Andrews

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Korean films to be shown in town

Foot and Mouth Disease Virus

Researchers receive £400,000 to develop Foot and Mouth vaccine

Wednesday 13 November 2013

University of St Andrews research part of £13m programme on animal health

Martyrs Kirk Research Library

University to open doors to Martyrs Kirk

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Sensitively-restored church to be revealed to public

Professor Louise Richardson

Russian honour for St Andrews Principal

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Professor Louise Richardson awarded an Honorary Doctorate by leading Russian university MGIMO at a ceremony in Moscow

Map of the World

£5 million to train next generation of environmental scientists

Friday 08 November 2013

IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership awarded funding for scholarships

Dr Gustavo Gallón

United Nations expert to visit University of St Andrews

Wednesday 06 November 2013

International human rights lawyer will talk about Colombia


Committed to caring

Thursday 31 October 2013

University of St Andrews recognised for commitment to students from a care background

Artist's impression of Kepler-78b (image credit: TNG / A Harutyunyan)

New Earth-sized exoplanet that 'shouldn't exist' baffles astronomers

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Details about planet 400 light-years-away are revealed


After the gold rush

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Research suggests 19th century gold mining in California remains major contamination risk

A quasi-random structure to maximise performance of a thin film silicon solar cell. Credit: Dr Li Juntao.

An organised mess

Thursday 24 October 2013

How controlled disorder can improve the efficiency of solar cells

Virginia Woolf and Classical Music book cover

Woolf and Wagner

Friday 18 October 2013

How feminist author wiled away The Hours with music

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

£14.2m to support postgraduate studentships and training

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Scottish Universities create new Doctoral Training Partnership

Close up of human eye

The eye has it

Monday 14 October 2013

Researchers show that seeing in 3D with one eye is possible


Elephants making a point

Thursday 10 October 2013

How elephants understand humans best

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

The next generation

Monday 07 October 2013

New funding will allow universities to create scientists ‘fit for the future’

New Caledonian crow (credit: Simon Walker)

Canny crows know their tools

Monday 07 October 2013

Research finds that crows are more fussy about their tools than previously thought

Shelfish thumbnail

Scientists discover noise pollution effects on shellfish

Thursday 03 October 2013

New study suggests man-made noise in the oceans may have significant damaging effects on shellfish populations

Curved display surfaces

St Andrews conference to generate £1m for local economy

Thursday 03 October 2013

Major technology events hosted by University for first time

The Film Festival Reader cover

The power of film festivals

Monday 30 September 2013

Anthology from University of St Andrews collects thinking on major film events

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey to host University of St Andrews Christmas service

Monday 30 September 2013

London Alumni Club organises special 600th anniversary event

The University of St Andrews RFC

600 years old and fighting fit

Monday 30 September 2013

University of St Andrews RFC beat ancient rivals

Professor Andrew Knoll

The deep history of life

Monday 30 September 2013

600th Anniversary Lecture examines the deep history of life

By Biswarup Ganguly (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Researchers find the right genes

Friday 27 September 2013

Study reveals reasons behind being right- or left-handed


Protecting the unprotected

Friday 27 September 2013

Scientists warn of ‘urgent need’ to get conservation plans right for marine mammals


Picking up mistakes

Friday 27 September 2013

How playing an instrument can sharpen the mind

Football in net

Researchers call time on old firm-related domestic violence

Friday 20 September 2013

First evidence of link between football and domestic violence

Scientists return to the Essex Marshes

Scientists return to the Essex Marshes

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Team look at how the microbes, plants and animals that live in saltmarshes and mudflats contribute to natural environment, economy and society


Academic Celebrations - "Where things begin"

Sunday 15 September 2013

600th Anniversary celebrations hailed a great success

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Graduation address - Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Friday 13 September 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Secretary Hillary Clinton

Laureation address - Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Friday 13 September 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Academic Celebration

