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News archive 2015


Trio of Leverhulme awards for St Andrews academics

Monday 21 December 2015

International contribution to research fields recognised


Study paints picture of 16th century arts patron

Thursday 17 December 2015

Researchers shed new light on Renaissance figure


“Goth” parrots join exclusive tool-using elite

Wednesday 16 December 2015

New evidence discovered of skills in parrots


The KKK – 100 years on

Monday 07 December 2015

New book outlines ‘surprising and innovative use’ of media by the Ku Klux Klan


Discovery of Bacterial Enzyme Structure Could Lead to New Antibiotics

Tuesday 01 December 2015

St Andrews scientists help crack the puzzle of how streptococcus pneumoniae spreads


Graduation Address

Monday 30 November 2015

Professor Richard Whatmore


Laureation address: Vicky Featherstone

Monday 30 November 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters


Graduation Address

Monday 30 November 2015

Professor Ali Ansari


Laureation address: Professor The Right Honourable Sir David Edward

Monday 30 November 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws


Professor attacks Government “meddling”

Monday 30 November 2015

Scottish Government plans to control universities are a “source of shame”


Graduation address

Monday 30 November 2015

Professor James Naismith


Laureation address: Professor Cheryl Elisabeth Praeger

Monday 30 November 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science


New Institute will tackle the big questions facing humanity

Friday 20 November 2015

International institute for analytic and exegetical theology


Super stormy star discovery has implications for life on other planets

Thursday 19 November 2015

Tiny star with a monstrous temper


Cinderella at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Pantomime celebrates real-life love story between leading actors


Unique collection of Virginia Woolf letters acquired by St Andrews

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Archive of official bibliographer reveals insights  


Baby whales learn vital traditions from mothers

Monday 09 November 2015

Endangered whales pass on migrations tips


Early Earth Forecast: periodically hazy skies

Thursday 05 November 2015

Rocks unveil how microbes modulated the atmosphere 2.6 billion years ago 

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When crows connect

Wednesday 04 November 2015

Scientists explore how tool-use skills might spread among New Caledonian crows


St Andrews Students Reinvigorate Folksongs

Friday 30 October 2015

University of St Andrews to release second album on record label


University’s accolade for leading musician

Friday 30 October 2015

Trumpet virtuoso John Wallace CBE appointed Honorary Professor of Brass

Gaurdbridge information session

Invitation to learn about Biomass project progress

Friday 23 October 2015

University opens access to development plans and information

The health of Scotland's youth report

The health of Scotland's youth

Thursday 22 October 2015

New report outlines 24 year trends in health and wellbeing


Inspirational teenager gives support to award-winning MND research

Friday 16 October 2015

Brynja Duthie pledges fun runs to fund St Andrews research


Amélie Director Launches Byre World Film Festival

Wednesday 14 October 2015

University of St Andrews to host French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Principal Honoured by Queen's University Belfast

St Andrew’s Day honours

Friday 09 October 2015

Honorary graduates announced for November


Magnetised gold heralds new generation of electronics

Tuesday 06 October 2015

Dawn of the age of 'superconducting spintronics'


St Andrews students sweep the boards

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Success at 2015 Undergraduate Awards


The role of the rule of law in the modern world

Friday 02 October 2015

Baroness Hale reveals how devolution has helped to promote the rule of law as the organising principal of the UK’s unwritten constitution


St Andrews climbs 25 places in THE World Rankings

Thursday 01 October 2015

Placed 86th out of 800 from 70 countries


Karen Joy Fowler talks through her “provocative take on family love”

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Booker Prize nominated author discusses a life less ordinary in free public lecture


Plugging St Andrews In

Wednesday 30 September 2015

New exhibition marks 50th anniversary of the first computer in St Andrews

St Andrews rugby team celebrating after winning the 2015 varsity match against Edinburgh

St Andrews claim dramatic victory in varsity rugby match

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Last minutes kick clinches victory for the Saints

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Leading thinker to examine virtue at St Andrews lecture

Monday 28 September 2015

Why admiring others helps us understand morality


Generational shift in housing aspirations

Thursday 24 September 2015

Findings of a new Scottish Government report


The Sound of St Andrews

Wednesday 23 September 2015

PJ Harvey and Paul Muldoon to launch new event series


British start-ups embrace the £146m crowdcube economy

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Research reveals rise of disruptive finance


