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Confirmed case of Covid-19

Confirmed case of Covid-19

In an email to all staff and students St Andrews Principal Professor Sally Mapstone confirms the University's first case of Covid-19.

St Andrews staff asked to work from home

St Andrews staff asked to work from home

Staff at the University of St Andrews have been asked to work from home wherever possible at least until the middle of January.

Political divisions deepen globally

Political divisions deepen globally

Political divisions are deeper than at any time in the past 50 years, according to a new study led by the University of St Andrews.

New tools to unearth rare metals

New tools to unearth rare metals

A new understanding of how volcanic processes form deposits of rare earth metals is revealed in a new study from St Andrews.

St Andrews Forest grows

St Andrews Forest grows

The St Andrews Forest has grown with a further 620 trees planted thanks to staff, students and members of the community.

One woman and her dog

One woman and her dog

Degrees of success for St Andrews student and her canine companion.

Connecting Generations

Connecting Generations

The University of St Andrews is to share in a major £8.26m funding award for a joint initiative which will study inequality in society.

St Andrews staff share their lockdown tales

St Andrews staff share their lockdown tales

The highs and lows of pandemic life have been shared by University staff as part of a project that documents the HE lockdown experience.

New source for planetary water explored

New source for planetary water explored

New findings by an international team of astronomers reveal that some planets may have had water since their creation.

University gifted invaluable collection

University gifted invaluable collection

Dundee and St Andrews receive clinically significant samples to help further research aimed at overcoming antimicrobial resistance.

Ethnic stacking keeps dictators in power

Ethnic stacking keeps dictators in power

New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals how ethnic stacking in African countries helps keep authoritarian leaders in power.

Principal's December update

Principal's December update

Principal addresses Winter Graduation, the rights of trans people, strike action by the UCU, climate change, and plans for next semester.

St Andrews joins multimorbidity consortium

St Andrews joins multimorbidity consortium

The School of Medicine has joined an £8.5m consortium of Scottish universities to deliver a new PhD Doctoral Training programme.

Honorary degree for Andrew Marr

Honorary degree for Andrew Marr

Respected journalist and political commentator, Andrew Marr, will join fellow honorands and students for in-person winter graduation.

St Andrews wins Green Gown Awards

St Andrews wins Green Gown Awards

The University of St Andrews is celebrating after scooping two awards at the 2021 Green Gown Awards.

Not always back in black

Not always back in black

Scientists at St Andrews have finally proved that a person's complexion determines the colour of clothing that suits them.

Further funds forthcoming for Fife

Further funds forthcoming for Fife

Victims of domestic abuse, sufferers from Long-Covid, migrants and disabled children have benefited from the University Community Fund.

Hydrogen train showcased

Hydrogen train showcased

During COP26, the University of St Andrews' hydrogen train project has been showcased to invited guests from around the world.

Surveillance during Covid has damaged trust

Surveillance during Covid has damaged trust

Increasing use of staff surveillance by employers during the Covid-19 pandemic endangers trust in the workplace, according to a new report.

Renewable energy in India

Renewable energy in India

The University has signed up to help India achieve 100 per cent of the country's energy requirements through renewable energy (RE).

Boost for dyslexia research

Boost for dyslexia research

A project to help understand the genetic basis of dyslexia and learning difficulties has been awarded a grant from the RSE.

Ancient genes vital for dolphin survival

Ancient genes vital for dolphin survival

Ancient genes that predate the last Ice Age may be the key to survival, at least if you are a dolphin, according to new research.

Chimps communicate in context

Chimps communicate in context

New research led by St Andrews reveals bonobo chimpanzee gestures change meaning according to the specific context in which they are used.

Messages of hope for COP26

Messages of hope for COP26

Students at Scotland's oldest university have sent a powerful message to world leaders ahead of COP26.

Whales react in the blink of an eye

Whales react in the blink of an eye

Whales have reaction times as fast as humans, according to new research from St Andrews and a team of international researchers.

Climate change warning

Climate change warning

Climate change will be amplified on the hottest days in tropical regions, causing severe impact to human health, new research has found.

Three major prizes for St Andrews

Three major prizes for St Andrews

Three top research prizes have been awarded to academics at the University of St Andrews by a major national funding body.

Ocean acidity climate predictor

Ocean acidity climate predictor

New international climate modelling and geochemical data research confirms major changes to Pacific Ocean currents.

Toba or not Toba

Toba or not Toba

New research reveals the timing of a volcanic super-eruption that may have shaped the evolution of our early human ancestors.

Raisin Monday foam fight 2021

Raisin Monday foam fight 2021

Almost a thousand students gathered to take part in the annual Raisin Monday foam fight today for the first time in two years.

Dive in and protect the ocean

Dive in and protect the ocean

A chance to meet weird and wonderful sea creatures on an underwater journey is launching at the Wardlaw Museum this week.

Locust at the Laidlaw

Locust at the Laidlaw

An environmental murder mystery will mark the first opera to take place in the ground-breaking new music centre at St Andrews.

World-leading musician joins St Andrews

World-leading musician joins St Andrews

Internationally celebrated clarinettist Maximiliano (Maxi) Martín will become the first Honorary Professor of Woodwind at St Andrews.

Top of the class

Top of the class

St Andrews makes history by topping definitive UK university ranking ahead of Oxford and Cambridge.

Principal's welcome to the new semester

Principal's welcome to the new semester

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE, emailed all staff and students at the beginning of the Martinmas semester.

St Andrews best in the UK for teaching

St Andrews best in the UK for teaching

The University is ranked best in Scotland and maintains its place in the top three universities in the UK according to the Guardian Guide.

University develops wildflower meadows

University develops wildflower meadows

A collaborative project, led by the University, will manage hectares of land in and around St Andrews more sustainably.

Student vaccinations high

Student vaccinations high

Almost all University students arriving in town for the start of the new academic year have been vaccinated against Covid-19.