600th Academic Celebration introductory address

Friday 13 September 2013

Principal Professor Louise Richardson

St Andrews in the twilight

St Andrews is Scottish University of the year

Friday 20 September 2013

University top in Scotland in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2014

Professor Struther Arnott

Tribute to former Principal

Thursday 12 September 2013

University’s thanksgiving for Professor Struther Arnott

St Andrews from the West Sands

St Andrews climbs the Top 100

Tuesday 10 September 2013

University ‘most improved’ in world rankings


Town invited to join in academic celebration

Friday 06 September 2013

Public firework display to celebrate 600 years of higher education in St Andrews

Mediaeval maces

Mediaeval maces: power and ceremony

Wednesday 04 September 2013

St Andrews to host historic exhibition of University maces

Dr Kate Cross

Sex differences in behaviour - has the thrill gone?

Friday 30 August 2013

New study shows men take fewer risks

Professor Frank Gunn-Moore

University researcher takes up prestigious post

Thursday 29 August 2013

New research consortium will tackle dementia

Microscopic sphere spun 600 million revolutions per minute

Spin doctors create fastest rotating man-made object

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Microscopic sphere spun 600 million revolutions per minute

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton to address academic leaders in St Andrews

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Former United States Secretary of State to join in University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Celebrations

Inside the treasure chest

Inside the treasure chest

Friday 23 August 2013

Unique insight into 600 years of academia

Dr Per Ola Kristensson

St Andrews scientist tipped to change the world

Wednesday 21 August 2013

'Young innovator' is inventing new ways for people to use computers

TS Eliot - The Waste Land

TS Eliot fragment shored against his ruins

Friday 16 August 2013

Eliot’s poetic vision preserved in University’s Special Collections

A man from Nakuru, Kenya, having his retina imaged for optic nerve diseases by the Peek smartphone tool.

'Eye-phone' that could help prevent blindness

Thursday 15 August 2013

Mobile kit could revolutionise vision in developing countries

St Andrews students have voted their university the best in the country.

St Andrews students the most satisfied in Scotland

Tuesday 13 August 2013

New survey places Fife students top.

Staff from the University of St Andrews set out from the castle at Peñíscola, Spain

Saints cycle

Friday 09 August 2013

St Andrews’ cycle relay teams retrace the route of Papal Bull.

L-R Broadcaster Fred MacAulay; Nicole Cunningham, Conference Organiser from Holyrood; Chief Information Officer Steve Watt; and David Wiszniewski, Account Director from Symantec Corporation which sponsored the award.

In with the IT crowd

Wednesday 31 July 2013

University of St Andrews department scoops awards.

Scientists return to Morecambe Bay

Scientists return to Morecambe Bay

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Team to look at how plants and animals living in saltmarshes and mudflats contribute to our natural environment, economy and society

Paul Adolphe Rajon, "Charles Darwin", c.1875. Copyright Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council).

Rare artworks to go on permanent display

Tuesday 30 July 2013

New website will widen access to fragile prints.


Seeing beyond the limit

Monday 29 July 2013

Super microscope will allow new detailed investigations.


Rising CO2 levels: not a toothless threat

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Microscopic marine creatures lose their teeth due to ocean acidity.


Dolphins respond to individual names

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Bottlenose dolphins use signature whistles to address one another

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

University of St Andrews receives £3.7m funding boost

Thursday 18 July 2013

Grant will provide state-of-the-art technology

World's oldest calendar found in a Scottish field

World's oldest calendar found in a Scottish field

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Researchers believe monument could pre-date previous time-measuring devices.


A bug's life

Friday 12 July 2013

University academics offer an insight into garden life

St Andrews from the West Sands

Biblical conference boosts local economy by £1.7m

Thursday 11 July 2013

Tourism Minister stops by to make major announcement

Credit: Ari S Friedlaender, taken under NMFS permit #14534

Low levels of sonar trigger strong behavioural responses in beaked whales

Thursday 04 July 2013

New research finds Cuvier’s beaked whales respond strongly.