New Chinese scholarships announced

Monday 21 September 2015

University signs agreement with the China Scholarship Council


St Andrews is top Scottish University again

Friday 18 September 2015

4th in UK in Times and Sunday Times Guide


Slow light speeds up the microscopic world

Thursday 17 September 2015

Major applications for medical diagnostics


Night at the University offers insight into research

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Activities for all from stand-up to experiments  


St Andrews climbs 20 places in world rankings

Tuesday 15 September 2015

University highest ever in global league table


NASA astronaut heading to Fife

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Experiences of extraordinary shuttle pilot will be shared at lecture on Monday 21 September

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Senate Business Committee Decision

Friday 11 September 2015

University will not revoke Honorary Degree


Road closures necessary as work on Fife Green Energy Centre begins

Wednesday 09 September 2015

Temporary traffic restrictions will affect A91/A919 Guardbridge and Kincaple


Young gas giants fly close to their suns

Tuesday 08 September 2015

Study on baby stars reveals new insight


St Andrews revealed as one of the UK’s best value universities

Tuesday 08 September 2015

MoneySuperMarket reveals cost of living at top 20 universities


Archaeology on Steroids

Tuesday 08 September 2015

Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project unearths ‘super-henge’ near little brother


Tackling the Software Crisis

Monday 07 September 2015

€3.5M funding for research in advanced computing


Life during wartime

Friday 04 September 2015

New exhibition reveals how artists recorded Scottish life during WW2


China Tournament Boosts St Andrews Scholarship Hopes

Wednesday 02 September 2015

Hopes raised for bright Chinese students to study in Scotland

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Biodiversity Buzzfeed

Wednesday 02 September 2015

This research will tell you which insects are the best pollinators

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Geoscientists work to bring hidden underwater world back to life

Tuesday 01 September 2015

St Andrews scientists help revolutionise archaeology 


Tuberculosis video game battles world’s oldest disease

Thursday 27 August 2015

A new video game from Abertay University students and University of St Andrews scientists tackles tuberculosis  

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Study finds tall 35-year-old men appear more dominant than others

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Tall, masculine men aged around 35 are perceived to be most dominant by others, according to new research

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Scotland Office Minister visits Guardbridge biomass project

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Bid to become UK’s first carbon neutral university for energy

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St Andrews ranked top for student clubs

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Over £100,000 a year raised for charities by student groups


Protecting marine mammals at heart of new guidance for marine energy sector

Monday 10 August 2015

Risk to dolphins and seals from tidal energy developments to be assessed


Scientist honoured with Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Fellowship

Friday 07 August 2015

St Andrews Professor wins award in recognition of world-leading research

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Cassiopeia’s hidden gem

Friday 31 July 2015

Scottish astronomers help discover newfound super-Earth next door

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Award for research tackling health inequality

Friday 31 July 2015

Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU), Professor Candace Currie, awarded prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award

St Andrews and sport in Zambia

St Andrews helps facilitate first Zambian National Sport Development Conference

Friday 24 July 2015

Director of Sport heads to Lusaka to help harness the power of sport.

Artist’s impression of a group of cells which have been turned into tiny lasers

Laser cells offer ray of hope for understanding cancer

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Researchers successfully feed cells microlasers to track their movements.

Professor Stephen Reicher, Professor of Psychology

University of St Andrews Professor named Fellow of British Academy

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Accolade for leading psychologist.

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Have you had your clay this morning?

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Chimpanzees may ‘detox’ tannins in their diet by eating clay

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Out of the rough: golf holds key to solving “crisis of inactivity”

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Research partnership aims to drive youth participation in sport

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Does violence lead away from freedom?

