January 2019 news

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Misinformation targeted by Stirling researcher

Tackling false information in news reports, the public sphere and on social media will be the focus of a world-first event co-organised by a University of Stirling researcher.


Stirling student on the podium at Welsh skiing champs

University of Stirling sports scholar Nicole Ritchie produced a brilliant performance at the International Welsh Alpine Ski Championships earlier this week.

Nicole Ritchie skiing through gates

Six Stirling footballers selected for Scotland squad

Six student footballers from the University of Stirling are celebrating after being chosen to represent Scotland in upcoming international matches.

Stirling University footballers

Stirling trio take to the ice for World University Winter Games

Three University of Stirling students will compete at the highest level of student sport next month after being named in the GB squad for the 29th World University Winter Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Sophie Jackson throwing curling stone

New research will improve diagnosis of antenatal anxiety

A landmark study by experts at the University of Stirling will help health professionals improve the identification of severe and problematic anxiety in pregnant women.

anxiety in pregnancy

Top academic appointed as head of new Institute for Advanced Studies

Professor Iain Docherty has been appointed as Dean of the new Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Stirling.

man in shirt and jacket

Stirling experts to study wildlife trade in Central Africa

The University of Stirling will receive around £390,000 as part of a new multi-million pound project aiming to make trade a positive force for both marginalised people and nature conservation.


Scottish Minister learns about University's work on ageing and dementia

Scottish Government Minister for Older People, Christina McKelvie MSP, visited the University of Stirling to hear about its work on ageing and dementia.

Four women in a row with hills behind

Government advisor set to head-up Institute of Aquaculture

An award-winning marine biologist – who serves as a Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government – is set to take on a principal role with the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture.

Professor Selina Stead

Enhanced research reporting method to improve patient care

Patients could benefit from improved care and outcomes thanks to new research guidance developed as part of a University of Stirling-led study.

doctor and patient

University relics discovered in sports centre time capsule

Sporting relics, old photographs and a bottle of whisky – all dating back 50 years – are among a treasure trove of items discovered within a time capsule at the University of Stirling.

Time capsule

Media and communications conference makes Scottish debut at Stirling

A major UK media and communications conference starts at the University of Stirling today – the first time it has been held in Scotland.

Dr Alenka Jelen

Experts warn against mega-dams in lowland tropical forests

Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to experts at the University of Stirling.

Islands created by mega dam

Researchers awarded three-year fellowships to address needs of society

Eight researchers have been awarded Anniversary Fellowships by the University of Stirling to carry out research which addresses the needs of society.

Group of eight people standing under three University umbrellas