Two major awards for St Andrews
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded two Major Research Fellowships to academics at the University of St Andrews.
Urgent Covid Omicron update
Principal Professor Sally Mapstone has tonight (Friday 10 December) informed all staff and students of the cancellation of imminent large events at the University.
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 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
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
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
Degrees of success for St Andrews student and her canine companion.
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
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 findings by an international team of astronomers reveal that some planets may have had water since their creation.
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
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 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
The School of Medicine has joined an £8.5m consortium of Scottish universities to deliver a new PhD Doctoral Training programme.
Survival of the richest - attempts to curb illegal fishing are hurting small-scale fishers in Africa most
Attempts to curb illegal fishing in African waters are putting small-scale fisheries at risk, according to new research.
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
The University of St Andrews is celebrating after scooping two awards at the 2021 Green Gown Awards.
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
Victims of domestic abuse, sufferers from Long-Covid, migrants and disabled children have benefited from the University Community Fund.
Hydrogen train showcased
During COP26, the University of St Andrews' hydrogen train project has been showcased to invited guests from around the world.
New model will help find Earth-like Exoplanets
Newly categorised 'eggshell planets' have ultra-thin crusts too thin to sustain tectonics and will be hostile to life, says new research.
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
The University has signed up to help India achieve 100 per cent of the country's energy requirements through renewable energy (RE).
The carbon element - the good, the bad and the ugly
The Element Scarcity Periodic Table has been updated to reflect the significance of carbon in the week world leaders meet for COP26.
Four reasons why businesses won't adopt reusable packaging - and one way to address them all
New research involving St Andrews suggests a digital track and trace system will encourage businesses to switch to reusable packaging.
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 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
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
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 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 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 top research prizes have been awarded to academics at the University of St Andrews by a major national funding body.
Ocean acidity climate predictor
New international climate modelling and geochemical data research confirms major changes to Pacific Ocean currents.
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
Almost a thousand students gathered to take part in the annual Raisin Monday foam fight today for the first time in two years.
Hollywood director backs new St Andrews International Film Festival
The Sands: International Film Festival of St Andrews announces its inaugural year featuring legendary Hollywood film director, Joe Russo.
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
An environmental murder mystery will mark the first opera to take place in the ground-breaking new music centre at St Andrews.
$100,000 environmental prize winner announced
A project which promotes ecological restoration in Finland has won the prestigious US$100,000 St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2021.
Vaccination works but a small number are still at increased risk
Men are more at risk of experiencing a severe complication from the Covid-19 virus than women even after vaccination, according to a study.
World-leading musician joins St Andrews
Internationally celebrated clarinettist Maximiliano (Maxi) Martín will become the first Honorary Professor of Woodwind at St Andrews.
Times and Sunday Times Guide 2022: league tables
League tables from the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, in which the University of St Andrews ranks number one.
Principal congratulates staff on historic achievement
Principal announces the University is ranked number one in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Top of the class
St Andrews makes history by topping definitive UK university ranking ahead of Oxford and Cambridge.
St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2021 finalists
Three global finalists have been selected for the prestigious St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2021.
Report details devastating impact of Covid in Somaliland
Third Generation Project report reveals the devastating impact of the Covid-1 pandemic on internally displaced persons in Somaliland.
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
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
A collaborative project, led by the University, will manage hectares of land in and around St Andrews more sustainably.
Students take part in traditional St Andrews Pier Walk
Hundreds of students took part in the traditional Pier Walk along the harbour walls of St Andrews before the start of the new academic year.