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Researchers find peaceful campaigning yields results for independence

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Zinc at the heart of new study

Monday 13 July 2015

Scientists discover zinc plays a major role in regulating heartbeat

The Open golf celebrarions

Open for all

Wednesday 08 July 2015

University joins in Open Golf celebrations

Deputy First Minister John Swinney breaking ground at Guardbridge

Spades of potential

Friday 10 July 2015

Deputy First Minister hails “imaginative potential” of green energy centre

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St Andrews students celebrate transatlantic golf legacy

Friday 10 July 2015

Five students awarded Bobby Jones scholarships

Professor Kevin Hammond

New Scottish Enterprise Award to Commercialise Advanced Computing Research

Monday 06 July 2015

Professor Kevin Hammond has been awarded £137,000 commercialisation funding to helo us move towards 'greener' computing

Principal Honoured by Queen's University Belfast

Principal recognised for services to education

Thursday 02 July 2015

Queen’s University Belfast awards honorary degree to Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson

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Social media spreads terrorist tune

Wednesday 01 July 2015

Syrian Islamist songs shared on YouTube hold the key to understanding the mentality of terrorists


EU open source software project gets the green light

Wednesday 01 July 2015

A new generation of software for mathematics research has received over 7 million euros in EU funding

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New tool will measure impact of man-made noise on sea-mammals

Wednesday 01 July 2015

Damage caused by underwater machinery can now be assessed using a computer modelling tool

Professor Jean Lave

Laureation address: Professor Jean Lave

Friday 26 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Alexander McCall Smith

Laureation address: Professor Alexander McCall Smith

Friday 26 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Principal Louise Richardson

Graduation address: Professor Louise Richardson

Friday 26 June 2015

Friday 26 June 2015

Professor Lorna Milne

Graduation address: Professor Lorna Milne

Friday 26 June 2015

Graduation address: Professor Lorna Milne

Sir John Skehel

Laureation address: Sir John Skehel

Friday 26 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Professor Robert Webster

Laureation address: Professor Robert Webster

Friday 26 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

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Leaving the bubble

Friday 26 June 2015

Leaving the bubble

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The bright star of dark energy

Friday 26 June 2015

Dr Rita Tojeiro named Women in Science Award winner

Franz Muller

Graduation address: Frank Lorenz Müller

Thursday 25 June 2015

Graduation address: Frank Lorenz Müller

Stewart Davidson

University Medal: Mr Stewart Davidson

Thursday 25 June 2015

University Medal

Dr Alice-Mary Talbot

Laureation address: Dr Alice-Mary Talbot

Thursday 25 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Stewart Davidson

University Medal in ‘safe hands’

Thursday 25 June 2015

Honour for ‘exemplary’ member of staff


Graduation address: Professor Alex Danchev

Thursday 25 June 2015

Graduation address: Professor Alex Danchev

Taylor Carey - Principal's Medal

Principal's Medal: Taylor Carey

Thursday 25 June 2015

Principal's Medal

Dr Nick Penny

Laureation address: Sir Nicholas Penny

Thursday 25 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Anselm Kiefer

Laureation address: Anselm Kiefer

Thursday 25 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Aaron Quigley

Graduation address: Professor Aaron Quigley

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Graduation address: Professor Aaron Quigley

Dr Vint Cerf

Laureation address: Dr Vinton Cerf

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Generation rent

Welfare reform hitting vulnerable young people in the housing market

Wednesday 24 June 2015

New University report highlights the plight of 'Generation Rent' - young people facing considerable challenges navigating the housing market


Professor Sharon Ashbrook

Graduation address: Professor Sharon Ashbrook

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Graduation address: Professor Sharon Ashbrook

Laureation address: Professor Herbert W Roesky

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science


Graduation address: Professor Richard English

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Graduation address: Professor Richard English

Nannerl Keohane

Laureation address: Professor Nannerl O Keohane

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Dr Ian Johnson Graduation Address

Graduation address: Dr Ian Johnson

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Graduation address: Dr Ian Johnson

Katherine Weight Principal's Medal

Principal's Medal: Katherine Weight

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Principal's Medal

Robert Keohane

Laureation address: Professor Robert O Keohane

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

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Geothermal energy could heat homes and businesses around Scotland

Monday 22 June 2015

The University of St Andrews, which operates the Guardbridge Energy centre, is lead partner in a Scottish Government funded project to explore a new source of green energy

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Another Best for St Andrews

Monday 22 June 2015

St Andrews graduate recieves quadruple honours for her work on the ocean's mixing processes from the leading scientific bodies in her field 

OBE Medal

Leading economist recognised with OBE

Friday 19 June 2015

Leading economist from the University of St Andrews, Professor John Beath, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list with an OBE for services to economics