An image of the Upper Geyser Basin region in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA.  As the Sun heats up, much of the Earth will come to resemble this landscape. Credit: Jack O¿Malley-James

The last survivors

Tuesday 02 July 2013

Only the hardiest bugs will live in the far-future

David Bowie

Is there life on Mars?

Monday 01 July 2013

National Astronomy meeting comes to St Andrews

Statue of Bishop Henry Wardlaw

The resurrection of Bishop Wardlaw

Monday 01 July 2013

Memorial Statue of University Founder

Bennett Collins

Principal honours 'extraordinary' students

Friday 28 June 2013

Principal’s Medal Winners 2013

Jonathan Mills

Laureation address - Sir Jonathan Edward Harland Mills

Friday 28 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Students celebrating in the quad

Graduation address - Professor Christopher Hawkesworth

Friday 28 June 2013

Graduation address for Friday 28 June 2013, 2pm.

Principal Professor Louise Richardson giving her address

Graduation address - Professor Louise Richardson

Friday 28 June 2013

Graduation address for Friday 28 June 2013, 10.30am.

Professor Mary McAleese with Principal Professor Louise Richardson

Laureation address - Professor Mary McAleese

Friday 28 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Younger Hall

Laureation address - Dr Ian Johnston

Friday 28 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Squirrel monkeys

Monkey business - it's not what you know, but who you know

Thursday 27 June 2013

Social networks shape monkey “culture”

Harry Benson

Laureation address - Harry James Benson CBE

Thursday 27 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

New graduates celebrate receiving their degrees at a ceremony on Tuesday morning.

Graduation address - Dr Stephen Tyre

Thursday 27 June 2013

Graduation address for Thursday 27 June 2013, 2pm.

Katherine Grainger

Laureation address - Katherine Grainger CBE

Thursday 27 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Students celebrating in the quad

Graduation address - Professor Verity J Brown

Thursday 27 June 2013

Graduation address for Thursday 27 June 2013, 10.30am.

Lorna Walker

University Medal Award - Miss Lorna EM Walker

Wednesday 26 June 2013

University Medal

Students celebrating in the quad

Graduation address - Professor Andrew Mackenzie

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Graduation address for Wednesday 26 June 2013, 2pm.

Honorary graduate Professor Richard Schrock with Laureator Professor David Cole-Hamilton.

Laureation address - Professor Richard Schrock

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Students celebrating in the quad

Graduation address - Professor Alexandra MZ Slawin

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Graduation address for Wednesday 26 June 2013, 10.30am.

Terry Jones

Laureation address - Terry Jones

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Students celebrating in the quad

Graduation address - Professor Andrew Williams

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Graduation address for Tuesday 25 June 2013, 2pm.

Professor Christopher Brown

Laureation address - Professor Christopher Brown CBE

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

New graduates celebrate receiving their degrees at a ceremony on Tuesday morning.

Graduation address - Dr William A Tooman

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Graduation address for Tuesday 25 June 2013, 10.30am.

Good news for graduates

Good news for graduates

Monday 24 June 2013

Graduates of St Andrews amongst those with ‘highest chance’ of securing jobs

Jay Haas and his caddie crossing the Swilcan Bridge, Open Championship in St Andrews 1984.

Making the Cut: the golf photography of Lawrence Levy

Friday 21 June 2013

World’s first Levy exhibition opens in St Andrews.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

University urges greater public use of Botanic Gardens

Wednesday 19 June 2013

New trust to be granted lease.

Spelling Bee

Bee-ing clever

Monday 17 June 2013

Spelling competition finds language stars.

John Carnochan

Violence reduction expert to boost St Andrews research

Thursday 06 June 2013

John Carnochan appointed to Public Health Medicine team.

