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News archive 2018


Scotland’s first university celebrates over a decade at the top

Wednesday 25 April 2018

St Andrews top in Scotland in independent national guide


Change blindness: mobile phone users miss vital information

Tuesday 24 April 2018

How users interact with mobile devices impacts what they see

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A switch in ocean circulation that helped end the Ice Age

Monday 23 April 2018

Ancient ocean research could provide insight in to future climate change


TEDx talk on the Arclight – a revolutionary sight-saving device

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Event presents ten speakers on theme of “think again”


Step forward to finding treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Wednesday 18 April 2018

SMA is most common genetic cause of infant death

Prestigious award for decoding the “lost” writing of the Inkas

Wednesday 11 April 2018

University of St Andrews anthropologist receives accolade

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Scotland’s first university welcomes new Rector

Friday 13 April 2018

Serbian activist Srdja Popovic installed as University’s 53rd Rector

Rector Srdja Popovic on a scooter surrounded by staff and students

Life's a drag

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Srdja Popovic takes part in the traditional ‘student drag’ ahead of his formal installation as the 53rd Rector of the University of St Andrews.

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New light technique could help diagnose illness

Tuesday 10 April 2018

3D imaging can offer insight to biological tissue


Fife shows its PRIDE

Friday 06 April 2018

LGBT+ plan Fife’s biggest ever PRIDE event


Two prestigious research grants awarded to University of St Andrews

Wednesday 04 April 2018

More than half a million pounds for work in chemistry and Scottish history


Celebrating a decade On The Rocks

Tuesday 03 April 2018

Scotland’s largest student-run arts festival returns to St Andrews

Missing student Duncan Sim police conference

Search for Duncan Sim

Wednesday 04 April 2018

Chemistry undergraduate Duncan Sim still missing


St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018

Monday 26 March 2018

Finalists announced


Two-billion-year-old salt rock reveals rise of oxygen in ancient atmosphere

Friday 23 March 2018

New information revealed about the transformation of Earth's atmosphere into an oxygenated environment


Environmental Groups Celebrate Climate Challenge Fund Success

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Three St Andrews environment groups awarded two years of funding from the Scottish Government

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Exhibition draws on asylum records to reconsider mental health today

Wednesday 21 March 2018

New research from the University of St Andrews features in unique exhibition


St Andrews recognised as one of the world’s most international universities

Thursday 15 March 2018

University ranked 21st in the Times Higher Education’s Most International Universities in the World 2018


University’s leading role in post-Brexit marine science

Monday 12 March 2018

Britain’s influence on European marine science agenda after BREXIT critical to ensuring we remain at the forefront of international research


You’re hired!

Friday 09 March 2018

Apprentices challenged at University of St Andrews


Prestigious award for St Andrews Terrorism Centre

Thursday 08 March 2018

Prize at inaugural Counter Terror Awards


Can corporate culture affect risk-taking in banks?

Tuesday 06 March 2018

New study finds dangerous links between risk taking, profit and culture in bank


St Andrews Chamber Orchestra to perform unique Scottish Isles concerts

Tuesday 06 March 2018

Musicians and scientists come together for local causes


Sir James MacMillan helps spark creativity at University launch

Monday 05 March 2018

Fire-spinning scholar lights way for University Choir


Leading academics recognised by The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Thursday 01 March 2018

Scotland’s National Academy welcomes new Fellows


Dictatorship in the grocery story

Thursday 01 March 2018

New €1.5m study will examine ordinary experiences of authoritarian regimes


Television historian tells the 'Story of Us'

Tuesday 27 February 2018



Sir James MacMillan reignites the creative power of Christian inspiration

Thursday 22 February 2018

World-renowned composer Sir James MacMillan supports ground-breaking project


Earth holds the key to detecting life beyond our solar system

Monday 19 February 2018

Atmospheric modelling lays foundations of detecting exoplanet biosignatures


Regius Chair in Maths

Tuesday 13 February 2018

St Andrews Professor appointed to prestigious chair


St Andrews summer sports camps launched

Monday 12 February 2018

Pioneering residential sports camp for teenagers


Museum redevelopment will enhance exhibitions at St Andrews

Wednesday 07 February 2018

Extension will provide temporary exhibition space


Newly discovered premiere of Debussy children’s ballet to be performed in St Andrews

Tuesday 06 February 2018

Over 200 local children to attend Great War pacifist concert to mark centenary


Rats help each other out just as humans do

Monday 05 February 2018

Food swapped for grooming favours


Careers are Not Like Ladders: Female academics talk complexity

Friday 02 February 2018

University of St Andrews publishes inspiring stories of female academics


Professor Reicher on Turkey

Thursday 01 February 2018

This week Steve Reicher, Professor of Social Psychology, was in Istanbul as an observer under the auspices of the International Society for Political Psychology at the trial of an academic colleague accused of terrorist propaganda by the Turkish Government. This is his personal first-hand account.


Killer whale can mimic human speech

Wednesday 31 January 2018

“Wikie” can repeat the words “hello” and “bye bye”


Mate-choice copying in humans – are all the taken men good?

Monday 29 January 2018

New study casts doubt on theories about human partner-choice


University staff relocation plans submitted

Friday 26 January 2018

Major benefits for St Andrews and Guardbridge


New research could provide insight into future climate change

Monday 22 January 2018

‌Eocene greenhouse climate revealed by coupled clumped isotope-Mg/Ca thermometry


Crows ‘hooked’ on fast food

Monday 22 January 2018

New Caledonian crows extract prey faster with complex hooked tools


The Impact of Brexit on UK Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Monday 22 January 2018

Most innovative and economically important may be hardest hit


Three Leverhulme awards made to St Andrews academics

Thursday 11 January 2018

Researchers acknowledged for work in medieval and brain studies

Cell Block Science

Wednesday 03 January 2018

Wellcome funding boost for innovative science engagement programme