Principal honoured

Principal honoured

Friday 19 June 2015

Aberdeen University bestows Doctor of Laws on Professor Louise Richardson

Pan-Am Charity Cycle

Pan-American Highway world record cycle attempt

Thursday 18 June 2015

Two University of St Andrews students will average 140 miles a day in their attempt to break the world record for the fastest time to cycle the gruelling Pan-American Highway

African vultures at risk of extinction

African vultures declining at a critical rate

Thursday 18 June 2015

An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, say African vultures are heading towards extinction

MUSA Young Artists Award 2015

Young artists prove creativity is where the heart is

Thursday 18 June 2015

The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) hosts competition for local school children on 'the human form'  

Weaverbirds nests showing signature weave patterns

Weaverbirds sign their valentines

Wednesday 17 June 2015

St Andrews scientists have used computer-aided texture analysis to reveal signature patterns in nests designed to attract females

Robertson Trust Funding for Fife pupils

Raising aspirations and attainment

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Robertson Trust announces £240,000 funding for University of St Andrews access support

Opera at the Byre Theatre

Students innovative collaboration marks UK first for St Andrews

Monday 15 June 2015

Byre Opera launches with new production translated by language students

Shark wears black box technology to record hunting behaviour

'Black box' technology reveals the secret lives of sharks

Thursday 11 June 2015

Researchers at the University of St Andrews are using 'black box' technology to reveal the hunting secrets of sharks.

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From Fiji to Fife: Dancers take St Andrews by storm with UK debut of climate change drama

Monday 08 June 2015

A colourful troupe of 30 Fijian dancers arrived in St Andrews today (Monday 8 June 2015) for the UK debut at the Byre Theatre of their play about climate change.

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St Andrews Poet shortlisted for 'American Nobel prize'

Friday 05 June 2015

Don Paterson announced as finalist for the 24th Neustadt International Prize for Literature

From the Pacific to Scotland: Unique performance brings reality of climate change to St Andrews

From the Pacific to Scotland

Wednesday 03 June 2015

Unique performance brings reality of climate change to St Andrews 

Researchers to develop new lasers from luminescent jellyfish

1.5 million Euro grant for groundbreaking work with luminescent jellyfish

Wednesday 03 June 2015

Researchers to develop new lasers based on single cells

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Bacteria use chemical harpoons to hold on tight to their hosts

Tuesday 02 June 2015

Breakthrough discovery of bacterial “chemical harpoons” is a major step in understanding infections.

Seals help gather data

Climate data gets seal of approval

Friday 29 May 2015

Wildlife help build scientific database using St Andrews technology

Lawhead Primary School Sports Day

School sports day saved by University

Friday 29 May 2015

St Andrews comes to the rescue of local primary school

Professor Louise Richardson

St Andrews Principal nominated as next Vice-Chancellor of Oxford

Thursday 28 May 2015

University to begin international search to succeed Professor Louise Richardson

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St Andrews academic schools ranked top in the UK

Tuesday 26 May 2015

University placed top in Scotland, third in UK

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Academic named "broadcaster of the future"

Monday 25 May 2015

An academic at the University of St Andrews has been selected by the BBC as one of just ten 'broadcasters of the future'.

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Research Helps Support Indian Ocean Sanctuary

Monday 25 May 2015

Paper published today provides vital evidence to support delicate community partnership.

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St Andrews unprecedented recycling effort

Thursday 21 May 2015

Students at the University of St Andrews are involved in an unprecedented recycling effort to benefit the wider community.

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World-leading physics laboratories opened by education secretary

Thursday 21 May 2015

Angela Constance unveils new super low vibration facility and clean room at the University of St Andrews.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Shining a new light on the immune system

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed a revolutionary method of identifying cells of the immune system with “molecular fingerprints”.


Careful crows watch their tools

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered that crows, like humans, store their tools when they don’t need them.

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Effects of powerful man-made underwater sounds

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, researchers have found.

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St Andrews highlights economic benefit to the economy

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Scotland’s oldest university has backed calls for the UK Government to reclassify international students as temporary visitors, not migrants.

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Top names to be honoured

Thursday 14 May 2015

From Google to graphic novels, honorary graduate list revealed.

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Unique view of Britain during WW2

Monday 11 May 2015

An exhibition which captures a snapshot of Britain’s life and landscape during World War II goes on display this week.