Liam Mason - S3, Madras College

Young artists share their treasures

Thursday 06 June 2013

Over 400 young artists inspired by University treasures to get creative

Terry Jones

Terry Jones' 600th anniversary lecture

Wednesday 05 June 2013

The Flat Earth and other Medieval Myths

St Andrews from the West Sands

Ever to be the best

Tuesday 04 June 2013

St Andrews ranked top in Scotland and 4th in UK.

Principal honoured by Harvard

Principal honoured by Harvard

Thursday 30 May 2013

Professor Richardson awarded ‘highest honour’ by Graduate School.

Dr Sarah Dillon

The New Generation

Tuesday 21 May 2013

St Andrews’ academic in UK’s top ten ‘brightest minds’.

Whisky chip

Breakthrough calls time on bootleg booze

Friday 17 May 2013

Photonics technique could become a portable testing device.

Commies and Indians, The Western Beyond Cold War Frontiers

Commies and Indians

Friday 17 May 2013

Film experts explore little-known Eastern Westerns.

Seve Ballesteros celebrates his victory on the 18th green at the 1984 Open Championship in St Andrews. (“Photograph © Lawrence Levy Photographic Collection. All rights reserved.  Image courtesy of the Joseph Levy Foundation and University of St Andrews Library, [image reference no. SB0001].”)

Sino Scots golf heritage collaboration

Thursday 16 May 2013

World’s largest golf complex supports Scotland’s first University.

Staff at St Andrews win awards for teaching

Staff at St Andrews win awards for teaching

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Students and colleagues acknowledge dedication.

Prints from the Orchar Collection: Whistler and Others

Rarely seen works on show at University

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Last chance to see Whistler collection.

Castle Sands

£2 million to boost critical St Andrews research

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Wellcome Trust award will fund research aimed at developing new therapies to tackle drug resistant bacteria

Younger Hall

Always look on the bright side of Fife

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Top names to be honoured by St Andrews next month.

Vice-Principal (Governance and Planning) Professor Ron Piper, Chairman of The R&A Foundation Hamish Ritchie, Shelley Talbot and Director of Development Robert Fleming. (Photo credit: Lightbox Creative.)

R&A scholarship gives ability to learn about disability

Tuesday 07 May 2013

St Andrews student wins chance to gain global perspective on disability.

St Andrews from the West Sands

Mirror, mirror

Tuesday 07 May 2013

How deforming mirrors can revolutionise light storage.

This year's winner, Dr Lucy King

The elephants and the bees

Friday 03 May 2013

Innovative project wins major environmental prize.

Vulnerable Earth

Vulnerable Earth

Wednesday 01 May 2013

Sir Crispin Tickell tackles hits from space and other disasters.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

St Andrews retains top position in Scotland

Monday 29 April 2013

Complete University Guide ranks St Andrews best in Scotland and 6th in the UK.

A gesture designed by a user

Personal touch is key to gesture control software

Friday 26 April 2013

Gestures are easier to remember if they are users’ own design.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

Entire galaxies feel the heat from new-born stars, finds new research

Friday 26 April 2013

Bursts of star-birth can curtail future galaxy growth.

Professor David O'Hagan

St Andrews chemist to receive prestigious award

Friday 26 April 2013

Leading chemist awarded Wolfson accolade.

Humpback lobtailing (credit Jennifer Allen +  Ocean Alliance)

Whales able to learn from others

Thursday 25 April 2013

Humpbacks pass on hunting tips.

Noha group feeding on pink corn

Culture vultures

Thursday 25 April 2013

Monkeys found to conform to social norms.

KALQ system

Thumbs up for faster texting

Wednesday 24 April 2013

New keyboard design enables quicker thumb-typing on touchscreens.

Photo credit: Michael B Singer

River beds on the move: shifting flood risk?

Tuesday 23 April 2013

New research shows trends of river bed change on a continental scale for first time.

