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Fewer accidents in capital since 20mph limit

Fewer accidents in capital since 20mph limit

The number of road traffic collisions (RTCs) in Edinburgh has decreased since a 20mph speed limit was introduced, according to research.

Common eyesight myth demystified

Common eyesight myth demystified

New research from St Andrews finds that a common eye condition has little or no impact on an aspect of a person's 3-Dimensional perception.

Principal's Covid message

Principal's Covid message

Advice for students and staff as national restrictions tighten

Humpback whales impacted by climate change

Humpback whales impacted by climate change

The breeding success of humpback whales in the Gulf of St Lawrence has fallen significantly, according to a new study led by the University.

Principal's Covid message

Principal's Covid message

Advice for students and staff as national restrictions tighten

Can Do Christmas for St Andrews students

Can Do Christmas for St Andrews students

The University is laying on a host of special events and activities for students who are staying in St Andrews over the Christmas break.

Warm oceans helped first human migration

Warm oceans helped first human migration

New research reveals significant changes to the circulation of the North Pacific and its impact on the initial migration of humans.

Three major awards made to St Andrews

Three major awards made to St Andrews

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

St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2021

St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2021

The University today (St Andrews Day, 30 November) announces the call for entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2021.

The smell of cooperation

The smell of cooperation

Rats can smell whether another rat is worth helping, according to new research involving the University of St Andrews.

Covid-19 study sheds light on transmission

Covid-19 study sheds light on transmission

Patients with Covid-19 have the highest levels of virus in the first five days, according to a comprehensive study of the virus.

Hope for biodiversity

Hope for biodiversity

The apparent global decline in vertebrate populations is driven by extreme losses in a few populations, according to new research.

Peatlands could prevent EIDs

Peatlands could prevent EIDs

New research suggests conservation of tropical peatlands could reduce the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and other diseases.

Stone circles rediscovered

Stone circles rediscovered

New funding from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will allow researchers to discover the secrets of hidden stone circles on Lewis.

Covid-19 and public compliance

Covid-19 and public compliance

A new study, led by St Andrews, sheds fresh light on the conditions under which people in groups follow the behaviour of others.

Peru facing rural Covid-19 disaster

Peru facing rural Covid-19 disaster

A disaster is looming in Peru caused by Covid-19 as 1000s return to rural homes lacking resources and facilities, according to new research.

Ethnic minorities expect to live longer

Ethnic minorities expect to live longer

People in Scotland who identify as being of an ethnic minority have a longer life expectancy than those who identify as White Scottish.

Student selected to play for GB

Student selected to play for GB

A University hockey player has been selected to represent Great Britain against The Netherlands tomorrow night (Tuesday 27 October).

University is a Heart Hero

University is a Heart Hero

Staff and students have been honoured with a BHF award after helping to raise funds for research into heart and circulatory diseases.

What caused the Great Dying?

What caused the Great Dying?

New research helps answer one of the most asked questions in geoscience: what caused the Earth's biggest mass extinction?

Can Do in the community

Can Do in the community

Students rolled up their sleeves to support the local community in a host of public-spirited projects as part of Community Action Day.

Ancient CO2 burps revealed

Ancient CO2 burps revealed

The fossilised remains of ancient deep-sea corals may provide new insights into the effect the ocean has on rising CO2 levels.

Can Do launch

Today we are launching our Can Do initiative, supporting you to attend and develop educational and extracurricular activities in a safe way.

Covid-19 drug breakthrough

Covid-19 drug breakthrough

A new inhalation treatment for preventing the spread of Covid-19 is potentially far more effective than currently existing versions.

Principal launches 'Can Do'

Principal launches 'Can Do'

University unveils new Can Do Initiative to support students, and staff, during the Covid-19 crisis - Tuesday 29 September.

New cases of Covid confirmed

New cases of Covid confirmed

Nine new cases of Covid have been confirmed amongst students at the University of St Andrews today (Friday 25 September).

Principal praises student Covid response

Principal Mapstone thanks students for their individual and collective action to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 in the community.

Hotter than the sun

Hotter than the sun

A team of scientists has discovered activity within the Sun's atmosphere which could explain how it reaches such high temperatures.

Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone has emailed students asking them to lockdown this weekend, effective from 7pm, Friday 18 September.

St Andrews top in Scotland

St Andrews top in Scotland

St Andrews is the top university in Scotland and 3rd in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Research on surfaces to kill Covid-19

Research on surfaces to kill Covid-19

A team of physicists and virologists at St Andrews is testing different surfaces and coatings for their effectiveness in killing Covid-19.

Shining a light on whisky

Shining a light on whisky

Researchers have developed a technique to measure the authenticity of some of the world's most exclusive whiskies without removing the cap.