Flood Hazards

Academics Honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Tuesday 05 May 2015

Four academics at the University of St Andrews have been honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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St Andrews professor elected to Royal Society

Friday 01 May 2015

Professor Andy Mackenzie of the School of Physics and Astronomy has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society for his work on understanding the way electrons in solids behave. 

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Student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award

Thursday 30 April 2015

St Andrews student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award

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Medieval Mayhem at the Museum

Thursday 30 April 2015

The Museum of the University of St Andrews hosts special day on holiday

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Rewarding excellent teaching

Thursday 30 April 2015

University of St Andrews staff recognised with awards

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Tackling the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet

Tuesday 28 April 2015

A world-leading team of academic researchers and industrial experts from across Europe are celebrating the conclusion of a four year research collaboration tackling the challenges posed by the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet.

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League table success

Monday 27 April 2015

The University of St Andrews has been named best in Scotland and 5th in the UK in a higher education league table published today.

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Protecting Chimpanzees wins St Andrews Prize

Thursday 23 April 2015

Protecting Chimpanzees wins $100,000 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Castle Sands

Chemists against chemical weapons

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Professor David Cole-Hamilton leads international call for responsible science

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Secret of the great white shark revealed

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Warm-bodied fish are quicker in the water

Professor Whiten wins RSE prize

Bringing animal cultures to life

Friday 17 April 2015

Professor Whiten wins RSE Senior Prize for Public Engagement

Snorkeling in the Maldives

Oceans on the verge of new mass extinction

Thursday 16 April 2015

Call to ban fishing in a third of world’s seas

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University's tribute to renowned expert

Thursday 16 April 2015

Third memorial lecture to be held in memory of Professor Paul Wilkinson

Derek Watson, Quaestor and Factor of the University of St Andrews, Ben Fletcher, Senior Product Manager for Renault’s EV range, and Matt Eastwood, Car Club Development Manager (Scotland) for Carplus.

St Andrews: Motoring towards a carbon-neutral future

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Launch of E-car scheme creates Scotland’s most densely populated electric vehicle town.

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Key to survival for world’s most bizarre fish

Friday 10 April 2015

What may be the last habitat of one of the world’s most bizarre fish has been highlighted by a researcher at the University of St Andrews.

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University of St Andrews to launch record label

Friday 10 April 2015

The first record label to be established by a Scottish University is to be launched by the University of St Andrews.

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Casting light on black auroras

Thursday 09 April 2015

Satellite data reveals secrets of how the dark cavities in the Northern Lights are created

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Online collection of iconic golf images launched

Wednesday 08 April 2015

Celebrated golf photographer's Masters work online for the first time

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The 'road to peace' makes stop at St Andrews

Tuesday 07 April 2015

'Nobel Prize for Religion' winner to make virtual appearance

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Climate change affects whales

Tuesday 07 April 2015

Scientists record one-month shift in seasonal migration over 30 years

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Scottish Civic trust recognises “sanctuary for learning and research”

Thursday 02 April 2015

The University of St Andrews, together with Page\Park Architects of Glasgow, has received a commendation at the Scottish Civic Trust 2015 My Place Awards for the conversion of Martyrs Church to establish the Martyrs Kirk Research Library. 

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Acclaimed documentary-maker to visit St Andrews

Thursday 02 April 2015

Patricio Guzmán, best known for his films on Chilean dictator Augosto Pinochet, will deliver a public lecture at the University and take part in two special screenings of his work, during the whistlestop 2-day visit.

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Tiny jewels provide vital clue to avoiding extinction

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Female wasps live longer by mating with multiple males

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Researchers break spinning world record

Friday 27 March 2015

St Andrews achievement appears in Guinness Book of Records


Finalists announced for $100,000 St Andrews Prize

Thursday 26 March 2015

400 entries for environmental award


Whaling: Poles Apart

Thursday 26 March 2015

New exhibition sheds light on changing attitudes to whaling

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

Success for St Andrews playwrights

Thursday 26 March 2015

Dramatists receive recognition

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Partnership to develop commercial applications for healthcare

Thursday 26 March 2015

Medical research into cancer and Alzheimer’s

Skateboarding teenagers

Young people ‘happier and healthier’