St Andrews from the West Sands

St Andrews rated top university

Monday 22 April 2013

The Leiden Ranking 2013 rates St Andrews number one for scholarly impact.

Gabrielle Macdonald

Top student golfers win support

Tuesday 09 April 2013

St Andrews sportswomen receive prestigious scholarships.

Loch Ness monster at the Museum of Nessie (StaraBlazkova at the Czech language Wikipedia [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons)

Happy birthday Nessie

Friday 05 April 2013

St Andrews expert delves into the murky waters of monster history.

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Shortlist for £100,000 St Andrews Prize

Friday 05 April 2013

Three environmental projects shortlisted for the prestigious St Andrews Prize 2013.

Student organisers and models visiting Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson to hand over the record-breaking cheque

Giving's in style

Thursday 04 April 2013

Student fashion show raises £27,500.

Opening minds to the mind

Opening minds to the mind

Wednesday 03 April 2013

Event at the University of St Andrews reveals how the brain works.

Professor Paul Wilkinson

University's tribute to Professor

Wednesday 03 April 2013

St Andrews remembers renowned terrorism expert

William Lionel Wyllie R.A. 1851 ¿ 1931. Scottish Herring Fishery, believed to show students buying herring at Anstruther Harbour

Those pesky kids

Monday 01 April 2013

Centuries-old tradition offers “sustenance and comfort” to undergraduates who take part in a long forgotten Easter custom


St Andrews hosts Congo emergency summit

Friday 29 March 2013

Leading experts head to St Andrews to debate what can be done.

Dr Bryan Ashworth

Neurologist ensures lasting human memory

Monday 25 March 2013

Dr Bryan Ashworth leaves legacy to support medical research.

Professor Andrew Whiten

Outstanding researcher honoured by leading national body

Friday 22 March 2013

St Andrews scientist rewarded.

Castle Sands

Sea another side of cabaret

Friday 22 March 2013

Evening event aims to uncover some of the mysteries of Scotland’s seas.


Early learning

Thursday 21 March 2013

The key to healthy eating habits.

Scottish salmon farm, Argyll

Making Scottish salmon healthier

Tuesday 19 March 2013

New St Andrews spinout to improve our fish.

A person is looking at the centre display. The two displays to the left and right have been faded out by the system. Recurring changes in the unattended displays are visualised as bright pixels.

Are you looking at me?

Monday 18 March 2013

Computer screens that know when you’re not paying attention

Open Minds

University announces biggest ever Open Minds series

Friday 15 March 2013

Doors open to over 70 events for 600th Anniversary.

St Andrews in the twilight

'Leaders of the future'

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Five talented St Andrews academics singled out by national body

Sir Sean Connery

Around the world in 48 hours

Friday 08 March 2013

World-wide film weekend aims to spread 600th Celebrations around the globe.

St Andrews from the West Sands

Major donation boosts St Andrews terrorism research

Thursday 07 March 2013

Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence to expand its work thanks to WSD donation

University of St Andrews crest

The generation gap - who is responsible?

Monday 04 March 2013

Elderly living longer one of the biggest dilemmas facing the 21st century, according to academics

Praying Mantis

Female animals portrayed as "femmes fatales" by researchers

Thursday 28 February 2013

Cultural stereotypes may influence the way scientists describe sexual behaviours

Students in red gowns

Strip for St Andrews

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Join St Andrews in an attempt to dance into the record books with the biggest ever Strip the Willow.

R-L: Steve Watt, Howard Kendall, Lorraine Brown, Kevin Donachie

Prestigious award for University IT department

Wednesday 27 February 2013

University of St Andrews team recognised for support to staff and students

Students sign up for organ donation.

Kind-hearted students launch organ donation campaign

Wednesday 20 February 2013

First NHS and university partnership of its kind.

Buy fresh, buy local

Food for thought

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Why local is best.

Two long-term resident mothers of the Sarasota Bay bottlenose dolphin community flank their new calves. Photo by Katherine McHugh, Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, taken under National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Research Permit No. 15543.

