RSE grants for four St Andrews research projects
Four research projects from the University of St Andrews have been selected for awards by the RSE Research Awards Programme.
In an email to all sudents and staff today (Monday 30 January 2023), the Proctor provided details on the upcoming UCU strike action at the University.
Wrecking my old school
A former St Andrews secondary pupil has played a leading role in taking a wrecking ball to his old school.
Peatlands protect our planet
A new exhibition opening at the University's Wardlaw Museum explores the importance of peatlands in Scotland and across the world.
Great ape gestures
Humans retain an understanding of gestures made by other great apes, according to a new study by St Andrews researchers.
Golf on prescription
A pioneering health initiative has been piloted in Fife with golf 'prescribed' for individuals to encourage a more active lifestyle.
Princess Anne presents honours to St Andrews staff
Four members of staff from the University of St Andrews received their honours from the Princess Royal in Edinburgh today.
'Take me to your lawyer' - Durham Law School joins SETI Post-Detection Hub
Durham Law School is joining the SETI Post-Detection Hub at the University of St Andrews as a host institution.
Two academics named in Young Academy inaugural cohort
Young Academy, a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.
St Andrews scientists turn up the heat on physics phenomenon
A structure that can control the location and energy of quantum particles which could has been made at room temperature by researchers at St Andrews.
Researchers discover chimpanzee communities have local gestural dialects
St Andrews researchers find chimpanzees use leaf gestures in different dialects to communicate with their group
World-leading academics from the University of St Andrews have been awarded Leverhulme research funding
Prestigious research grants worth almost £2 million awarded to five world-leading university scientists
Prešeren the dolphin could hold long-distance swimming record
A team of researchers, including experts from the University of St Andrews, have documented the longest recorded movement in an inshore bottlenose dolphin - an incredible journey of 2,053km.
Stranded dolphins' brains show common signs of Alzheimer's
A chance conversation in a bar has led to new pan-Scotland research and the most extensive study of dementia in dolphins.
St Andrews community invited to walk path of light on longest night
For the third year in a row, the University of St Andrews is offering a free, family-friendly outdoor festive event on the Winter Solstice.
Award-winning architects appointed to design St Andrews' New College
Architects WilkinsonEyre will produce designs for the University's flagship New College project on the site of the distinctive Madras College in the historic centre of St Andrews.
New Business School
The University has announced plans to create a world-leading Business School by bringing together its Schools of Economics & Finance and Management under one new structure.
University's unique bus subsidy saves students and staff £17,000 in first fortnight
Almost 500 people have benefited from a bus travel subsidy offered by the the University and Stagecoach to support students and staff through the cost-of-living crisis.
New alumni network celebrates ethnic and cultural diversity
The University of St Andrews has launched a pioneering alumni network to celebrate the ethnic and cultural diversity of its alumni around the world.
St Andrews students' unique chance to meet Scottish Parliament committee
Politicians from one of Holyrood's most influential committees looked to widen engagement with communities across the country when they visited St Andrews this week.
Passion for Sparta
A mature student who graduated with a PhD in Archaeology said the support of School of Classics staff and a funded studentship allowed her to re-write her future.
East Neuk to international
A Waid Academy pupil who was finally able to graduate in person this week said studying in St Andrews has been an international experience.
Saltire Scholar Sarah
Graduate who became a leading light for those entering HE through the Further Education pathway has finally graduated in person.
Duncan celebrates finding the right path to academic success at St Andrews
A former Harris Academy pupil who took an alternative path to academic success celebrated being awarded two degrees this week.
St Andrew's Day graduations for super Saints
It doesn't get much more special than celebrating your graduation from the University of St Andrews on St Andrew's Day.
Double doctoral success for divine couple
A divine duo who marked double doctoral success this week (Wednesday 30 November) have more than one reason to celebrate.
Winter graduation celebrations in St Andrews
The first of four graduation ceremonies to mark the academic achievements of more than a thousand Class of 2022 students from across the world began today.
One of the last of St Andrews 'lost medics' awarded degree after 53 years
One of the last of St Andrews' 'lost medics' has marked her 75th birthday by finally graduating with the medical degree she began at the University 53 years ago.
Rare Académie honour for Dr Tim Greenwood
Dr Tim Greenwood, Reader in the School of History, has been elected as a 'correspondant étranger' of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.
University to install new all-weather community-use running trail
The University intends to fund and install an all-weather, floodlit running trail at University Park for use by students, staff, and the North East Fife community.
All in the family
Researchers have shown that wild chimpanzees tend to look like their family members and some relationships are easier to detect.
A project that promotes ocean restoration and protects blue carbon sinks in Costa Rica won the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2022.
Industrial action update
In an email to all staff and students today (Monday 21 November), the Proctor outlined upcoming UCU strike action at the University.
University hosts portrait exhibition celebrating 100 years of trailblazing women
A world champion beatboxer, the first woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean, and the First Minister of Scotland are among 55 female firsts whose portraits will be coming to St Andrews this winter.
Environment Prize 2022
Three global finalists have been selected for the prestigious St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2022.
University reaches out to Fife communities amid cost of living crisis
Latest round of Community Fund will focus on supporting projects across the Kingdom directly helping local people during the cost of living and energy crisis.
Cost of Living Update
Email to all staff and students from the Principal, Students' Association President, and Students' Association Director of Wellbeing and Equality on the cost of living support available.
Do you speak extra-terrestrial?
A new international research hub will coordinate global expertise to prepare humanity for when we discover we are not alone in the cosmos.
Artists to receive honoraries
A refugee rights activist, an award-winning singer-songwriter, a world-famous author, and a Scottish concert violinist will be honoured.
Medic's research could be key to future treatments
Injuries sustained by civilian victims of blasts and ballistics incidents could be key to providing future emergency responses.
Maps of the past may shed light on our climate future
New research suggests maps of climate in the distant past could provide insight into the future as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere increase.
Gene study identifies series of DNA variants linked to dyslexia
In the largest genetic study of dyslexia to date, scientists identify a series of DNA variants linked to dyslexia.
Chimpanzees synchronise their steps just like humans
New research shows chimpanzees share a human tendency to unintentionally synchronise their steps when walking alongside one another.
Megan joins golf squad
Student Megan Ashley has been selected for a national golf squad that helps players reach their full potential and win tournaments.
Heirs to the foam
More than a thousand students gathered to take part in the annual Raisin Monday foam fight.
Women. Life. Freedom.
St Andrews will hold a rally and vigil to show our support for women, students, and protesters facing violence and oppression in Iran.
Lecturer appointed as office for National Statistics Fellow
Dr Marcel Lukas, Lecturer in Banking and Finance, has been appointed as a Fellow to the office for National Statistics (ONS).
Visit by Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko
The University is to give students, staff and the wider community a unique insight into the war in Ukraine when it welcomes one of the country's leading MPs, Lesia Vasylenko.
New centre will provide start-up and spin-out opportunities, practical entrepreneurial training courses, and a full calendar of events.