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Testimonials

Testimonials from 2019/20 Global Fellows:

“During my time at the university I was able to utilize the superb library resources to develop the environmental, historical and archaeological context for a research project I am undertaking on the role of wetlands and moor development on Scottish history and prehistory.  The ease of getting to the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh was an additional benefit.

My fellowship also afforded me the opportunity to visit an important potential field site for future work.  Through various meetings and seminars I was able to gain insights and establish collaborations for future research that would simply not be possible without such person-to-person contact.

Finally, being situated in St Andrews allowed me to contemplate, present and write a large article on climate change and its impacts. Discussions and reviews of this work by a number of colleagues at St Andrews has improved it immeasurably.  Being part of the scholarly community at St Andrews was an extremely beneficial and intellectually energizing experience that I will never forget!”

Professor Glen MacDonald, University of California, Los Angeles

Hosted by the School of Geography and Sustainable Development


“The Global Fellowship gave me the opportunity to interact at a deep level with the world-class group in Fractal Geometry at St Andrews. Even though I've known Professor Kenneth Falconer and Dr Jon Fraser for a long time and we have many common interests, we hadn't been able to find time to collaborate properly.

Not only have I started several research projects with them, but I've also had the chance to interact with junior researchers as well. I'm delivering a mini course on a new technique in Fractal Geometry that I developed. Most members of the Analysis group, especially students and postdocs, are attending, so I hope my visit will have a lasting impact.”

Professor Pablo Shmerkin, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Hosted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics


“During my visit I had unprecedented access to the senior leadership of the institution who generously shared their time to discuss both the challenges and the opportunities to develop a uniquely St. Andrews approach to entrepreneurship.

I also had opportunities to share my research on governance and funding of cross-campus entrepreneurship initiatives, and to discuss ideas with many academic staff and students.

It is fantastic to see how the School of Management has grown and matured, while maintaining a character that is unique to St Andrews. The School is ranked the best in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

I appreciate the time I was able to spend at St. Andrews and look forward to following the university’s journey to become “Entrepreneurial St. Andrews.”

Professor Rod McNaughton, University of Auckland

Hosted by the School of Management