The old grey whistle test

Wednesday 20 February 2013

How dolphins keep it in the family.

Castle Sands

The heat is on

Friday 15 February 2013

Studies on extreme temperatures have fascinating results.

Abstraction of the (He)art

Maths meets music

Thursday 14 February 2013

Special late night St Andrews art exhibition includes dance lessons and performances.

The winning team from Breadalbane Academy: Ava Broughton-Stuart, Alisdair Soppitt, Patrick Pelc and Lewis McCallum, with their teacher Graham Armstrong and quizmaster, Professor Derek Woollins.

Chemical masterminds

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Young chemists battle in final of regional competition.

Papal bull, courtesy University of St Andrews Special Collections.

475 years of St Mary's College

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Papal bull granted on this day in University’s history

St Andrews from the West Sands

Halo of prostate cancer cells holds key to diagnosing disease

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Simple test could improve accuracy.

Dr David Culpin with some of the materials he used in his research, which are on display at the Museum of the University of St Andrews until March.

Forgotten history rediscovered

Tuesday 12 February 2013

University researcher uncovers lost tale.

Kevin Laland

Biologist named 'outstanding'

Friday 08 February 2013

St Andrews researcher honoured by leading body.

BT Scotland Director Brendan Dick and Steve Watt, Chief Information Officer at the University were among the first to test out the new wi-fi network.

University of St Andrews expands wi-fi coverage for town

Thursday 07 February 2013

BT partnership secures greater access for town and University visitors.

Student union redevelopment

New St Andrews student union gets the go ahead

Wednesday 06 February 2013

Up to £12 million to revamp union building.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

Lights, cameras and bad actions

Tuesday 05 February 2013

New book lifts lid on the chaos behind the glamour of film festivals.

Morcambe Bay

Morcambe and Wiser

Tuesday 05 February 2013

What Morcambe Bay can teach us about nature.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

St Andrews economic impact grows to £484 million

Tuesday 05 February 2013

University contributes millions to Scottish economy and supports over 8,900 jobs, says new economic impact report

St Andrews from the West Sands

Housing providers need a new 'entrepreneurial' spirit

Friday 01 February 2013

Radical thinking is needed to shape a thriving rental housing sector, suggests new study

Within the experimental system, light beam is converted into a pulling device, that gathers micro-objects just like when using a chain.

Star Trek's "tractor" beam created in miniature by researchers

Friday 25 January 2013

Scientists have created a version of the “beam” which can attract particles.

A question of trust

A question of trust

Monday 21 January 2013

St Andrews researchers awarded £2.6m to ask ‘the big questions’.

St Andrews from the West Sands

Geobus rolls on

Friday 18 January 2013

Science project reaches almost 10,000 Scottish youngsters.

Convoy Log

Art at St Andrews

Thursday 17 January 2013

Intimate Will Maclean exhibition hailed a success.

Indian crowd

'The greatest show on earth'

Thursday 17 January 2013

Why Hindu festival has surprising lessons for us all

‘Overflow’, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, 1980. Image reproduced courtesy of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust.

Mathematical Beauty: the Science & Art of Form

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Launch of new exhibition celebrating the artistic legacy of pioneering polymath D’Arcy Thompson.

'Monstrous one-eyed colt'. Copyright The Royal Society.

Surviving science

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Researchers undertake longest read in history.

St Andrews in the twilight

Nature's helping hand

Monday 14 January 2013

The secrets of the Essex salt marshes.

Castle Sands

Scottish IT whizz kids set to go global

Wednesday 09 January 2013

Best Computer Science brains in Scotland to help IT businesses under new knowledge exchange scheme launched by Scottish universities

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Principal appointed to Carnegie Board

Monday 07 January 2013

Professor Louise Richardson elected to serve on the Carnegie Corporation of New York Board of Trustees