Tuesday 24 March 2015

St Andrews-led study examines global trends in adolescent health and wellbeing

St Andrews from the West Sands

University of St Andrews experts help to improve hospital safety

Tuesday 24 March 2015

£4.2 million to tackle hospital infections

TB Bacteria

St Andrews expert takes STAND against one of the world’s deadliest diseases

Monday 23 March 2015

University marks World TB Day in ground breaking tuberculosis trial

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Storm in a chip

Monday 09 March 2015

Scientists create extreme events in a tiny chip

John Hudson

University of St Andrews mediaeval historian meets the Queen

Friday 06 March 2015

Expert part of Magna Carta 800 anniversary

Old books

In with the old

Thursday 05 March 2015

New treasures added to University’s special collections

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

Leading Lights at University receive RSE Fellowships

Thursday 05 March 2015

Royal Society of Edinburgh recognises achievement

Core raft

Ancient Britain ‘not cut off’ from Europe

Thursday 26 February 2015

DNA discovery reveals surprising connections 8,000 years ago

Humpback Whale

Marine Scientists Win Over £190,000 Funding

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Innovative marine conservation recognised with prestigious Fellowship Awards

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Installation of new St Andrews Rector

Friday 20 February 2015

Scotland’s only female MEP installed as University’s 52nd Rector

Younger Hall

Rector Installation Speeches: Welcome by the Senior Governor Sir Ewan Brown CBE FRSE

Friday 20 February 2015

Welcome by the Senior Governor Sir Ewan Brown CBE FRSE

Younger Hall

Rector Installation Speeches: Welcome by the Principal & Vice-Chancellor

Friday 20 February 2015

Professor Louise Richardson FRSE

Younger Hall

Rector Installation Speeches: Rectorial Address - Catherine Stihler

Friday 20 February 2015

Rectorial Address - Catherine Stihler

Younger Hall

Rector Installation Speeches: Loyal Address by the President of the SRC Patrick Mathewson

Friday 20 February 2015

Loyal Address by the President of the SRC Patrick Mathewson

Patagonia Glacier

Melting Moment

Thursday 12 February 2015

Ancient marine organisms prove carbon release from the ocean helped end Ice Age

The Sun

Eye on the Sun

Tuesday 10 February 2015

St Andrews experts contribute to revolutionary new solar imaging technology

St Andrews from the West Sands

Home truth for Scottish businesses

Friday 06 February 2015

50% of Scottish businesses are based at home, according to new figures.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

Dementia: the next generation

Friday 06 February 2015

Scottish universities unite to investigate how lifestyle can influence disease.

Colony health jeopardised by pesticide exposure, research shows

Bee brains

Wednesday 04 February 2015

Colony health jeopardised by pesticide exposure, research shows

Sports Centre redevelopment kicks off

On your marks! Major Sports Centre revamp hits start line.

Wednesday 04 February 2015

University Principal launches works. 

Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health Inequalities A Ticking Time Bomb

Tuesday 03 February 2015

Early intervention can improve health now and ensure a better future

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Reintegrating Extremists into Society

Friday 30 January 2015

St Andrews’ expert calls for more meaningful efforts to reintegrate former terrorists

Flood Hazards

Lessons Learnt in US Help Tackle Global Flooding

Friday 23 January 2015

Quantifying trends in streamflow and channel capacity improves understanding of flood hazards

IT Services

Seeing Stars

Thursday 22 January 2015

University IT rated best in world with new award

Younger Hall

Academics warn policy-makers must learn from their mistakes

Monday 19 January 2015

Research concludes that Intermediate Technology Institutes were a failure.

Chimpanzees sharing. Photo by Sophie Pearson, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Caring and sharing is monkey business

Monday 19 January 2015

New research reveals chimps and children learn kindness from others

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World-leading climate expert to speak in St Andrews

Friday 16 January 2015

Professor David Battisti of the University of Washington will discuss food security

Cashew Nuts

Sleeping Sickness Prevention in a Nutshell

Thursday 15 January 2015

Research suggests Cashew nut by-product may help trap disease-carrying flies

School of Rock

School of Rock

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Stone tools of our ancestors sparked the evolution of language, teaching and learning 

Motor Neuron

New stem cell technology reveals fresh insights into Motor Neuron Disease

Monday 12 January 2015

Scientists develop new use for stem cell technology that could lead to new therapies and drugs