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Multi-million pound drug research unit to be based in Dundee

Dundee University

A new multi-million pound centre for researching drugs will be based in Dundee. The Scottish Government has invested £8m in the creation of a robotic drug screening laboratory at the University of Dundee. The cutting edge technology will be used to identify drugs capable of curing diseases more efficiently. Prof Pete Downes, principal and vice chancellor at the university, said ... Read More »

Postgraduate places in fast growing sectors of economy on offer at Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Seventy fully funded postgraduate places are now open for applications at Heriot-Watt University for the academic year 2014-2015. All the programmes on offer have a strong business focus and are in key economic growth areas such as brewing and distilling, renewable energy and engineering. The postgraduate programmes, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, are selected to support the skills identified ... Read More »

Scotland, Germany investigate quantum technologies

quantum technologies

Physics research groups from five Scottish universities – the universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, St Andrews, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh – are launching a Max-Planck partnership, with colleagues in Germany, to further investigate quantum technologies. Specifically, they will be supporting research around the theme of ‘Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit’ (MOQL), which they say has relevance for a variety of ... Read More »

Scottish universities more elitist than rest of UK

By Rhiannon Williams Scotland’s universities are continuing to lag behind that elsewhere in the UK for the number of students admitted from deprived backgrounds, according to new figures. Details released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show 26.6 per cent of full-time undergraduates studying in Scotland in 2011-12 came from the poorest homes, compared with 30.7 per cent across ... Read More »

Universities fined for admitting too many Scots and EU students

Scottish universities

Two Scottish universities have been fined for admitting too many Scottish and EU students. Figures from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), which provides money to universities on behalf of the Scottish Government, show Abertay University in Dundee was fined £132,000 from its annual £14.5 million teaching grant, while the Scottish Agricultural College, now part of the amalgamated Scotland’s Rural College, ... Read More »

University of Glasgow unveils £2.65m electron microscope

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have acquired a world-leading electron microscope which will allow them to scrutinise individual atoms and probe their chemical, magnetic and electronic properties with unprecedented detail. The £2.65m MagTEM microscope was officially unveiled by Dr Alasdair Allan, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, at an event held in the University’s Kelvin ... Read More »

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