University of Glasgow



World Changers: Two years on from Covid

4th April 2022

Over two years on from the initial outbreak of Covid-19, The Glasgow Guardian examines how researchers at the University of Glasgow contributed towards tackling the pandemic. The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) has played a significant role in the genetic surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, numerous vaccine trials, and critical public health ...


Green New Deal announces talks with UofG to negotiate formal agreement

27th February 2022

The Green New Deal (GND) climate assembly took place on 17 February at the Queen Margaret Union. The goal of the initiative is to produce a formal agreement with the University of Glasgow to take steps to prevent the threat of a climate disaster.  The University of Glasgow’s GND looks to harness the potential that ...


University wins coveted research award

27th February 2022

The University of Glasgow has been awarded the inaugural Turing Network and Development Award. The University of Glasgow was one of twenty-four universities to win the inaugural Network Development Award. This award, presented by the Alan Turing Institute, “recognises the University’s commitment to collaborative and creative research in data science and artificial intelligence”, and is ...


UofG study finds an increase in solitary drinking after Covid-19 lockdown measures

27th February 2022

The leader of the study says the topic of home drinking is one that needs to be monitored as we move out of the pandemic.  Lockdown restrictions throughout 2020 contributed towards a rise in more people in both Scotland and England drinking at home, according to a recent University of Glasgow study. The research, done ...


World Changers in Focus: February

27th February 2022

A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. February research projects at the University of Glasgow continue to stand in the tradition of academic excellence. Ground-breaking progress in the fields of climate sustainability, cancer research, net-zero manufacturing and global business strategies present an obvious headline for this edition of World Changers: this university ...


What motivates participation in student union elections?

27th February 2022

The Glasgow Guardian investigates students’ motivations for voting in upcoming union elections.  The Glasgow Guardian has conducted a survey into interest in and awareness of elections for the University of Glasgow’s four student unions: the Student Representative Council (SRC), Glasgow University Union (GUU), Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU)...


UofG scientists research new ways to turn water into oxygen on the moon and Mars

27th February 2022

The research may allow humans to stay on Mars and the moon for extended periods. University of Glasgow and University of Manchester scientists have been working on turning water into oxygen, a process which would give humans a reliable source of oxygen, something necessary to sustain them in space for a longer period of time ...


Mindstep raise £100k for research at UofG

5th February 2022

The charity has raised money to fund suicide prevention research at the University. The Mindstep Foundation has raised £100k for suicide prevention research at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Rory O’Connor.  The foundation is a family-run mental-health charity that was founded to help educate people on the warning signs and consequences of untreated ...


UofG medicine graduate and chief medical officer is knighted

5th February 2022

Gregor Smith, who is also an honorary professor of the University, is included in Her Majesty’s new years honours list with the likes of Tony Blair. The new years honours list saw a host of accolades for University of Glasgow alumni, including Dr Gregor Smith has been knighted by Her Majesty The Queen. Smith, Scotland’s ...


UofG defends decision to refuse participation in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index

16th January 2022

The decision to not participate in the Equality Index mirrors decisions made by universities across the country, and has been defended by the Equality and Diversity Unit and Staff Network. The University of Glasgow has decided to not participate in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index for 2022. This set of league tables, compiled by the largest ...