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A Doctoral project supporting academic capacity development in South Africa

The University of Stirling has partnered with four South African universities to enhance academic development and research at the country’s historically disadvantaged universities, including Nelson Mandela’s alma mater.

Group photo of the PhD candidates and staff from the partner universities

Study underlines impact of air pollution on people with asthma

University of Stirling study underlines impact of air pollution on people with asthma in Scotland

Woman wearing face mask amid air pollution

University of Stirling basketball team named national champions

The University of Stirling’s men’s basketball team have been crowned the top student team in Scotland.

A University of Stirling basketball player in action on the court

New research could disrupt international trafficking of endangered pangolins

New research by the University of Stirling could disrupt the international trafficking of endangered pangolins

White-bellied pangolin

Researchers call for changes to tackle chronic pain in children

Health researchers at the University of Stirling are calling for an overhaul of services for children living with chronic pain.

An image of a loch

Human decisions and human rights should be at the core of AI regulation, says UN adviser

It’s not quite time for machines to be taking over, according to a University of Stirling expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI), who says a human touch and close oversight is crucial to developing such technologies.

Man using a smartphone.

University of Stirling to host Gavin Wallace Fellowship

The University of Stirling is confirmed to host the 2024 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship – a year-long writing residency which supports Scottish based mid-career and established writers to develop new work.

The Pathfoot building

University of Stirling ranked top 13% in the world for sustainability

The University of Stirling has been ranked in the top 13% by the World University Rankings for Sustainability.

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AI study creates faster and more reliable software

A University of Stirling AI study has created faster and more reliable software using Chat GPT.

A person at a laptop

48 students celebrate their graduation from UAE campus

Forty-eight students are celebrating their graduation from the University of Stirling’s campus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Students at the University of Stirling's UAE campus celebrate their graduation.

Teacher education imperative for climate change and sustainability education

Teacher education is imperative to equip young people to live in a climate altered future, a new report has claimed.

pupils and teacher in classroom

University’s groundbreaking plan to plant millions of trees

A groundbreaking initiative led by the University of Stirling will see millions of trees planted across Forth Valley to tackle the twin crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Douglas Worrall, Director of Forth Climate Forest, University of Stirling; Dr Heather Reid, Convener of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority

Giant white ribbon to light up Stirling campus in commitment to end gender-based violence

A giant white ribbon will shine on the University of Stirling campus for the next four nights to mark its commitment to help end violence against women.

Man at night