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Honorary degree for Director General of World Health Organisation

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Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), today received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh.The head of the world’s leading public health agency will receive the title of...
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University offering support for academics seeking refuge

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Academics who are at risk and seeking refuge have been given the opportunity to come to live and work in Edinburgh with a support package from the University of Edinburgh.The University of Edinburgh is...
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Diet shifts after the pandemic could avert premature deaths

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A University of Edinburgh study has found that plans to get over the pandemic should focus on healthier diets as much as economic growth to prevent avoidable deaths.This is the first analysis of...

Costello double helps sink Italy in opening clash

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International: women: Scotland 3, Italy 0 (at Peffermill, Edinburgh). 4-Nations tournament: men: Ireland 5, Scotland 3; Wales 5, USA 0 (at Uddingston)Amy Costello claimed a glory double as Scotland beat Italy 3-0 in a...

Watson returns to boost Scotland’s midfield heartbeat

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Dynamic midfielder Charlotte Watson is expected to return to the Scotland squad on Sunday against Italy in Edinburgh after a two-month injury lay-off. The 24-year-old Dundonian has received intensive treatment on an ankle injury.Chris...

Tough pre-Games tests for Scotland’s men and women

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Scotland face unbeaten 4-Nations pace-setters Ireland on Saturday at Uddingston 3pm as they bid to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat by Wales on Thursday in the same competition.Derek Forsyth's men need a win to...

Scotland lift game to beat plucky development girls

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Challenge: Scotland 4, Great Britain Development Squad 1; Scotland 2, Great Britain Development Squad 2 (both at Peffermill, Edinburgh).Coach Chris Duncan asked his Commonwealth Games-bound squad to lift their game to extend their impressive...

Female trio inducted into Edinburgh Uni ‘Hall of Fame’ for services to sport

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The University of Edinburgh has inducted three leading female figures from the worlds of hockey, hill and trail running, and rugby officiating into their Sports Hall of Fame.Edinburgh alumni Sarah Robertson, Angela Mudge and...

Scotland women aim to build on fine recent form when they play Wales in...

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Scotland women play a three-match, uncapped series against Wales at the Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham at 4pm on Sunday, 29 May, 4pm on Monday, 30 May and 12pm on Tuesday 31 May.Coach...

Baillie Gifford support University of Edinburgh hub developing treatments for Covid-19 with multimillion pound...

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A new multi-million pound research programme supported by Baillie Gifford will work to develop treatments for lung infections such as Covid-19 and future pandemics at the University of Edinburgh.The Baillie Gifford Pandemic...

New, long-term home for Edinburgh International Book Festival announced

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It was announced today that the Edinburgh International Book Festival will remain at the Edinburgh College of Art for this year and next, before moving to a brand new city centre site in...
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New University of Edinburgh study says The Daily Mile helps memory

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A new study shows that activities such as the Daily Mile improve memory among pupils as well as their fitness.The research by the University of Edinburgh shows that schoolchildren who run or walk...

Edinburgh University could make BUCS history with victory over Oxford Brookes

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Hamish Imrie and his talented Edinburgh University team have a chance to make Scottish hockey history on Wednesday (1pm, Peffermill) if they beat Oxford Brookes.Victory would mean that the the club would play in...

Pterosaur fossil is largest ever found from the Jurassic period

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A spectacular fossil of a huge flying reptile known as a pterosaur, that was found on the Isle of Skye, is the largest of its kind ever discovered from the Jurassic period.The giant winged...

UCU members now halfway through ten day strike

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Teaching staff at University of Edinburgh who are members of the University and College Union (UCU) joined a ten day strike at 44 universities all over the UK from last Monday.This week's action...

University exhibition on homelessness will be held on Monday

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Researchers at the University of Edinburgh will share findings on the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness at a free online event on Monday.Living Through Covid on 14 February 2022 will explore the pandemic through...

Scottish tech firm makes satellite data available to all with groundbreaking innovation

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A rapidly-growing tech firm has unveiled ground breaking software that promises to revolutionise the use of satellite data by businesses, institutions and individuals.Earth Blox, a Scotland-based tech company, recently showcased its revolutionary satellite data...

Work under way to boost sustainability

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Empowering people to make thoughtful food choices to support more sustainable agriculture is essential in the battle on climate change.That was one of the arguments put forward at Green Food and Drink: Sustainable Production...

New CEO appointed at Carbogenics

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Carbogenics, an Edinburgh-based circular economy start-up supporting the farming, wastewater and food waste sectors, appointed a new chief executive who has a track record in sustainability and innovation.Ed Craig, founder and former executive director...

Graduates on a high after Castle do

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Recent graduates of the University of Edinburgh celebrated their achievements at an event held at Edinburgh Castle helped along by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This was the first in a series of celebrations across...

A pledge for more veg as University of Edinburgh land national award

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The University of Edinburgh is being recognised as a UK leader in the drive to encourage the consumption of more fresh vegetables, after it was presented an award by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.In recognition of the...

Study suggests running to music combats mental fatigue

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A study carried out by the University of Edinburgh suggests that listening to music while running might be the key to improving people’s performance when they feel mentally fatigued.The performance of runners who listened...

Hockey – Robertson books her Olympic ticket

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Former University of Edinburgh forward Sarah Robertson (pictured) has been selected for Great Britain's hockey squad for the Tokyo Olympics.But former Inverleith player Amy Costello and ex-Kelburne star Alan Forsyth are named as reserves...

Do it yourself graduation celebrations

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These three graduates of University of Edinburgh decided to stage their own graduation day, borrowing the gowns from the university which cannot stage an official ceremony due to Covid-19.Instead of attending an hours...

Renowned astrophysicist becomes first woman to be appointed Astronomer Royal for Scotland

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Astrophysicist, Professor Catherine Heymans, a world-leading expert on the physics of the so-called dark universe, has become the first woman to be appointed as Astronomer Royal for Scotland.The prestigious title dates back almost 200...
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Human rights lawyer named as new Rector in Edinburgh

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Prominent human rights lawyer Debora Kayembe has been named on Friday as Rector of the University of Edinburgh.Ms Kayembe who came to the UK as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo,...
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Dr Fauci will see you now

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Dr Anthony Fauci, Dr Nanshan Zhong and Professor Devi Sridhar will take part in the first Edinburgh Futures Conversations event on 2 March 2021.The topic of course will be Covid-19 and the future...
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University seeks views on impact of pandemic on children

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Parents and caregivers are asked to share their experiences of how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting their children’s lives.A study by the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh will...

Poverty confirmed as a link to Covid-19 deaths

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Poverty linked to higher risk of Covid-19 death, study suggestsPeople in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe Covid-19 – and to die from the disease – than those in...

Coronavirus – asymptomatic testing begins at University of Edinburgh

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The asymptomatic testing site for students backed by the UK Government opened on Monday 30 November 2020 at the University of Edinburgh.The programme is run in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and other...

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